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Feb/24

8

Curious American Coaching Partnerships

There are several American players with curious coaching partnership which make one wonder if they are maximizing their potential results. Taylor Fritz has gotten to the top ten range with Michael Russell, a career journeyman player and one of the hardest workers in ATP history. Fritz has stagnated around no. 10 in the world for […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/23

28

Is Donald Young At The Finish Line?

Former American teen prodigy Donald Young may have reached the finish line of his fine professional tennis career. The 34 year old former 2017 Roland Garros doubles finalist is currently ranked 1087. His most recent match was in late September at Charleston Challenger where he lost in the first round of qualies to Thai-Son Kwiatkowski […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/23

31

Venus Explains US Open First Round Flop

Venus Williams played in her 100th US Open match on Tuesday and it ended up being the worst loss she ever suffered in Flushing Meadows. The 43 year old was dismantled by a Belgian qualifier named Greet Minnen by a score of 61 61 on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Williams, who played in the 1997 US […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/23

6

Fritz Flops Again In Grand Slam

World no. 9 Taylor Fritz once again has bombed out early at a Grand Slam for the fourth time in a row, losing to another journeyman underdog. Today, Fritz blew a two sets to love lead and lost in five sets 62 in the fifth to world no. 59 Mikael Ymer. At Roland Garros he […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/23

16

Michael Zheng’s Breakout In Puerto Rico

By Scoop Malinowski Longtime readers of this site may remember the name Michael Zheng and the interview I did with him three years ago after he was hitting partner for New York Open as a sixteen year old. American born Zheng ended up going to Ivy League Columbia and completed his first year this year. […] Continue to read full article...

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American Star’s First Pro Tournament In Ten Years Former World-Ranked No. 4 Blake Will Partner With Rancho Santa Fe Teen Hudson Rivera in $15,000 ITF Doubles Event Kicking Off Seven Consecutive Weeks of Pro Tennis Competition on USTA Southern California’s SoCal Pro Series May 23, 2023 – James Blake, a 10-time ATP World Tour singles […] Continue to read full article...

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May/23

7

Facing Monica Seles Book Is Finished

Monica Seles won eight Grand Slam titles as a teenager and if the stabbing in Hamburg, Germany in April 1993 didn’t happen, she could have won three more before turning age 20 on December 2, 1993. Her career is rarely talked about now by the tennis media but she was a giant in the history […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/23

13

Big Foe Now An ATP Elite

Frances Tiafoe is a bonafide ATP star now, a consistent elite performer. The 25 year old who turned pro in 2015 is now ranked 16 in the world (his best was 14 last month). After a few years of stagnation Tiafoe has clearly improved under coach Wayne Ferreira, a former top ten ATP player himself. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/23

26

Why Can’t Annacone Teach Fritz To Volley?

By Scoop Malinowski Taylor Fritz is about to be . 5 in the world. This week his ranking will vault from no. 7 to 5 and he’s done it by primarily playing at the baseline despite his large wingspan and almost 6-ft and five inches of height. One of his coaches is the former serve […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

2

Venus Finally Wins A Match!

By Scoop Malinowski 42-year-old Venus Williams revived her tennis career which was on the brink of disaster. Now ranked 1003, the former World no. 1 defeated 21-year-old American Katie Volynets 7-6(4) 6-2 for her first WTA Tour-level win in more than a year at the ASB Classic in Auckland. After working hard training in the […] Continue to read full article...

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