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Sep/21

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The Novak Djokovic Jack Dempsey Parallel

The similarities and parallels of tennis and boxing have been discussed often. Here’s another angle which connects Novak Djokovic to former Heavyweight Champion of the world Jack Dempsey. Jack Dempsey, the former World Heavyweight Champion who won the title by knocking out Jess Willard in Toledo, Ohio in 1919, did not have a totally positive […] Continue to read full article...

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Daniil Medvedev played the greatest tennis match today in the history of the sport, a masterpiece performance to defy Novak Djokovic from a record breaking 21st Grand Slam and the calendar year Grand Slam fourth major of the year. The score was 64 64 64 but it seemed more dominant than that. It was not […] Continue to read full article...

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The buzz and hype around the two teen phenoms Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu reaching the finals has been a perfect storm of excitement and hysteria for the US Open and the WTA. The sport now has two new electric stars to sell and promote, two teenagers with good looks, charisma, impressive styles, magnetic presences […] Continue to read full article...

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There is a creature who is hunting the most prestigious prize in the history of tennis – a calendar year Grand Slam fourth title at the US Open and the all time record of 21 Grand Slam singles titles won. This man began his professional career in 2003 as a hunter. By 2011 he was […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

7

Jenson Brooksby Is Rocky Balboa

It was expected Jenson Brooksby was going to roll over and die for Novak Djokovic, the monumental moment of his first match on Arthur Ashe stadium in the fourth round and the intimidating spectre of facing the greatest tennis champion in history would be too much for the 20 year old from Sacramento to deal […] Continue to read full article...

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Next week Novak Djokovic begins his conquest to make tennis history as he will attempt to win Grand Slam no. 21 at the US Open. Tennis players are always seeking to improve and look for edges and it seems Team Djokovic is complete and ready to take on the ultimate challenge, to win the fourth […] Continue to read full article...

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With the Olympics now behind us until 2024, tennis reverts back to its usual cycle of ATP events and with the last of this year’s Grand Slam’s taking place next month, now is not the time for anyone to suffer an injury. Because an ailment at this stage of preparations, will at best derail plans […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

9

Is Carreno Busta the kryptonite of Djokovic?

The natural evolution of tennis appears to be heading to Novak Djokovic breaking the all-time Grand Slam record of 20 he shares with Federer and Nadal. But the Tennis Gods have a wicked sense of humor and it is not yet known if they will permit – or forbid – Djokovic from reaching the hallowed […] Continue to read full article...

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The disturbing recent trend of major sports champions suddenly quitting in the face of adversity of high pressure competition – as demonstrated by Naomi Osaka pulling out of Wimbledon and Roland Garros and Simone Biles dropping out of the Olympic gymnastics competitions – was addressed by ATP world no. 1 Novak Djokovic today. “Without pressure […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Olympic Tennis

Two of the most memorable matches I ever saw were at Olympic tennis. The first that comes to mind was the 2004 doubles gold medal match in Athens. The German team of Rainer Schuettler and Nicolas Kiefer had four gold medal points vs. the Chilean duo of Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez at 6-2 in […] Continue to read full article...

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