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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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Feb/21

20

Osaka Scores Fourth Major, Bests Brady in AO Final

Naomi Osaka has established herself as the dominant force in women’s tennis, with another masterpiece major final conquest last night, a 64 63 triumph over American Jennifer Brady. The 23 year old Osaka is now 4-0 in her four Grand Slam finals (Serena Williams was 6-1 in her first seven major finals). She will regain […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

10

Hsieh is the most impressive tennis player I ever saw

By Scoop Malinowski Su-Wei Hsieh performed another tennis masterpiece last night in the second round of the Australian Open, dominating and destroying Bianca Andreescu 63 62. The 35 year old from Chinese Taipei, was in full control throughout the match, like a matador artfully outsmarting and taming a wild bull. Hsieh established her superiority early […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

13

US Open 2020: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Dominic Thiem won his first major title in his fourth attempt, a sensational five set triumph over Alexander Zverev, one of the most compelling US Open finals of this century. There is no more deserving Grand Slam champion than Thiem, perhaps other than his conquest Zverev, who won the hearts of the tennis world today […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

8

Biofile: Borna Coric Interview

Status: ATP No. 32. Won two career ATP singles titles. Career high best ranking was no. 12. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 160 DOB: Nov. 14, 1996 In: Zagreb, Croatia First Tennis Memory: “Watching my dad play. So I actually started because I was watching him playing.” Tennis Inspirations: “Rafa Nadal, would say.” First Famous Player You […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

12

Finished at 20

Sofya Zhuk won the junior Wimbledon singles title in 2015 at age 15 as an unseeded unknown. She beat Anna Blinkova 75 64. She won her first WTA match in 2018 in Indian Wells, taking out Alize Cornet. Zhuk would eventually rise to a career ranking of 116 in December 2018 (her ranking has dropped […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

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Biofile: Kamil Majchrzak Interview

Status: ATP no. 108. Ht: 6-0 Wt: 160 DOB: January 13, 1996 In: Piotrkow Trybulanski, Poland Tennis Inspirations: I like the sport. It’s completely alone. It’s up to you. You decide what you do. You create your own path. I really like it. First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: I think it was one […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/18

21

Devastated Kyrgios Shows High Class In Defeat

ballnet By Scoop Malinowski Nick Kyrgios had just lost to Grigor Dimitrov. His dream to win his first major was shattered. It was probably the worst, most excruciating moment of his career. To be playing the best tennis of his life with an entire nation vehemently supporting and backing his Herculean efforts...fighting with every ounce of passion and fury he could muster, only to helplessly watch Dimitrov's running forehand winner at 4-6 in the fourth set tiebreaker end the epic showdown 67 67 64 67. Head bowed, mind spinning, heart burning, eyes deadened, body limp, Kyrgios strode to the net a defeated man. Instead of the perfunctory, hollow handshake, Kyrgios showed his unpredictable nature yet again. Continue to read full article...

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