TAG: Nadal

Oct/17

11

How Has Nadal Improved?

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By Scoop Malinowski

One of the popular player lines you hear repeated a lot today is that they want to improve something in their game each day.

But thinking about it, how can a player practice and work on aspects of his or her game and actually concretely know if they actually did improve or regress or stay exactly the same?

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Aug/17

7

Early US Open Preview

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Preview of US open

With all due respect to Montreal, Cincinnati, Winston Salem, the world of tennis prioritizes the four Grand Slam tournaments. Less than a month away now, all sights are set on the fourth and final tourney, the US Open…

Roger Federer

With his recent Wimbledon victory against Marin Cilic, Federer broke the number of wins at Wimbledon. Given this feat it is not surprising that Federer is one of the top contenders to win at the US Open. This year, Federer has not only won at Wimbledon but also at the Australian Open. Many have been shocked by Federer’s success given his age and injuries. If he can win at the US Open, he will capture 3 of the 4 Grand Slam titles for a total of 20 over his successful career.

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Jun/17

13

Did Connors and Agassi Alter The Tennis Universe?

220px-Agassi-Auopen2005Everyone in tennis is struck by how the younger #NEXTGEN players have struggled so mightily to make inroads into the ATP Elite pantheon – and marveled at how the older players continue to improve and maintain their dominant ways.

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Nov/16

7

Biofile: Andy Murray Interview

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I did this Biofile interview with newly-crowned ATP World No. 1 Andy Murray at the 2005 US Open. At the time of this interview, Murray was ranked 122 in the world and had just beaten 39th ranked Andrei Pavel in five sets in the first round of the US Open main draw (63 36 36 61 64). Murray was defeated in the second round in five sets by Arnaud Clement (26 67 62 76 06).

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 175

DOB: May 15, 1987 In: Glasgow, Scotland

Childhood Tennis Heroes: “My favorite player was Agassi. When I started playing when I was about seven, eight I watched him. I also liked John McEnroe. I didn’t really get to see him play live but I watched videos of his matches and really liked him. And now favorite player is probably… I really like Nadal now. And all of the young guys, Gasquet as well.”

Hobbies/Interests: “I like go-karting. Boxing is my favorite sport outside of tennis. And I like listening to my I-Pod.”

Favorite Movies: “Weddimg Crashers – I watched that twice. It just came out (summer 2005) and I thought it was absolutely hilarious. The Girl Next Door.”

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Aug/13

31

My favorite locker room pics from Arthur Ashe Stadium

Apr/10

29

The Joy Of Tennis


Professional tennis players like Federer, Nadal, Sharapova, Sampras, Connors, Serena answer this question: Of all the matches you’ve played, What was the best you ever felt on the court in your life?

Two years of research resulted in this insightful collection:

Amelie Mauresmo: “That’s tough [smiles]. Probably I’d say first set against Myskina in Wimbledon last year. Couldn’t miss. I have memories for me that’s good – the final of The Championships probably (vs. Henin). (Those were better than the first set against Henin in Australia ‘06?) Yeah, this one was good too. Yeah, I have a few good examples. It’s tough right now to remind of all these matches.”

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