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Upset Pick Day 1, Week 2

I had some good upset picks in the first week. Who can forget my Monfils beating Berdych on Day 1 or my Nishikori beating Paire or sticking with Wa...

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Scoop, Never Doubt My Prognostications

I told you Nishikori had way too much game for Paire and the Frenchman is a feel-good player not one who's ever going to make serious noise at a sl...

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It's Time to Replace Raonic with Ande...

It's clear to me now that Milos Raonic's chances of ever winning a slam are slim and none. He might've won a slam back in the 60', 70's, 80's and 9...

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Day 5 Upset

There were no upsets so to speak in Day 4. Yes, Monfils beat Gulbis and I was surprised by that, but Gulbis has shown once and again that he is jus...

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Federer Is Full Of It

In a press conference today, apparently the first question to the fake Fed, RF was asked that when he sits down with his grandchildren 30 or 40 yea...

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Day 4 Upset

The obvious pick would be to go with Monfils over Gulbis. The smart pick would be to go with Monfils over Gulbis, but I'm going to go in another di...

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Upset of the Day--Day 3

Ok, the big upset of the Day 2 was Gael Monfils knocking off Thomas Berdych. Each day, I'll pick an upset of the day and see if you posters out the...

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Who Do You Like in Day 2?

Besides the Simon comeback and win against Hewitt, there wasn't a great men's match played today. Most were 3-setters, but tomorrow offers perhaps ...

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The Charge of the Young American Brigade

Yes, it is the week before a slam and that means one of the best week's in the tennis calendar is taking place and that is the Qualy Tournament. It...

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Hold Onto Your Seats Here! Fernando R...

That's right, folks, good folks who follow Tennis-Prose.com, I am scooping Scoop, dropping a big one here in announcing that Fernando Romboli, 24, ...

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Rome and Paris

In all due respect to the clay events in Monte Carlo and Madrid, I feel the real heart of the clay circuit is Rome and Paris. The stadium in Madrid...

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Can I Get A Little Loving?

Whaddaya say, people? All I hear from the Steve's and the adp's and the Mitch's and Harold's on this site is that I don't know nuthin' about tennis...

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Who Will Be the Next Slamless Player ...

Andy Murray broke through last year after losing in his first three slam finals. The only other current player to reach a slam finals without yet w...

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How To Get to the Top When You're Ver...

I went yesterday afternoon out to Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York with my 6-year-old son (soon to turn 7 on May 9) and my (she wouldn't like it ...

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Waz Up With Jerzy?

Every year there is a new anointed "Can't Miss Star." In the past few years, we've gotten Raonic, Harrison, Tomic, Nishikori and Gulbis. While Nish...

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Berdych Reams ITF Anti-Doping Program

Tomas Berdych says that he's only been tested twice in the past four years outside of competition sites. For anyone who thinks tennis has any kind ...

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The Pernicious Lie About Davis Cup

Yesterday, in the quarterfinal round of the Davis Cup, Novak Djokovic soldiered on with a sprained ankle to beat Sam Querrey in four sets, only the...

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Question of the Week?

Scoop,I thought we'd start a new blog where every week either I ask you a question or you ask me a question through the U.S. Open.My question for y...

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Banish The Two-Handed Backhand!

I'm not kidding. What one change in the game right now would make the game so much better and watchable? I say, "Abolish the 2-handed-backhand." An...

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Ship Sock, Kudla and the young Harrie...

As I watched John Isner plod through another loss in his Lost Year, I thought the problem with American tennis is that American juniors are being t...

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