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Citi Open Is Latest Casualty Of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Just 23 days before its start, the Citi Open has become the latest casualty of the 2020 tennis calendar due to the escalating coronavirus in the United States. For the first time in […]

Citi Open Shaping Up To Be Stronger Than Usual

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Defending champion Nick Kyrgios of Australia is missing from the provisional draw that was recently revealed for the ATP 500 Citi Open, which re-starts the ATP Tour next month after being sidelined by the novel […]

ATP Tour Restarts 2020 Season With Citi Open

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) “Tennis Restarts In DC!” exclaims a Citi Open image that is posted on the tournament’s social media channels. The ATP Tour will restart the locked down 2020 season with the Citi Open at the […]

Citi Open Fate Likely Will Be Revealed Next Week

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The Citi Open has been a summer fixture in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital city, for the past 50 years – going all the way back to its founding in 1969 by Donald […]

No Curbing Mark Ein’s Enthusiasm For Putting On A Good Show

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Mark Ein has a simple, long-term vision for the Citi Open. The Washington, D.C.-area native and venture capitalist, whose MDE Tennis company took over Citi Open management a year ago, wants the only […]

Reimagined Citi Open Enjoyed A Blockbuster Week

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) When Nick Kyrgios lifted the Donald Dell Trophy after winning the Citi Open men’s singles title Sunday evening, it culminated a record-setting week to a reimagined tennis classic. As confetti rang down upon […]

Kyrgios Caps Memorable Week With Citi Open Title

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) There was so very little margin for error during Sunday’s Citi Open men’s singles final between unseeded Nick Kyrgios and third seed Daniil Medvedev – just a single point separated them out of the 143 […]

From Lucky Loser To Citi Open Semifinalist – All in One Week

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) While Peter Gojowczyk isn’t recognized as the face of German tennis – that distinction goes to World No. 5 Alexander Zverev and then, perhaps No. 35 Jan-Lennard Struff – the 122nd-ranked native of […]

Kecmanovic Is Winning Matches; Telling His Story, Too

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Miomir Kecmanovic’s favorite surface is a hard court – and, yet, his ATP biography lists Wimbledon (which is played on grass) as his favorite tournament. Despite the contradiction, the Serbian-born, up-and-coming tennis star […]