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Stuttgart and Halle have perfect matches with sponsors

In Stuttgart and Halle, it is remarkable to follow sponsorship companies’ policies and their effect on the ATP tournaments in these locations.

Stuttgart’s first BOSS Open two years ago was a slightly strange experience, as the tournament had been so … continue reading

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Looking Ahead…2023 Holds Promise

As everyone is aware we have 46 chromosomes meaning 23 pairs exist. On average the blood circulates the body every 23 seconds. Various faiths and some areas of science subscribe to the importance of the number…Rather than continue, 2023 looks … continue reading

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Diabetes…Dealing With A Game Changer

Watching the pros makes it seem that tennis is easy to play. They flow across the court and hit shot after shot while their bodies are often stretched to the limit. Exchanges appear to be crafted by skilled sculptors using … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Mon Dieu

“We Can Always Hope…” as former French standout Fabrice Santoro said in a May 19th Reuters feature about men’s tennis in France “…but having anyone reach the second week of Roland Garros would not be logical…”

Gaël Monfils, who … continue reading

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Best Cinderella Story Take 2 – Goran Ivanišević, 2001 Wimbledon

Tens of thousands of tweets elected the Iconic Moments in Tennis History, across seven decades of the sport, for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Winners will feature in a new exhibition in the ITHF Museum.

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Tennis Players…War Now And In The Past

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has become a practitioner of Spanish philosopher George Santayana’s maxim – “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. On February 24th he launched a “Special Operation” in Ukraine purportedly to protect people … continue reading

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Ukraine: The Players Speak

A selection of comments by Ukrainian and Russian players on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko. Source: Twitter
Russia’s Andrey Rublev. Source: Twitter
Andrey Rublev writes ‘no war please’ on a camera at the Dubai Championships. Photos: Twitter/TSN Sports
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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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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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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