Yet another “La Decima” for Rafael Nadal on the Red Dirt

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The 2021 Italian Open final was a stupendous visual treat for the most discerning of tennis enthusiasts. Rafael Nadal, the indisputable greatest of the sport on this surface, thwarted all efforts made by the formidable No.1 seed to clinch the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome for a record-extending 10th–a feat known as “La Decima,” which […] READ MORE




ATP Rome Masters: Preview and Draw Analysis

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The ATP Rome Masters will welcome 64 players to the eternal city. This is the last of the triple Masters 1000 tournaments on clay before the main event in Paris with the tournament scheduled to run from the 9th to 16th May. There will be a return to action for world #1 and defending champion […] READ MORE







Hawkeye on Clay Courts: The Great Debate

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It seems as if the age of power tennis has also created a long-standing cultural debate. For centuries, tennis was played without the technological ability to call the lines. This set up fierce debates and even outright arguments between players and umpires. John McEnroe was one player who was consistently incensed with bad calls. But, […] READ MORE