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Biofile of Myself

First memory of tennis: Parents telling me and my brother to ask Chris Evert for her autograph as she was sitting in our Boston hotel lobby on a couch. She was so nice she became an early crush and years later began watching her play on TV which inspired me to want to play. In […] Continue to read full article...

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Was Pete Sampras Backhand Change A Mistake?

At the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open last week I had the pleasure to sit next to and chat with Brian Gottfried for several matches on Nick Bollettieri Stadium Court. When I asked Brian if he had ever hit with Pete Sampras, he revealed that he did when Pistol Pete was around fourteen, at an Orange […] Continue to read full article...

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Marcelo Rios “Ate The World” 25 Years Ago In Miami

By Scoop Malinowski When Diego Maradona saw a teenaged Marcelo Rios play live for the first time, in a Davis Cup match vs Argentina’s Franco Davin, which Rios lost, the soccer legend was so impressed by the Chilean’s tennis wizardry, he felt compelled to go meet him after the match. Rios told the story recently, […] Continue to read full article...

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Nick Bollettieri: Godfather Of Modern Tennis  By Scoop Malinowski A compilation of memories, anecdotes, stories and interviews of one of the most important figures in tennis history, Nick Bollettieri and his world-renowned “Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.” …Andre Agassi, Marcelo Rios, Jimmy Arias, Brian Gottfried, Fritz Buehning, Kathleen Horvath, Lars Ulrich, Julio Moros, Maria Sharapova, Chip […] Continue to read full article...

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Novak Said No To Nike Three Times

By Scoop Malinowski An interesting fact has been revealed this week – Novak Djokovic declined three different multi-million dollar contract offers to become a Nike athlete, according to former Nike tennis director Mike Nakajima, in a book titled, “The Roger Federer Effect.” But now Nakajima, no longer employed with the athletic attire and shoe company, […] Continue to read full article...

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Happy Birthday Marcelo Rios

Former ATP world no. 1 Marcelo Rios turns 47 today. Rios won 18 ATP titles from 1995-2001, the first coming in Bologna, Italy and the final in Hong Kong, China. Rios won Masters 1000 titles in Monte Carlo, Indian Wells, Miami, Rome and Hamburg. In 1998 Rios played the Australian Open Grand Slam final but […] Continue to read full article...

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When Marcelo Rios First Shocked The Tennis World

By Scoop Malinowski There are a few stories of young phenoms achieving stunning early success in pro tennis… Lleyton Hewitt won his first ATP title at his first ATP tournament in hometown Adelaide as a 15 year old unknown wildcard. John McEnroe reached the semis of Wimbledon as a Stanford University freshman qualifier. Boris Becker […] Continue to read full article...

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Rios Fired By Shang Family

Marcelo Rios is no longer the coach of Juncheng Shang. The former world no. 1 Rios started unofficially coaching the 17 year old Shang at IMG Academy in late July and guided the Chinese player to an ATP Challenger title win in Lexington and a final in Granby. The 10-1 record by Shang under Rios […] Continue to read full article...

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The Man Who Has Wins Vs 17 World No. 1s

By Scoop Malinowski Sander Groen accomplished a unique and distinguished professional tennis career. The former ATP doubles champion achieved a highest doubles ranking of 61 (best singles ranking was 177). He competed on ATP World Tour from 1989-2019 and partnered Roger Federer to his first ATP title at the Segovia Challenger in 1999. Another distinction […] Continue to read full article...

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Juncheng Shang Hires Marcelo Rios As Coach

By Scoop Malinowski In extensive interview with the newspaper La Tercera, former ATP world no. 1 and 1998 Australian Open finalist Marcelo Rios confirmed that he decided to sign a contract for one year to coach and accompany the 17-year-old Chinese lefthanded prospect Juncheng Shang on the ATP World Tour. Rios said, “If I’m here, it’s […] Continue to read full article...

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