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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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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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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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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

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Last Look…2021 Australian Open

A year ago, the 108th Australian Open, the first played on the GreenSet acrylic hardcourt surface at Melbourne Park, survived bushfires that made the air almost toxic. That, along with one of the hottest fortnights in recent memory, was … continue reading

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Nitto ATP Finals Leaving London – Heading For Turin

In a year of pandemic pandemonium, the men’s tennis season came to an end at the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. Daniil Medvedev slipped past Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6, 6-4.

With the title, he gave Russia … continue reading