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Most Grand Slam Final Failures

Everybody knows by now Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 20 majors each and Novak Djokovic is chasing them needing two more to achieve equality (he’s at 18 after winning AO earlier this year). Margaret Court has won 24 Grand Slam singles titles and 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles majors. But who has […] Continue to read full article...

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For the first time in around two decades, we can say with some conviction that Serena Williams is not the best female tennis player on the planet. Some might still disagree, of course, and you could argue that the American would be considered the best if she gave the game her full attention. But, as […] Continue to read full article...

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The “Vicious Competitor”

Reading the Jimmy Connors “The Outsider” book, one of many passages that jumped out of the page and sparked profound thought was a quote by Pancho Gonzales that embedded in a young Jimbo. Over a half century later Connors still remembered it and included it on page 61… “The great champions were always vicious competitors. […] Continue to read full article...

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Press Conference Questions You Won’t Hear

To Roger Federer: Can you name three things you really like about Novak Djokovic? To Naomi Osaka: Would you ever consider wearing masks to salute Asian or White victims of black brutality? To Serena Williams: What would it take for you to play John McEnroe in a new edition of Battle of the Sexes? Or […] Continue to read full article...

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Rage and Joy at AO

Novak Djokovic was in peril of being ousted from the Australian Open by Alexander Zverev. The top seed lost the first set 76, won the second but found himself down 4-1 in the third. His instinctive reaction was to smash his Head Speed Pro racquet into the court three times to destroy the faulty equipment. […] Continue to read full article...

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John McEnroe vs Serena Williams

Both of these iconic figures are more popular now than Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King were in their 1969 Battle of the Sexes historic match. Imagine how colossally huge  a Johnny Mac vs Serena Battle of Sexes The Sequel could be? Imagine how much it could attract attention and excitement to the sport.  Imagine […] Continue to read full article...

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Twilight Zone US Open Begins!

The season of the virus came, it saw and it conquered most of the United States tennis season, wiping out Houston, Indian Wells, Miami Open, Citi Open, Newport, but the US Open stood strong and refuses to cower to the Chinese communist virus or whatever the hell it really is. The 2020 US Open commences […] Continue to read full article...

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Kuznetsova Implies WTA Is Regressing

Two time major title winner Svetlana Kuznetsova made an interesting comment this week: “No offense but the WTA Tour has become shallow. There used to be more actual top players. Now I sometimes don’t even know who’s Top 10, there’s a very high turnover. And not because mid-ranked players raised their level to reach the […] Continue to read full article...




Former NHL player analyzes Serena vs Wang

Kent Carlson was a physical defenseman for the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals back in the 1980s. He also watched last night’s epic Serena Williams vs Qiang Wang Australian Open third round clash and shared his perspective… “DAVID vs GOLIATH. When your physical gifts are so above all others […] Continue to read full article...

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Serena and Osaka Knocked Out of AO 2020

By Louise Belcourt The tennis world was in shock after two Australian Open grand slam women’s champions were knocked out of the third round of the Australian Open on day 5. In the day session of Rod Laver Arena, the gritty Chinese player Qiang Wang celebrated Chinese New Year early with a tough 6-4 6-7(2) […] Continue to read full article...

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