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Is The ATP Sportsmanship Award Rigged?

By Scoop Malinowski There are no coincidences. So it can’t be a coincidence that since 2004, only Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won the ATP Sportsmanship Award. Federer has won the “award” thirteen times and Nadal has won it six times, including the last four years. Indeed, Federer and Nadal are very good sportsman […] Continue to read full article...

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Nakashima, Isner Advance To Roland Garros 3R

Brandon Nakashima defeated Tallon Griekspoor 76 64 62 to advance to his first Grand Slam third round. The 20 year old, ranked 75, has been somewhat forgotten as a rising young American in part due to the flashy successes of Sebi Korda and Jenson Brooksby, and his own recent, average results, but the Californian’s overdue […] Continue to read full article...

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Iga Reigns Supreme At Miami Open

Iga Swiatek emphatically proved she is the new WTA world no. 1 player with a dominant tournament and final victory today vs. Naomi Osaka 64 60. Iga, who is the fourth WTA player to win the “Sunshine Double” of Indian Wells and Miami back to back (Graf twice, Clijsters, Azarenka), will become the top ranked […] Continue to read full article...

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Top American Status At Stake In Paris

Three Americans are contending to be the No. 1 ranked American tennis player for 2021 this week in Paris. John Isner, who is not playing the Paris Rolex Masters 1000 event, is presently the highest ranked American at no. 23 with 1991 points. But Isner’s edge is by very narrow margins on top of two […] Continue to read full article...

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Given Time And Care, Laver Cup Can Serve Up Superb Tennis

You’ve probably heard the marketing spiel before: The Laver Cup can be to tennis what the Ryder Cup is to golf.  But in truth, the tournament has a long way to go before it can reach the heights of the biannual golf event. Coincidentally, both the 43rd Ryder Cup and the 4th Laver Cup were […] Continue to read full article...

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By Justin Chaffee “It’s just simple. Just keep fighting and keep believing, try not to show weakness out there.” – John Isner             After a covid plagued year, John Isner has found his tennis game again. In August, he won his sixth Atlanta title, which puts him in the company with the likes of Roger […] Continue to read full article...

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Q&A: Michael Zheng New York Open Hitting Partner

New Jersey’s nationally ranked junior and USTA 16s indoors champion Michael Zheng served as a New York Open hitting partner for several ATP players in February and shared memories and insights about his on court encounters during his week as part of the professional circuit… Question: How did you get the chance to hit with […] Continue to read full article...

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Federer vs Isner Miami Open Final

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John Isner won their last meeting four years ago, saving a match point in Paris, but Roger Federer leads the overall head to head 5-2. Isner enters the court first, but Andrew Krasny gives his introduction of Roger Federer just a little more animation and elongation...Rogerrrrrrrrr Federerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! Continue to read full article...

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Felix Gets Isnerized at Miami Open

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By Scoop Malinowski A year ago John Isner entered the Miami Open fresh off an Indian Wells doubles title but an ice cold singles slump which he miraculously remedied by beating Jiri Vesley in the second round on grandstand. I saw this match and saw a slumping Isner looking fatigued and spiritless at the start of the second set but some crowd cheers from Harry Cicma, exhorting the big American on with "Cmon Isner", "Let's Go Bulldog", Cmon Georgia" resulted in a spark which propelled Isner to a three set win and subsequently the title, a thrilling final win vs Alexander Zverev. Continue to read full article...




Harrison Facing Worst Tennis Nightmare in Mexico

isner Ryan Harrison had a wonderful 2017, rebuilding his career, achieving his career high ranking, winning a title in Memphis. Harrison started off well in 2018, reaching a final in Brisbane. But since January, Harrison has entered a mild slump. Continue to read full article...


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