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Nagal Story Leads Charge On Day 3

Just a couple of years ago Sumit Nagal was down to $900, plagued by injuries and his ATP career was on the brink by his mid 20s. But he got a sponsor boost from Gatorade and got back on track, rebuilt his ranking from outside 500. He qualified for his first AO main draw and […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Sumit Nagal Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 159. Career best ranking was 122 in August 2020. Ht: 5-10 Wt: 152 DOB: August 16, 1997 In: Jhajjar, India First Memory Of Tennis: Actually first day of tennis I can’t forget this because I was on the court for an hour and I only hit two balls with […] Continue to read full article...

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How Will Leander Paes Retire?

On June 17, ATP great Leander Paes will turn 48 years old. The legendary Indian is still active in pro tennis but he’s having difficulty getting matches in the ATP because his doubles ranking has fallen outside the top 100 and apparently there isn’t a long line of players ranked high enough willing to team […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Anand Amritraj Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP pro won 12 doubles titles. His best singles ranking was 74. Best major result was 3R in Wimbledon singles in 1974 and semis in Wimbledon doubles in 1976 (with brother Vijay). DOB: March 20, 1951 In: Madras, India First Tennis Memory: “When I was eight years old a racquet […] Continue to read full article...

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Leander Paes showing his magic in Dallas

love By Scoop Malinowski Leander Paes if 44 years old and proving this week in Dallas that he has plenty of magic left in his bag of tricks. The tennis legend from India, who openly talked about how close he could be to retiring last January in Chennai, has apparently changed his mind. Paes and partner Raja Purav played three straight Challenger events to close out 2017 and won a couple of rounds at this year's Australian Open. Continue to read full article...

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The Biofile: Sania Mirza Interview

mirza By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA tennis player. Winner of one WTA singles, 2014 US Open mixed doubles champion (with partner Bruno Soares). Her career-high singles ranking was #27 in 2007. DOB: November 15, 1986 in Mumbai, India. Tennis Inspirations: "Steffi Graf. I guess in the men it was Rafter and then Sampras. It basically kept changing. But right now it's obviously Federer [smiles]." Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Vijay Armritraj Interview

Tennis Inspirations: "My childhood tennis inspirations were Pancho Gonzales followed by Rod Laver." Hobbies/Interests: "Movies, movies and movies. Followed by other sports. And hanging out with my boys comes at the top of the list." Favorite Movies: "Different genre of movies of course, but probably up top would be Sound Of Music." Musical Tastes: "Very much of the older, The Beatles are easily my favorite group by a long shot." Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Leander Paes Interview

First Tennis Memory: "I was playing back home in Calcutta with my dad. And the best thing that I liked about tennis is that I could spend time with my dad on the court. It was basically my two hours of his undivided attention which was magic for me." Pre-Match Feeling: "Before a match I basically just cleanse my mind of any thought, any direction, any events that have happened during the day or the night before. I leave everything that I walked into the locker room with, out of my mind. And then I just leave my thoughts blank, with just a few tactical thoughts. And then I let my mind react. I let my mind be instinctive. I let my mind control my body. And just let all that muscle memory come in. And breathe the air slowly, take in the flavors of the court. Just feel those sweat beads coming down me and let my muscles roll. And I know that once I find my rhythm, which is basically what I was looking for, if I find my rhythm on a certain day, it'll be hard for anyone to beat me." Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Rohan Bopanna Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Winner of 2010 and 2013 US Open doubles titles. Also won 2017 Roland Garros mixed doubles title. Best ranking was no. 3 in ATP doubles in 2013. Has reached the 2023 US Open doubles final with partner Matt Ebden – Bopanna (age 43) will become the oldest man to compete in […] Continue to read full article...

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