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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...




Happy Birthday Pistol Pete Sampras

Happy birthday no. 50 to one of the greatest champions in the history of sport, Pete Sampras. Six years in a row as year-end world no. 1, fourteen Grand Slam titles by age 31, three of the most dramatic, unforgettable matches in history (Corretja, Courier, Chesnokov). A winning machine. Everybody knew what was coming but […] Continue to read full article...

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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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The Sampras-Agassi Fiasco in Costa Rica

Unbeknownst to many, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi were supposed to play an exhibition match against each other on Saturday night in Costa Rica. But the latest edition of the storied rivalry was canceled because of rain. The pair of American tennis legends arrived in Costa Rica on Friday... Continue to read full article...

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