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Dec/21

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Tennis Concern: Need For Younger Audiences

As the post Federer, Nadal, Serena and Djokovic Era fast approaches, there is a major area of concern for the tennis industry. A colleague friend who works in tennis sent me this message: “Just got back from a seminar for EuroSport commentators. The average age globally for tennis viewers is 62. Recruiting a younger audience […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

27

Biofile Timea Babos Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA current no. 143 in singles and 20 in doubles. Won four Grand Slam doubles titles: 2018, 2020 AO; 2019, 2020 Roland Garros. First Hungarian-born player to reach the No. 1 ranking in WTA singles or doubles (July 2018). Best singles ranking was 25. Also won the WTA Finals doubles three […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

4

Before He Made It Big: Casper Ruud

Now a top ten player and five time ATP singles title winner, Casper Ruud was just another young, striving hopeful a few years ago in 2017. I did this interview with his dad Christian about his son’s progression… By Scoop Malinowski #NEXTGEN Finals contender Casper Ruud, of Norway, is only 18 but already he’s ranked […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

1

Hsieh Rope A Dopes Liu at US Open

Su-Wei Hsieh is 35 now and she’s looking as good as ever. Hsieh may be getting older but her tennis skills aren’t declining in the least. Once again she displayed her one of a kind arsenal of variety to thoroughly lecture young American Claire Liu though it took five match points at the end to […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

9

Facing Monica Seles

Here is a sneak peak excerpt of my still in progress feature “Facing Monica Seles”, about one of the greatest champions in tennis history and the only woman to dominate Steffi Graf on a tennis court. Seles won eight Grand Slams in her first 14 attempts from 1989 to Australian Open 1993. After being stabbed […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

2

Nick Kyrgios: The People’s Champion

He may not hold any major titles or won any major championships to earn the honor to be called a “world champion” but Nick Kyrgios isn’t losing any sleep over his ATP status. His ambitions and aspirations are more personal and unique. Nick may be the most approachable, engaging professional tennis player in the sport […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

6

Rios vs Kyrgios in September

Now this should be fun. Marcelo Rios and Nick Kyrgios, two of the most controversial and unpredictable figures in professional tennis, will meet in a showdown on the tennis court.   The special event will be staged courtesy of Yonex, the Japanese brand that provides rackets to both tennis players. The former ATP world no. […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

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Biofile Maria Kirilenko Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WTA tennis player reached a career high ranking of 10. Won six WTA singles titles and 12 in doubles. Won bronze medal in doubles for Russia in 2012 Olympics. Reached finals of French Open and AO in doubles. Last competed in 2014. Turned pro in 2001. Ht: 5-8  Wt: 127 […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

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Biofile Alexander Bublik Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status:  ATP ranking 37. DOB: June 17, 1997 In: Gatchina, Russia Ht: 6-5   Wt:  180 First memory of tennis: It is probably the first tournament that I played when I was seven years old. I don’t remember if I win any match, but I got the trophy. My mum and my dad bought a trophy […] Continue to read full article...

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In the summer of 1995 Marcelo Rios was 19 years old and rising up the ranks. He had won his first ATP title in Bologna in May (defeated Marcelo Filippini) which shot his ranking up from 69 and into the top 50 to 49. Rios lost second round at Roland Garros to Alberto Berasategui (after […] Continue to read full article...

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