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The Championships…Middle Sunday – As It Was

Until this year, Middle Sunday was the day when no competitive tennis was played at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) unless the weather had been “schedule wrecking wet…” (which it was in 1991, 1997, 2004 and 2016).

I … continue reading

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Terra Wortmann Open…Hurkacz Toasts Medvedev In Final

On a blisteringly hot day – the temperature was 89°F – Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, the No. 5 seed, toasted No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev, 6-1, 6-4 in the Terra Wortmann Open Singles final.

The ATP 500 event is played at the … 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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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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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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The Championships…What Is, What Was

As the trail of COVID-19 devastation ran into more frequent dead-ends, the world, along with the game, teetered tediously, but anxiously waited for a time to return to what had been – Hoping. The resulting “new normal” is perplexing and … continue reading

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Noventi Open…From A Distance

For the two of us the 2021 Noventi Open, (formerly the Gerry Weber Open) was surreal. It was the first time in the tournament’s 28 year history, we were not in Halle, Westphalia, Germany covering the ATP 500 series grass … continue reading

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Noventi Open…Federer’s Doorway To Wimbledon May Be Shut

Wednesday, Roger Federer made an unexpected exit from the tournament that he has promised to participate in for the remainder of his career. Of course, when he signed on, it was known as the Gerry Weber Open – now, things … continue reading

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Noventi Open’s Comeback

After more than a year of dealing with the ravages and ever present questions relating to COVID-19, the world, along with tennis, is trying to return to a semblance of normal. In truth, it will be a “new normal”. Because … continue reading

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Tennis In The Time Of Covid-19

There will be tennis again, but along the way there should be memories of triumphs that rise above the challenges that these times engender. Existence can hinge on more than tennis, but the game will survive a pandemic with a continue reading