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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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LeRoy Neiman’s Favorite Tennis Players To Paint

By Scoop Malinowski Back in 2007 for a feature in MOVES Magazine I asked my dear friend LeRoy Neiman who his favorite athletes were to paint in tennis… “Federer and Nadal. Those two are the best looking players in both style and the way they look, in a long time. They’re both so strong, so […] Continue to read full article...

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The Novak Djokovic Jack Dempsey Parallel

The similarities and parallels of tennis and boxing have been discussed often. Here’s another angle which connects Novak Djokovic to former Heavyweight Champion of the world Jack Dempsey. Jack Dempsey, the former World Heavyweight Champion who won the title by knocking out Jess Willard in Toledo, Ohio in 1919, did not have a totally positive […] Continue to read full article...

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Artist’s Views On Tennis: LeRoy Neiman

Pete Sampras Painting by Leroy Neiman; Pete Sampras Art Print for sale By Scoop Malinowski Artist LeRoy Neiman has traveled the globe to paint, sketch and draw. His creations have showcased nature, humanity or any subject that arrest his attention, including sport and tennis. "Tennis is pure," says the artist in his studio on a sunny summer day, less than a block from Central Park in New York City. "The players come out quietly. They warm up. They have the player introductions which is very dignified. And then they start to play. There is no big to-do before it starts. That's a tradition and they're holding to it. I like the fact that Sampras wore all white all the time. I like to see my fencers in white, my doctors in white and my tennis players in white [laughs]. In other sports, they've made it so you have other experiences at the event. I think it's gone too far. Tennis is still pure. I don't think tennis needs any improvement or showbiz." Continue to read full article...

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