2024 Australian Open – The Pleasures of Opening Week

The rain poured down on the opening day of Opening Week. Matches were delayed and delayed and delayed again until the schedulers gave up.

Happily, the rest of the week’s weather was perfect and the qualifying event could make up … continue reading

Events Players

Bublik flaunts his flair to win Halle

Alexander Bublik was not the favourite to win the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle.

For the 30th anniversary of the tournament, the field included Daniil Medvedev, Stefano Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev and last year’s champion Hubert Hurkacz.

Stefanos Tsitsipas
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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

Comment Players

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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