Pellegrino Takes First Challenger Title At Roma Garden Open

ROME, April 25, 2021 Andrea Pellegrino has captured his first title on the ATP Challenger Tour. The 24-year-old Italian was crowned champion of the Roma Garden Open, the first of two back-to-back €44,820 clay-court events held at the Tennis Club […]

No Roman Holiday: Every Match Is A Battle For Muguruza

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a battle between Garbiñe Muguruza and Victoria Azarenka, both two-time Grand Slam champions and former World No. 1 players, something had to give when they faced each other during Saturday’s quarterfinal round of […]

Djokovic Advances To Rome Semi-Finals

STARNBERG, September 19, 2020 World No. 1 Novak Djokovic ended the fantastic run of German qualifier Dominik Koepfer, winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Saturday afternoon to reach the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The top seed of the […]

Halep, Pliskova Advance To Rome Quarterfinals

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Both top seed Simona Halep and No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova, the defending champion, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Friday. Each beat their respective opponents in straight sets […]

Nadal Cruises Into Rome Quaterfinal

STARNBERG, September 18, 2020 Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal has secured his berth in the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, his first tournament since February. The No. 2 seed dispatched Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3 in his third-round match under the […]

Vika 2.0 Is Spectacular In Top 5 Win Against Kenin

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It doesn’t matter that less than a week ago Victoria Azarenka was playing in the final of a major while quarantined in “the bubble” in New York. She’s arrived in Rome and has […]

Koepfer, Musetti Set Third Round Clash In Rome

STARNBERG, September 17, 2020 Two qualifiers headlined Thursday’s second-round action at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Local teenager Lorenzo Musetti continued his fine form with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former World No. 4 Kei Nishikori of Japan. The […]

Nadal Makes Winning Return In Rome

STARNBERG, September 16, 2020 Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal began his Internazionali BNL d’Italia title defence in Rome on Wednesday evening with a comfortable 6-1, 6-1 win over last week’s US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta in his first clay-court match of […]

Moving On, Novak Djokovic Hopes To Be A Wiser Player

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Novak Djokovic held his first news conference since he was disqualified from the US Open on Monday. The occasion was media day for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Djokovic said he hopes […]

Musetti Upsets Wawrinka At Rome Masters

STARNBERG, September 15, 2020 Lorenzo Musetti became the first player born in 2002 to secure an ATP Tour win. The 18-year-old qualifier defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 6-0, 7-6(2) in his first-round match of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia […]