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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 and Beyond

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

Jule Niemeier played her first Slam in the Juniors at the 2017 Australian Open. We spoke after her first round win over 9th seed 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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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

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Black History Month – More Important Than Ever…

For many, the second month of the year is commemorated as being Black History Month. In the US, it is also Heart Month. Not to be overlooked, at the end of the Fifth Century, Pope Gelasius deemed February 14th St. Valentine’s … continue reading

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Fragmented Memories…From A Year To Forget

From almost any perspective 2020 will stand alone as a year to remember, and not so fondly. There has never been a comparable twelve months. The world was swept by an upgraded version of the plague. The headliner was a … continue reading

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Juniors

Marvin Moeller – 2017 Australian Open

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

Marvin Moeller from Hamburg is world number 10 in the ITF junior rankings and seeded 3 at the 2017 Australian Open Juniors. This is the first time he has played the tournament.

His … continue reading