On this edition of Cracked Interviews, World No. 117 Denis Kudla joins the podcast to discuss his five-set thriller with Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open earlier this year, growing up training at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland, navigating the Metro to and from practice at 13 years old, rocking a Lacoste polo and backwards hat on court, and much more!
Cameron commented, “I’m very honoured to be recognised by Tennis Scotland and to be following in the footsteps of so many great names. Jamie Murray, Andy Murray and Gordon Reid have all been world No1 in their discipline, so these are very hard shoes to fill.”
Read more about Caroline's big win below.
Florida Today: Dolehide wins Kiwi Tennis Classic
USTA Florida: American Dolehide Claims Tennis Title at USTA Pro Circuit Indian Harbour Beach
Several news outlets covered Steve Johnson's repeat Houston title. Read more below.
ESPN: Steve Johnson first to defend his U.S. clay-court title in 16 years
Los Angeles Times: Steve Johnson wins second consecutive U.S. Clay Court title
Houston Chronicle: Steve Johnson captures U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship
TENNIS: For Steve Johnson and Pablo Andujar, it felt like the right player won
BASELINE: The Baseline Player of the Week: Steve Johnson
In the first of a new series of first-person essays on ATPWorldTour.com, top American John Isner opens up about the toughest moments of his life: When his mother, Karen, was diagnosed with colon cancer.
After his stirring run in Miami—which included victories over three of the sport’s Top 6 players (Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev)—Isner spoke in his press conference about the extraordinary contributions made to his cause by his coach David Macpherson and his chiropractor Clint Cordial. His laudatory remarks about those two individuals put into perspective that no one can succeed at the highest levels of the game without a closely-knit team.
Two weeks shy of his 33rd birthday, Isner is the oldest first-time Masters 1000 champion. The victory also catapulted him to a career-high ranking of No. 9 and gave him the largest payday, at $1,454,982.
Chicago Tribune: “Hinsdale's Caroline Dolehide plays 'a few really good matches' on one of tennis' biggest stages”
Read the Chicago Tribune's coverage of Caroline Dolehide's BNP Paribas Open successes here.
For most professional tennis players, the sport is a way for an athlete to see the world. But for Cameron Norrie, the ATP World Tour has been more of a place to call home.
Several news outlets covered John Isner's first Masters 1000 title. Read more below.
The New York Times: John Isner Calls Miami Open Win ‘Best Moment of My Career’
ESPN: Just relax, man: How John Isner won the biggest title of his career
Sports Illustrated: John Isner Earns Biggest Win of Career, Beats Zverev in Miami Open Final
Los Angeles Times: John Isner captures Miami Open for biggest title of his career
BBC Sport: Miami Open: John Isner beats Alexander Zverev to win first Masters 1,000 title
Miami Herald: American John Isner goes out as champion as Key Biscayne hosts final match
The Telegraph: John Isner stuns Sascha Zverev in a three-set tussle to complete American double in Miami
CNN: John Isner wins first Masters 1000 event, the ‘best moment’ of his career
USA Today: John Isner notches biggest win, beating Alexander Zverev to capture Miami Open title
TENNIS: How John Isner found a second wind—twice—to win the Miami Open
BASELINE: Baseline player of the week: John Isner
TeamUSA.org: John Isner Tops Tennis Powerhouses for Miami Open Title, Biggest Win of His Career
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