Oliveira Earns PL Open International Title

ROME/STARNBERG, June 3, 2023 World No. 317 Goncalo Oliveira is the champion of the PL Open International. In front of a large crowd at the Forum Sport Center, the 28-year-old Portuguese clinched the ITF World Tennis Tour M25 clay-court title […]

Foro Italico: Campo Centrale Will Have A Roof By 2026

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2023 (by Michael Dickens) While the just concluded Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome produced record numbers in terms of spectators, income and economic impact, it was also a very flawed Masters 1000 combined event that was hampered […]

Martina Navratilova Receives Golden Racket At IBI 2023

ROME, May 22, 2023 (FITP Press Release) After Stefan Edberg, the Federazione Italiana Tennis e Padel awarded the “Golden Racket” (Racchetta d’oro) 2023 to Martina Navratilova. On the Foro Italico’s Campo Centrale, the Ambassador of Italian Tennis Nicola Pietrangeli, together […]

Medvedev Reigns In Rome, Wins First Career Crown On Clay

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 21, 2023 (by Michael Dickens) Sunday’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia men’s singles title match in Rome marked the first time since 2004 that neither Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic were in the final. No worries. It didn’t dampen the […]

Marozsan Upset Of Alcaraz Was No Tall Tale

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 17, 2023 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine you’re Fabian Marozsan, a likeable 23-year-old Hungarian with no tour-level wins before this week. Then, come Monday afternoon, you will beat Carlos Alcaraz, the man who will be the top seeded player […]

Ask Taylor Townsend, Moments Like Rome Are What Tennis Is All About

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 13, 2023 (by Michael Dickens) On Thursday, qualifier Taylor Townsend secured her second career Top-10 triumph with a three-set, second-round victory over World No. 3 and fellow American Jessica Pegula at the WTA 1000 Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The […]

This Week On The ATP Tour – CW19

STARNBERG, May 10, 2023 The world’s best players have assembled in Rome for the first year of the expanded 12-day Internazionali BNL d’Italia, the third and final ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the clay-court season. . .#IBI23 — Internazionali […]

Djokovic Caps Perfect Rome Week, Wins Sixth Title

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 15, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) With the No. 1 ranking, a career 1,000th victory and the top seed at Roland Garros all secured – what he later labeled as a perfect week – Novak Djokovic entered his fourth […]