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Nov/21

19

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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Jun/21

12

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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May/21

13

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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Feb/21

19

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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Feb/21

5

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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Feb/21

5

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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Nov/20

4

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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Sep/20

13

John McEnroe vs Serena Williams

Both of these iconic figures are more popular now than Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King were in their 1969 Battle of the Sexes historic match. Imagine how colossally huge  a Johnny Mac vs Serena Battle of Sexes The Sequel could be? Imagine how much it could attract attention and excitement to the sport.  Imagine […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

30

McEnroe’s “But Seriously” Book

It got about as much buzz as my Facing McEnroe book but “But Seriously” is also quite a good read. I picked it up last week and finished it in days. As always, John McEnroe never fails to deliver. The larger than life historic champion and iconic American pop culture figure has lived a fairy […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/19

12

How McEnroe Solved The Lendl Puzzle

From 1981 Roland Garros to 1982 Masters, John McEnroe lost seven matches in a row to Ivan Lendl. Then in early 1983 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia McEnroe turned the tables and beat Lend in the final in four sets 46 75 64 63. That win sparked McEnroe to win three in a row vs […] Continue to read full article...

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