Category Archive: Italian Open

Rafa on Rampage in Rome

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Shapovalov becomes Canada’s number one

—- First, he won the Battle of North York, beating his fellow Toronto suburbanite Milos Raonic. Then Denis Shapovalov overtook Raonic in the ATP ranking after storming back to beat longtime top ten… Continue reading

Djokovic “turns a corner” in Rome

Novak Djokovic was smiling after his loss to Rafa Nadal in the Rome Masters semi-finals. He didn’t always used to smile after losses. But this time he knows he’s back playing at the… Continue reading

Serena beats Madison Keys to win Rome Masters

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Genie on a roll in Rome

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Is Novak Djokovic the new King of Clay?

  Novak Djokovic won clay courts events in Monte Carlo and Rome last year, but has never won the French Open where Rafa Nadal — and Stan Wawrinka last year — have stood… Continue reading

Sharapova wins on hot clay in Rome

Michelangelo and the Roman statues of Roger Federer

Imagine how Michelangelo would view Roger Federer playing at the Italian Open in Rome. He might see him as a work of art, standing above the crowd. He might see him as a… Continue reading

Genie Bouchard in Rome — an opera of emotions