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Jun/22

2

Ruud vs Rune Roland Garros Drama Erupts

By Scoop Malinowski Casper Ruud defeated Holger Rune in four sets 61 46 76 63 to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal and the Roland Garros “Battle of the Scandinavians” has turned into a cold war. The 19 year old Rune was heavily criticized for his unsportsmanlike behavior during the match, for repeatedly questioning line […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/22

1

Fist Pumps Fly At French Open

By Scoop Malinowski The fist pump has become the number one expression of tennis supremacy and superiority at the French Open. No statistics have been kept, at this point, but I would venture to say every match of the tournaments features multitudes of different forms of fist pumps by each competitor. Some seem to do […] Continue to read full article...

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May/22

27

Roland Garros Observations So Far

By Scoop Malinowski Stefanos Tsitsipas survived a brutal four setter vs 25 year old qualifier Zdenek Kolar, ranked 134 in the world with a career 1-1 ATP match record (he’s a Challenger lifer so far). The striking aspect of this match was how much heart and soul and passion and intensity Kolar exhibited vs Tsitsipas […] Continue to read full article...

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May/22

23

Parry Raducanus Krejcikova at Roland Garros

By Scoop Malinowski Here we go again, another unknown teenager shocks the world at a Grand Slam. This time it was Diane Parry of France, ranked 97 in the world, who upset defending Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova 16 62 63. Today was the first time Parry ever faced a WTA top ten player and […] Continue to read full article...

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May/22

20

War Of Words At Roland Garros

By Scoop Malinowski Tennis players like professional boxers use press conference and the media to send their psychological warfare messages to their opponents and rivals… Novak Djokovic: “This clay surface is the most demanding. It requires a lot of efforts, mentally, physically, emotionally. All the players know that. I’ve always needed several tournaments to feel […] Continue to read full article...

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Martina Navratilova did not lose a match all year in 1983 going into the first Grand Slam event of the year, the French Open. “The year I lost to Kathy Horvath in the French Open (1983) I’d been playing the best tennis any woman has ever played. But I messed up a match and lost. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

12

Krejcikova’s Two Year Ascent Began In Tampa, Florida

In the beginning of 2019 Barbora Krejcikova was the reigning Wimbledon and French Open doubles champ and the Australian Open mixed doubles champion. But her singles status was ordinary. Ranked well outside the top 100 in early 2019, Krejcikova lost in the second round of AO qualies 64 in the third to Maria Bouzkova. After […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis enthusiasts often talk about the greatest matches ever watched, but today I think I saw the worst match in my tennis viewing life. Danielle Collins rolled over today for Serena Williams, losing 64 64. Collins is at her very best when she competes at full emotional intensity, as she did in her first and […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

30

Grand Slams Threaten Osaka

The Grand Slams have joined forces to retaliate against Naomi Osaka.  The French Open, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open issued a joint statement today announcing Osaka will be fined $15,000 for skipping media obligations after her first round win today vs Patricia Maria Tig. Additionally, the Grand Slams also say Osaka will not only […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

12

Most Grand Slam Final Failures

Everybody knows by now Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 20 majors each and Novak Djokovic is chasing them needing two more to achieve equality (he’s at 18 after winning AO earlier this year). Margaret Court has won 24 Grand Slam singles titles and 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles majors. But who has […] Continue to read full article...

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