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Feb/24

23

A Star Is Born In Rio: Joao Fonseca

By Scoop Malinowski I was told in January that ITF no. 1 junior Joao Fonseca from Brazil won two tiebreakers at ATP Finals practice vs Carlos Alcaraz and he won a practice set vs Casper Ruud. This week on the red clay of Rio, 17 year old wildcard is emerging as a future elite ATP […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

11

Paul Surives Giron, Wins Dallas Open

By Scoop Malinowski Tommy Paul was severely tested by compatriot Marcos Giron today in the Dallas Open final but found his groove in the third set to prevail 76 57 63. It’s the second ATP singles title for Paul, his first came in Stockholm in late 2021. After the win, the relieved 26 year old […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

17

Biofile Shintaro Mochizuki Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP 219. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 154 DOB: June 2, 2003 In: Kawasaki, Japan First Tennis Memory: It’s such a long time ago. My first memory is I loved playing points all the time when I first started playing tennis. I always hated practice. With all the coaches, when they let me […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

17

Biofile Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former world no. 1 (1995) and winner of fourteen Grand Slam titles (4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 mixed). Also won four Olympic medals and five Federation Cup titles for Spain. DOB: December 18, 1972 In: Barcelona, Spain Ht: 5-6 1/2 Wt: 124 Childhood Role-Model: Chris Evert. Early Tennis Memory: I picked […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

11

Johnson and Tomic Resume Rivalry In Fairfield

Steve Johnson and Bernard Tomic are fighting for career survival now. The two clashed this week at Fairfield CA Challenger R32 and the 33 year old American defeated the 30 year old Aussie 63 16 61. Both are currently ranked outside the top 200 – Steve is at 227 and Tomic is 295. This was […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/23

26

David Nalbandian Tribute

The only man to beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in the same tournament was David Nalbandian. The Argentine marvel won eleven career ATP singles titles and over $11m in prize money. Roberto Salazar Luconi coached Nalbandian for several months in Florida and shared some interesting insights about the boy who developed into the no. 3 […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/23

21

Biofile Sumit Nagal Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 159. Career best ranking was 122 in August 2020. Ht: 5-10 Wt: 152 DOB: August 16, 1997 In: Jhajjar, India First Memory Of Tennis: Actually first day of tennis I can’t forget this because I was on the court for an hour and I only hit two balls with […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski When Jessica Pegula turned pro in 2009 at age fifteen, you didn’t hear a lot about her as a highly touted, top American prospect. But she evolved into the best American female player and currently sits at no. 3 in the world in singles and no. 2 in doubles. She has won […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/23

2

Shelton Struggles Continue in Washington

Every since his stunning Australian Open quarterfinals run, Ben Shelton has been a marked man and struggled to sustain the momentum created in January in Melbourne. After the five set loss to Tommy Paul, just one set away from a Grand Slam semifinal, the 20 year old Shelton has seen his fortunes reversed. His match […] Continue to read full article...

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Frances Tiafoe was in a horrid slump in early 2020. He started the year off ranked 47 but lost first round three tournaments in a row, to Marton Fucsovics, Michael Ymer and Daniil Medvedev at AO. Foe won a round at Newport Beach Challenger vs Alejandro Tabilo but lost to Denis Istomin. Then in Dallas […] Continue to read full article...

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