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Archive | October, 2013

Milos Raonic: “Sampras is my idol, Djokovic is a good friend and I’d love to have dinner with a Victoria’s Secret model”

25. October 2013

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Milos Raonic: “Sampras is my idol, Djokovic is a good friend and I’d love to have dinner with a Victoria’s Secret model”

This week's King of the Court is world No 11 Milos Raonic, the Canadian 22-year-old who has won five ATP World Tour titles and finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal in the Rogers Cup Masters event in Montreal in August. Born in Titograd, Yugoslavia (now Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro), Raonic moved to Canada with his family at the age of three and has since become renowned for his massive serve - he hit the second fastest serve of all time on the tour last year at a speed of 155mph.

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Filip Peliwo: “Fitness can get you through”

25. October 2013

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Filip Peliwo: “Fitness can get you through”

I was always really, really competitive as a kid. I hated losing so much and I wanted to win at everything, even if it was a random game with friends at the age of eight or younger. I’ve always had that competitive aspect in my personality and that’s helped me every time I go out and play a tennis match. I fight as hard as I can, do everything I can to win and that is what got me through a lot of matches at the junior majors last year. Even when things weren’t going so well, I managed to find a way to just grind through matches.

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Allen Fox: “Beware of Excuse-making”

25. October 2013

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Allen Fox: “Beware of Excuse-making”

Hard-fought, dragged out tennis matches often become stressful. We want to win but fear we might not. One means of escaping the pressure to win is by making excuses. As bad as losing is, it doesn’t seem so bad if it’s not our fault.

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In Memory of Rene Simpson Collins

19. October 2013

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In Memory of Rene Simpson Collins

January 14, 1966- October 17, 2013

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Michael Emmett: “Who Will Be World Top Five First?”

19. October 2013

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Michael Emmett: “Who Will Be World Top Five First?”

Getting to that coveted top five world ranking is a major accomplishment for any tennis player – but it will be even more special when a Canadian finally gets there because we’ve never had anyone in that position before. The tennis community is thirsting for a young Canadian to make a major splash on the international tennis scene. And, if this past summer was any indication, we’re as close as we’ve ever been.And NO, we are not counting Greg Rusedski who grew up in Montreal, because he bolted for Great Britain at a time when we desperately needed him the most. Rusedski, most known for his booming left-handed serve, left for the United Kingdom in June of 1995. Bolstered by a US Open finalist appearance in 1997, Rusedski achieved a career high ranking of #4 in 1997, but at that point he was no longer playing for Canada or the Canadian Davis cup team. And for this reason, we, as Canadians, have never had a player – male or female – ranked inside the top 5 in the world in the open era.

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Robert Lansdorp: “Dear Mr. P Mc Enroe”

19. October 2013

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Robert Lansdorp: “Dear Mr. P Mc Enroe”

I am happy that my career started a long time ago. And my last Champion was Maria Sharapova, a Russian who had nothing to do with the USTA. I think they were trying to make her an American so the USTA could claim her, but it did not work out. Maria was or is too proud to be a Russian and good for her. The USTA 20 years ago was not as blatant and desperate for a Champions as Patrick Mc Enroe. In my early days the USTA was not into stealing players from private coaches, like Mc Enroe is. This has to stop because coaches in this country will rather work with non Americans or won’t give their heart and soul to the student, because they know that when the kid is 15 or 16 and shows great promise, the USTA will come and convince the parents to go with the USTA, instead of involving the private coach in continuing to work with his or her student. Can’t you see that Patrick? What is wrong with you??? Very attractive to the parents, because the USTA will fit the bill for everything, plus give tons of wild cards.

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