Not one single other reporter besides myself attended #4 seed Tomas Berdych’s post match press conference after beating Daniel Gimeno Traver in three sets, so it was an excellent opportunity to ask the Czech star about Roger Federer for my Federer book and also to update his Biofile.
Wearing a white James Dean t-shirt, Berdych shared [...]
Status: ATP #25 ranked player. Winner of five career ATP singles and 14 doubles titles. Winner of 2012 Australian Open in doubles. Helped lead Czech Republic to Davis Cup final in 2009 (loss to Spain). Reached career high singles rank of #8 in 2006.
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 167
DOB: November 27, 1978 In: Karvina Czech Republic
Status: Tennis Hall of Famer. Former ATP #1 ranked player in 1988 and winner of seven grand slam singles titles. Currently serves as a TV analyst for Eurosport.
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 163
DOB: August 22, 1964 In: Vaxjo, Sweden
Tennis Inspiration: “As in person? Just like the game. Just like the game. (No players?) Because I started before [...]
Status: Former WTA world #3 ranked tennis professional. Three-time Olympian. Turned pro in 1988 and retired in 2004. Posted three victories over No. 1 ranked players — Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport. She won nine career WTA Tour singles titles.
Height: 5-2 Weight: 122 pounds.
Born On: October 22nd, 1971 in Hoopstad, South Africa.
Childhood Heroes: [...]
Status: ATP ranking #65. Member of Colombia’s Davis Cup Team. Has career wins over Davydenko, Fish, Karlovic, Andreev, Haas, Ljubicic, Del Potro.
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 178
DOB: November 14, 1983 In: Cali, Colombia
First Tennis Memory: “Well, a great memory was I was watching Ivan Lendl on TV. And I just said to me, I wanted to be [...]
Status: New York Yankees pitcher.
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 280
DOB: July 21, 1980 In: Vallejo, CA
Baseball Inspiration: “Ken Griffey Jr.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “PlayStation, that’s about it really. Golfing also.”
Nicknames: “Just C.C.”
Favorite Movies: “Scarface, Goodfellas.”
Favorite TV Shows: “My favorite TV show right now is Entourage.”
Musical Tastes: “Rap, hip-hop, Jay-Z.”
First Job: “Baseball.”
First Car: “I had a Chevy Camaro (black) when [...]
At a recent tennis event, I asked John McEnroe to discuss the struggles of James Blake who has recently dropped out of the top 50 in the ATP rankings.
“I think it’s amazing he got to #4 in the world,” says McEnroe. “His speed was one of the greatest I’ve ever seen. So that was a [...]
Status: Former world ATP #3 tennis player. Member of Argentina’s Davis Cup team.
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 175
DOB: January 1, 1982 in Unquillo, Cordoba, Argentina
First Tennis Memory: “Becker, Wimbledon.”
Tennis Inspirations: “My family.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Fishing, watching Rally races, futbol, big fan of River Plate.”
Favorite Movies: “Action.”
Musical Tastes: “Everything.”
Last Book Read: “I’m reading The Psychoanalyst.”
Pre-Match Feeling: “Well, always a [...]
Playing perhaps the finest match of his career, a spectacularly precise Andrew Murray pummeled defending Australian Open champ Rafael Nadal for three sets and scored an impressive technical knockout. At 0-3 down in set three, Nadal retired from the contest citing a knee injury.
From the first point this hotly-anticipated night match between the two tennis titans [...]
Status: Ranked #2 in Sony Ericsson WTA rankings. 2009 US Open finalist.
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 130
DOB: July 11, 1990 In: Odense, Denmark
Tennis Inspirations: “Yeah, Martina Hingis, one of my role models, growing up I was always looking at her game. And I was trying to play like her.”
First Tennis Memory: “Playing with my mom and dad [...]
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