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Sep/21

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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

30

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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Mar/21

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They Won’t Give Up: Erika Sema

Continuing with the series focusing on veteran players who refuse to give up, today I will feature Japan’s Erika Sema. Sema is 32 year old now and currently ranked 505 (211 in doubles). Her best ranking in singles was in 2011 (114). She has never gotten into a Grand Slam main draw, halted in all […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

25

Nalbandian On Facing Fedalkovic

David Nalbandian achieved remarkable success vs Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, stinging the legendary ATP trio with several painful losses. The Argentine wizard accomplished a career 11-20 record vs Fedalkovic. Most memorably, Nalbandian beat Federer from two sets down in the 2005 Masters Cup, now named the ATP Nitto World Tour Finals. He […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

23

Marcelo Rios Amazon Documentary In The Works

Amazon has teamed up with a Chilean production company to produce a documentary about former ATP world no. 1 player Marcelo Rios. The usually media-shy winner of eighteen ATP singles titles is fully supporting the project and has an interest to have the story of his spectacular and controversial career and life told at last. […] Continue to read full article...

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