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2013 US Open - Day 15

Crackdown on Illegal Coaching in Tennis Needed

It is time for professional tennis to put an end to illegal coaching from the stands. For years they have ignored the problem, but it is time they impose penalties for those who disregard the rules.


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Djokovic and Federer: Rivalry of the Now

There we were again, millions of tennis and sports fans  in front of our TVs watching Novak Djokovic steam roll through a first set against the people’s champion Roger Federer, when the thoughts started creeping in. He’s going to kill him today. Yes, Federer had won in Dubai, and all of their matches over the past two years had been…


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Sabine Lisicki: What Have you Done for me Lately?

Sabine Lisicki, the 25-year-old German power-house, typically let’s her racquet do the talking but for the better part of last season and the one prior, all we heard was silence. She is, and perhaps will remain, consistently unpredictable. In 2009, at the age of 19, Lisicki made the quarters at Wimbledon and won her first of four WTA titles at…


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Indian Wells Inspires Future Tennis Stars

While the trophies for the winners of the 2015 BNP Paribas Open went to top ranked Novak Djokovic and world number three Simona Halep, there were countless of unknown players who experienced a unique opportunity at Indian Wells during its two week run. Indian Wells Inspires Future Tennis Stars Among those savoring the taste of the ATP tour in the California desert, were three UCLA tennis…


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American Tennis Fandom

To say that American fans of American men’s tennis are “thirsty” for the messiah of the sport in our country is a supreme understatement. Much like any religious zealot desperately waiting on the second coming, we have sold ourselves out to every potential Phenom over the past fifteen years. Ryan Harrison, Jack Sock, Donald Young, Bjorn Frantangelo, Sam Querrey, Isner,…


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Djokovic: Confirmed to be the best, but Never Satisfied

A sportsman’s aim is to win while playing at his best, but coming out victorious when not at the peak of his powers can arguably be more satisfying. Therefore, for a tennis player, defeating Roger Federer and a partisan crowd with a lukewarm performance lurks somewhere near the realms of fantasy. But that is exactly what Novak Djokovic did to…


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Indian Wells Semi-final Recap

The top two seeds at this year’s BNP Paribas Open will battle it out for the chance to win the title in Sunday’s final after Novak Djokovic overcame Andy Murray and Roger Federer saw off Milos Raonic. Djokovic thrashed his good friend Andy Murray for the second time this season, this time in straight sets. The world number one made…


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