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What I Learned As An ATP Coach

By Scoop Malinowski For three weeks I coached on the ATP Tour at the Sarasota Open, Tallahassee Challenger and Savannah Challenger. With the coaching credential access I noticed a different perspective from media. The players all get along but their interactions with each other are limited. The higher ranked players don’t have time for lower […] Continue to read full article...

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Next Tennis Book Is About Sarasota Open

Having attended the Sarasota Open ATP Challenger every year since 2013 I suddenly got an idea to do a book about it and all the stories and memories I and others have collected about the popular tennis tournament. There are countless stories about players, matches, odd occurrences and so much more associated with the tournament […] Continue to read full article...

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Andrade And Gomez Battle Three Weeks In A Row!

In one of those infinitesimal quirks of ATP draws, two players were drawn to play each other three weeks in a row. Andres Andrade and Federico Gomez clashed at the three southern US Challenger swing circuit in Sarasota, Tallahassee and today in Savannah. The 6-3, 210 pound huge serving brute from Argentina topped the Ecuadorian […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Bogdan Bobrov Interview

Status: ATP no. 389. Career best ranking was 361 in Dec. 2023. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 163 DOB: September 16, 1997 In: Penza, Russia First Memory Of Tennis: Well, to be honest, I don’t remember… well, one of the first things I remember – first practice for me. I kind of enjoy it. And I went […] Continue to read full article...

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Sarasota Open Is Magical Experience

Aside from the sensational tennis being played by all the dynamic players like Stefan Kozlov, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Matija Pecotic, Tennys Sandgren and many others this week, the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open ATP Challenger has been nothing short of fantastic. I heard one volunteer Chris say to another Malika, “When I wake up in the morning […] Continue to read full article...



Biofile Martin Damm Jr

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 177. DOB: Sept. 30, 2000 In: Bradenton, FL Ht: 6-8 Wt: 209 First Tennis Memory: Probably using my dad’s racquet to hit against the front door of the house (age 4). Tennis Inspirations: My father (former ATP player and Grand Slam doubles champion) Roddick and Nadal. First Famous Player […] Continue to read full article...

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Three Sarasota Open Showdowns

Three very interesting matches today at the Sarasota Open qualifying tournament. First on stadium featured the future UCLA Bruin and local Kaylan Bigun, who scored his first ATP match win 76 76 vs. Bogdan Bobrov from Russia. Bigun was a top 20 junior, a lefty with a slight edge in fire power that seemed the […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Matija Pecotic Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 477. Pecotic is playing the 2024 Sarasota Open qualies tomorrow. DOB: July 3, 1989 In: Croatia First Tennis Memory: Watching Pete Sampras at Wimbledon on TV when I was four years old. Tennis Inspirations: Glenn Michibata, my Princeton coach, who taught me everything I know about tennis. Rafael Nadal. […] Continue to read full article...

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Fitness Requirements For Players At ATP Challengers

The ATP Challenger Sarasota Open tournament is required to have certain pieces of equipment for the players at the tournament site (Payne Park) and the hotel (Ameniti Bay) and we are short in both areas.    We are looking for people or organizations that can lend us any needed equipment from Saturday, April 6 through […] Continue to read full article...




What a difference a year makes

Last April Arthur Fils lost in qualies at the Sarasota Open and Daniel Elahi Galan won the title vs. Steve Johnson in the final. But the two players have taken different courses over the last year. About a year later Fils and Galan met in the first round of Hamburg and it was Fils who […] Continue to read full article...

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