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Dec/22

5

Nick Bollettieri Now In Paradise

By Scoop Malinowski There is something poetic about Nick Bollettieri passing away at age 91 right after the conclusion of the 2022 Eddie Herr tournament played at the academy he founded and built into a colossus. My two stand out memories of Nick are doing a telephone Biofile with him one afternoon in 1992 (my […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

29

Hewitt Makes Winning Debut At Eddie Herr

Cruz Hewitt made his Eddie Herr debut a memorable one, scoring a thrilling marathon win vs Mauricio Schtulmann Gasca from Celaya, 64 36 64. The 13 year old Hewitt, who recently won an ITF Grade 5 tournament in Fiji, is playing in the 14s division where he is the 15th seed. The son of former […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

29

Mike Tyson’s Daughter At Eddie Herr

Milan Tyson made her Eddie Herr debut in the 14s girls qualifying. Her first match was on Wednesday and she won 60 60 vs a girl named Safiya Zhelombayeva who is from Bradenton, the same town the Eddie Herr is contested. In round two, Tyson, from Henderson, NV, continued her winning form by beating another […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

28

The Magic Of Eddie Herr

You never know what you may see at the Eddie Herr International junior tournament at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. You could walk right by hockey icon Wayne Gretzky and not even know it – he was here a few years ago with his daughter Emma who now plays for SMU. You could watch a […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

27

When Marcelo Rios First Shocked The Tennis World

By Scoop Malinowski There are a few stories of young phenoms achieving stunning early success in pro tennis… Lleyton Hewitt won his first ATP title at his first ATP tournament in hometown Adelaide as a 15 year old unknown wildcard. John McEnroe reached the semis of Wimbledon as a Stanford University freshman qualifier. Boris Becker […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

22

Andre, Monica Reach Out To Ailing Bollettieri

By Scoop Malinowski Hall of Fame tennis innovator, coach, and academy founder Nick Bollettieri has been ailing recently but his spirits have been lifted by the the contacts of two of his most prolific proteges. Larry Denyes, a former coach at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and longtime friend shared this information today: “I went […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

20

Rios Fired By Shang Family

Marcelo Rios is no longer the coach of Juncheng Shang. The former world no. 1 Rios started unofficially coaching the 17 year old Shang at IMG Academy in late July and guided the Chinese player to an ATP Challenger title win in Lexington and a final in Granby. The 10-1 record by Shang under Rios […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

23

Bollettieri Health Update

As some of you may have heard, our friend and tennis legend, Nick Bollettieri has some health issues.  He is currently in the care of hospice, immobile and most likely will remain bedridden.  Bob Farrance spends some time with him each day at Nick’s residence and I went to see Nick the other day.  Any […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

11

Juncheng Shang Impresses Marcelo Rios

By Scoop Malinowski Juncheng Shang is only seventeen years old but he just won his first ATP Challenger title in Lexington, KY and has vaulted to no. 241 in the ATP rankings. Shang’s 64 64 final win vs Emilio Gomez thrilled his new coach Marcelo Rios, the former world no. 1 for six weeks in […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

3

Marcelo Rios Is Coaching Juncheng Shang

In perhaps the biggest surprise of 2022, former world no. 1 Marcelo Rios said he’s coaching ATP no. 344 Juncheng “Jerry” Shang. The two met and bonded this year at IMG Tennis Academy where the Chinese left-handed player Sheng is based and also where Rios regularly attends because his daughter Isadora trains there. Rios lives […] Continue to read full article...

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