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Jun/24

28

Betting Has Always Been Part Of Tennis

Betting on tennis has always been a part of the sport whether it’s betting on one’s self or another player. The aspiration to be a successful pro player is a gamble, so many people dedicate their lives to “make it.” Just a fraction beat the odds. Every shot a player takes in a match is […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/24

20

Biofile Wayne Ferreira Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Coach of Jack Draper. Former two-time Australian semifinalist and quarterfinalist at US Open and Wimbledon. Best ranking was no. 5 in 1995. Winner of 15 career ATP singles titles and $10m in career prize money. Played in 56 straight Grand Slams from 1991-2004. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 187 DOB: September 15, 1971 […] Continue to read full article...

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May/24

15

Integrity In Tennis

By Scoop Malinowski Patrick Rafter was paid a six figure appearance fee to play in Doha and lost second round. After the loss when he was supposed to be paid, Rafter declined to take the money because he told the tournament director that he wasn’t happy with his losing performance. Meanwhile, the no. 1 seed […] Continue to read full article...

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May/24

13

Do Tennis Greats Want Their Records Broken?

Yesterday, the dominant LPGA golfer Nelly Korda’s attempt to win a record sixth straight pro golf tournament fell short as she lost by 14 strokes to Rose Zhang at the Cognizant Founders Cup in NJ. So Korda, the 25 year old daughter of 1998 Australian Open champion Petr Korda, still shares the record of winning […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/24

4

RIP Kenny Lundgren

Kenneth Lundgren became a dear friend in the early 2000s because of tennis. We used to both workout at the William Paterson University gym. Ken saw me playing shadow tennis swinging backhands and forehands in the aerobics room and gym and initiated a conversation. About a decade younger, he also loved tennis and played a […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/23

28

Recovering From Grand Slam Final Defeats: When The Dream Doesn’t Come True

By Scoop Malinowski As the fourth Grand Slam tournaments of 2023 begins today, let’s delve into an area that is rarely talked about in the world of professional tennis: the dark side of losing a major tournament final and the pain and suffering of the epic failure to make the lifelong dream come true. It’s […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/23

31

Sampras On His Grand Slam Record Being Broken

I found this You Tube interview by Pat Cash with Pete Sampras from 2016 of Pistol Pete sharing his thoughts when Roger Federer won his fifteenth Grand Slam to break his record of fourteen. “When I saw Roger do it at Wimbledon, I was resigned to it,” said the seven-time champion of Wimbledon and five-time […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/23

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Biofile Pete Sampras Interview

By Scoop Malinowski STATUS: Winner of fourteen Grand Slam major singles titles – two Australian Opens, seven Wimbledons and five US Opens. Finished as ATP world no. 1 for six years in a row. Won 64 ATP singles titles. Competed as a professional from 1988-2002. DOB: August 12, 1971 IN: Washington DC HT: 6-2 WT: […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/23

17

Was Pete Sampras Backhand Change A Mistake?

At the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open last week I had the pleasure to sit next to and chat with Brian Gottfried for several matches on Nick Bollettieri Stadium Court. When I asked Brian if he had ever hit with Pete Sampras, he revealed that he did when Pistol Pete was around fourteen, at an Orange […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/22

19

His Name Is Agassi

By Scoop Malinowski Andre Agassi mania had a profound impact on America. The former world no. 1 and Grand Slam king was such an inspiring, exciting figure around the world, some parents even named their boys not Andre, but “Agassi.” There’s a trio of Agassis in the UTR directory of tennis players with the best […] Continue to read full article...

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