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Igor Sijsling Biofile  | read this item

Igor Sijsling Biofile

Status: ATP No. 75. DOB: August 18, 1987 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tennis Inspiration: “Well, I have to say Richard Krajicek is a big inspiration, probably the best Dutchman to ever play the game, and I watched him a lot.” Last Book Read: “I’m embarrassed [smiles]…it’s probably Andre Agassi’s biography.” First Tennis Memory: “My father […]

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Wayne Odesnik, The Oddity  | read this item

Wayne Odesnik, The Oddity

Wayne Odesnik has arrested my attention here in Sarasota. I first noticed him late on Sunday afternoon when he ambled over to the outer court presumably to say hi to Jesse Levine who was hitting with his doubles partner Adrian Menendez Maceiras. As he walked away slowly, after a short greeting and conversation, carrying a […]

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Kei Nishikori Biofile  | read this item

Kei Nishikori Biofile

  Status: ATP #19. Winner of two ATP singles titles including 2012 Rakuten Japen Open – the first Japanese player in history to win the historic event. Ht: 5-10  Wt: 155 DOB: December 29, 1989  In: Shimane, Japan Tennis Inspirations:  “Roger Federer. (Why?) He was #1 and I had chance to hit with him in […]

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U.S. Open Biofile: Rhyne Williams  | read this item

U.S. Open Biofile: Rhyne Williams

Status: ATP #283. Qualified for U.S. Open. His first round opponent will be former champion Andy Roddick. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 177 DOB: March 21, 1991 In: Knoxville, TN First Tennis Memory: “My grandfather (Mike DePalmer Sr.) and my mother (Michelle DePalmer Williams) feeding me balls down in Bollettieri in Bradenton, Florida. Both were coaches, they […]

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Milos Raonic Biofile  | read this item

Milos Raonic Biofile

Status: ATP tennis pro. Winner of three ATP singles titles. Member of Canada’s Davis Cup team. Ht: 6-5 Wt: 185 Age: 21 Birthplace: Montenegro Residence: Ontario, Canada First Tennis Memory: “A lot of time with the ball machine. I think that’s how I started out, mostly. That’s where I started to get my level up. […]

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Radek Stepanek Biofile  | read this item

Radek Stepanek Biofile

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 […]

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Gavin Rossdale On Tennis  | read this item

Gavin Rossdale On Tennis

Musician and friend of Federer, Gavin Rossdale was at the outdoor area of the U.S. Open player’s lounge this year on a sunny afternoon and he was kind enough to sit down and discusses his love of tennis… “I grew up playing tennis and just loving it. I used to get a kick out of […]

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Biofile with Hilary Barte  | read this item

Biofile with Hilary Barte

Status: All-American singles and doubles tennis player at Stanford University. 2011 NCAA doubles champion with partner Mallory Burdette. Ht: 5-5 DOB: November 17, 1988 In: California First Memory Of Tennis: “Oooh. Probably getting really angry after missing a shot (age 6). Tennis Inspirations: “All the small players that have done well, Justine Henin.” Last Book […]

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Biofile with Novak Djokovic  | read this item

Biofile with Novak Djokovic

Status: ATP #1 player in the world. Won Wimbledon and the Australian Open this year. Ht: 6-2 Wt: 176 DOB: May 22, 1987 In: Belgrade, Serbia Tennis Heroes: “Well, Pete Sampras, he was always my idol. I always liked his game even if I don’t have the same game as he does. I liked his […]

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Biofile with Jo Wilfried Tsonga  | read this item

Biofile with Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Status: ATP Tennis player defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon in the quarterfinals and will meet Novak Djokovic in the semifinal. Tennis Inspirations: “A lot of guys. I try to take something from every player – Agassi, Sampras, Rafter.” Hobbies/Interests: “I have lots of hobbies. I like life so, maybe my best hobby is fishing. I […]

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