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The Pat Cash vs Ivan Lendl Brawl In Monte Carlo

By Scoop Malinowski The recent purchase of The Autobiography Of Pat Cash: Uncovered has been a fantastic read. Pat Cash is one of the rare authentic voices in pro tennis, fearless to speak his mind. The former 1987 Wimbledon champion and two-time Davis Cup winner reveals a lot of inside info about pro tennis and […] 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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Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters – Preview and Our Picks

Outside of the four Grand Slams, the Monte Carlo Masters is always one of the most anticipated events on the ATP Tour calendar. The tournament, which is played on the clay courts, is generally viewed as a warm-up event for next month’s French Open and it rarely fails to attract a high quality field. The […] Continue to read full article...

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Fognini: Born To Play Tennis

Fabio Fognini shocked the tennis world today with his total destruction of Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo, 64 62 but it could have been even more one-sided, as Rafa averted the second set bagel. Continue to read full article...




Book Review: What it’s like to play Rafa Nadal

Rafa_Relieved I had the pleasure of meeting distinguished author Scoop Malinowski at the 2015 Citi Open. I was getting a bottle of water in the media tent when Scoop greeted me and mentioned his latest book: Facing Nadal: Symposium of a Champion. Scoop was kind enough to give me a copy to read. Facing Nadal: Symposium of a Champion is composed of interviews from over 50 ATP players – including Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, John Isner, Juan Martin Del Potro, Lleyton Hewitt, Jimmy Connors, Carlos Moya, Pat Cash, Stefan Kozlov, Feliciano Lopez, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Francis Tiafoe, Radek Stepanek, Ivan Ljubicic, James Blake, Marat Safin, and of course, Rafael Nadal. Continue to read full article...




Rafa Alleges Federer is Ducking Him On Clay

Rafa_Relieved By Scoop Malinowski Asked about his rival Roger Federer’s decision not to contest a single clay-court event for the second straight season, Rafael Nadal, the "King of Clay" smiled with pride. “He says he will love to play against me again in best-of-five sets on clay. He said that a couple of days ago – and I thought he would play Roland Garros. Then a few days later he says he will not play in one event, so there’s a little bit of controversy with that.” Those are fighting words sprinkled with some sugarcoating. Continue to read full article...


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