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Expectations for yesterday’s US Open final from Daniil Medvedev in his first major final vs all time kingpin Rafael Nadal were not the highest, as the Russian only won three games from Nadal in their recent Montreal final. The rout was on too, with Nadal showing his superiority over the six-foot-three 23 year old, taking […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

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Serena Stumbles; Bianca Leaps

Serena Williams, the 23-slam champion, started the US Open finals against Bianca Andreescu, the ultra-confident 19-year-old Canadian, by hitting an ace out wide. She then proceeded to get broken by Andreescu when she served her second double fault of the game. Andreescu has matched Serena’s power and pace and added a little more spin. Her […] Continue to read full article...

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Kathy Rinaldi played her first pro matches at age 13 and at 14 she became the youngest player to win a match at Wimbledon (since eclipsed in 1990). Her career was plagued by injuries but she did manage to win three WTA singles titles, two doubles titles, achieving a career best ranking of no. 7 […] Continue to read full article...

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I tip my hat to both of these young women. Elise Mertens did not just fold in the third set, coming back from 15-40, 2-3 to hold serve and almost climbing back from love-40 at 3-4 only to lose the game on an Andreescu forehand winner. The Belgian, who had not lost more than three […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

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Todd Martin’s Journey: First & Last Pro Matches

One of the best players to never win a major is American Todd Martin. Twice he fell short in Grand Slam finals, the 1994 Australian Open final vs Pete Sampras 76 64 64 and the 1999 US Open final vs Andre Agassi 64 67 67 63 62. Martin did eight career ATP singles titles, compiled […] Continue to read full article...

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This US Open has featured quite a few instances of rebel, bad boy behavior, something which the ATP Tour has been lacking for years with the pristine images of the high profile top players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, among others. Last night, Daniil Medvedev actually gave the middle finger to the Ashe Stadium crowd in […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

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US Open Biofile Paulo Lorenzi

Status: ATP no.  135. Turned pro in 1999. Highest singles ranking was 35 in 2016. DOB: December 15, 1981  In: Rome, Italy First Tennis Memory:  When I was playing with my older brother Bruno. I remember when he was taking a lesson, he had 50 minutes, then the last ten minutes with the coach was […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

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Felix vs Denis

The US Open match of the day will be contested on grandstand in the later afternoon, when Canadian titans Denis Shapovalov duels his friend Felix Auger-Aliassime. This is a very unique, special contrast of two diverse tennis gladiators on a concrete tennis court. The two have a brotherly respect and relationship and a history of […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski In boxing and tennis, I have learned, the champions often pick bits and pieces of former champions and use those attributes and qualities to create their own unique persona. Mike Tyson famously, and admittedly, emulated the fierce passion and fury of Roberto Duran and Jack Dempsey. Iron Mike also admired the way Dempsey would help to raise up his fallen conquests after beating them, an ultimate show of sportsmanship and class, and he added that unlikely gesture to his persona. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

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Jim Courier Press Conference 1992 US Open

Image result for jim courier images ATP world no. 1 Jim Courier defeated Andrei Cherkasov for the first time in his career at the US Open. Here is his press conference after the match... U.S. OPEN September 3, 1992 Jim Courier NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Q. Jim, what did you do different today compared to the last five times you played him? JIM COURIER: I won the last point, which is a start. Something I hadn't been able to do five times against Andrei. I played a little smarter today. I was a little more patient than I had been in our past meetings, and that was really the difference. I served smarter, and just, you know, wasn't over anxious out there. Continue to read full article...

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