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Roland Garros…Osaka – More To Consider

On May 26th, four days prior to the beginning of Roland Garros, Naomi Osaka announced on her Instagram account that she would not be doing press interviews during the tournament. The response to her statement was instantaneous and … continue reading

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Events

Roland Garros…Fashion Palette

The weather has been in the “mids” (mid-70s to mid-80s degrees) during the first week of Roland Garros, with the threat of rain approaching…after all it is Paris and it is June. The conditions have opened the virus limiting doors … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Osaka’s Choice

There is something sadly reminiscent of my own childhood that has accompanied the brouhaha that became an unexpected companion to this year’s Roland Garros grand slam. Naomi Osaka has been a fixture at tennis events since she slipped into the … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Will Zverev Be A Surprise Bag?

Alexander “Sascha” Zverev always comes into view all arms and legs. He’s lanky and seems not to have grown into his body quite yet. At 6”6’ and supposedly close to 200 pounds, he’s like an unfinished sculpture with some of … continue reading

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Juniors

Jule Niemeier – 2017 Australian Open

🇩🇪 Germany 👶 18 ⬆️ 5’10” 🤚Right-handed

Jule Niemeier played her first slam in the Juniors at the Australian Open. We spoke after her first round win over Ayumi Miyamoto 7-6 4-6 8-6.

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Roland Garros Is The Name…And It’s Never The Same

To begin at the beginning…the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) has, for some time, used Roland Garros, as the name of the second major of the year, instead of the French Open.

The distinction is much more than the French … continue reading

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Tributes

Memories Of My Friend – Tony Trabert

Copy Editor’s Note: This tribute has been a labor of love for Mark. Tony was truly his dear friend, and his passing left an empty place in Mark’s being. He knows how important that friendship was and how it accompanied continue reading

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Events History

Internazionali BNL d’Italia – Always An Adventure

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia began in 1930 at the Tennis Club of Milan. It was contested there each spring until 1934 when Mussolini moved the championships to Foro Mussolini (now known as Foro Italico) in Rome. The “ambiente spettacolare” (spectacular … continue reading

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Noventi Open’s Comeback

After more than a year of dealing with the ravages and ever present questions relating to COVID-19, the world, along with tennis, is trying to return to a semblance of normal. In truth, it will be a “new normal”. Because … continue reading

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Last Look…2021 Australian Open

A year ago, the 108th Australian Open, the first played on the GreenSet acrylic hardcourt surface at Melbourne Park, survived bushfires that made the air almost toxic. That, along with one of the hottest fortnights in recent memory, was … continue reading