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Nitto ATP Finals Leaving London – Heading For Turin

In a year of pandemic pandemonium, the men’s tennis season came to an end at the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. Daniil Medvedev slipped past Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6, 6-4.

With the title, he gave Russia … continue reading

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What’s Happened To US and Australian Men’s Tennis?

Next to no one living has ever heard of “Gold Diggers of 1933”. It was a Warner Bros. film. But, some people may remember “We’re in the Money”, the bouncy, pick up your spirits song that was used in the … continue reading

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Roland Garros 2020 – “Beaucoup à retenir” (A Lot To Remember)

Usually, Roland Garros takes place the last week of May and ends the first week in June. This year, in truth “The Year of COVID-19”, usual doesn’t apply to very much of anything. Because of the pandemic, the key has … continue reading

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Gerhard Weber: Halle Tournament Pioneer Passes Away

Gerhard (Gerry) Weber, a hugely successful women’s clothier, took what many believed was a huge risk when he “created” the Gerry Weber Open, now an ATP 500 series event. The tournament’s patron, who passed away on September 24th, continue reading

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US Open 2020: Back To The Future Memories

Dominic Thiem of Austria, the No. 2 seed, survived two sets of brilliant play by his opponent, and battled through leg cramps at the end of the US Open Men’s final to win his first major championship, defeating Alexander Zverev … continue reading

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Tennis In The Time Of Covid-19

There will be tennis again, but along the way there should be memories of triumphs that rise above the challenges that these times engender. Existence can hinge on more than tennis, but the game will survive a pandemic with a continue reading

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Comeback Kim – The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

In September, former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters announced she was making her second comeback to professional tennis.

Prior to her first match back she explained to the media in Dubai, “I have expectations. I don’t think they’re the expectations … continue reading

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Red Mud from the Sky – Australian Open 2020

Extreme weather regularly visits the Australian Open. But this year was almost apocalyptic. The peak temperature of 43°C happens often enough to require the tournament’s extreme heat policy. But this year from the qualifying event onwards, nature threw up a … continue reading

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AO Fortnite Summer Smash 2020

The Fortnite Summer Smash returned to Melbourne Park this year as a feature of the Australian Open. The Summer Smash is Australia’s biggest gaming event.

Elly. Photo: Vanessa Taylor

J-Pop star cum rapper ELLY / CRAZYBOY was in town for … continue reading

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CiCi – What’s in a Name?

A little background for this story is necessary, not because it is difficult to understand, but because there’s always a back story to most anything.

Tennis players’ names often have to fit on a makeshift scoreboard and using an entire … continue reading