At Indian Wells, It’s Not ‘Clear’ What The App Is For

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Getting into the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as a fan is not simple in 2021. First of all, let me state for the record that I’m pro-vaccine and pro-showing proof of vaccine. What the US Open did in New York this year, by requiring proof of vaccine, but for the most part, not […] READ MORE


Australian Open Considering Options for Quarantine, Including Bubble

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Tennis Australia is considering a few different protocols for the 2022 Australian Open, including an “open bubble,” which would allow players to train and compete without having to stay sequestered in a hotel room. Earlier this week, The Age of Australia reported that the Australian government is leaning heavily toward requiring all players to be […] READ MORE



Australian Open set to be pushed back to February 8

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The 2021 Australian Open looks set to start on February 8–three weeks later than originally scheduled–the Victorian Government has confirmed. According to ABC News, players are likely to arrive in mid-January and complete their quarantine on January 31. During that time, they will be allowed outside their hotels for five hours a day–to go to […] READ MORE


Reseeding the US Open Men’s Quarterfinalists

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In a matter of days, the US Open will crown a new major champion. After Felix Auger-Aliassime’s loss and Novak Djokovic’s default in the round of 16, we are guaranteed a winner born in the 1990s. It took a knee injury, a worldwide pandemic and a sizable mental cramp for the Big 3 to temporarily […] READ MORE



What happened to CiCi Bellis?

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Catherine ‘CiCi’ Bellis announced her arrival onto the world stage at the age of just 15 by beating Dominika Cibulkova, then ranked inside the world’s top 20, at the US Open in 2014. She then went on to reach a career-high ranking of world #35. But Bellis’ path forward since has been anything but straightforward […] READ MORE


Madrid Open Cancelled Again Amid Recent COVID-19 Surge

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The Mutua Madrid Open officially announced the cancellation of its 2020 edition. The increasing number of Covid-19 flare-ups Spain has been suffering lately has forced organizers and local authorities to pull the plug on the joint event. “We have given our all to stage the tournament,” said tournament director Feliciano López in an official statement. […] READ MORE


ATP Cancels Citi Open, Citing Coronavirus Concerns and Travel Restrictions

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The tournament was supposed to the first one on the revised schedule The ATP has unfortunately decided to cancel the Citi Open due to the growing issues about the coronavirus and international travel restrictions. Christopher Clarey of the New York Times first reported this story. Many countries have imposed a 14 day quarantine period for anyone […] READ MORE


Novak Djokovic Illustrates Why the Blame Game Must Change

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Is there anything human beings enjoy more than apportioning blame? It is a phenomenon doubtless amplified by the advent of social media, but one rather suspects that it is as old as society itself. But it is also reductive. The ‘blame game’ has little to no interest in contrition, let alone taking a measured view. […] READ MORE