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Tursunov Took Shots at Roger in Facing Federer book

Former ATP champion Dmitri Tursunov is an interesting, free spirited character, bold enough to take some veiled shots at the God of Tennis Roger Federer and even his swooning fan base. In the book “Facing Federer: Symposium of a Champion”, the seven time ATP singles champion Tursunov took repeated shots at Federer’s aura and mystique, […] Continue to read full article...

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Remember Vladimir Voltchkov’s Wimbledon Semifinal Run

Vladimir Voltchkov was a highly-touted Russian junior who won the Wimbledon boys title in 1996. By 2000 he was age 22 and struggling in the professional ranks. At Wimbledon 2000, Voltchkov had to qualify as he was ranked 237 after he won Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger in May by beating 357th ranked Igor Kunitsyn in the […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Maria Kirilenko Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WTA tennis player reached a career high ranking of 10. Won six WTA singles titles and 12 in doubles. Won bronze medal in doubles for Russia in 2012 Olympics. Reached finals of French Open and AO in doubles. Last competed in 2014. Turned pro in 2001. Ht: 5-8  Wt: 127 […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Alexander Bublik Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status:  ATP ranking 37. DOB: June 17, 1997 In: Gatchina, Russia Ht: 6-5   Wt:  180 First memory of tennis: It is probably the first tournament that I played when I was seven years old. I don’t remember if I win any match, but I got the trophy. My mum and my dad bought a trophy […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Andrei Cherkasov Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP no. 13. Winner of two ATP singles titles, the first two editions of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Reached QF of US Open, AO and Roland Garros. Currently a coach at IMG in Bradenton, FL. DOB: July 4, 1970 In: Ufa, Soviet Union First Tennis Memory: “Probably when I […] Continue to read full article...

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Dubai Champ Karatsev is the tennis “Rocky Balboa”

The miraculous story of Aslan Karatsev continued in Dubai today as the Russian won the ATP 500 title 63 62 vs. Lloyd Harris of South Africa. Karatsev is now 11-2 in 2021, after his astounding semifinal run at the Australian Open. So far this year, Karatsev has only lost to world no. 1 Novak Djokovic […] Continue to read full article...




Karatsev Knew This Would Happen

The name Aslan Karatsev has gone from total obscurity in one week to on the step of superstardom. Karatsev crushed Felix Auger-Aliassime yesterday at AO, coming back from two sets down to shock the Canadian in five 36 16 63 63 64. The previously unknown Russian, best known maybe for beating Tennys Sandgren late last […] Continue to read full article...




Biofile: Dmitry Tursunov Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Career best ATP ranking no. 20. Winner of seven ATP singles titles. Helped Russian win Davis Cup in 2006. DOB: December 12, 1982 In: Moscow, Russia First Tennis Memory: I don’t remember [laughs]. I was very, very young when I started. Since I played tennis, I don’t remember like one particular, vivid memory. I […] Continue to read full article...

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Two Sets Vs A WTA Pro

With one public park open in Bradenton and Sarasota and two main hitting partners both afraid to play because of fear of virus and fear of being arrested, I am starving to play some real tennis instead of hitting on a wall or driving over an hour to Tampa where a friend plays at open […] Continue to read full article...

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First & Last Pro Matches: Andrei Cherkasov

We resume the First and Last Pro Match series with former ATP no. 13 Andrei Cherkasov… First Match: “Never forget. I was in US. I was fifteen years old and I played. I went to watch how my older friends play like (Andrei) Chesnokov, Zverev Sr, (Alexander) Volkov. The tournament was in Chicago, ATP. Somehow […] Continue to read full article...


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