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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

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Rolex Paris Masters…History Shouldn’t Be Forgotten  

This year, 60 ATP tournaments were scheduled. Thirty-eight offered the winner 250 points; 13 netted 500 points.

The nine Masters Series events, providing 1000 points, reigned supreme when it came to the possibility of ranking improvement.

Of those in this … continue reading

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A Classic in Cincinnati

“Definitely one of the toughest matches I’ve ever played in my life, regardless what tournament, what category, what level, what player.

“It’s unbelievable, from the beginning to the end. We both been through so much, so many ups and downs, … continue reading

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2023 Australian Open – Kids Tennis Day Returns

After a two year pause for the pandemic, Kids Tennis Day returned to the 2023 Australian Open as the conclusion of Welcome Week.

Billed as “a colourful wonderland of activities and entertainment for families”, 12,000 fans attended throughout the day.… continue reading

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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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The Championships…No Points But It Was Pounds Perfect

The 135th edition of The Championships, staged at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), June 20th until July 10th, still had dark green and purple as its primary colors but hues were added this year. … continue reading

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The Championships…Bits And Bobs

Below is a sampling of the “Bits And Bobs…” that made the 2022 tournament anything but a “Humble Roast Dinner…”

Kramer And Smith Anniversaries

While the Centre Court Centenary dominated the headlines, two other anniversaries should not be overlooked – … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Kids’ Day Returns

On May 21st, the day before the tournament began, Kids’ Day made a comeback.

Having not taken place for the past two years because of the pandemic, more than 25,000 people sauntered around Stade Roland Garros participating in … continue reading

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What just happened? Carlos Alcaraz in Madrid

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

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 … 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