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Lessons Learned By DraftKings All-American Team Cup

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The first U.S. tennis event to welcome fans, the DraftKings All-American Team Cup, began at Life Time Peachtree Corners near Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday afternoon. By all appearances, protocols were priority No. 1. With […]

The Continuing Education Of Naomi Osaka

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) ​My name is Naomi Osaka. As long as I can remember, people have struggled to define me. I’ve never really fit into one description—but people are so fast to give me a label. Is […]

Sandgren Wins Competitive Miami Backyard Battle

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Professional tennis returned to Miami this week in the form of the Altec/Styslinger Tennis Exhibition, an eight-man backyard tournament that featured five of the Top 65-ranked men’s players in the world. It represented […]

Becker Vs Kyrgios: A Tennis Quarrel Defined By Rats And Doughnuts

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) “How much longer until the season resumes? Not sure if it can come fast enough,” tweeted The New York Times tennis corespondent Christopher Clarey on Tuesday, soon after a kerfuffle between Boris Becker and Nick […]

Missing Wimbledon’s Opening Day

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The last Monday in June was originally meant to be the first day of the Wimbledon Championships. It’s a day when, by tradition, the reigning men’s champion enters Centre Court to begin his […]

Evans Wins Battle Of The Brits Against Edmund

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) British No. 1 Dan Evans proved his might throughout the week – beating all comers – and when it ended Sunday afternoon, he won the Schroders Battle of the Brits with a performance […]

Edmund, Evans Remain Undefeated At Battle Of The Brits

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Kyle Edmund stayed up until 2 a.m. early Friday morning celebrating Liverpool’s first English Premier League title in 30 years. A longtime fan of the Reds, the British No. 2 carried plenty of […]

Evans Showing His Competitive Spirit This Week

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Dan Evans went about his business with great clarity and form during Thursday’s third day of the Schroders Battle of the Brits that is being contested in the indoor serenity of the National […]

Taking A Knee In Support Of Black Lives Matter

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Before the start of each match in the Schroders Battle of Brits this week at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, England, all competitors are taking a knee in solidarity for the Black […]

Adria Tour: With Folly Comes Consequences

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The players who participated during this month’s ill-fated Adria Tour hugged and high-fived on the tennis court, both in Serbia and Croatia. They also partied together off it. Some, including tour organizer Novak […]