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    My Documentary on the Career of Bill Scanlon - Bad News for McEnroe - Good News for Scanlon

    Back during the late spring, I heard the sad news that Bill Scanlon had passed away after a very brief struggle with cancer. I read his book "Bad News for McEnroe" when I was a teenager and it really got me interested in learning about the legends from the past. I remember the first time that...
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    Thoughts on Roddick's Career

    Many people consider Andy Roddick to be the last great American tennis player. In 2003, Andy Roddick would win the US Open at the young age of 21. He would also finish that year as the #1 player in the world. This would end up being the high point in Andy's career. Despite reaching another...
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    Sampras and Agassi Fans Rejoice

    This winter, I will be releasing a documentary on the Sampras / Agassi rivalry (back during it's heyday.) The title for this film is "The 1995 Hard Court Season." It will cover all of the meetings between Sampras and Agassi from Wimbledon 1993 through the US Open 1995. I'll post a link to the...
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    New Agassi film Reveals the Reasons Why He Lost to Pete Sampras in the 1990 US Open Finals

    The 1990 US Open finals will probably best be remembered for two things. It was the first slam that Pete Sampras won in his illustrious career of 14 years. And it was also a possible missed opportunity for Andre Agassi, who was more or less obliterated by Sampras in the finals. I use to just...
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    Did Anyone See This Coming? Soderling Defeats Nadal at the 2009 French Open

    With Roland Garros not taking place until late September, I thought it would be fun to go back and talk about one of the biggest upsets in the history of tennis. In fact, maybe even in the history of sports, itself. On May 31st 2009, Robin Soderling would defeat Rafael Nadal in the fourth...
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    Thoughts on the 2020 Tennis Season and Beyond

    At the very end of 2018, I made a predictions video about Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic that surprisingly came true...part of it did, atleast. ;) I picked Nadal to win two grand slams in 2019 (the Australian Open and Roland Garros) and for Djokovic to defend his Wimbledon...
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    How Close Was Goran to Winning the 1992 Wimbledon Final?

    I recently had the chance to watch this classic match from the early 90s and was surprised to see how close Goran came to winning the fifth set. He has a break point on the Agassi serve at 3-all in the fifth set. Agassi puts together a great point and eventually wins it with a forehand volley...
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    Was Agassi Robbed at the 1991 French?

    Many years ago, when Andre Agassi's autobiography first came out, I had the chance to read through it and remember his disappointment of losing the French Open to Jim Courier. I know that the rain-delay in the second set played an important role in the outcome of the match. Giving Courier the...
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    Why Couldn't Agassi Read Pete Sampras' Serve?

    I recently re-watched the first grand slam meeting between Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras at the 1990 US Open. The scoreline was fairly one-sided in Pete Sampras' favor 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 but what really surprised me was how badly he dominated Agassi with his serve. This was already their third time...
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    Del Potro Is a Serious Threat to Nadal

    It's been almost nine years since Juan Martin has been to a grand slam final. Since the 2010 Australian Open he has been 0-2 in grand slam semi-finals. But there is a reason why I believe these stats might soon change. For the first time since 2009 Juan Martin del Potro is in the semi-finals...
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    Speculation as to Why Agassi Lost to Gomez

    I recently watched the French Open final from 1990 and discovered something really interesting that could, in part, explain the reason why Andre lost. Gomez was a left-hander which negated one of Agassi's biggest weapons against him. Andre liked to get into the backhand to backhand pattern...
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