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Sampras Says Too Many Good Players Is A Detriment

Pistol Pete Sampras, winner of fourteen Grand Slam singles titles, believes the ATP World Tour does not benefit from having an abundance of super tennis players. Too much talent is actually a detriment for professional tennis. “What has hurt the men’s game is there are too many good players,” said Sampras. “What sells sport today? […] Continue to read full article...

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Boxing Training Helps Tennis

Maria Sharapova trained boxing for nine months when she was 12. Serena Williams has trained boxing off and on during her career. Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Gael Monfils, Elina Svitolina and many others have employed boxing training coaches. And just this week I learned boxing training in pro tennis goes as far back as the […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Sampras Inteview with Tennis Message

I recently did this interview with Tennis Message magazine about my latest book "Facing Sampras." 35mm318 (Photo by Danny Chamblee) Question: What inspired you to write Facing Sampras? Scoop Malinowski: "Curiosity to know what is it like to actually play tennis against Pete Sampras from an insider perspective. It's always interesting and educational to learn how the very best at their trade operate, in whatever sport or business or occupation. With Pete Sampras, most of us have seen the matches live or on TV. I wanted to investigate deeper by talking to the players about their experiences on the tennis courts with Pete Continue to read full article...

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Facing Sampras: Press Release

BookCoverImage (4) Facing Sampras: Symposium of a Champion Competitors and rivals of Pete Sampras, one of the greatest champions in the history of sport, discuss in detail their memories and experiences of playing tennis against the seven-time Wimbledon champion, who reigned for six years as the ATP World No. 1 ranked tennis player (1993-1998). Continue to read full article...

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