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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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My 15th Book “80’s Hockey Biofiles” has many tennis references

Last week I completed my 15th book. It’s a compilation of 108 hockey Biofile interviews I did from 1992 to the present, with such hockey heroes as Gordie Howe, Stan Mikita, Paul Coffey, Barry Beck, Bobby Clarke, Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier, Chris Nilan, Phil Esposito, who all competed in the National Hockey League in the […] Continue to read full article...

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The Greatest Fighter McEnroe Ever Saw

John McEnroe is not only an all time legendary sports champion, he’s also a major fan of many other sports including basketball, hockey, boxing, baseball and football. The former Wimbledon, US Open and Davis Cup champion has seen just about every competitor in the world for the last sixty years, many of them up close […] Continue to read full article...

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Hank Aaron Made John McEnroe’s Day!

Last week I shared by email my Biofile interview with Hank Aaron with fellow tennis journalist and long time friend Richard Pagliaro. One of the most interesting revelations in the Biofile was that the “Home Run King” was a tennis enthusiast and his favorite player was John McEnroe. Pagliaro mentioned Aaron’s compliment to McEnroe during […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Greatness: Johan Kriek

The fourth edition of the new “Facing Greatness” series is with former two-time Australian Open champion (1981, 1982) Johan Kriek who reveals which two matches were the two best performances ever played against him on a tennis court, during his ATP career which spanned from 1978 to 1994 and included 14 singles titles, a Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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