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RG2018 is Bryan bros’ first missing GS in this century!

The 76 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam stages for Bryan brothers concludes in the City (of Light) where their streak began 19 years ago, in the last century. Jaw-dropping, unique, fascinating, what an incomparable durability test accomplished by these two American twin brothers! Once upon a time, in 1999, arguably the successful doubles pairing of . . .

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Nadal’s new numbers: 77-55-11

By winning his record 11th title in Barcelona,  the current No. 1 player of the world changed his numbers. No, not his cell ones, but his milestones….Here are the new figures from the Mallorcan: 77-55-11: 77 ATP titles, 55 titles on clay, 11 titles in Barcelona, 401 wins on clay, 20 different nationalities in his . . .

Bobby Riggs 100 – the real player

February 25 is special day…100 years ago one of the greatest tennis entertainers and players, Robert Larimore Riggs was born in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. He loved the game, he loved the challenge and what he loved more than these two is the show and the excitement. He is still the last American player who . . .

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Monica Seles paid tribute to the greatest Hungarian tennis player

President Dr. Lajos Szűcs and  Secretary Attila Richter – on behalf of the Hungarian Tennis Federation, President György Szöllősi on behalf of the Hungarian Sports Journalists Federation and Monica Seles, the 9 time Grand Slam champion, Hall of Fame tennis player awarded Andras Ruszanov, the official representative of the Asbóth-family with a commemorative plaque honored . . .

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Exclusive interview with the Great Manolo

Once upon a time, there was a ball boy in the capitol of Spain who had an exceptional hand-eye coordination, phenomenal variety of shots and more enthusiasm and heart than any other players had. The journey from the Madrid Country Club to become the first male Grand Slam champion of his country, and later the . . .

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Roy Emerson remembering József Asboth, the winner of Roland Garros’47

he male tennis player who owns the record of the most Grand Slam titles for a male (including all disciplines) with 28 titles (16 singles and 12 men’s doubles) told a story to Andreas Kuharszky about his first meeting with Asbóth. Australia that played … I was seventeen years of age and I was chosen . . .

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Jozsef Asboth 100 years – the victim of the history

Jozsef Asboth is best remembered for being the first Hungarian tennis player and the first player from an Eastern European (then Communist) country to win a Grand Slam singles title at the 1947 French Open (where he was seeded fifth). As of today, he is still the only Hungarian male player who won a Grand Slam . . .

Trivia US Open’16: Final – Women’s singles

1982  &  2016 alias  history repeats itself In the history, it happened once that a female player won the Aussie-US Open double: in 1982, Chris Evert completed it. However, even more interesting the way how she did it regarding the fact that Angelique Kerber did have a chance to repeat Evert’s feat 34 years later. . . .

Last time when German met Czech(oslovak) in a final

Last time when a German player met a player from Czech(oslovak) in any Grand Slam final, it happened in 1993. That year, Steffi Graf beat Helena Sukova in the final of US Open by 6-3 6-3.

Historic Day for Japan: Nishikori beat Murray

In the history of US Open (since 1881), it never happened that a Japanese player defeated a player from United Kingdom until now. They played 3 times each other, and interestingly the first two meeting went into 5 sets – like today’s match of Nishikori-Murray: 1928 – Henry “Bunny” Austin beat Teizo Toba 6-1 3-6 . . .