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Nov/20

5

Facing Greatness: Lisa Bonder-Kerkorian

Former WTA top ten player Lisa Bonder is next in our new series “Facing Greatness” as she contemplates the question of which were the two best matches ever played against her on a tennis court, during her career which spanned from 1981 to 1991 and was highlighted by four WTA singles titles and a no. […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

15

First Time I Saw Nadal

The first time I saw Rafael Nadal play live was at US Open in 2003. By then he was already ranked 45 in the world at the age of seventeen. The muscular Spanish boy had already made waves in pro tennis, having defeated Carlos Moya, Gilles Muller, Magnus Norman, Younes El Aynouai, Mario Ancic, Albert […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

13

US Open 2020: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Dominic Thiem won his first major title in his fourth attempt, a sensational five set triumph over Alexander Zverev, one of the most compelling US Open finals of this century. There is no more deserving Grand Slam champion than Thiem, perhaps other than his conquest Zverev, who won the hearts of the tennis world today […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

8

Biofile: Borna Coric Interview

Status: ATP No. 32. Won two career ATP singles titles. Career high best ranking was no. 12. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 160 DOB: Nov. 14, 1996 In: Zagreb, Croatia First Tennis Memory: “Watching my dad play. So I actually started because I was watching him playing.” Tennis Inspirations: “Rafa Nadal, would say.” First Famous Player You […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

6

Djokovic Disqualified from 2020 US Open

Novak Djokovic’s quest to secure his 18th Grand Slam title ended today at the US Open when the world no. 1’s frustration erupted and a seemingly harmless flick of a tennis ball in the direction of a ballperson ended up hitting a lineswoman in the throat. No doubt an accidental action, Djokovic was having problems […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

5

Scribe Laments Covering US Open Without Fans

It takes two or a few to make a great party and the 2020 US Open is sorely missing the heart, soul…it’s lifeblood…tennis fans. Jimmy Connors exemplified New York, US Open tennis better than anyone, how a player feeds off the electricity and adrenaline of tennis fans to create magic on the court. This year […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

4

Moutet Moves Into US Open Third Round

Corentin Moutet continues to rise in the ATP, today bouncing Dan Evans in four sets to advance to the third round, equaling his best Grand Slam result. Doubles great Mark Woodforde called Moutet’s win today on the US Open live stream and was impressed enough to call the young French lefty “a rock solid player” […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

4

Biofile: Ernesto Escobedo Interview

Status: ATP no. 181. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 175 DOB: July 4, 1996 In: Los Angeles, CA First Tennis Memory: Probably have to be playing tennis across the street from my house when I was four or five years old. Me and my mom would go out every day and hit on the wall for like […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

31

Kathy Horvath Made US Open History

Erica “Kathy” Horvath may not have won any Grand Slam titles but she did leave her mark on pro tennis with two history-making feats. The most famous exploit by Horvath was her shocking win vs. then unbeaten (36-0) Martina Navratilova at the French Open in 1983, Martina’s only loss in that entire year. Horvath, who […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

28

A Fan’s Visit To US Open This Week

A friend of mine named Alan Suess decided to drive out to the US Open this week to check out the scene. Knowing he would not be allowed into the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as no tennis fans are permitted inside the compound, Suess just wanted to see the site, […] Continue to read full article...

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