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Miami Open Wildcards To Venus, Emma, Kei, Woz

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. – Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Emma Raducanu and Kei Nishikori have been awarded wildcards for the 2024 Miami Open presented by Itaú, taking place at the iconic Hard Rock Stadium, March 17 – 31. Spanning three decades, Williams, age 43, Wozniacki, age 33 and Raducanu age 21, are at very different stages of their careers […] Continue to read full article...

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Nishikori Flying High In Atlanta

Kei Nishikori has been MIA for almost two years with assorted injuries but the 33 year old’s career is finally back on track. This week in Atlanta, his first ATP main tour event since October 2021 in Indian Wells, Nishikori, wearing a striking dark green Uniqlo outfit and cap, has won two tough matches this […] Continue to read full article...

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Raonic and Nishikori Return This Week

Two major ATP stars and Grand Slam finalists return to action this week after very long hiatuses from the Tour. 32 year old Milos Raonic has been bothered by an achilles heal problem for almost two years but in his first match since losing to Brandon Nakashima in Atlanta 2021 75 36 67, he managed […] Continue to read full article...




Biofile Kei Nishikori Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: 2014 US Open finalist and winner of 12 ATP singles titles. Currently has no ATP ranked due to injury inactivity. Ht: 5-10 Wt 165 DOB: December 28, 1989 In: Shimane, Japan Greatest Sports Moment: Well I’d say US Open 2014 final (vs. Marin Cilic 36 36 36). Most Painful Moment: Well […] Continue to read full article...

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Nishikori Nears Return To ATP

It’s been a very long time since Kei Nishikori has been able to compete on the ATP World Tour at full health. The now 33 year old winner of 12 ATP singles titles has endured three surgeries – two to his elbow and the most recent on his left hip in early 2022- and has […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis Treasures At Florida Second Hand Stores

About five years ago I discovered the existence of second hand stores like Salvation Army and Goodwill and how sometimes you can find tennis treasures there, especially here in Bradenton/Sarasota Florida. This week I found a near mint condition 2009 Nike Roger Federer blue polo, the same style he wore to win Roland Garros – […] Continue to read full article...

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Is The ATP Sportsmanship Award Rigged?

By Scoop Malinowski There are no coincidences. So it can’t be a coincidence that since 2004, only Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won the ATP Sportsmanship Award. Federer has won the “award” thirteen times and Nadal has won it six times, including the last four years. Indeed, Federer and Nadal are very good sportsman […] Continue to read full article...

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When Two Tennis Greats Realize They Are Neighbors

By Scoop Malinowski In a one-in-a-million chance miracle, two superstar ATP champions actually recently bought houses and are next-door neighbors. Kei Nishikori and Marcelo Rios actually live next door to each other on Bayshore Road in Sarasota, Florida. Rios lives with his family in a three story mansion which took almost two years to be […] Continue to read full article...

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Kei Nishikori Biofile Interview

Status: ATP #19. Winner of two ATP singles titles including 2012 Rakuten Japen Open - the first Japanese player in history to win the historic event. Tennis Inspirations: "Roger Federer. (Why?) He was #1 and I had chance to hit with him in 2007. He's so nice and he's so talented." Nicknames: "They just call me Kei." Continue to read full article...

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