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A new tennis season brings fresh storylines and elite players to watch at the Grand Slams. As the Australian Open approaches, let’s preview some top athletes to follow in the men’s and women’s fields during the 2024 Slam campaigns. Rafael Nadal: Pursuing More History Even at 37, Rafael Nadal shows no signs of slowing down. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

29

Kathleen Horvath: First And Last Pro Matches

The series continues with former WTA top ten pro and the engineer of one of the greatest upsets in Grand Slam history (vs. Martina Navratilova at French Open), Kathleen Horvath… First Pro Match: I remember my first pro match, not the last. Dianne Fromholtz 1979 US Open. After I won 21 & under nationals while […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

24

Nadal’s absence from the Australian Open won’t affect his mood much

Rafael Nadal said that due to a hip injury he will not be able to take part in the upcoming Australian Championships. This injury was the latest in a list of problems that kept him from performing for almost the entire past year. Eurosport expert Alex Corretja believes that this will not prevent Nadal from […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

9

Ryan Harrison Officially Retires

An American Grand Slam champion has decided to retire from the ATP World Tour. Here is Ryan Harrison’s official statement… With the New Year kicking off it starts a new chapter in my life. After a long battle with health issues over the last few years, the time has come for me to put an […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

7

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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Nov/23

28

Is Donald Young At The Finish Line?

Former American teen prodigy Donald Young may have reached the finish line of his fine professional tennis career. The 34 year old former 2017 Roland Garros doubles finalist is currently ranked 1087. His most recent match was in late September at Charleston Challenger where he lost in the first round of qualies to Thai-Son Kwiatkowski […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/23

8

Biofile Rafael Nadal Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP world no. 1. Winner of 22 Grand Slams including 14 French Opens. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 188 DOB: June 3, 1986 In: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. Tennis Inspiration: “When I was 10-12-years old I start playing well and maybe at that moment I started thinking I can be a pro. You never know how tough […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/23

1

It Looks Like Gulbis Has Departed The ATP

By Scoop Malinowski Without any fanfare or fancy farewells, it appears a former ATP star has departed the professional tennis tour. Former top ten and Roland Garros semifinalist Ernests Gulbis has not played a pro match since early February, a 61 26 76 Davis Cup match win vs. Israel’s Daniel Cukierman. In the doubles of […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

31

Biofile Fred Stolle Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Winner of 1965 French Championships and 1966 US Championships. Winner of ten Grand Slam doubles titles and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Also the only male player to have lost his first five Grand Slam singles finals. Won 39 career singles titles and was ranked no. 1 in 1966 by […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

17

Biofile Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former world no. 1 (1995) and winner of fourteen Grand Slam titles (4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 mixed). Also won four Olympic medals and five Federation Cup titles for Spain. DOB: December 18, 1972 In: Barcelona, Spain Ht: 5-6 1/2 Wt: 124 Childhood Role-Model: Chris Evert. Early Tennis Memory: I picked […] Continue to read full article...

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