Scott Dunlop: Golden Age of Tennis

Tennis fans are  incredibly fortunate right now. We are able to experience the best player to have ever played, Roger Federer, and the most interesting, dynamic and intense player (probably the second best player to have ever played), Rafael Nadal.

Nadel’s victory in Rome is his 16th Master’s win, which equals Agassi’s total. It is a superb record for any player at any age…but this has been accomplished during the peak  time of the greatest player ever. And yes, Nadel is the best clay court player today by a mile, and may be the best ever. He is still young and relatively healthy and a fierce competitor. Therefore we can look forward to many more battles with  Federer The Great on all surfaces.

This truly is the golden age of tennis.

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.