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Tennis Media Gets No Respect

Covering tennis for over two decades, I have never heard one champion or runner up player thank the media during their trophy ceremony speeches. Champion and finalists typically thank sponsors, fans, ballkids, volunteers but they never thank the tennis media. Marcelo Rios once said the media “parasite off the talents of the players.” Reilly Opelka […] Continue to read full article...

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Media vs Player Controntations

In almost three decades of being a part of the professional tennis media, I can only think of a few reporter/player confrontations. Another reporter/colleague told me that Pancho Gonzales had to be restrained by his brother from attacking a reporter after an offensive question at Wimbledon. He didn’t specify the question but the story is […] Continue to read full article...

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Federer wants players to share more with media

rogbrisb By Scoop Malinowski Roger Federer is as open as any tennis player we've ever seen. In all of his interviews, Federer holds nothing back and reveals his deepest thoughts and feelings very articulately. Naturally, such a candid, sincere person would like to see his peers in professional tennis be similar in their approach to dealing with the media. Continue to read full article...


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