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Having a famous name doesn’t help in tennis

Two iconic all time ATP greats have teenaged kids trying their hands at junior and pro tennis but success has been elusive for them. Guillermo Vilas’s daughter Andanin is 19 year old now and a UTR 7. After an average junior career, Andanin has not been discouraged and has persevered and ventured into the pro […] Continue to read full article...




Vilas Film On Netflix

It’s one of the best tennis films I ever saw, among the elite pantheon of cinematic tennis masterpices – Love Means Zero, French Open 1981, The Journeyman. Vilas, now showing on Netflix is a fascinating tale about the illustrious career of Guillermo Vilas and the quest of his friend/journalist Eduardo Puppo to alter ATP history […] Continue to read full article...

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Golden Age Of Tennis

Did you know there is a company which has created throwback attire from the 80s era? Yes, you can purchase the classic iconic Fila, Sergio Tacchini, Ellesse outfits of Borg, Vilas, McEnroe, etc. The companies have re-created the original designs and tennis coach/entrepreneur Jay Henley sells them from his web site I wrote these […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Greatness: Hans Gildemeister

In our new series, former ATP no. 12, winner of four ATP singles titles (23 in doubles), and Roland Garros doubles finalist Hans Gildemeister discusses what he remembers to be the two best performances that were ever played against him. “Roland Garros quarterfinal 1978 against Vilas, lost 6-3 in the fifth set (64 26 61 […] Continue to read full article...

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Sneak Peak: Facing Guillermo Vilas Book

On a whim two years ago in Miami I decided to ask some players for their memories of Facing Guillermo Vilas. The only intention was to create a feature for this site about what it was like to play the former champion of Forest Hills and Roland Garros, who many believe was the world’s best […] Continue to read full article...

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