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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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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.

The popular vote for … 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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Before Richard Was King…

On November 19th “King Richard”, the biopic movie about the singular approach that Richard Williams used to develop the tennis talents of his daughters, Venus and Serena, was released. Early reviews praised the production along with the cast. That … continue reading

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Federer And More Knee Surgery

Roger Federer just announced that he will be undergoing yet another knee surgery and will be skipping the US Open. It must have been a difficult decision, because of the implications that are all connected to his aging and the … continue reading

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Christopher O’Connell – the breakthrough continues

In the decade since Chris O’Connell turned pro, he’s spent a lot of time not playing tennis.

For 22 months, stretching from 2012 to early 2014, stress fractures in his lower back prevented him from picking up a racquet. Then, … continue reading

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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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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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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