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Aug/21

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Happy Birthday Pistol Pete Sampras

Happy birthday no. 50 to one of the greatest champions in the history of sport, Pete Sampras. Six years in a row as year-end world no. 1, fourteen Grand Slam titles by age 31, three of the most dramatic, unforgettable matches in history (Corretja, Courier, Chesnokov). A winning machine. Everybody knew what was coming but […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

5

Vera Wang Loves Tennis

American fashion designer Vera Wang is a tennis enthusiast and player. The 72 year old trains regularly on her home court in the Southampton, annually attends the US Open and often shares photos of her court activities on Instagram. Wang was born in New York City in 1949, and her first known athletic endeavor was […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

2

How Newcombe’s Fake Injury Tricked Smith in Wimbledon Final

Faking or exaggerating or embellishing an injury or ache or pain in a major final is an effective, proven method to help increase a player’s chances of winning a Grand Slam or Olympic gold medal. Want examples? Belinda Bencic called a timeout for a big toe blister at 4-3 up in the third set of […] Continue to read full article...

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The disturbing recent trend of major sports champions suddenly quitting in the face of adversity of high pressure competition – as demonstrated by Naomi Osaka pulling out of Wimbledon and Roland Garros and Simone Biles dropping out of the Olympic gymnastics competitions – was addressed by ATP world no. 1 Novak Djokovic today. “Without pressure […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

29

Biofile Marcelo Melo Interview

Status: Won Wimbledon doubles 2017 and Roland Garros 2015. Ranked ATP no. 1 in 2017. Winner of 35 ATP doubles titles including ten Masters 1000. DOB: September 23, 1983 In: Belo Horizonte, Brazil Ht: 6-3 Wt: 207 First Tennis Memory:  “I used to follow my brother Alex around to lessons. And it was a big […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Biofile Walter Redondo Interview

Status: Former ATP no. 226. Reached round of 16 in Wimbledon doubles. Now a successful artist and sculptor in San Diego. DOB: June 14, 1958 In: San Diego, CA First Tennis Memory: I have so many amazing memories. The time I realized I wanted to be a professional tennis player. When I was watching Rod […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

11

Djokovic Wins 20th Grand Slam At Wimbledon

Once again Novak Djokovic was pushed to his limits and answered the challenge with another startling performance of the greatest tennis ever played, as he conquered Matteo Berrettini 67 64 64 63. Djokovic’s sixth Wimbledon title now adds his overall major title count to 20, to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Berrettini came out […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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12 points of perfection at Wimbledon

Third round women’s doubles match on center court, Coco Gauff and Caty Mcnally were playing the unseeded Russian team of Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina. The two American teenagers were leading 6-5 with love-40 on Kudermetova’s serve. Triple set point. Then something happened that I believe has never happened before in the history of professional […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

7

How Rolex And Wimbledon Struck A Deal

If there is any brand that immediately comes to mind with The Championships of Wimbledon it’s Rolex. Rolex clocks on center court scoreboards are the only visible sponsor brand at the AELTC. So how did Rolex and Wimbledon work out their deal and come to an agreement which has been mutually beneficial for decades? Keep […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Remember Vladimir Voltchkov’s Wimbledon Semifinal Run

Vladimir Voltchkov was a highly-touted Russian junior who won the Wimbledon boys title in 1996. By 2000 he was age 22 and struggling in the professional ranks. At Wimbledon 2000, Voltchkov had to qualify as he was ranked 237 after he won Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger in May by beating 357th ranked Igor Kunitsyn in the […] Continue to read full article...

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