KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Novak Djokovic will try to win the Sony Open without his new coach, Boris Becker, who is unable to travel because of surgery this week on both hips.
Franz Beckenbauer. Boris Becker. Maria Hoefl-Riesch.
The greats of German sport usually find their way toward agent Marcus Hoefl.
And for the Alpine skier formerly known as Maria Riesch, the client relationship is a little closer.
''This is really unbelievable,'' Hoefl told the Associated Press at his wife's victory news conference after she won the super-combined...
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February 10, 2014
Stefan Kozlov, USTA International Spring Championships, Carson, CA
By Alana Mitchelson
(January 24, 2014) MELBOURNE – At just 15 years of age, Stefan Kozlov is currently the No. 1 Junior in the US and so it’s no surprise that he’s also the youngest player in the world top 20 Junior rankings.
His outstanding performance at this year’s Australian Open has seen him reach...
Melbourne Park has changed so much in the 18 years since Stefan Edberg played his last match at the Australian Open that he found it a little disorienting to return this year as the newest member of Roger Federer's coaching team.
''I'm lost,'' he said Monday, laughing. ''I don't recognize the place.''
Even though there are major differences...
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January 13, 2014
Andy Murray is curious to see how the locker room dynamics change with the likes of Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Michael Chang following Ivan Lendl into the coaching ranks.
Murray has a handle on how it plays out when a star of yesterday starts working with a star of today, making his career breakthroughs after hiring eight-time Grand Slam winner Lendl as coach.
Becker and Edberg...
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January 11, 2014
It’s nice that World No. 2 Novak Djokovic has hired all-time great Boris Becker to help him get over whatever demons are plaguing him after losing to Rafael Nadal in two of last season’s four majors. My only question for the clearly gifted and extremely versatile Djokovic is…why?"He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me...
(December 27, 2013) Add Roger Federer to the list of players hiring Hall of Famers as coaches. Andy Murray has Ivan Lendl and Novak Djokovic recently hired Boris Becker. The 17-time major champion Federer is adding childhood hero Stefan Edberg to his coaching team. Severin Luthi will continue to work with the world No. 6 as well.
The Swiss revealed on his Facebook page and website...
Novak Djokovic is turning to Boris Becker for help in 2014.
The second-ranked Serb said Wednesday that Becker will join his staff for next season as head coach.
''He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win new trophies from the Grand Slams and other tournaments,'' Djokovic said in a statement. ''Becker...
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December 18, 2013
Novak Djokovic says tennis great Boris Becker has joined his coaching staff for next season.
The 46-year-old Becker, a six-time Grand Slam champion, will travel with Djokovic and other coaches to tournaments, including next month's Australian Open.
Djokovic says Becker ''is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win new...
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December 18, 2013
We were just sitting down to type up our US Open preview when we saw this and realized there's no point. This contest is over. Give that man the $10,000 .
That man (or kid, I guess) is Josh Berry. Josh is very good at impressions and is apparently also a tennis fan. Which leads to this beautiful, wonderful, spot-on US Open "preview" featuring a host of familiar faces...
Not going to lie here, I am not a massive tennis fan but even I can realize how impressive these impressions are. Josh Berry filmed himself doing some spot-on impressions of tennis greats such as John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Andy Roddick. If you want to check this against the real thing you can check out the tennis folks at the 2013 U.S. Open which starts on Aug. 26th.
Astonishing, phenomenal, compelling, the Centre Court clash stretched to four hours and 44 minutes, knocking the 1989 last-four clash between Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl out of future record books.
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by James A. Crabtree
Return of the Serve and Volley?
John Newcombe, Boris Becker, John McEnroe and Todd Woodbridge have been saying it for years. And for the first time in years they were proved correct. Dustin Brown and Sergiy Stakhovsky proved you can play aggressive while rushing kamikaze to the net, and most likely received a thankyou card and box of chocolates from legends turned...
The Ivan Lendl IJTA, one of the world’s premiere tennis academies, has taken up residence in our “Coaches’ Corner” series to dish out instructional tips and on court analyses straight from the Academy’s top coaches and directors.
By Rob Castorri, Executive Director of Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy
At Ivan Lendl International Junior Golf Academy on...
Boris Becker is backing a new tennis league in Asia featuring former and current players.
The three-time Wimbledon champion is joining ex-players Justin Gimelstob and Mahesh Bhupathi in founding the International Premier Tennis League.
Plans for the league were announced Friday. It will consist of mixed teams in various Asian cities, with a player draft held in January 2014 in...
Murphy Jensen and the Sea Island Resort
By Randy Walker, @TennisPublisher
Murphy Jensen said that becoming the director of tennis at a tennis resort was “the furthest thing on the planet on my radar” when he and his brother Luke were turning the tennis world on its head with their brand of rock-n-roll doubles tennis in the 1990s.
But, when the opportunity came up in early 2012...
In order to succeed in poker, professionals need a certain set of skills, including patience, quick thinking and endurance. There is, of course, an element of luck required too, but it’s the ability to stay focused over long periods of time without getting impatient and making rash decisions that makes a solid performer. As many sporting greats will attest, these skills play a...
A poker professional requires a specific set of skills to achieve success, including the ability to think quickly and a willingness to be patient. Of course a little luck is required too, but what really sets a poker player apart is the ability to maintain focus over considerable periods of time, avoiding rash decisions and remaining patient. What’s true of poker is true of many...
By Jack Cunniff
Australian Open Trivia – In advance of the 2013 Australian Open, test your knowledge of the event and its contestants. For more tennis trivia throughout the event – and all year long – follow Jack Cunniff on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jrcunniff
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1. Who was the last Australian to appear in an...
FIFA.com speaks exclusively to former German tennis star Boris Becker about his love of football, the three FIFA Ballon d’Or candidates, poster boys of the German national team, Brazil 2014 and more.
(November 29, 2012) NEW YORK, N.Y. – StarGames and MSG Sports have announced that the third season of “World of Tennis Presented by BNP Paribas” will debut next week. The first of seven episodes of the bi-weekly series will premiere on Tennis Channel at 7:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 5.
The 30-minute show will feature “Holding Court,” a profile segment hosted by Justin...
(November 13, 20120 The Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy (Ivan Lendl IJTA) – led by the former No.1 player in the world and coach to Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Murray – has named Rob Castorri Executive Director.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Castorri has been involved in tennis for over 30 years as a professional player, coach, club manager and event promoter...
NEW YORK, NY – Eighty-one year-old Nick Bollettieri was inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Friday night at the Grand Hyatt by former pupil an current ESPN TV tennis analyst Brad Gilbert. Bollettieri has coached 10 former world No. 1 players including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Marcelo Rios, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova...
Muhammad Ali was the star of a London charity gala Wednesday that set off the Olympic party season -- though with a gentle jog rather than an A-list burst out of the blocks.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie failed to put in a much-anticipated appearance on the red carpet at the Sports for Peace fundraiser, where attendance started at 2,500 pounds ($3,900) a head.
Sports figures including...
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July 25, 2012
The great white hope of Australian tennis, Bernard Tomic, has admitted he is not doing the hard work required to transform him from talented teenager to grand slam threat.
Tomic paid the price for his slacking off as his form slump continued with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 defeat against Belgian wildcard David Goffin in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old, who reached...