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Pickleball Making Big Moves

Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick will compete for a $1,000,000 at the Inaugural “Pickleball Slam” to be contested April 2, 2023 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The Pickleball competition will be televised live exclusively on ESPN and will compete directly with the men’s final of Miami […] Continue to read full article...

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An interesting verbal exchanged happened on ESPN during the Rafael Nadal vs Jack Draper Australian Open first round showdown yesterday. Rafael Nadal won in four sets 75 26 64 61. The 21 year old Draper ranked 38 in the world, appeared to be hindered by severe cramping vs the 36 year old Spaniard. When Draper […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis Greats Who Attended Boxing Matches

By Scoop Malinowski Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi had their first date at the Oscar De La Hoya vs Felix Trinidad world welterweight title fight Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in 1999. Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase both sat ringside at the Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton III world heavyweight title fight at Yankee Stadium […] Continue to read full article...

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Many young people choose tennis as their favorite sport in school. However, just a few have real chances of turning such a hobby into a career. Those few have a choice to train for a few more years while in college or try their chances among professional athletes at a very young age. Many choose […] Continue to read full article...

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Andrea Jaeger On John McEnroe

Writing about the two week US Open Tennis Event a must to include is New York’s own John McEnroe. When a little pip-squeak, I competed in the advanced much older Pepsi Grand Slam tournament. I was invited to play more as a novelty as the organizers never thought I would get past the first round. […] Continue to read full article...

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Coach/Player Parternships That Didn’t Succeed

With all the emphasis on coaching in pro tennis and the high profile partnerships of the likes of Felix and Toni, Simona and Halep, Nadal and Moya/Roig/Lopez, Isner and Macpherson, Sinner and Cahill, Tsitispas and Philippoussis, etc., let us take a look at some of the coach/player relationships that didn’t quite work out… The most […] Continue to read full article...

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The Toughness Of Tennis Articulated By Jimmy Gatza

Jimmy Gatza, a former competitor of mine at the St. Petersburg, Florida 35s many moons ago, explains why the mental and physical toughness of players is greatly underrated and underappreciated. I don’t think I’ve ever heard it explained better than this… Jimmy Gatza: “WATCHING THE TRACK & FIELD World Championships: Beautiful to watch. I love […] Continue to read full article...

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McEnroe Declares Emphatic Support For Djokovic

By Scoop Malinowski No major tennis figure has dared to announce strong support for Novak Djokovic – until this week. The anti-Djokovic tennis establishment may have intimidated and bullied most tennis world figures from expressing support or defense for Djokovic – for fear of some kind of retaliation – but John McEnroe has had enough […] Continue to read full article...

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McEnroe Fires Back At Wimbledon

By Scoop Malinowski John McEnroe has had his share of controversies with the tennis establishment and Wimbledon over the years and after being largely politically quiet for a long time, the inner “rebel” of McEnroe has emerged again. Today on Eurosport, McEnroe fired some shots at analyst Tim Henman, asserting he does not agree with […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Sander Groen Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP doubles champion. Highest doubles ranking was 61. Highest singles ranking was 177. Competed on ATP World Tour from 1989-2019. DOB: June 16, 1968 In: Amsterdam, Netherlands First memory of tennis: Watching Wimbledon finals with Borg and McEnroe. Tennis inspirations: My father was a very dedicated regional player and head […] Continue to read full article...

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