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Rolex Paris Masters… Its 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.

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Thirty Years Of Halle…Indeed, A Miracle

When I learned that Gerry (actually, Gerhard) Weber and his son Ralf were going to make a presentation at the 1992 ATP World Championships at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, my curiosity was thoroughly piqued.

I wanted to hear about the … continue reading

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Federer returns to Halle

A highlight of the week for tennis fans in Halle was a visit from Roger Federer.

The 10-time tournament champion received an award for special services to the Halle ATP 500.

The ceremony took place on centre court, with Federer … continue reading

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„Tennistainment“ der Extraklasse feiert 30. Jubiläum – TERRA WORTMANN OPEN 2023

Beim Jubiläumsturnier des 500er Rasenklassikers TERRA WORTMANN OPEN vom 17. bis 25. Juni 2023 in HalleWestfalen sorgen sechs Top-Ten Spieler für athemberaubende sportliche Spannung, gibt sich Publikumsliebling Roger Federer erneut „die Ehre“ und Top-Stars, wie Ben Zucker und Vanessa Mai … continue reading

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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.

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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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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