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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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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

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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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The Championships…The Game’s Return

After COVID 19 brought about a respite of more than 700 days, The Championships returned after a pandemic sabbatical. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) hosted the 134th version of Wimbledon, from June 28th until July 11… continue reading

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Roland Garros…Toujours Différent (Always Different)

Last year Roland Garros took place almost four months later than it usually does. Still following a newly found theme, in 2021 it began a week later than the tried-and-true last week of May, first week in June schedule. Of … 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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Red Mud from the Sky – Australian Open 2020

Extreme weather regularly visits the Australian Open. But this year was almost apocalyptic. The peak temperature of 43°C happens often enough to require the tournament’s extreme heat policy. But this year from the qualifying event onwards, nature threw up a … continue reading