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Are you a die-hard tennis fan? Who doesn’t love the drama, athleticism, and camaraderie of professional tennis on the court? It can be thrilling to watch the greatest players in the world go up against one another. But what about those who strive for greatness but never quite reach their goals? The ones at the […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Jimmy Connors Interview

This interview is presented by By Scoop Malinowski Status:  Former ATP world no. 1 for 160 consecutive weeks  and 268 weeks overall. Won eight Grand Slams. Hold three ATP records – 109 titles, 1557 matches and 1274 match wins. Also won 16 doubles titles, two doubles majors and Davis Cup 1981. Retired in 1996. […] Continue to read full article...

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Pickleball Slam Report

By Scoop Malinowski I watched the Pickleball Slam today on ESPN at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida with John McEnroe, Michael Chang vs Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick and it was a sensational experience. Agassi lead McEnroe 3-0 but ended up losing both games to McEnroe. McEnroe delivered his trademark drama, “First argument […] Continue to read full article...

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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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