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 [...]
WBO/IBF/WBA/Ring Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, in Moscow, Russia at this moment for the “Klitschko” movie premiere, discusses his latest performance vs. American lefty Tony “The Tiger” Thompson, his next title defense, and the big grudge match showdown of Haye-Chisora…
BoxingInsider: How do you feel about your performance vs. Tony Thompson? Were you satisfied with this victory? [...]
For a recent Biofile, the auto racing legend Mario Andretti mentioned he played tennis. “Just about every day. I play quite a bit outdoors. We have a beautiful court (at home in Nazareth, PA). I’ve been playing since fairly late, started at around age 32. A lot of the Formula I racers were tennis players. [...]
This is a piece I penned for www.BoxingInsider.com…
Andy Roddick recently befriended Tim Bradley at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, CA.
Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion and a boxing fan, shared his views on what he thinks will happen when Manny Pacquiao clashes with Bradley on June 9. “I talked to (Bradley) [...]
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 [...]
Status: WTA #12. Winner of five career WTA singles titles. Finished 2010 ranked #16.
Ht: 5-6 3/4 Wt: 139
DOB: October 2, 1984 In: Le Puy en Velay, France
Hobbies/Interests: “I love to shop. Love to paint. I love to do some cooking, especially the French cuisine. And I love to do some jet skis on vacation. (Oil [...]
Tennis great John McEnroe talks about his three unique rivalries with Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg and Ivan Lendl…
“With Connors, while our style of play was different, our personalities were similar. So there was a definite clash there. It was like two bulls in a ring going right at each other and trying to do anything to [...]
Status: Tennis Hall of Famer. Won the U.S. Pro Championships in 1950 (d. Kovacs), 1951 & 1952 (d. Gonzalez).
Ht: 5-6 Wt: 160
DOB: June 20, 1921 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
First Tennis Memory: “Somebody gave me his racquet. And I always watched. And I held it with two hands. I was seven-years-old. And I played against the wall. [...]
Professional tennis players like Federer, Nadal, Sharapova, Sampras, Connors, Serena answer this question: Of all the matches you’ve played, What was the best you ever felt on the court in your life?
Two years of research resulted in this insightful collection:
Amelie Mauresmo: “That’s tough [smiles]. Probably I’d say first set against Myskina in Wimbledon last year. Couldn’t miss. I have [...]
Status: WTA player just won the doubles event in Los Angeles with partner Yan Zi by defeating Kirilenko/A. Radwanska 60 46 10-7.
Ht: 5-6 Wt: 132
DOB: January 10, 1985 In: Koahsiung, Chinese Taipei
Tennis Inspiration: “Federer, Roger.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Music, Internet, singing, seeing movies and shopping.”
Favorite Movies: “Nothing special.”
Favorite TV Show: [...]
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