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Largest gap in tennis history

Largest gap in golf & tennis history between major titles: Julius Boros had 4026 days between 1952-1963 U.S. Open Championship , while Aussie legend Ken Rosewall‘s longest drought was 4291 days between 1956 US Open Tennis Championships & 1968 ROLAND-GARROS title! (Misc.: Tiger Woods’s longest span between 2 majors was 3954 days (2008 U.S. Open Championship, while Roger Federer‘s 1666 days btw 2012 Wimbledon and . . .

Indian Wells Masters: So far the most bizarre

Bizarre BNP Paribas Open 2019: Yoshihito Nishioka as the last Japanese and Ivo Karlovic as the last Croatian ( as well as the oldest player in the draw) in R16. A Lucky Loser plus a Qualifier from Serbia (Miomir Kecmanović + Filip Krajinovic ) longer ‘alive’ than Novak Djokovic. Men + women No.1s are out . . .

Mahut’s & PHH’s historic win

By winning Australian Open’19, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert became the 1st French men’s doubles in the tennis history who completed the career Grand Slam. The 4 Musketeers were not able to do this, even though Jacques Brugnon and Rene Lacoste were close but not accomplished in men’s doubles.Furthermore, by winning the doubles title in Melbourne, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert became . . .

Losing a final at Aussie Open

Melbourne is Waterloo of tennis for half of the Big4: Rafael Nadal (2) and Andy Murray (4) lost 6 finals Australian Open vs Novak Djokovic. The British and Spanish legends lost total 8 (4 of each) finals at Aussie Open. John Bromwich is the only one who lost more than 4 times (5) at Australian Championships. (Horace Rice, Gerald Patterson, Harry Hopman, . . .

Rafa’s streak vs US players

After beating up on Australians (James Duckworth, Matthew Ebden, Alex de Minaur) in the first three rounds, Rafael Nadal extended his winning run against US players at the majors to 21 matches with victory over Frances Tiafoe. You have to go back to James Blake’s third-round win at the 2005 US Open for his last . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .