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Is Cockiness An Important Quality For Tennis Success?

By Scoop Malinowski A former ATP champion made a very interesting comment during a recent conversation… “You know what is also funny, how many players were sooooo cocky when they were playing and changed completely when they retired…Olivier Delaitre, Petr Korda, Carl-Uwe Steeb to name a few. They would only say hi to and talk […] Continue to read full article...

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World No. 2s, Close But No Cigar

There were nine ATP players who climbed all the way up the mountain to the world no. 2 ranking but fell just short of no. 1 and all the prestige, honor and not to mention, lucrative bonuses that go with being the ATP kingpin. Marcelo Rios famously became no. 1 in Miami in 1998 when […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis enthusiasts remember many of the players who never won a Grand Slam singles title despite coming very, very close to tennis immortality. Todd Martin, Guillermo Coria, Cedric Pioline, Kei Nishikori, Marcelo Rios, Mariano Puerta, Mark Philippoussis, Mal Washington, Rainer Schuettler, Arnaud Clement, lost in their major finals. A forgotten near historic achievement that is […] Continue to read full article...



Biofile: Sebastian Korda Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status: 2018 Australian Open junior boys champion. ATP ranking is 842. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 183 DOB: July 5, 2000 In: Bradenton, FL First Tennis Memory: "I actually hit my first tennis ball on these courts when I was three or four. With my dad. (Note: Interview was conducted at El Conquistador Tennis Club in Bradenton, FL site of the 2017 Sarasota Open ATP Challenger.) Tennis Inspirations: "My dad (Petr) always inspired me. I always loved watching Nadal. He always inspires me." Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Petr Korda Interview

Status: Former 1998 Australian Open champion. Winner of ten ATP singles titles including 1993 Grand Slam Cup. Early Tennis Memory: "Goes way back to '71 or '72 when I started. I remember I was playing with some friends on the back court and they want to make a picture on the court with my dad. And he had to pull the net down because the net was higher than I was [smiles]." Pre-Match Feeling: "My mindset? Geez, I don't even remember, how was it? Just always put some kind of strategy of what I wanted to do." Continue to read full article...

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