TAG: Wimbledon

Jul/17

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Federer: The Greatest Champion In Sports History

federerRoger Federer won his eighth Wimbledon title today with a decisive straight set triumph over Marin Cilic. That’s 19 majors overall for the soon-to-be 36 year old icon who is showing no signs of losing his winning touch.

His game is as great if not greater than ever before, in every aspect. Now he has more experience and “fun” playing, as he told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi after.

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fedkarlrWe all know Roger Federer plays tennis like a gentleman wearing a top hat and tuxedo. Heck, maybe someday Nike will design such an outfit for the King.

Federer plays with grace, elegance, perfection. He is a work of art, or as Greg Norman told me, he is “like watching live art.”

But what if Roger Federer found another level? What if Roger Federer round his sixth gear turbo power?

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Jul/17

6

Wimbledon Shocker: Gulbis KO’s Del Potro

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Ernests Gulbis, largely forgotten on the ATP World Tour after his ranking dropped over 500 spots in the last year, has resurrected his career this week with double straight set wins vs Victor Estrella Burgos and Juan Martin Del Potro today at Wimbledon.

A year ago Gulbis was ranked in the 60s and reached the fourth round at Roland Garros, losing to Goffin. Since then it has been a disaster for the 28 year old Gulbis who before this week had not won a single ATP Tour level match all year and since Paris last year.

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Jul/17

5

Biofile: Bernard Tomic Interview

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By Scoop Malinowski

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 200

DOB: October 21, 1992 In: Stuttgart, Germany

First Tennis Memory: “When I was young I picked up a racquet and have been playing since. I was probably eight. It was a physical, popular thing to play tennis, to hit a ball. My first memory.”

Tennis Inspirations: “Roger and Rafa. Looking up to them the last five years has kickstarted me and made me want to play tennis. And I’m sure for a lot of people as well I think.”

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Jul/17

5

Tomic Shames Professional Tennis

tomic2Tennis is a clean and pristine, wondrous sport known for grace, elegance, and aesthetic violence inside a contained arena. Millions of people spend billions of dollars to play and watch the fascinating game of tennis.

Yesterday the sport of tennis was shamed perhaps worse than it has ever been shamed in over a century. Bernard Tomic tanked his first round match to no. 27 seed Mischa Zverev of Germany, 64 63 64. Long known for his questionable work ethic and desire to compete, the very talented Tomic startled the media with his post match comments.

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Jul/17

4

Biofile: Adrian Mannarino Interview

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By Scoop Malinowski

Status: ATP # 51. Highest ranking was 27 in July 2015. Has career wins over Wawrinka, Simon, Del Potro, Lopez, Coric.

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 145

DOB: June 28, 1988 In: Soizy, France

First Tennis Memory: “I remember driving with my family to the court. My father was a teacher. My older brother played. I went with them.”

Tennis Inspirations: “I think a lot of lefty players – Rios, Ivanisevic. From the French side – Henri Leconte.”

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Jul/17

2

Is Kyrgios ready to roar or flop?

 

 

Nick Kyrgios is 22 now and ranked 20 in the world. The tennis world has been waiting for the ultra-talented Aussie to explode like Safin at a major tournament but it has yet to happen outside of the big win at Wimbledon a few years ago vs Nadal.

Since then we have seen countless flashes of the Kyrgios genius. As recently as Miami we saw Kyrgios extend Roger Federer all the way to a 67 76 67 epic semifinal battle. The following week Nick knocked out the USA from Davis Cup by crunching Isner and Querrey in six straight sets in Australia.

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Jun/17

30

Biofile: Heather Watson Interview

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Status: WTA ranking is 126. 2016 Wimbledon mixed doubles champion.

DOB: May 19, 1992  In: Guernsey, Great Britain

First Tennis Memory:  “I think I remember watching Serena against Sharapova, that final at Wimbledon. I think that was probably my first memory because I never watched tennis as a child or anything like that.”

Tennis Inspirations:  “What? People? (Or whatever inspires you.) I think just being successful. And I’m a competitive person so I love winning. I guess that inspires me enough.”

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