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LeRoy Neiman’s Favorite Tennis Players To Paint

By Scoop Malinowski Back in 2007 for a feature in MOVES Magazine I asked my dear friend LeRoy Neiman who his favorite athletes were to paint in tennis… “Federer and Nadal. Those two are the best looking players in both style and the way they look, in a long time. They’re both so strong, so […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Sander Groen Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP doubles champion. Highest doubles ranking was 61. Highest singles ranking was 177. Competed on ATP World Tour from 1989-2019. DOB: June 16, 1968 In: Amsterdam, Netherlands First memory of tennis: Watching Wimbledon finals with Borg and McEnroe. Tennis inspirations: My father was a very dedicated regional player and head […] Continue to read full article...

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Looking Back On Djokovic’s First Win vs. Federer

By Scoop Malinowski Novak Djokovic leads the career rivalry vs Roger Federer 27-23 and perhaps the most important, influential and overlooked of those 27 wins was the first one which came in the 2007 Montreal Masters Final. I did not realize I recorded this match on VHS tape back in 2007 and finding it had […] Continue to read full article...

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Former ATP world no. 12 Dominik Hrbaty dropped a bombshell today on Twitter, revealing that the professional tennis locker room prefers the friendly personality of Novak Djokovic over Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. “I have the best experience with Djokovic,” said Hrbaty. “By the way, out of the big three, he is by far most […] Continue to read full article...

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Can Perfect Tennis Be Played?

By Scoop Malinowski Sports can create the impossible phenomenon of human perfection in the competitive arena. Nadia Comaneci’s 10 at the 1976 Olympics. Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s 56-second knockout of previously unbeaten Michael Spinks in 1988. The Don Larsen “perfect game” pitching performance in the Major League Baseball “World Series” game. Usain Bolt’s world record […] Continue to read full article...

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Sander Groen’s Unique ATP Career

By Scoop Malinowski Sander Groen mentioned on Facebook that he sat in Guga Kuerten’s box during the 1997 Canadian Open semi clash with Michael Chang, which was won by Guga. “I stayed in Montreal way after I lost doubles with Goran Ivanisevic because I was unlikely to get into doubles the following week in Cincinnati. […] Continue to read full article...

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Should Federer quit singles and focus on doubles?

Roger Federer is not sounding very optimistic about the future of his singles career in 2022, pulling himself out of the Australian Open and casting doubt on playing Wimbledon. There was no mention in his statement about playing Roland Garros or US Open. Federer emphasized that it would not be heartbreaking if he could not […] Continue to read full article...




Given Time And Care, Laver Cup Can Serve Up Superb Tennis

You’ve probably heard the marketing spiel before: The Laver Cup can be to tennis what the Ryder Cup is to golf.  But in truth, the tournament has a long way to go before it can reach the heights of the biannual golf event. Coincidentally, both the 43rd Ryder Cup and the 4th Laver Cup were […] Continue to read full article...

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Did Federer Loss Ruin Sandgren’s Career?

Tennys Sandgren held seven match points on Roger Federer to advance to the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open. The American failed to convert those match points and lost to Federer 63 26 26 76 (8) 63. Sandgren was on a roll in 2020 and on the cusp of becoming an elite ATP player but […] Continue to read full article...

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Though I’m not physically present at the US Open this year I can feel a different energy this year at the US Open. Without the presences of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams at the final Grand Slam of 2021, there is now a stronger sense of transition in professional tennis, and several young […] Continue to read full article...

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