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Jul/24

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Final Newport ATP Tournament Kicks Off

Once again the Hall of Fame Open ATP tournament in Newport, Rhode Island has formed another diverse, exciting draw featuring a range of pro tennis talents. This year will be the final edition of the historic event as it will be replaces on the ATP World Tour schedule next year. Main draw action begins tomorrow. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/24

10

2025 Hall of Fame Open To Be “Revamped”

The popular annual ATP Newport tournament was removed from the 2025 schedule earlier this year however breaking news is that some kind of new event will be “revamped” for next year and will be announced at a press conference next Weds… WHAT The International Tennis Hall of Fame will be announcing a revamped Hall of […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

24

How Addictive The Tennis High Is

By Scoop Malinowski Even on the amateur tennis circuit the “high” of playing tennis is so addictive players will make unusual efforts and sacrifices to obtain that special feeling again. Here are some astounding examples I’ve encountered over the years… A 67 year old man from Ontario, Canada drove all the way to Florida to […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

6

Harry Cicma: First And Last Pro Matches

By Scoop Malinowski We resume the “First And Last Pro Matches” Feature with Former Rutgers University player Harry Cicma, who attained an ATP Tour World ranking on the professional circuit before becoming a Emmy Award winning TV news anchor and reporter for NBC and CBS. First Pro Match: It was truly a dream come true […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

13

2024 Hall of Fame Class Named

Leander Paes, Vijay Amritraj and Richard Evans to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2024 Paes and Amritraj become the first Indians elected to the Hall of Fame. Paes will be inducted in the Player Category, with Amritraj and Evans selected in the Contributor Category. The Class of 2024 Induction Ceremony will […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/23

8

ATP Drops Newport Event

Stunning news this week is that the ATP will cancel the Hall of Fame Championships ATP tournament next July and a new ATP tournament will begin in July 2025 in Saudi Arabia. The WTA Finals is also expected to be transferred to Saudi Arabia. The final Hall of Fame Open will be contested from July […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/23

26

2024 Hall of Fame Nominees

Indian tennis great Leander Paes is one of six nominees in the Player Category for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s ballot for the Class of 2024. In addition to Paes, Cara Black, Ana Ivanović, Carlos Moyá, Daniel Nestor and Flavia Pennetta return to the ballot in the Player Category. The Player Category recognizes ATP […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/23

19

Tribute: Close Encounters With John Isner

By Scoop Malinowski The American tennis great John Isner retired earlier this month from professional tennis. But the sixteen-time ATP champion and former ATP world no. 8 has left his mark on the sport, achieving outstanding success and results, victories vs Federer, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic and also popularity and friendship with his peers… One […] Continue to read full article...

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This summer the International Tennis Hall of Fame only inducted two players most people have never seen play, wheelchair super champions Rick Drainey and Esther Vergeer. The criteria for singles players to be nominated for election was recently changed. Now to enter the International Tennis Hall of Fame a singles player must have won three […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/23

19

Wonderful day at the Hall of Fame Open Newport

I arrive before noon and after exiting the media center, Shintaro Mochizuki is walking towards me on the path. He lost first round to Liam Broady and here was my chance to do a biofile with the former junior Wimbledon champ. At first he said he’d do it after lunch but then decided to do […] Continue to read full article...

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