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Federer compares Nadal relationship to Borg-McEnroe

Federer compares Nadal relationship to Borg-McEnroe

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer teamed up at the Laver Cup in doubles. (AP)Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have shown "we can be rivals yet get along," said Federer, but tennis is less "rock and roll" than it was when Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe were competing.Federer made an appearance at the Zurich Film Festival, where he watched the showing of Borg vs. McEnroe and walked the carpet.But Federer has also gotten to hear some inside stories from Borg and McEnroe themselves, and said he enjoys their accounts of their playing days. "They have incredible stories," Federer told AS. "It was more rock and roll, let's be honest. Today it's very professional—but still we have a good time."But it's also very similar to some extent. We can be rivals and yet get alo
Nadal dishes on coaching situation for next season

Nadal dishes on coaching situation for next season

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Rafael Nadal won two Grand Slams in 2017 and returned to the No. 1 spot in the rankings. (AP)No. 1 Rafael Nadal says he is eager to keep playing on tour, and will adjust to a new coaching setup with Carlos Moya taking the reins.Nadal brought in former No. 1 Moya as an additional coach before the beginning of this year, and won Roland Garros and the US Open again—his first major victories since 2014.“Carlos brought some positive energy for me. Our way of practicing changed, we trained on some more specific aspects,” Nadal told El Espanol. “When there is a new person, it's also easier to listen because it's different.”There will now be more changes as the Spaniard's longtime coach, his uncle Toni, won’t travel much with him
How a tennis player became a 'Battle of the Sexes' actress

How a tennis player became a 'Battle of the Sexes' actress

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TAYLOR M. RILEY, The Courier-Journal Published 9:04 am, Sunday, October 1, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She might be known as a two-time Kentucky tennis champ, but Lauren Kline now has a new title: Hollywood actress.It's kind of a funny story how the former North Oldham High School player ended up starring alongside A-listers Emma Stone and Steve Carell in "Battle of the Sexes."Kline was originally supposed to be the tennis-playing body double for Stone but ended up looking more like actress Jessica McNamee, who portrays tennis champ Margaret Court in the movie.As filming rolled along, it turned out that the Louisville native became more than just an extra. She is in the movie a lot. In filming over a six-week period in 2016, she worked with Stone in almost every scene."
Township sophomore tennis star Taylor Kopan toughened up by her teammates

Township sophomore tennis star Taylor Kopan toughened up by her teammates

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The butterflies in Taylor Kopan’s stomach were working overtime when it came time to take the court for her first high school tennis practice.Sure, she had been swinging a tennis racket since she was 4, and she had played in some local United States Tennis Association 12U and 14U tournaments.But this was different.This was the high school tennis team and, being Manheim Township, a program traditionally deep in talent.The questions buzzed around her head as she stepped onto the court that day.Where would she fit in?What is the format for high school tournaments?Gradually, however, she found the answers to all of her concerns.Now, she’s a sophomore and knows the ins and outs of high school tennis like a veteran.As the Lancaster-Lebanon League's season hits the home stretch, Kopan will loo
Rowland Hall's Katie Foley wins another state tennis title, this time in 3A

Rowland Hall's Katie Foley wins another state tennis title, this time in 3A

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Class 3A Girls’ State Tennis Finals1st SinglesKatie Foley, Rowland Hall def. Sophie Christensen, Waterford 4-6, 6-2,6-22nd SinglesTanisha Martheswaran, Waterford def. Marissa Linares, Grantsville 6-4, 7-63rd SinglesMaci Jackson, Grantsville def. Hayden Harris, Richfield 6-1,6-11st DoublesAnna Drossos/Olivia Anderson, Judge Memorial def. Paige Peterson/Lexi Carlson, Grantsville 6-4,6-42nd DoublesEllie McCoy/Veronica Start, Judge Memorial def. Kristen Crowther/Ellie Hair, Richfield 6-2,6-4Team Scores1. Judge Memorial, 17; 2. Grantsville,16; 3. Waterford, 12; 4. Richfield, 10; 5. Morgan, 6; (tie) North Sanpete, 6; (tie) Rowland Hall, 6.Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
Can Rafael Nadal's US Open Win Make Him the Greatest Tennis Player Of All Time?

Can Rafael Nadal's US Open Win Make Him the Greatest Tennis Player Of All Time?

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<div _ngcontent-c23 innerhtml="Last year at this time, the question of who’s the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) in men’s tennis was not a particularly hot topic. Roger Federer had missed the 2016 U.S. Open with a knee injury. His slam count was stuck on 17, and he hadn't won a major in more than five years. For his part, his main rival, Rafael Nadal seemed equally stuck, three slams behind at 14.  Rafa hadn't won a major in two years, going 10 slams without getting past the quarterfinals. And Novak Djokovic’s own run at immortality got sidelined as he lost at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Rafael Nadal of Spain, the 2017 US Open Men's Singles champion, poses with the winner's trophy in New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)What a difference 12 months
Three-peat: Park City wins 4A state girls tennis title

Three-peat: Park City wins 4A state girls tennis title

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SALT LAKE CITY — Rain forced the 4A state girls tennis tournament finals to relocate from Liberty Park, where teams played on day one of the tournament, to indoors at the Salt Lake Swimming and Tennis Club. Unfazed by the switch in locations and conditions, Park City High School took individual championships in second singles and third singles and won the team title for the third straight time, earning 20 points, five more than Deseret Hills and Ridgeline, which tied for second place. Orem, scoring 13 points, came in third place.“I think it gets better and better every year,” said Park City head coach Heather Nicholas on winning another state championship. “These girls have worked so hard and we’ve had three new players on the varsity team, so it’s kind of their first time to experience
Three-peat: Park City wins 4A state girls tennis title

Three-peat: Park City wins 4A state girls tennis title

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SALT LAKE CITY — Rain forced the 4A state girls tennis tournament finals to relocate from Liberty Park, where teams played on day one of the tournament, to indoors at the Salt Lake Swimming and Tennis Club. Unfazed by the switch in locations and conditions, Park City High School took individual championships in second singles and third singles and won the team title for the third straight time, earning 20 points, five more than Deseret Hills and Ridgeline, which tied for second place. Orem, scoring 13 points, came in third place.“I think it gets better and better every year,” said Park City head coach Heather Nicholas on winning another state championship. “These girls have worked so hard and we’ve had three new players on the varsity team, so it’s kind of their first time to experience