Monthly Archives: February 2024

Sébastien Grosjean

Born: May 29, 1978 in Marseille (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) Height: 1.75 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) The best junior in singles & doubles of 1996; the first to achieve such a feat since 1987 (Jason Stoltenberg). Looking at Grosjean’s posture, it … Continue reading

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Janko Tipsarević

Born: June 22, 1984 in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) Height: 1.78 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Jанко Типсаревић… one of three representatives of the golden generation in Serbian tennis – much less successful than Novak Đoković, but notably better than Viktor Troicki. … Continue reading

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Aaron Krickstein

Born: August 2, 1967 in Ann Arbor (Michigan) Height: 1.83 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) One of two prodigies of American tennis in the mid 80s along with three years older Jimmy Arias (they were the first famous pupils of … Continue reading

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Patrick Rafter

Born: December 28, 1972 in Mount Isa (Queensland) Height: 1.85 m Plays: Right-handed Marked by unexpected turns, Rafter’s career can be outlined in several distinctive phases: 1. Sudden Improvement: initially unremarkable in his early ATP years, he faced a lackluster … Continue reading

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Karel Nováček

Born: March 30, 1965 in Prostějov (Moravia) Height: 1.90 m Plays: Right-handed One of the biggest malcontents on the tour. Discontent with everything surrounding him from the first points of a match. Grimaces, throwing rackets (once even towards the umpire!), … Continue reading

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Magnus Larsson

Born: March 25, 1970 in Olofström (Blekinge) Height: 1.95 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) A highly skilled player known for his unconventional choices on the court, Larsson, similarly to other distinctive, very tall players born in 1970 (Marc Rosset and … Continue reading

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