Monthly Archives: January 2024

Tommy Haas

Born: April 3, 1978 in Hamburg Height: 1.88 m Plays: Right-handed Began playing at age 4 with his Austrian father (“haas” is a Dutch word, means ‘hare’), Peter, who is a former European champion in judo and an ex-schoolmate of … Continue reading

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Carlos Moyá Llompart

Born: August 27, 1976 in Palma (Majorca) Height: 1.88 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Moyá left the tennis circuit in the shadows, which is unfortunate because he considerably contributed to modern tennis. I wish he hadn’t announced his retirement at … Continue reading

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Lleyton Hewitt

Born: February 24, 1981 in Adelaide (South Australia) Height: 1.78 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) I distinctly recall the moment I read in the newspaper about Hewitt’s victory over Andre Agassi in the Adelaide ’98 semifinal. At that instant, I … Continue reading

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Marcos Baghdatis

Born: June 17, 1985 in Paramytha (Limassol) Height: 1.79 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Μάρκος Παγδατής developed his tennis talent in France, where he moved from Cyprus as a 12-year-old boy. However, his career highlights were closely connected to the … Continue reading

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Mariano Puerta

Born: September 19, 1978 in Córdoba (Sierras Pampeanas) Height: 1.76 m Plays: Left-handed Part of an intriguing generation of South American players emerging on the tennis circuit in the late ’90s, the infamous Argentinian wasn’t as naturally gifted as his … Continue reading

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Marc Rosset

Born: November 7, 1970 in Genève (Romandie) Height: 2.01 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Rosset, much like David Wheaton, is considered a notable underachiever in the tennis landscape of the 90s (nonetheless Rosset’s career was much longer and incomparably better). … Continue reading

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James Blake

Born: December 28, 1979 in Yonkers (New York) Height: 1.84 m Plays: Right-handed The son of an English mother, Blake, with his stylish game and distinctive dreadlocks (two years after he lost them, he began to play better), brought a … Continue reading

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