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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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John McEnroe Defends Novak Djokovic

By Scoop Malinowski John McEnroe adamantly defended and supported Novak Djokovic during his appearance on ESPN’s Lostralian Unopen’s coverage last night. World no. 1 Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia for refusing to inject himself with the covid virus drug shot, thus ending his chances to win his tenth AO title and 21st Grand Slam […] Continue to read full article...

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Farrah Fawcett On Tennis

In 1978 Farrah Fawcett-Majors was a major Hollywood star at the height of her popularity as a poster pin-up starlet and TV star in Charlie’s Angels. She was also a major tennis enthusiast and player. So much so that she even mentioned the sport on an appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. Carson, also an […] Continue to read full article...

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Krejcikova’s Two Year Ascent Began In Tampa, Florida

In the beginning of 2019 Barbora Krejcikova was the reigning Wimbledon and French Open doubles champ and the Australian Open mixed doubles champion. But her singles status was ordinary. Ranked well outside the top 100 in early 2019, Krejcikova lost in the second round of AO qualies 64 in the third to Maria Bouzkova. After […] Continue to read full article...

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Boxing Champion Intrigued By Tennis

Former WBC Light Heavyweight champion Donny Lalonde reached the pinnacle in the prizefighting business but the tennis court has always held a special place in his heart also. Born in Kitchener, Ontario Lalonde turned pro in 1980 after an 11-4 amateur record. He won his world championship in 1987 on national TV (CBS) with a […] Continue to read full article...

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