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When Courier Said Nike Schedules US Open Matches

By Scoop Malinowski It’s been said big donors control American politics and that big sponsors control pro tennis. One Grand Slam champion once actually revealed and confirmed that a major tennis sponsor does indeed control Grand Slam court scheduling… At the 1995 US Open ATP world no. 3 Thomas Muster complained that his match should […] Continue to read full article...

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Gimelstob Returns To TV Tennis Analysis Work

By Scoop Malinowski Former two-time mixed doubles Grand Slam champion and Tennis Channel analyst Justin Gimelstob returned to TV tennis analysis work yesterday as a commentator for the Jim Courier Champions Tour event in Orlando. Actually the exhibition was pre-recorded in early Decemeber by Bally Sports Florida and was broadcast last night. The three matches […] Continue to read full article...

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Should I Do A Bollettieri Academy Book?

By Scoop Malinowski I have considered it for years because so many various people associated with Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy have told me so many stories which I find fascinating and colorful. The “Love Means Zero” doumentary film was very good but it didn’t capture the essence of this historic landmark world renowned chunk of […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis World Overreacts To Zverev Tantrum

Alexander Zverev let his frustrations get the better of him last night in Acapulco, as he erupted in a rage after losing a R16 doubles match with partner Marcelo Melo 6-2 4-6 10-6 to Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara. Zverev was angry about a call during the late stages of the match and after subsequently […] Continue to read full article...

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Courier Feels Djokovic Must Balance Fury with Calm

In Rome, Novak Djokovic showed his most intense, ruthless and ferocious emotions vs Lorenzo Sonego in the action-packed semifinal but was curiously quiet and subdued in the three set defeat in the final to Rafa Nadal. Jim Courier, the former four-time Grand Slam winner, and well-known for his vicious though mostly supressed on court intensity, […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Jim Courier Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP world no. 1 and winner of two Australian Open and Roland Garros titles. Also member of US Davis Cup winning team. Former Davis Cup captain. DOB: August 17, 1970 In: Sanford, FL Childhood Heroes: “Pete Rose. Roger Staubach. Borg, Mac, Connors.” Nicknames: “That I can tell you…for a family […] Continue to read full article...

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Jim Courier Press Conference 1992 US Open

Image result for jim courier images ATP world no. 1 Jim Courier defeated Andrei Cherkasov for the first time in his career at the US Open. Here is his press conference after the match... U.S. OPEN September 3, 1992 Jim Courier NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Q. Jim, what did you do different today compared to the last five times you played him? JIM COURIER: I won the last point, which is a start. Something I hadn't been able to do five times against Andrei. I played a little smarter today. I was a little more patient than I had been in our past meetings, and that was really the difference. I served smarter, and just, you know, wasn't over anxious out there. Continue to read full article...




Biofile Michael Joyce Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP player from 1991-2003. Achieved career high singles ranking of no. 64 in 1996. Has career wins over Courier, Rosset, Stich, Santoro, Rusedski, Bjorkman, Forget, Pozzi, Wheaton, Frana. Coached Maria Sharapova for six years. DOB: February 1, 1973 In: Santa Monica, CA Early tennis memory: Would be playing in Palm […] Continue to read full article...

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