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Sep/22

12

Paire Begins Comeback In Rennes

Benoit Paire has fallen to an ATP ranking of 176 on account of his 4-22 ATP match record this year, with two of those wins coming in January at the Australian Open. Now the 33 year old former world no. 18 is attempting to resurrect his career from ruin at this week’s Rennes Challenger, where […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

29

Biofile Benjamin Bonzi Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 50. DOB: June 9, 1996 In: Nimes, France Ht: 6-0 Wt: 180 First Tennis Memory: My cousin Alexander was playing before me. He was a bit older. The club was near my house, like maybe 500 meters. So I was always seeing him playing, so I wanted to play […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

1

Paire Ends 7 Match Losing Streak at Citi Open

Benoit Paire has suffered through two dreadful ATP seasons in a row. This year before Citi Open, the 33 year old Paire owned a 3-19 record and lost first round in seven straight tournaments. His last win was in Geneva vs. Emil Ruusuvuori 64 46 75. That was in late May. Today, Paire played another […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/22

21

The AO Transformation of Adrian Mannarino

By Scoop Malinowski One of the biggest, best surprises of this AO has been the court demeanor transformation of Adrian Mannarino from stoic, joyless, introvert into a more animated, fun-loving, showman. It seems to have unlocked something inside Mannarino and he’s notching some of the best wins of his career. Mannarino surived a five setter […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

23

Is Monfils Finished?

It has not been a season to celebrate for the flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils. The 34 year old winner of ten ATP singles titles and the former world no. 6 has floundered badly in 2021. This week in Majorca, as the top seed after a bye, he lost to a lucky loser by the name […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

3

Chardy Now In Control of Simon Rivalry

Gilles Simon won the first four matches he played vs his French countryman Jeremy Chardy from 2011 to 2015, but the tables have been turned. Evidently, Chardy has figured out how to offset Simon’s steady baseline prowess, as evidenced by his winning the last four matches between the pair. Chardy won again yesterday in Melbourne, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

15

Biofile: Ugo Humbert Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP No. 44.  First Tennis Memory: When I started to play at five with my older sister Lea. And when I watch the TV. Ht: 6-2 Wt: 162 DOB: June 26, 1998 In: Metz, France Tennis Hero: It was Federer. Tennis Inspiration: Federer. First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: I’m from Metz. I was there for the matches of Moselle Open. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/18

5

Corentin Moutet wins first ATP match in Quito

  By Scoop Malinowski Corentin Moutet won his first ATP main tour match today by defeating veteran Adrian Menendez Maceiras 64 67 63 at the Quito Open. The 18-year-old French wildcard, ranked 150 in the world, dazzled with his unique style of play which features a booming forehand, variety on the backhand, frequent serve and […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/17

26

Davis Cup Final France vs Belgium

davis cup David Goffin might be the greatest player in tennis history, pound for pound, inch for inch. Somehow this five-foot, eleven inch, 150 pounder, who could pass for a ballboy or an ITF 16s junior at Hollywood casting, is really a gargantuan tennis terror in disguise. A week ago Goffin swept through the ATP World Tour Finals all the way to the finals in London where he lost by a nose to Grigor Dimitrov 64 in the third. Continue to read full article...

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Feb/17

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Biofile: Benoit Paire Interview

Benoit_Paire[1] Status: ATP #41. Won one career ATP singles title at 2015 Swedish Open. Age: 27. First Tennis Memory: "I don't have a lot of memories because I wasn't watching a lot of tennis but I'm gonna say...what can I say...maybe when I went to the Open 12 in France in Marseilles. I saw (Arnaud) Clement play, for me he was a big star. He gave me a towel and for me that was a big moment [smiles]." Tennis Inspirations: "For me, Marat Safin. He's a very good player, very interesting to watch, a very good backhand, good serve, I return a bit like him. He was better, but [smiles]." Continue to read full article...

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