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Mar/21

19

The “Vicious Competitor”

Reading the Jimmy Connors “The Outsider” book, one of many passages that jumped out of the page and sparked profound thought was a quote by Pancho Gonzales that embedded in a young Jimbo. Over a half century later Connors still remembered it and included it on page 61… “The great champions were always vicious competitors. […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

8

Press Conference Questions You Won’t Hear

To Roger Federer: Can you name three things you really like about Novak Djokovic? To Naomi Osaka: Would you ever consider wearing masks to salute Asian or White victims of black brutality? To Serena Williams: What would it take for you to play John McEnroe in a new edition of Battle of the Sexes? Or […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

25

Nalbandian On Facing Fedalkovic

David Nalbandian achieved remarkable success vs Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, stinging the legendary ATP trio with several painful losses. The Argentine wizard accomplished a career 11-20 record vs Fedalkovic. Most memorably, Nalbandian beat Federer from two sets down in the 2005 Masters Cup, now named the ATP Nitto World Tour Finals. He […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

19

Who Are The Favorites For AO21?

The bad news is that there will be a slight delay to the start of the Australian Open 2021, with organisers pushing the tournament back to February 8th. However, the good news is that, despite all the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, the first tennis major of the year is going ahead. Sadly, […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

19

Off-Season Activities

Fabio Fognini is working with new coach Alberto Mancini in Italy. From Argentina, Mancini won three ATP singles titles, including Bologna, Rome and Monte Carlo. Grigor Dimitrov has added Dante Bottini to his coaching team. Su-wei Hsieh is on vacation this week in the French Alps. Kristina Mladenovic, Zarina Diyas, Barbora Krejcikova are all training […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

1

Facing Greatness: Justin Gimelstob

Next up in our “Facing Greatness” series, Justin Gimelstob, former ATP no. 63 and winner of 13 doubles titles and two mixed Grand Slams in 1998 with Venus Williams (AO and Roland Garros), contemplates and answers the question: What were the two best performances that were ever played against you on a tennis court? Justin […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

15

Nitto ATP Finals 2020 London

The first two singles matches were played today at the 02 Arena in the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals. No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal handed Andrey Rublev a 63 64 defeat, a somewhat more competitive verdict than their 2017 US Open quarterfinal drubbing of 61 62 62. Nadal is gunning for his first WTF triumph, Rublev […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

22

Djokovic To Skip Paris Masters; Nadal Will Play

Two of the tennis world´s biggest stars have confirmed their intentions ahead of the Paris Masters event. Last year´s winner, Novak Djokovic, will give it a miss this time. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will play it, as he attempts to win this tournament for the first time. What Is the Paris Masters? Taking place between November […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

15

First Time I Saw Nadal

The first time I saw Rafael Nadal play live was at US Open in 2003. By then he was already ranked 45 in the world at the age of seventeen. The muscular Spanish boy had already made waves in pro tennis, having defeated Carlos Moya, Gilles Muller, Magnus Norman, Younes El Aynouai, Mario Ancic, Albert […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

2

Is Rafael Nadal a clay court supremacist?

Rafael Nadal is the King of Clay, aptly nicknamed because of his extraordinary prowess and dominance on red clay since winning his first major title in Paris in 2005 against Mariano Puerta in four sets at age 19 (and two days). For his career, the 34 year old has won 59 clay court titles and […] Continue to read full article...

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