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No Emotion Djokovic Falls To Rafa in Rome

The experts are all talking about Rafael Nadal’s serve, his drop shot, forehands, backhands, tactics, saving the break points at 2-2 in the third set, but from my view the story of today’s Rome final was why on earth was Novak Djokovic so emotionally flat with no intensity in that third set? It’s a pattern […] Continue to read full article...

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Final jockeying for positioning and mental strengthening and peaking is happening this week in Rome as the world’s best players get ready to show their best tennis at Roland Garros. Rafa Nadal needs a strong showing to regain some lost aura in Monte Carlo and Madrid, as does Novak Djokovic who scored a fiery win […] Continue to read full article...




Italians Shine In Rome

Coco Gauff finally won her first match after the virus in Rome, dispatching the tricky Tunisian Ons Jabeur 64 63. Gauff had lost early in both the Cincy Open and US Open tournaments in New York. Next up for Gauff will be a date with far more daunting task – Garbine Muguruza. Lorenzo Musetti announced […] Continue to read full article...



Match Analysis: Djokovic vs Nadal Rome Final

By Scoop Malinowski First set Nadal comes out with full ferocity and a sense of desperation. He has not win a clay tournament all year and urgently needs to win the final in Rome to restore and re-establish his King of Clay dominant aura as Roland Garros looms around the corner. Nadal dominates Djokovic 6-0 but as Nadal has that facial expression of fierce ruthless intensity, Djokovic looks tired and not all there mentally. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Jimmy Arias is always an interesting interview and TV match analyst who has shown over the years he will mix in blunt criticisms of players with his expert analysis. If a player does good things on the court, Arias will credit it. If they do bad things on or off court, Arias will question it or mildly denounce it. Continue to read full article...

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Loving Rome

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By Aaron
We have been fortunate as a family to travel to many tournaments outside of our home base of New York. We have been to the French Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Newport, Madrid,  Monte Carlo and Montreal. With that said we found Rome to be our favorite destination for a tennis expedition. I traveled there in 2018 with my brothers my son and daughter.
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