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The “Vicious Competitor”

Reading the Jimmy Connors “The Outsider” book, one of many passages that jumped out of the page and sparked profound thought was a quote by Pancho Gonzales that embedded in a young Jimbo. Over a half century later Connors still remembered it and included it on page 61… “The great champions were always vicious competitors. […] 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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When Hewitt Nearly Triple Bageled Corretja

A forgotten tennis masterpiece was the 2000 second round clash between Lleyton Hewitt and Alex Corretja. Hewitt nearly pitched a perfect shutout, bewildering the veteran Spaniard with a perfect display of counterpunching, precision, flawless tennis. Just 18 at the time Hewitt was ranked 22 and at his feistiest, most tenacious. Thirsting to reach the top […] Continue to read full article...

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Hewitt Says He Was Threatened By Tomic

Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt fired back at Bernard Tomic's charges that he is secretly managing some of the top Aussies he's been grooming for pro success, such as Alex deMinaur. After his doubles loss yesterday at the first round of AO with JP Smith, Hewitt dropped some bombshell revelations. Continue to read full article...

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Warriors Have No Time For Clowns

By Scoop Malinowski Nick Kyrgios crashed out of the Australian Open last night in three sets to Milos Raonic, it's the first time the Aussie entertainer has ever lost in the first round of the Melbourne major and now his ranking could fall all the way to the 75 region. Continue to read full article...

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Even legends endure double bagels

By Scoop Malinowski Researching my next book Facing Serena/Facing Steffi I came across some surprising results. Steffi Graf once double bageled Tracy Austin, who was at the end of her career. The match was 12 years after the first match they played, which Austin won over the 14 year old Graf 64 60 in Filderstadt, Germany. The rematch was 12 years after the first match, the only two times they played. Continue to read full article...

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Is Hewitt a Doomed Davis Cup Captain?

hewww By Scoop Malinowski It's three years now that Lleyton Hewitt has been at the helm of the Australian Davis Cup team and two of those years produced first round crash outs, including this weekend's surprising disastrous loss to Germany. Hewitt's aggressive, pushy captaining style has clearly worked with developing young Alex Deminaur into a major prospect who has made a big name for himself by reaching an ATP final this year and by extending Alex Zverev to a fifth set tiebreaker in the first singles match on Friday. Continue to read full article...

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Why did Hewitt bypass Kokkinakis for Thompson?

tkokk By Scoop Malinowski Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt selected Alex Deminaur, Nick Kyrgios John Peers and Jordan Thompson to represent Australia in their coming tie vs Germany this weekend. It's not an entirely understandable decision by captain Hewitt as Thompson has an 0-3 match record on the year and is struggling with confidence issues. Continue to read full article...

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hewww DELRAY BEACH: The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas has received the Official Entry List for its 2014 ATP World Tour event coming up Feb. 17-23 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The event is in its 22nd year, and 16th in Delray Beach. The latest stars to join the 32-player field included Top 30 players Feliciano Lopez of Spain and Vasek Pospisil of Canada, No. 2 American Sam Querrey, and former Delray Beach finalists Marinko Matosevic (2012) and Ivo Karlovic (2010). Continue to read full article...

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Hewitt and Tomic lose to Dodig/Melo in doubles at Sony

It was a surprise to see these two Aussies teaming up for doubles here in Miami, the young gun and the wily old vet who have had a bit of a stormy past, regarding the supposed practice session at Wimbledon when Hewitt asked and Tomic declined. But that's all water under the bridge now and they are mates today vs. Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig on court 3. Continue to read full article...

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