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Aug/21

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Three Funny Tennis Tales

1.) A Florida newspaper tennis columnist arranged to do a participatory journalism feature about returning – or rather trying to return Mark Philippousis’s serve at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the 1990’s when the mighty Aussie had the biggest serve in the game. Not surprisingly the reporter couldn’t even touch the serve. On the […] Continue to read full article...

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Tracy Austin once said “Tennis is a fistfight without the fists”, but sometimes a tennis match devolves into a fist fight with punches thrown and landed, even in the professional ranks. One such notable occasion where a pro player did a Mike Tyson imitation happened in the 1980s when Dick Stockton slugged Ilie Nastase during […] Continue to read full article...

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