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Desperate Verdasco Fighting For ATP Survival

Former ATP star Fernando Verdasco is 39 now and ranked 338 but he’s desperately trying to revive his tennis career. This weekend he got a wildcard into qualies in Mallorca on grass but lost to Pavel Kotov 61 76.Mallorca was the eleventh tournament Verdasco has played this year. Last weekend he got into Parma main […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski One of the biggest upsets in tennis history happened today when in Rome, the unknown world no. 135 playing in his first ATP World Tour event, managed to defeat the top player in the world Carlos Alcaraz 63 76. So such a shocking upset is provoking lots of chatter and speculation about […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Monica Seles book cover artist interview

A few years ago I discovered the stunning artwork of Miki DeGoodaboom on Instagram. It just so happened that the European artist had painted portraits of Serena and Steffi so we made a deal and her artwork was the cover of my Facing Serena Williams/Steffi Graf. Later I found she also did a Monica Seles […] Continue to read full article...

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Perhaps the strongest rebuke yet by a tennis player, or any pro sports figure, was said this week at Mutua Madrid by Spanish player Paula Badosa-Gibert. The 25 year old winner of three WTA singles titles stated this opinion on the messy combination of sports and politics: “They absolutely should not mix. Unfortunately, they’ve been […] Continue to read full article...

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Former ATP world no. 12 Feliciano Lopez is in his final year of professional tennis after turning pro way back in 1997. The 41 year old is ranked 1035 now. He requested and received a wildcard into the Acapulco and defeated Chris Eubanks 76 64 (last year at Indian Wells qualies Lopez lost to Eubanks […] Continue to read full article...

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Verdasco’s Delray Beach Adventure

By Scoop Malinowski Fernando Verdasco is back at the Delray Beach Open trying to revive his tennis career at age 39 and ranked 133 in the world, he’s not about to surrender just yet. Today Verdasco, granted a wildcard, will meet Radu Albot in what will be the Spaniard’s Delray Beach Open main draw debut. […] Continue to read full article...

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Agut Has Solved Murray

Roberto Bautista Agut lost the first three times he played Andy Murray, in 2014 on grass, 2015 on clay and then 2016 in the Shanghai final on hard 76 61. But the Spaniard renowned for his consistency must have figured something out over the next two years. Their fourth meeting was at 2019 Australian Open […] Continue to read full article...

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Nadal Suddenly Looks 36

Rafael Nadal began his 2023 season with a very disappointing and damaging defeat. Nadal was upset by lefty Brit Cam Norrie 63 36 46 in the new United Cup competition. Nadal had previously dominated Norrie in four previous meeting, never losing a set. The good thing for Nadal is he appeared perfectly healthy, not bothered […] Continue to read full article...

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Fans of men’s singles tennis have been spoiled over the past decade and a half with the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray battling it out on the court and creating some epic tennis matches. Federer has hung up his racket, while Djokovic (35), Nadal (36), and the injury-plagued Murray […] Continue to read full article...

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What was Rafael Nadal’s Defining Moment?

By Scoop Malinowski New York Daily News columnist recently asserted the 2021 Australian Open final was the defining moment of Rafael Nadal’s illustrious career… “Nadal vs. Medvedev. Australian final. Match of the year. As much a defining moment of Rafa’s career as anything he ever did against Federer or Djokovic. Who Rafa is and what […] Continue to read full article...

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