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Biofile Wayne Ferreira Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Coach of Jack Draper. Former two-time Australian semifinalist and quarterfinalist at US Open and Wimbledon. Best ranking was no. 5 in 1995. Winner of 15 career ATP singles titles and $10m in career prize money. Played in 56 straight Grand Slams from 1991-2004. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 187 DOB: September 15, 1971 […] Continue to read full article...

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Opelka Returns With Win

Former ATP world no. 17 and winner of four ATP singles titles Reilly Opelka returned to professional tennis competition after being sidelined for 15 months. With a wildcard entry into the Charlottesville ATP Challenger, the 26 year old Opelka defeated old rival Tennys Sandgren 64 75. The big serving America endured wrist and hip problems […] Continue to read full article...

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Tribute: Close Encounters With John Isner

By Scoop Malinowski The American tennis great John Isner retired earlier this month from professional tennis. But the sixteen-time ATP champion and former ATP world no. 8 has left his mark on the sport, achieving outstanding success and results, victories vs Federer, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic and also popularity and friendship with his peers… One […] Continue to read full article...

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Appreciating John Isner’s Amazing Career

By Scoop Malinowski Two decades ago John Isner was a very good US junior player. Then eighteen years old, the tall kid from Greensboro, NC competed at the 2003 National Boys 18s in Kalamazoo and reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Robert Yim 76 75 (Yim subsequently won the tournament by beating Chris Kwon […] Continue to read full article...

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The End For Isner?

John Isner was fighting for career survival at this French Open. He’s 38 now and ranked 90, which is the lowest he’s been since 2008. Today Isner had a beatable opponent to try to rejuvenate himself back into ATP relevance. Isner faced Nuno Borgues of Portugal today and the two veterans engage in an epic […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Monica Seles Book Is Finished

Monica Seles won eight Grand Slam titles as a teenager and if the stabbing in Hamburg, Germany in April 1993 didn’t happen, she could have won three more before turning age 20 on December 2, 1993. Her career is rarely talked about now by the tennis media but she was a giant in the history […] Continue to read full article...

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Sock vs Boyer At Sarasota Open

By Scoop Malinowski Jack Sock was desperate to save his flagging career with a positive run at the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open and in his rain delayed first round clash he would have what appeared to be a very suitable opponent in young and unknown Tristan Boyer. Sock and Boyer were scheduled for first match […] Continue to read full article...

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Barty’s New Book and Reason for Retiring

Ashleigh Barty won the Australian Open in January vs. Danielle Collins and then two months later abruptly and surprisingly retired from pro tennis at age 26 while ranked world no. 1. She just finished a new book titled “My Dream Time” and says the real reasons for quitting while on top, were a mixture of […] Continue to read full article...

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Who Slowed Wimbledon Grass And For What Intent?

By Scoop Malinowski Two ATP champions have revealed that the grass courts of 2022 Wimbledon have been altered to play slow. Nick Kyrgios and Reilly Opelka both won their first round matches, but both said in their Wimbledon press conferences that the Wimbledon grass courts are playing noticeably slower this year. Kyrgios said: “Why is […] Continue to read full article...

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Querrey Solves The Tomic Puzzle In ‘s-Hertogenbosch

By Scoop Malinowski Sam Querrey is facing a career crisis as he has a load of ATP rankings points to defend over the next month on the grass court circuit and this weekend he managed a crucial victory over a tricky adversary he had never beaten before. In the first round of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands qualies, […] Continue to read full article...

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