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Press Conference Questions You Won’t Hear

To Roger Federer: Can you name three things you really like about Novak Djokovic? To Naomi Osaka: Would you ever consider wearing masks to salute Asian or White victims of black brutality? To Serena Williams: What would it take for you to play John McEnroe in a new edition of Battle of the Sexes? Or […] Continue to read full article...

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Nalbandian On Facing Fedalkovic

David Nalbandian achieved remarkable success vs Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, stinging the legendary ATP trio with several painful losses. The Argentine wizard accomplished a career 11-20 record vs Fedalkovic. Most memorably, Nalbandian beat Federer from two sets down in the 2005 Masters Cup, now named the ATP Nitto World Tour Finals. He […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Miguel Seabra Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Portugal-based journalist specializes on tennis and timepieces. Eurosport commentator. Editor at Espiral do Tempo. First Memory of Tennis: It has to be a wooden racquet my father had around the house. He was not a keen tennis player, but a racquet in those days was a quite impressive object for a […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Greatness: Justin Gimelstob

Next up in our “Facing Greatness” series, Justin Gimelstob, former ATP no. 63 and winner of 13 doubles titles and two mixed Grand Slams in 1998 with Venus Williams (AO and Roland Garros), contemplates and answers the question: What were the two best performances that were ever played against you on a tennis court? Justin […] Continue to read full article...

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How Federer Solved The Simon Puzzle

Roger Federer struggled mightily to solve the Gilles Simon puzzle back in 2008, losing twice, both in three sets to the Frenchman at Masters Cup 46 64 63 and Canada Masters 26 75 64. Federer was still a top force, in 2008, at age 27 he won the 2008 US Open but for some reason […] Continue to read full article...




Djokovic Dad Says Federer “is envious” of Novak

Srdjan Djokovic has been quiet for a number of years but lately he has come out shooting from the hip with his lip. Poppa Djokovic is dismayed with the media portrayal of his son and Roger Federer. “Federer is an outstanding tennis player but I could not say that about his humanity,” he told the […] Continue to read full article...




Sandgren’s Heartbreak Loss at AO

By Jayita A Belcourt On Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night in front of a packed house, all eyes were watching Tenny Sandgren at 5-4 in the fourth set, with 3 match points up his sleeve receiving serve. Everyone thought the unseeded contender was about to make history over the great Roger Federer and blitz […] Continue to read full article...

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AO Opening Day Intrigue Matches

Venus Williams vs Coco Gauff in a first round rematch at Wimbledon. Young vs old, can the kid school the vet again? Monfils vs Lu. Lu is 36 now and he got in on a PR, though he has not played a match since mid 2018. He’s 0-3 career vs Monfils including a five setter […] Continue to read full article...

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Bunge Blasts Federer Zverev Quito Circus

Former pro Bettina Bunge Is not impressed by the calibre of tennis being performed in Ecuador. “Is anyone watching the embarrassing charade of a “match” between Federer and Zverev in Quito? First off, Federer is flying back home to Switzerland with $10,282,200.00 more that he “earned” in the last six days. How about income inequality […] Continue to read full article...




My Biofile Interview with Roger Federer

By Scoop Malinowski I did a Biofile interview with Roger Federer at US Open qualies in 1999 after he beat Dutchman Edwin Kempes 64 64 (he lost second round to Ivo Heuberger 76 62). Later I updated some questions with Roger it at press conferences at US Open… Tennis Inspiration:  “Watching my idols play back […] Continue to read full article...

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