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TAG: Rod Laver



Found a 70s vintage Rod Laver polo shirt, never worn, original tags

Shocking find at the Roser Church Thrift Store on Anna Maria Island in Florida… an original, mint condition, never-worn Rod Laver brand blue collared polo with original tags. Somebody apparently bought it and never wore it and recently donated it to the store. It’s medium but just a little too small for me unfortunately. Don’t […] Continue to read full article...

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Rod Laver Talks Tennis

Rod Laver, the winner of eleven Grand Slam singles titles and the Grand Slam of 1962 and 1969, was active on Twitter today sharing some of his thoughts and views… Continue to read full article...

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Random Tennis Player Biofile: Jay Amari

By Scoop Malinowski Cycling to work to New York City last year I spotted a random man hitting tennis balls against the side of an apartment building on Riverside Drive and stopped to take a photo of the peculiar sight. A year later I posted the photo on the Facebook page NYC Tennis Players. And […] Continue to read full article...

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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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Jack Kramer Was Not Politically Correct

If you think Novak Djokovic is politically incorrect, take a look at some of the fearless statements Jack Kramer wrote in his book “The Game”… Rod Laver: “Laver was a drab personality. In fact when he turned pro in 1963 after winning the grand slam, the interest in tennis had fallen so low there was […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Walter Redondo Interview

Status: Former ATP no. 226. Reached round of 16 in Wimbledon doubles. Now a successful artist and sculptor in San Diego. DOB: June 14, 1958 In: San Diego, CA First Tennis Memory: I have so many amazing memories. The time I realized I wanted to be a professional tennis player. When I was watching Rod […] Continue to read full article...

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Johan Kriek agreed with this on Facebook. What do you think? Recently at the Australian Open final press conference, Roger Federer admitted the genius tag sits comfortably with him now: “I mean, look, I guess I’m the best tennis player in the world,” Federer said when asked how he reacts to the word genius being […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Vijay Armritraj Interview

Tennis Inspirations: "My childhood tennis inspirations were Pancho Gonzales followed by Rod Laver." Hobbies/Interests: "Movies, movies and movies. Followed by other sports. And hanging out with my boys comes at the top of the list." Favorite Movies: "Different genre of movies of course, but probably up top would be Sound Of Music." Musical Tastes: "Very much of the older, The Beatles are easily my favorite group by a long shot." Continue to read full article...

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