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    WCT Tournaments

    Yes, that's right.
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    WCT Tournaments

    Yes of course, how mindless of me. Urban, can I ask you a question about the World of Tennis yearbooks? It's not related to the topic at hand but Angela Lumpkin in her 1985 Guide to the Literature of Tennis claims that the yearbooks were supposedly annually published in both New York and...
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    Do You Remember Toomas Leius?

    Moz, by chance I stumbled on that 5 set loss to Laver. In the "BP Book of World Tennis 1970" it is mentioned that they met during the quarterfinals of the New Zealand Open in 1969, with Laver winning 63 46 46 63 75. For a while Leius was regarded the top Soviet player until Metreveli took...
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    WCT Tournaments

    Rod Humphries' 1981 "Guide to World Championship Tennis", includes a review of the WCT Tours from 1971-1980. It lists the 20 events of the 1971 tour in chronological order as follows: Philadelphia, Sydney, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Rome, Tehran, Bristol, Washington, Louisville, Quebec, Boston...
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    Early Monte Carlo results

    Tomaz, probably your best chance to find a copy is through antiquarian/secondhand booksellers in France, perhaps also Germany. Not living in France myself, I know this is not so easy from abroad. Still, these days many antiquarian bookdealers have found their way to the internet. So I would...
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    Pro tennis begins with...

    I see, thanks. I believe Paula is (was?) daughter of Burghard von Reznicek ("Tennis das Spiel der Volker)? Incidentally: Najuch contributed three pages to that book, on the merits of a good training regime ('Ohne Fleiss Kein Preis'). Yes, I think I've come across the title which you mention...
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    Tennis Books

    The eurobuch site is sort of an Über-portal bookfinder. It directs you to sites such as Amazon but also to other portals such as Abebooks. In my experiece Abebooks is quite reliable. The only downside is that they ask a commission from their sellers, so when buying you should not only look at...
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    Tennis Books

    I have noticed that the website of the already mentioned Tennis Collectables is not always updated. But it's proprietors are very nice and helpful if you email to ask whether a particular item is in stock. I think they ship worldwide. The largest catalogue in tennis is probably Alan Chambers'...
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    Pro tennis begins with...

    Can you say more about his memoires? I don't remember having seen them referred to before now.
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    Early Monte Carlo results

    Chaognosis and others who are interested in the tournament history & results: In 1997 Michel Sutter authored & compiled the book "Aujourd'hui 100 Ans 1897-1997 - Le Tournoi de Monte-Carlo", published by Gallery, Paris. It is a French language history of the Monte Carlo tournament. Beautifully...
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    Should Henin retire? ... Well she did.

    Clips of her pressconference in French: From rtl sport: http://www.rtlsport.be/sport/news/article/110789/--Justine+Henin+arr%C3%AAte%3A+lint%C3%A9gralit%C3%A9+dune+conf%C3%A9rence+de+presse+poignante From the Eurosport site...
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    Monte Carlo 2008 Final: [1] Federer vs [2] Nadal

    Actually, if I have counted correctly, Nadal is the 15th man to win both the men's singles and doubles title in the same year since the Monte-Carlo event was first staged: Both Dohertys, Ritchie, Wilding, Gordon Lowe, Leighton Crawford, Cochet, Tilden, von Cramm, Pierre Pellizza, Lennart...
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    Rosewall / Laver

    Jim Westhall. The book is called 'Nonsense at the Net'. This webpage http://www.nonsenseatthenet.com/ has a retrospective by Bob Sullivan, with a nice description of the atmosphere of the early years. Also: click on the tournament-logos on the left for a '73 aerial view of the court.
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    Do You Remember Toomas Leius?

    I should have liked to have watched him play in his heyday. From what I read, he was a natural and graceful player. But he actually did make it to the finals at Queens, this was in 1964, losing to Emerson 12-10 6-4, after having beaten Rafael Osuna in the semis. On his time spent in prison: I...
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    Borg on the Blackrock

    Yes I believe they are all televised, regionally, locally. We do not have a 'tennis channel' in Europe so for television coverage of the Blackrock tour events we are dependant on whether or not we have access to a (national/regional) television channel that happens to televise an event in a...
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