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Tennis-Prose Official Awards 2023

Sportsmanship Award: Richard Gasquet. Two full decades on the ATP World Tour and I have never heard or seen the Frenchman show unsportsmanlike conduct even once. No confrontations with any opponents, or ugly moments on court. Honorable mention: John Isner. Grigor Dimitrov. John Millman. Feliciano Lopez. Karen Khachanov. Kei Nishikori. Jannik Sinner. Adrian Mannarino. Player […] Continue to read full article...

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Cincy Notebook

Venus Williams trailed Veronika Kudermetova 14 in both sets but managed to prevail 64 75, for her first big win in quite some time. The wildcard, now 43, doesn’t seem to have any plans for retiring soon. John Isner, on the otherhand, lost another heartbreaker 76 76 to Jordan Thompson. After a semi run in […] Continue to read full article...

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Gasquet Smashes Racquet!

Richard Gasquet turned pro in 2002 and I have watched probably well over 50, maybe nearly 100 of his ATP matches on TV and live at Miami Open, US Open and Washington DC. Today the veteran Frenchman did something I have never seen him do before – he smashed his Head racquet at Internazionali d’Italia […] Continue to read full article...

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19 First Time Duels At Indian Wells 2R

I will not bother ATP stat master Greg Sharko to confirm this odd observation but there will be a perhaps unofficial record of 19 first time matchups in the second round of the Masters 1000 BNP Paribas Open today and tomorrow. The most interesting – and longest awaited one will be between 36 year old […] Continue to read full article...

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Gasquet Floundering After Auckland Title

Richard Gasquet was a surprise winner in Auckland in January, reeling off five wins to snatch the title with a stunning performance vs Cam Norrie in the final 46 64 64. The big win and 16th career title vaulted the 36 year old back into the top 45. But since that astounding triumph, Gasquet has […] Continue to read full article...

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Champion Gasquet Reigns Supreme Again

By Scoop Malinowski Richard Gasquet has won sixteen ATP singles titles in his pro tennis career but today’s title in Auckland surprised even himself. Gasquet somehow found a way to dig out of a 0-3, love-40 deficit to defeat Cam Norrie 46 64 64. Gasquet had last won an ATP title in 2018. The 36 […] Continue to read full article...

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Gasquet vs Wawrinka Rivalry Ends

Richard Gasquet and Stan Wawrinka both turned pro in 2002 but have only played each other four times in their two decades long illustrious ATP careers. The latest duel of their rivalry was yesterday in Antwerp with the 36 year old Gasquet edging the 37 year old Wawrinka 26 76 64. Their previous match was […] Continue to read full article...

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Some Curious Head To Head Results

This week I noticed Adrian Mannarino is 2-0 career vs Stan Wawrinka. The French lefty beat Stan this week in Astana 16 62 63 and he also beat Stan at Miami Open 2015 76 76. The 34 and 37 year old have only played these two times. David Goffin is 1-1 vs Carlos Alcaraz, he […] Continue to read full article...

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Mid Wimbledon Observations

By Scoop Malinowski Jack Sock lost a heartbreaker today in the third round to Jason Kubler 62 46 57 76 63 but he proved finally he’s a Grand Slam force again with new coach Robby Ginepri. Sock and Coco Gauff are a favorite to win the mixed title. Taylor Fritz is quietly cruising through his […] Continue to read full article...

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Gasquet vs Verdasco: An Interesting Rivaly

Tennis rivalries can evolve in the most unpredictable and odd directions. And one that caught my eye is the unique head to head series of Richard Gasquet and Fernando Verdasco. Their first match was in 2004 In Buenos Aires, won by the 18 year old Gasquet over the 20 year old lefty from Spain 26 […] Continue to read full article...

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