TAG: Wimbledon

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

16

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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Jul/18

12

Did Federer lose the crowd too?

By Scoop Malinowski There comes a time when the most beloved, vibrant, inspiring champions lose their magic and the public loses their passion and devotion for the certain player. I remember when I first realized this aspect of tennis, talking about the US Open with my friend LeRoy Neiman, the renowned artist. I remember his exact quote which is still in my head, "I'm tired of watching Agassi." This was in the last two or three years of Agassi's career. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski My friend Harry Cicma, a former Rutgers tennis player and ATP ranked professional texted me that today was the greatest day of tennis he had ever seen. It's quite possible tennis reached another echelon today as the ATP heavyweights staged another epic display of jaw-dropping tennis. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Camila Giorgi played probably the best set of her life today to snatch the first from Queen Serena in today's Wimbledon quarterfinal 63. But as expected, Serena Williams answered the warning call with her typical response. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

6

Wimbledon Feud: Kyrgios picks a fight with Bartoli

By Scoop Malinowski Tennis pros have refrained from getting involved in public spats with other players in recent years but an unlikely feud has erupted between two unlikely combatants: Nick Kyrgios and Marion Bartoli. Here is what Kyrgios posted on Instagram today: Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

5

Focusing On Wimbledon Third Round Matchups

By Scoop Malinowski We're now into the stage of Wimbledon where each player has won two rounds and their game levels and confidences are rising. We're into the meat and potatoes of the tournament. The match-ups in the third round can make or break a tournament and in some cases, a career. Let's take a look at the third round matchups... Federer vs Struff: Fed leads the series 2-0 but both matches were of the 64 76 variety, which suggests a shocker is possible. Struff has the firepower and the volleys to trouble Roger. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

1

My favorite day one Wimbledon matches

If I was at Wimbledon this year, these are the matches I would be observing live from the press row... Court 16 McDonald vs Berankis, two sub six footers, both long overdue for a major breakout. Two feisty but powerful players, this one has five sets written all over it. Berankis in five. Court 17 Karlovic vs Youzhny, two veterans both pushing 40 and both ranked now around the 100 zone. Both are desperate for some wins and points to get back into the ATP main draw mix. The loser of this match could be finished. The winner too. Very important match for both. Youzhny in four. Continue to read full article...

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