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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…Rafa, Iga Et Autres Friandises (Rafa, Iga And Other Treats)

The 126th Internationaux de France de Tennis (or as the tournament prefers – Roland Garros – rather than the French Open) filled the May 22nd–June 5th calendar. The play at Stade Roland Garros updated the celebrated saying “There was something … 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 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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BNP Paribas Open 2022…Świątek, Fritz And A Different Tennis Paradise

Having taken place last October because of the competitive schedule adjustment brought about by the pandemic in China, the BNP Paribas Open returned to its normal calendar date in March 2022. Though proof of vaccination was required to enter the … continue reading

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Australian Open…Eventually, There Was An Epic Tournament

The 110th version of the Australian Open actually did take place at Melbourne Park this year. Yet, with so much attention focused on what was happening off and around the courts, it was almost as if, initially, the event … continue reading

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US Open…Virtual Version

During the pandemic, life has become one big Zoom call. Circumstances have made it the communication “go to…” Virtually everyone has been relying on the app. Tennis journalists have gone even further, taking full advantage of the crisis enhanced “modernizations”. … continue reading

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Internazionali BNL d’Italia – Always An Adventure

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia began in 1930 at the Tennis Club of Milan. It was contested there each spring until 1934 when Mussolini moved the championships to Foro Mussolini (now known as Foro Italico) in Rome. The “ambiente spettacolare” (spectacular … continue reading

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Fragmented Memories…From A Year To Forget

From almost any perspective 2020 will stand alone as a year to remember, and not so fondly. There has never been a comparable twelve months. The world was swept by an upgraded version of the plague. The headliner was a … continue reading

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Roland Garros 2020 – “Beaucoup à Retenir” (A Lot To Remember)

Usually, Roland Garros takes place the last week of May and ends the first week in June. This year, in truth “The Year of COVID-19”, usual doesn’t apply to very much of anything. Because of the pandemic, the key has … continue reading