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What just happened? Carlos Alcaraz in Madrid

Carlos Alcaraz had a remarkable week in Madrid even by the teenager’s current lofty standards.

His year started at the Australian Open, where Matteo Berrettini beat him in the third round in a tight five-setter, 6-2 7-6(3) 4-6 2-6 7-6(10).… continue reading

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Internazionali BNL d’Italia…Un Po’ di Storia del Torneo (A Bit Of Tournament History)

Had it not been for Count Alberto Bonacossa, it would be safe to say that the inaugural Internazionali d’Italia (Italian International Championships) would not have taken place at the Tennis Club of Milan in early May 1930.

The Count was … continue reading

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The Young Stars Take Miami

This year saw the third edition of the Miami Open to be played at Miami Gardens, after the tournament’s 32 year residency at Key Biscayne.

There was no Federer, who won in 2019 as the oldest champion; no Djokovic, who … continue reading

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BNP Paribas Open 2022…Świątek, Fritz And A Different Tennis Paradise

Having taken place last October because of the competitive schedule adjustment brought about by the pandemic in China, the BNP Paribas Open returned to its normal calendar date in March 2022. Though proof of vaccination was required to enter the … continue reading

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Australian Open…Eventually, There Was An Epic Tournament

The 110th version of the Australian Open actually did take place at Melbourne Park this year. Yet, with so much attention focused on what was happening off and around the courts, it was almost as if, initially, the event … continue reading

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A Unique 2021 Perspective…

The tennis year was a mishmash of highs, lows and a good deal of pandemic rules, quarantining and testing in between. Some topics were covered to the point where multiple new ball changes were justifiably neglected. Other story lines were … continue reading

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Halle…Now The Terra Wortmann Open

What a way to kick-off the holiday season. On December 1st good cheer resonated when it was announced that Wortmann AG had become the new title sponsor of the ATP 500 series grass court tournament in Halle, Westphalia, Germany. … continue reading

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Rolex Paris Masters…Djokovic Est Le Seul (Is The One)

This year is the thirty-sixth version of the Rolex Paris Masters, which is the only Master series event to be played indoors. Taking place, November 1-7,  at the AccorHotels Arena in Bercy, on the right bank of the Seine in … continue reading

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BNP Paribas Open…Fortunately It Wasn’t Shanghaied

The BNP Paribas Open, a combined ATP and WTA 1000 Masters showcase, kicked off October 5th, 933 days after the last ball was struck at the 16,100 seat center court at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, in the … continue reading

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US Open…As It Was

After a year with COVID-19 directed fan absence, the 141st version of the US Open was wild and crazy, perhaps from leftover energy that had been absent because of last year’s emptiness. The excitement fanned the cheering that was … continue reading