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Day One Drama At Roland Garros

Zhang Shuai lost her eighth match in a row 61 61 to Magdalena Frech of Poland and suffered a semi-meltdown at the press conference as she couldn’t stop the tears lamenting problems with Chinese tennis federation among other griefs. 34 year old Zhang was seeded 29. Ugo Humbert won his first match ever at Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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Eight Americans In Top 50 ATP

American tennis continues to ascend into a position to establish “superpower” status again like the golden age of the 90s. Taylor Fritz is tops at no. 10 but hot on his heels is his pal at no. 11 Frances Tiafoe. The two 25 year olds are separated by 420 ranking points. The third highest ranked […] Continue to read full article...

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Ten Americans Now In ATP Top 50

American tennis continues to progress upward to superpower status in the ATP. Three players reached the quarterfinal stage of the year’s first Grand Slam – Sebi Korda, Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton. The last time USA tennis performed so well at a Grand Slam was the 2005 US Open where Agassi, Blake and Ginepri were […] Continue to read full article...

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Americans Thriving At AO

By Scoop Malinowski A balance of power shift appears to be occurring at the 2023 Australian Open with American tennis declaring itself as the future superpower of the sport. Mackenize McDonald shockingly slayed defending champion Rafael Nadal with startling impunity 64 64 75. Then Jenson Brooksby dismissed the second seed Casper Ruud in four sensational […] Continue to read full article...

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Six Hunters Of Melbourne

By Mark Scoop Malinowski (This feature appears in the March/April issue of FINAL Magazine.) A phenomenon of nature is the instinct of the alpha wolf to sense who his successor in the wolfpack will be. When that determination is made, the alpha wolf doesn’t try to eliminate the rival or fight him off, he accepts […] Continue to read full article...

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“Prince” Korda Quietly Rampaging Through Australia

By Scoop Malinowski History indicates Sebastian Korda is destined by fate to win a major title in Australia, like his father won the 1998 Australian Open and his two sisters also won major pro golf titles on the continent. Korda is 22 years old now and showing signs his time may be near. This week […] Continue to read full article...

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Miami Open 2022

By Scoop Malinowski Wildcard Andy Murray grinded out a hard fought win vs Federico Delbonis 76 61 but again looked ordinary and journeymanesque. Second round awaits world no. 2 Daniil Medvedev. Question: Why isn’t new coach Ivan Lendl with Murray in Miami? Jack Sock is playing “J Sizzle” level tennis – he’s moving well and […] Continue to read full article...




USA Tennis On The Verge Of Resurgence

American tennis has been mired in a drought of mediocre results since Andy Roddick’s US Open win in 2003. But the future has never looked so bright for America with an array of different young players making their marks in the ATP at an early age. It’s all on display this week at the Citi […] Continue to read full article...

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Could Korda Be The One?

In the summer of 2000 Pete Sampras was asked: Who among the younger generation – such as Hewitt, Haas, Federer, Ferrero and Vinciguerra – impresses you the most as a potential champion and why? Sampras answered: “All those guys you mentioned have something about them that makes them capable of winning a Grand Slam. But […] Continue to read full article...

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The two 2021 breakout stars in the ATP will clash today in the third round of Miami Open. Karatsev has exploded out of obscurity to 27 in the world based on winning Doha and reaching the semis at AO. The 27 year old has built a 13-2 record on the year. Korda, age 20, is […] Continue to read full article...

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