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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.

Next Gen Tennis League promises exciting matches

The Next Gen Tennis League again saw some great tennis last weekend at The Credit Valley Tennis Club and Burlington Tennis Club. This promises that Saturday the 24th will feature some exciting matches and very competitive tennis. All three matches will be played on Saturday October 24th, with Team Byte Network Security facing Team Hydrogen at noon (Burlington Tennis Club).

ITF Men’s 85 World Team Championships Renamed the Lorne Main Cup

Toronto, October 13, 2020 – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Tuesday that, as of 2021, the Men’s 85 World Team Championships will be renamed the Lorne Main Cup after the late Canadian. Lorne Main was selected for the honour following a unanimous vote by the ITF Seniors Committee, and approval from the ITF Board of Directors, after his name was put forward by Tennis Canada as part of the nomination process.
 

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.