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Federer returns to Halle

A highlight of the week for tennis fans in Halle was a visit from Roger Federer.

The 10-time tournament champion received an award for special services to the Halle ATP 500.

The ceremony took place on centre court, with Federer … continue reading

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Louis Wessels cracks the main draw in Halle

Louis Wessels created a good news story when as the world No. 347, he qualified for the main draw of an ATP tournament for the first time – the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle, Germany.

It’s also a Local Boy … continue reading

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Boom! Boom! There’s a new Boris Becker documentary

Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker is a new documentary on one of the intriguing players of the ’80s and ’90s.

It is produced, written and directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney who, amongst works on a diverse … continue reading

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2023 Australian Open – Who is Zhu?

In a tournament of many upsets, China’s Zhu Lin has made an impression at this year’s Australian Open.

At almost 29 years old – her birthday is on women’s final day – she conjured up the best form of her … continue reading

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Sunshine Super Girl – the Evonne Goolagong bioplay

Her introduction to tennis has perhaps the most humble origins in tennis history, yet she overcame major stumbling blocks to become the No. 1 player in the world.
– International Tennis Hall of Fame

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A Different Honour for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has claimed 21 Grand Slams and the Davis Cup with his Serbian teammates.

Having just won the Tel Aviv Open and after progressing to the semi-finals in Astana after a straight sets win over Karen Khachanov, he learned … continue reading

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McEnroe – Another John McEnroe documentary

If you believe in things happening for a reason, I was meant to play tennis.” – John McEnroe

A new documentary simply called McEnroe has been released.

Directed by Barney Douglas, the film includes John McEnroe as an … continue reading

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Citizen Ashe – exploring the life and legacy of Arthur Ashe

“Champions are people who want to leave their sport better than they found it” – Arthur Ashe

This month the US Open will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world’s largest tennis venue.

So it’s a … continue reading

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Jule Niemeier gets her groove on grass

Something clicked for Jule Niemeier on the lawn courts at Wimbledon.

Until this week, her best results and all her titles have been on clay. In 2018, she won her first ITF Pro title and a cheque for US$2,352 in … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Then There Was Léolia Jeanjean

Around the US, college/university graduation ceremonies were taking place while Roland Garros was underway. Few, if any of those parading across the campus stages to accept their diplomas, came close to earning the accolades Léolia Jeanjean received.

The 26-year-old wild … continue reading