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2014 – Out With The Old, In With The New (But Some Things Don’t Change)

2014 – Out With The Old, In With The New (But Some Things Don’t Change)

2013 is clearly behind us, but it’s worth taking a glance back at some of the successes and some surprises at the top of the tennis world. Just when it looked like Mr. Novak Djokovic and Mr. Andy Murray had ...

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An Elemental Truth

An Elemental Truth

The 2014 Australian Open Men’s Quarterfinals, and Other Observations Tomas Berdych [7] def. David Ferrer [3] 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 Stanislas Wawrinka [8] def. Novak Djokovic [2] 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 Rafael Nadal [1] def. Grigor Dimitrov [22] 6-3, ...

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Australian Open, Quarterfinals (8) Wawrinka d. (2) Djokovic, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 It presumably surprised no one when Channel 7’s hype-department went into overdrive at the prospect of another blockbuster match between Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka. As with ...

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Rafa and Toni Nadal: What Makes It Work?

Rafa and Toni Nadal: What Makes It Work?

As part of a series of posts looking at the impact of coaching, who better to start with than the current No. 1 player and his coach, Rafael and Toni Nadal. As a long term coaching partnership it seems a ...

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Ana Ivanovic Biofile

Ana Ivanovic Biofile

By Scoop Malinowski Status: 2008 French Open champion and former WTA world No. 1 Ht: 6-1 Wt: 150 DOB: November 6, 1987 In: Belgrade, Serbia Tennis Inspiration: “Monica Seles. I was watching her on TV when I was four. During ...

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Ongoing Commitments

Ongoing Commitments

As intimated earlier in the week, one of the more fascinating battles going on this week has been waged not between players, but between the media and the English language. This has entailed an exhaustive quest for original ways to ...

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Curious About Pleasure

Curious About Pleasure

Australian Open 2014, Second Round, Days 3 and 4 Florian Mayer def. [14] Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Sam Querrey def. Ernests Gulbis 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 [3] Maria Sharapova def. Karin Knapp 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 [6] Roger Federer ...

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A Few Words of Advice

A Few Words of Advice

The 2014 Australian Open Men’s Draw, and Vacation Planning. As those close to me already know, despite feigning indifference to the world of tennis for some months now—mostly in the form of not writing about it, and by canceling the ...

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The Wave of New Coaches on the ATP Tour: A Breath of Fresh Air for 2014

The Wave of New Coaches on the ATP Tour: A Breath of Fresh Air for 2014

It is with lots of interest in all media especially social media that we read of the new additions on the men’s side. What is striking is the fact that all of the coaches that are hired were superstars from ...

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Learning Goals: Practice or Pressure

Learning Goals: Practice or Pressure

My question in this article is, how do you practice and what goals do you set? Most people I meet focus on technique, some on strategy, but all isolate a specific part of their game and work on it. Is ...

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