Little-known episodes from the joint life of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
“When I play, the presence of children on the platform is not so important for me, but Stefania should be! This is my advantage over rivals. She perfectly understands everything…

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John McEnroe: from the autobiographical book "Seriously"
Until this very day, I often have the feeling that my name is written right on my forehead. It is difficult to walk along the street, wherever it is, without…

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Competition systems: "Swiss system"
Competition Algorithm It is desirable that an even number of players participate in the competition, but an odd number is also allowed. All participants are divided into two equal groups either…

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Steffi Graf – the first racket of the world for 377 consecutive weeks

German tennis player Steffi Graf won all the Grand Slam tournaments in 1988 and, in addition, became the champion of the XXIV Olympics in Seoul the same year, winning singles. In addition to these great sporting achievements, she also has other tennis records.

The full name of the great tennis player Stephanie Maria Graf, but she went down in the history of sports, like Steffi Graf, – the journalists slightly shortened her name, just like it was with Don Budge and Rod Laver. She was born in 1969 in the German city of Mannheim, and the first who was able to discern her outstanding tennis abilities was Steffi Graf’s father. He became her first coach, having managed to instill in her a selfless love for this difficult sport and fostered a fighting spirit in her – an inalienable quality of a tennis player. Continue reading

Rod Laver

Rod Laver, nicknamed “Rocket” was named the greatest tennis player of the twentieth century, and for good reason. He is the only player (among men and women) in the history of tennis, whose victories in majors have allowed him to become the holder of the Grand Slam in singles twice. He won the first “Grand Slam” in 1962, when he was an amateur, but the next year Rod became a professional, where in 1967 he also won the “Professional Grand Slam”.

With the beginning of the “Open Era” in 1968, Laver, like other professionals, again began to take part in the Grand Slam tournaments.

He got his second “Grand Slam” in 1969. Continue reading

Pete Sampras about Andre Agassi
He was the most difficult opponent for me in that great summer of 1995 and again showed himself to be such at the very end of his and my career…

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René Lacoste
Rene was born in Paris on July 2, 1904 in the family of the industrialist Jean Lacoste, the owner of a network of factories producing cars “Spanish-Suiza” (La Нispano-Suiza Automobiles).…

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Björn Borg
Björn Borg was a real star on the court with his incredible game, attractive appearance and icy calm. For this he was nicknamed "Ice man." With 11 Grand Slam titles,…

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