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Jul/21

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Newport 2021 Scrapbook

Last year the Newport Hall of Fame Championships was not contested for the first time since 1975 and according to new tournament director Brewer Rowe, the Hall of Fame lost 75% of revenues last year because of the pandemic. However the tournament has returned this year in full force and the action was better than […] Continue to read full article...

Denis Kudla extended Novak Djokovic to three very challenging sets at the recent Wimbledon Championships and came away with a newfound appreciation and admiration for the 20 Grand Slam title winner. “I think Novak deserves to be the greatest of all time. He is the greatest of all time. He does things nobody is willing […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Anderson, Karlovic Granted Newport Wildcards

Kevin Anderson, Ivo Karlovic Accept Wild Cards to 2021 Hall of Fame Open Main Draw Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson returns to Newport for the first time since 2008. 2016 Hall of Fame Open champion Ivo Karlovic will make his tenth Newport appearance. The Hall of Fame Open returns to the historic grass courts […] Continue to read full article...

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New Zealand vs Korea, Republic Davis Cup Tie To Be Held in USA at International Tennis Hall of Fame This will be the third time the Hall of Fame campus has hosted a tie of the international team tennis competition. One of the cornerstones of the tennis calendar, Davis Cup by Rakuten provides players with […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

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Newport Field 2021

Accomplished Champions and Rising Stars Highlight 2021 Hall of Fame Open Player Field The 28-player field will feature 2018 Hall of Fame Open Champion Steve Johnson, 2019 finalist Alexander Bublik, doubles major champion Jack Sock, among a compelling mix of Tour veterans and rising talent. The Hall of Fame Open returns to the historic grass […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

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Special Borg Fila Shoes Auction

April 29, 2021 NEWPORT, R.I. – In celebration of the recent launch of Kicks on Court, a new digital exhibit about the history of tennis shoes, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is auctioning off a pair of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted sneakers featuring art inspired by Hall of Famer Björn Borg. Proceeds of the auction will […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

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Biofile: Virginia Wade Interview

Status: Won Wimbledon in 1977, US Open 1968 and Australian Open in 1972. Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1989. Won four Grand Slam doubles titles with Margaret Court, three in 1973. Best ranking was no. 2. Won 55 career singles titles. DOB: July 10, 1945 In: Bournemouth, England Early Tennis Memory: I […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/18

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Sloane vs Madison in Newport

newport Reigning US Open Champion Sloane Stephens and Finalist Madison Keys are heading to Newport this summer! Propelled by a big win in Miami last month, Stephens is now ranked inside the world top-10. Keys, who is currently ranked world No. 13, kicked off 2018 with a bang, advancing to the Australian Open quarterfinals. While the historic grass courts in Newport have had an extensive history in hosting women’s professional tennis, the exhibition match will mark the first time that current WTA stars will compete in Newport in more than 25 years. Continue to read full article...

Jun/17

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Hall of Fame Worthy, Yes or No?

moyaNot every champion tennis player can get into the Hall of Fame but there are several candidates who curiously have yet to be inducted and enshrined into Newport. Let's take a look... Yevgeny Kafelnikov: The superb Russian won Roland Garros singles and doubles in the same year as well as the Australian Open, an Olympic gold medal, Davis Cup and also he held the world no. ranking. Kafelnikov's achievements outshine those of Marat Safin who was inducted last year. Continue to read full article...

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