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For the first time in around two decades, we can say with some conviction that Serena Williams is not the best female tennis player on the planet. Some might still disagree, of course, and you could argue that the American would be considered the best if she gave the game her full attention. But, as […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

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Betting Odds for the 2021 Grand Slam Tournaments

With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal tied at 20 Grand Slam titles each and Novak Djokovic just two behind, any one of the three contenders for the greatest male tennis player of all time could have the solo lead in terms of majors won by the time 2021 is over. The women’s side is also […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

14

Can Dominic Thiem Conquer Australia?

It is fair to say that it took Dominic Thiem a few years to find his feet in tennis’ big four tournaments. Early exits and disappointing results from the Grand Slams were a regular occurrence for the diligent Austrian before he first made his breakthrough. In fact, even when he was making progress at Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

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Biofile: Stefan Edberg Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Tennis Hall of Famer won two Australian Opens (1985, 1987), two Wimbledons (1988, 1990) and two US Open titles (1991, 1992). Ht: 6-2 Wt: 170 DOB: January 19, 1966 In: Vastervik, Sweden Childhood Heroes: “Bjorn Borg. He was always interesting to me. He did very well at the time. A great […] Continue to read full article...

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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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