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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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Dec/20

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Biofile: Margaret Court Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: The all-time leader in Grand Slam titles with 64 – 24 in singles, 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles Grand Slams. Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979. DOB: July 16, 1942 In: Albury, New South Wales, Australia First Tennis Memory: My first memorable win was the 1960 Australian […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

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Biofile: Pat Cash Interview

The rock star handsome net rushing Aussie hero bested Lendl to win Wimbedon in 1987, his only major title. His colorful career, wounded by injuries and surgeries, would produce five more singles titles and a best ranking of no. 4. Notably, Cash invented the now popular tradition of climbing into the stands to celebrate his […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

3

Biofile: Virginia Wade Interview

Status: Won Wimbledon in 1977, US Open 1968 and Australian Open in 1972. Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1989. Won four Grand Slam doubles titles with Margaret Court, three in 1973. Best ranking was no. 2. Won 55 career singles titles. DOB: July 10, 1945 In: Bournemouth, England Early Tennis Memory: I […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

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Can Andy Murray Bounce Back From A Torrid 2020 at AO?

2020 is drawing to a close. However, that doesn’t mean a quick fix to the upcoming tennis schedule! The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on last year’s sporting calendar, with many tennis tournaments being pushed back to a later date or, in some cases, cancelled all together – Wimbledon included. And, with the Australian Open 2021 […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

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Biofile: Yan Zi Interview

Status: Former WTA pro won Wimbledon and Austtralian Open doubles in 2006 with Zheng Jie. Retired in 2016. DOB: November 12, 1984 In: Chengdu, China Tennis Inspirations: My mother. Hobbies/Interests: Movies, maybe shopping [laughs], music, singing, swimming. Favorite Movies: A lot of movies. But I don’t know the English name. Many favorite movies. Lord of […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

23

Lleyton Hewitt: “Caged Tiger” At Wimbledon

A colleague from Great Britain Jay Henley told me about the stunningly memorable first time his eyes ever saw Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon in 1998. Talk about making a powerful first impression… “While all the other pros including wild card entrant Pat Cash were sheltering from persistent rain inside the very welcoming Forest Hills style […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

7

Can Wawrinka Win Another Major Title?

It happens to every professional sportsperson – the gradual winding down of their careers and the realisation that perhaps their best days are behind them. For Stan Wawrinka, those best days came later than for most. The Swiss player has been something of late bloomer, reaching his career high ranking (3) at the age of […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

28

David Mercer 1950-2020

Veteran British TV commentator and former chair umpire David Mercer has passed away at age 70. I never actually met David in person but we often exchanged emails and he always helped me by sharing his insider perspectives for my books and also we did a Biofile too. Mercer actually chair umpired the 1984 McEnroe […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/19

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Biofile: Robert Farah Interview

Status: Wimbledon and US Open champion in doubles in 2019 with partner Juan Sebastian Cabal. Clinched the 2019 world no. 1 ATP doubles ranking. DOB: January 27, 1987 In: Montreal, Quebec Ht: 6-4 Wt: 185 First Tennis Memory: I started playing tennis when I was three. I have good memories in my city Cali. Some […] Continue to read full article...

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