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Jan/24

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Nadal’s absence from the Australian Open won’t affect his mood much

Rafael Nadal said that due to a hip injury he will not be able to take part in the upcoming Australian Championships. This injury was the latest in a list of problems that kept him from performing for almost the entire past year. Eurosport expert Alex Corretja believes that this will not prevent Nadal from […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

24

What Happened To Carlos?

All the sudden the heir apparent to the GOAT throne looks like a second rater. Right now he’s down 61 64 54 to Alexander Zverev in the AO quarterfinals, an opponent he’s handled easily in the past. The world no. 2 has strangely declined a fraction or two since his Wimbledon 2023 triumph and not […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

29

Verdasco May Have Called It Quits

Former Australian Open semifinalist and top ten force, Fernando Verdasco has not won a meaningful match in years. The 40 year old lefthander has been grinding it out in 2023, trying to achieve one last hurrah on the ATP World Tour. But Verdasco was not able to revive his game or career and plummeted down […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

17

Biofile Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former world no. 1 (1995) and winner of fourteen Grand Slam titles (4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 mixed). Also won four Olympic medals and five Federation Cup titles for Spain. DOB: December 18, 1972 In: Barcelona, Spain Ht: 5-6 1/2 Wt: 124 Childhood Role-Model: Chris Evert. Early Tennis Memory: I picked […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/23

24

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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May/23

11

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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Feb/23

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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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