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By Alana Sung Author’s Note: This study, “Bullying and The Media: An Analysis through the Lens of Professional Tennis,”was conducted independently by Alana Sung, a 16-year-old high school student interested instudying the effects of media influence on social behaviors in professional sports. As a youngresearcher, she undertook this project to gain further understanding of complex […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski “The media has the power to make the innocent look guilty and the guilty look innocent.” – Malcolm X This fascinating quotation may also apply to tennis and the image management control of the favorite “perfect” champion of tennis who is the darling of the media and the other greater champion who […] Continue to read full article...

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US Open 2022 Quotebook

Amid all the cliches and PR player quotes, here are some of the best and most revealing quips from the US Open so far… Stan Wawrinka: “I know that I’m closer to the end. That’s for sure. It’s a reality. I will never be able to play as well as I did in my career […] Continue to read full article...

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Kyrgios Blasts The Tennis Media

By Scoop Malinowski Reilly Opelka slammed the tennis media as “awful, the worst” earlier this year and now another high profile ATP champion has also unleashed another harsh criticism against the lousy element of the tennis media. Nick Kyrgios lost his match this week in Montreal to Hubert Hurkacz in three sets and unloaded some […] Continue to read full article...

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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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