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Scott Dunlop: Federer, Nadal and Clijsters Are True Champions

Many of the world’s top sports personalities are marred by Illegal performance enhancing activities,  affairs and “don’t bother me” attitudes.  How fortunate  that tennis, now by far the fastest growing sport, has the added benefit of being led by true champions. Take a look at Federer’s post game conference yesterday after a heartbreaking loss and see a gracious gentleman in action. See how human and funny he and Nadal are in this classic promotion video.

Kim Clijsters is another example of grace and heart….a complete positive example to our children. She  puts being a wife and mother on the same or higher ground as being a champion, celebrating every important aspect of her life.

These hardworking, sincere athletes definitively answer the age old question…Nice guys do finish first.

A New Reality By Nicolas Pereira

This past week in the World Team Tennis ‘Bubble” I have seen the efforts to keep everyone safe while carrying on a team competition with around 60/70 players and coaches onsite. Counting organizers, officials, media, and support personnel are around 150 people trying hard to make this happen. I am very impressed by how the strict protocol has been handled and how everyone is invested in making this event a success, but The Open is a completely different scale of details.

ONcourt Interviews NGTL Co-Founder Yves Boulais

It does not matter that you get your rating playing locally or that you had spent an insidious amount of money playing the ITF junior tour tournaments. Your rating is your level of play (you get no bonus for playing more or playing far away). This allows us to break free of the ITF competitive structure potentially saving us time, money, and headache. We see this as a great opportunity to improve the logistic of our sport.

Brandon Burke (son of ACE President Doug Burke) Elected to WTA Board

As revealed in a recent news release issued by the WTA Tour – Brandon Burke has been elected to the WTA Board of Directors (to start officially in September). Oncourt got together with Brandon to delve a bit more into his background and to gain some insight into this wonderful appointment he has attained at such a young age.