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The ATP has announced it’s list of nominees for the 2002 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. Nominated were Rafael Nadal, Felix Auger Aliassime, Hubert Hurkacz, Casper Ruud, Grrigor Dimitrov, Frances Tiafoe, Carlos Alcaraz, Matteo Berrettini, Maxime Cressy, Lorenzo Musetti. Nadal has won the Award already several times but this year he has exhibited several examples of […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

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Tragic Nadal Says He’s “Gonna Die” Trying To Win

By Scoop Malinowski One of the most alarming and astounding quotes in the tennis world was said this week by Rafael Nadal regarding his ambition – or obsession – to once again compete at the highest level of performance that he possibly can. “I don’t know if I’m going to reach that level again. But […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/22

15

Mike Tyson On Djokovic, Federer, Nadal

Mike Tyson was invited to the Jimmy Connors Podcast to do an hour-long interview recently and at one point shared his thoughts on the Big Three… “The thing about Djokovic is he came back from all those injuries. I love Djokovic personally. I like to watch him play. He’s a true fighter. I’m just a […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/22

5

When Nadal Semi-Challenged Equal Prize Money

I found a stunning video clip this week where Rafael Nadal was asked in Spanish about why men earn more money in tennis than women. Nadal replied with a very interesting answer: “I don’t know. I don’t know what it is based on in soccer, in golf or modeling. Why do women earn more than […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

27

Players Who Dominate Certain Players

There are some surprisingly one-sided head to head matchups in the ATP where one player completely dominates the other. Yoshihito Nishioka beat Dan Evans today in Korea 62 76 and now the world no. 56 has beaten the no. 25 Brit all six times they played dating back to 2016. Alex de Minaur is 5-0 […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

23

My Big 4 Biofile Memories

By Scoop Malinowski A standout highlight memory of my tennis career was doing Biofile interviews with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, all at the US Open. Each Biofile was very memorable though each happened well before they all achieved tennis immortality. In fact, at the time I interviewed them, none had […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

22

Laver Cup Notes

At the 2022 edition of Laver Cup, each member of the winning side will receive $250,000 (£220,360) while the runners-up will earn $125,000 (£110,175). Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe are honorary captains of the Europe and World teams but it defies logic why the two historic icons don’t also compete during Laver Cup. McEnroe is 63, […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

5

Tiafoe Slays Nadal At US Open

By Scoop Malinowski While the majority of tennis observers were shocked to see Mr. 22 Grand Slams Rafael Nadal upset today in the fourth round by Frances Tiafoe, the result was not a total shocker, because of the early promise and potential Tiafoe showed on the big stages of tennis. In 2017, Big Foe extended […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

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US Open 2022 Quotebook

Amid all the cliches and PR player quotes, here are some of the best and most revealing quips from the US Open so far… Stan Wawrinka: “I know that I’m closer to the end. That’s for sure. It’s a reality. I will never be able to play as well as I did in my career […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

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Nadal vs Coric: Perfect Symmetry Rivalry

By Scoop Malinowski When you look for the perfect, symmetrical rivalry, the key element is that the two players alternate victories. It’s a rare occurrence that two players are so evenly matched that neither can win two in a row against the other. That’s the special way of Nadal vs Coric, the other guy wins […] Continue to read full article...

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