MOVER OF THE WEEK: Felix Auger-Aliassime

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Eighteen-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime gets the honors of mover of the week with his impressive run to the semifinals of the Miami Open. The Canadian almost made it to the final; however, his lack of experience in such a pressure packed situation was his undoing. Auger-Aliassime had both sets on his racquet but he fell…

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Mladenovic Turns The Tables On Osaka

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, UAE [1] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [67] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) For the second consecutive year, Osaka faced Mladenovic in Dubai; however, this time there would be no domination by the Japanese player. Mladenovic seems to have recovered the form that once saw her ranked as high as number ten. She…

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Pressure, No One Likes Pressure

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Everyone experiences pressure at some point in their lives; however, athletes may experience it more frequently than most. No one likes pressure; there is no pleasure in feeling a racing heart, sweaty palms or rapid breathing. While it may appear that some tennis players handle the pressure better than others, everyone is negatively affected by…

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Pliskova Deflates Osaka’s Balloon

Pliskova deflates Osaka's Balloon

Toray PPO Tennis, Japan Championship Match:  [7] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [8] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) Their head-to-head was dead even at 1:1 coming into the final, with Osaka winning their most recent encounter.  There are a lot of similarities in their games with a couple of glaring differences: Osaka is a major champion and she…

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MOVER OF THE WEEK: Andrey Rublev

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SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 09.10.2018 The mover of the week honors go to Andrey Rublev. Rublev fell thirty-three places to number seventy-one when he lost in the first round of the US Open. The Russian was a quarterfinalist last year and his inability to defend those quarterfinal points resulted in a decline…

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