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After a few years of story, memory and anecdote collecting, I have finally completed my book on Nick Bollettieri. What I have learned is Nick Bollettieri is more fascinating and interesting than many Grand Slam champions, for he created something new and he personally and indirectly touched millions of people’s lives in a positive way…. […] Continue to read full article...

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Brawl At The Tennis Courts!

I wasn’t present to witness the recent brawl at the public tennis courts in Bergen County NJ at Overpeck Park in Leonia, NJ but here is a second hand report I was told this week about it … A Korean female teenager kept violating tennis etiquette by running onto an adjacent court to retrieve a […] Continue to read full article...

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Q&A With A “Master Racquet Technician”

Cars have mechanics, champion athletes have nutrionist and fitness experts, and tennis racquets have… technicans. Here is an interesting interview with Master Racquet Technician Gerald Sarmiento, based in New Jersey. Sarmiento is a fine tennis player, owner of two pro shops in Northern NJ and a partner with Furi Sport, a new creator of tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Early US Open Preview

unnamed Preview of US open With all due respect to Montreal, Cincinnati, Winston Salem, the world of tennis prioritizes the four Grand Slam tournaments. Less than a month away now, all sights are set on the fourth and final tourney, the US Open... Roger Federer With his recent Wimbledon victory against Marin Cilic, Federer broke the number of wins at Wimbledon. Given this feat it is not surprising that Federer is one of the top contenders to win at the US Open. This year, Federer has not only won at Wimbledon but also at the Australian Open. Many have been shocked by Federer’s success given his age and injuries. If he can win at the US Open, he will capture 3 of the 4 Grand Slam titles for a total of 20 over his successful career. Continue to read full article...

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Hall of Fame Worthy, Yes or No?

moyaNot every champion tennis player can get into the Hall of Fame but there are several candidates who curiously have yet to be inducted and enshrined into Newport. Let's take a look... Yevgeny Kafelnikov: The superb Russian won Roland Garros singles and doubles in the same year as well as the Australian Open, an Olympic gold medal, Davis Cup and also he held the world no. ranking. Kafelnikov's achievements outshine those of Marat Safin who was inducted last year. Continue to read full article...

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