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Apr/24

29

Fernando Verdasco Has Hung It Up

A great ATP career has come to an end. Fernando Verdasco, the explosive Spanish lefty and former world no. 7, is no longer chasing the dream. Verdasco played his last match in September 2023 at Seville Challenger, a first round loss 61 61 to Hugo Gaston. Prior to that wildcard, Verdasco played at Stanford Challenger […] Continue to read full article...

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It’s time to ponder whether the great Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is approaching the final stretch of his remarkable career. His recent forced withdrawal from the prestigious Indian Wells Masters tournament due to insufficient recovery after another injury has sparked new reflections on the potential imminent departure of the 37-year-old athlete from the world […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

24

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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Dec/23

8

How Should Rafael Nadal Retire?

By Scoop Malinowski The former king of tennis who won an astonishing 22 Grand Slam titles, Olympic gold medals, Davis Cups and countless other unforgettable, inspiring triumphs over the last two decades is nearing the end of his illustrious career at age 37 (he will turn 38 on June 6, 2024). So what would be […] 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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