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Federer’s ON Shoes Making Impact In Tennis

Roger Federer may not be playing pro tennis anymore but his presence is being felt indirectly on the professional tennis circuit. This week in Washington DC at the Citi Open one prominent player has been wearing the new tennis shoes Federer created. The Switzerland-based athletic shoe manufacturer ON has received some very positive exposure because […] Continue to read full article...

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Simon Calls Out Tennis Deep State

By Scoop Malinowski Another brave soul in the ATP has stood up and blasted the tennis deep state for unfair treatment of Novak Djokovic. Veteran ATP champion Gilles Simon said this week: “It would annoy everyone if Djokovic breaks Federer’s records. It pisses people off that he’s so strong. I see Djokovic like any human […] Continue to read full article...

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Llodra: Federer “is more crazy than everybody.”

By Scoop Malinowski Years ago in the prime years of the Federer-Nadal rivalry I got an idea to do a fantasy magazine feature asking ATP players who would win a boxing match between Federer and Nadal? Many notable players like Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Carlos Moya, Tim Henman, Ivan Ljubicic, Carlos Moya, Greg […] Continue to read full article...

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Rune Dares To Criticize Federer

When ATP rising force Holger Rune publicly announced last year that he would like to break Rafael Nadal’s Roland Garros record, it showed how driven, bold and self confident the Dane is about his own abilities. This week Rune dared to speak publicly about topic that few would dare to criticize – Federer’s misbehavior on […] Continue to read full article...

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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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