Is Bigger Better? Not From My Point of View.

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AS NADAL’S PERMANENCE ENDURES, ROLAND GARROS BRACES FOR CHANGE

By DownTheTee | August 13, 2021

by Jane Voigt What would the French Open be without Rafael Nadal winning yet one more title? Sunday marked his eleventh, a run of bold, brave and impenetrable tennis we may never see duplicated by another player. But with the eleventh championship locked up, could there be a 12 or 13? Of course the answer…

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LA DOLCE VITA: CECCHINATO SHREDS THE PLANNED SCRIPT, WRITES A DIFFERENT ONE

By DownTheTee | August 13, 2021

by Jane Voigt This was not supposed to happen. Marco Cecchinato, ranked number 72, defeated 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6(11) in the most improbable upset of the year. The quarterfinal victory for the Italian was as spectacular as it was unexpected. Cecchinato had never won a single match at any Grand…

Is Bigger Better? Not From My Point of View.

By DownTheTee | August 3, 2021

Washington D.C. August 3, 2021 — Yeah. I get it. Citi Open Tennis Tournament has become a big deal, now that Rafael Nadal is there. It’s his first visit to this ATP 500 tournament located in America’s capital, Washington D.C. This tournament that’s been a headliner for over 52 years and was conceived and started…

Medvedev Advances to Second Week at Roland Garros, No Joke

By DownTheTee | June 30, 2021

Daniil Medvedev had been consistent at Roland Garros. He’d lost every first-round match he’d ever played there: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Not such a great record to drag around, especially when, in March this year, he’d moved up to number two in the world, which meant he’d be seeded No. 2 in Paris, a disconcerting…

Wimbledon Opens Gates to Full-capacity

By DownTheTee | June 30, 2021

England has become “the first country in the world, since the pandemic broke, to be able to return a Grand Slam tournament to full capacity for the Men’s and Women’s finals,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said, Wimbledon reported. The Wimbledon Championships, which runs June 28-July 11, also will allow “a minimum 50 percent capacity crowd,”…

Chaos at Roland Garros Puts Spotlight on Players As Women’s Semi-finals Are Set

By DownTheTee | June 30, 2021

By Jane Voigt As the pandemic initially spread we thanked the heroes: medical professionals, grocery clerks, plus teachers. Now, though, we should thank the tennis heroes: the tournament organizers and planners, their medical teams, and the players. They, too, have sacrificed, adhering to quarantines, practicing and playing in bubbles while testing and more testing for…

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