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John McEnroe said on Eurosport that the French Open threw Novak Djokovic under the bus with the insane 3 am match finish time vs Lorenzo Musetti. This is a bombshell revelation because it implies that the French Open and the tennis deep state conspired via nefarious scheduling to doom Novak Djokovic. This is very interesting… […] Continue to read full article...

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Integrity In Tennis

By Scoop Malinowski Patrick Rafter was paid a six figure appearance fee to play in Doha and lost second round. After the loss when he was supposed to be paid, Rafter declined to take the money because he told the tournament director that he wasn’t happy with his losing performance. Meanwhile, the no. 1 seed […] Continue to read full article...

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Is Rage A Part Of Tennis?

By Scoop Malinowski Tennis is a sport composed of a diverse range of attributes including elegance, athleticism, speed, timing, anticipation, tactics, intelligence, will to win, joy, passion. And also one element that is rarely discussed. Rage. Recently I was talking with a friend Behn Wilson, who was an NHL defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers and […] Continue to read full article...

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John McEnroe’s Heart Of Gold

By Scoop Malinowski Chris Lewis shared this wonderful story about the heart of gold side of John McEnroe’s character that is often overshadowed by his tennis artistry and ferocious will to win… (By the way, Lewis played McEnroe in the 1983 Wimbledon final, a 62 62 62 defeat.) In 2004 I was living in New […] Continue to read full article...

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Norman Holmes Immortalized By Tennis Great

By Scoop Malinowski There is no chance you have heard of Norman Holmes. It’s a tennis name that is never mentioned. The one time in recent decades the name Norman Holmes was mentioned in the tennis universe was unforgettably prolific though. An all time great Grand Slam legend mentioned Norman Holmes in his biography in […] Continue to read full article...




Random Tennis Player Biofile: Jay Amari

By Scoop Malinowski Cycling to work to New York City last year I spotted a random man hitting tennis balls against the side of an apartment building on Riverside Drive and stopped to take a photo of the peculiar sight. A year later I posted the photo on the Facebook page NYC Tennis Players. And […] Continue to read full article...

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2023 US Open Aftermath Quotebook

John McEnroe: “He is one in a billion. I love Roger (Federer), I idolised Rod Laver. I have the greatest respect for Rafa Nadal, who gives more of an effort consistently. But this guy. I don’t even know where to begin. You just have to admire him.” Greg Rusedski: “He’s not stopping here. How many […] Continue to read full article...

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Recovering From Grand Slam Final Defeats: When The Dream Doesn’t Come True

By Scoop Malinowski As the fourth Grand Slam tournaments of 2023 begins today, let’s delve into an area that is rarely talked about in the world of professional tennis: the dark side of losing a major tournament final and the pain and suffering of the epic failure to make the lifelong dream come true. It’s […] Continue to read full article...

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John McEnroe 2023 US Open Analysis

John McEnroe zoom interview for ESPN’s 2023 US Open coverage sound bytes… “I would also say Novak (Djokovic)’s in an incredible spot. I think he’s handled it incredibly well, actually. The fact that he’s passed (Rafael) Nadal and (Roger) Federer is amazing, and the way he looks, he looks like he’s going to win multiple […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile John McEnroe Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: American sports icon and TV tennis analyst. Winner of seven Grand Slam titles. DOB: February 16, 1959 In: Wiesbaden, Germany Childhood Heroes: “Joe Namath, Rod Laver, Mickey Mantle.” Early Tennis Memory: “Playing Tommy Buford – the tournament director’s son – in a 12 & under in Tennessee. I won 6-3, 6-2 in three and a half hours. After he […] Continue to read full article...

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