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Major Upset: Djokovic Falls To Nardi

Luca Nardi, the little known Italian Lucky Loser, created one of the upsets of the year as he defeated world no.1 Novak Djokovic 64 36 63. The 20 year old ranked 123 seemed to have too much firepower for the usually reliable Djokovic defense system but it can be said the Serbian superstar is not […] Continue to read full article...

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Remembering Pennetta’s Amazing US Open Triumph

Flavia Pennetta has been nominated for election to the International Tennis Hall of Fame next summer. The Italian’s most notable success was her unlikely victory at the 2015 US Open, which nobody predicted. Pennetta, at 33, became the oldest first time Grand Slam champion. She became the first woman to win her first Grand Slam […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Andrea Gaudenzi Interview

By Scoop Malinowski (Note: This interview was done at US Open 1994.) Status: ATP Chairman since 2020. Former ATP player from 1990-2003, achieved a career best ranking of no. 18 and won three ATP singles titles (Casablanca 1998, St. Poelten and Bastad in 2001). Holds career wins vs Roger Federer, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Michael […] Continue to read full article...

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Sarasota Open Biofile Luca Potenza

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 485. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 140 DOB: July 28, 2000 In: Licata, Italy First Tennis Memory: I start to play tennis with my brother (Davide) in my city Licata, it’s pretty small, like 20,000 people. My first memory is when I came from football club, because I was playing football, […] Continue to read full article...

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Lorenzi: “Sinner will be no. 1”

By Scoop Malinowski Guess who I ran into at Whole Foods supermarket at lunch time today at the salad bar? None other than Paolo Lorenzi, the former ATP no. 33 who retired a couple of years ago. His last match was at 2021 US Open qualies, a loss in 2R to Maxime Janvier. The Italian […] Continue to read full article...

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Turin ATP Finals Groups

As expected, Rafael Nadal received another favorable “random” draw and was protected in his group by not having to face Novak Djokovic. Dating back to 2020 their last four meetings were all on clay. The last time Nadal beat Djokovic on a hard court was at 2013 US Open final 62 36 64 61. Djokovic […] Continue to read full article...

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Lucky Lucia Loves Miami Open!

WTA no. 102 Lucia Bronzetti has enjoyed a miraculously fortunate 2022 Miami Open. She beat Renata Zarazua in qualies first round and then lost in straight sets to Qiang Wang 63 62. The Italian was granted a main draw slot as a lucky loser and in the first round she saved match point to beat […] Continue to read full article...

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Yoxoi Wins First ATP Title With Bublik

The Italian luxury sports attire company won it’s first ATP singles title when Alexander Bublik defeated Alexander Zverev in Montpellier, France 64 63. It was also the first ATP singles title for the 24 year old from Gatchina, Russia who now lives in Monte Carlo. Yoxoi describes their only sponsored player Bublik (Tennys Sandgren has […] Continue to read full article...

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BOSS is proud to announce a long-term partnership and the launch of a standalone capsule collection, co-created by Italian professional tennis player, Matteo Berrettini.  The multi-year deal will see BOSS and Matteo Berrettini become official partners, with Berrettini being introduced as a Global Brand Ambassador for BOSS, on and off the court. He will also […] Continue to read full article...

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Djokovic Wins 20th Grand Slam At Wimbledon

Once again Novak Djokovic was pushed to his limits and answered the challenge with another startling performance of the greatest tennis ever played, as he conquered Matteo Berrettini 67 64 64 63. Djokovic’s sixth Wimbledon title now adds his overall major title count to 20, to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Berrettini came out […] Continue to read full article...

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