The tennis world has been buzzing about Italian tennis of late. With #NextGenATP players Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti blossoming into stars, the future of the sport in their country looks bright. But this week at the ATP Cup, Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini have shown that Italy is not just poised to shine in the future; the country is alr...

2020 was a difficult year for everyone and sport is non an exception. Thousands of races and events were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But the world of sport did not stop completely and in the last months of this terrible year in Italy five young sports stars raised up and and everyone is talking about them. W...

Born and raised in Truin, Italy, Giulia Pairone’s love for tennis began at just three years old. With her parents’ instruction and encouragement, she has had quite an outstanding career. From participating in four of the Junior Grand Slams to reaching the semifinals of the U16 European Championships in Moscow in 2012, her thirst for growth and acco...

Jannik Sinner is among the candidates for the best Italian sportsman of 2020. The initiative of the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport offers readers to vote for their favorite Italian sportsman for the current year. For 2020, among the six candidates, there is also Jannik Sinner, the 19-year-old South Tyrolean tennis player who has made...

A video of two Italian girls playing tennis between the rooftops of their apartment buildings during lockdown prompted a visit from Roger Federer who asked to join them. The winner of 20 Grand Slam competitions flew by private jet to Italy to play in situ with the friends after images of them lobbing balls from one building to the other was watched...

Tennis has been one of the most popular sports in Italy since the beginning of the 20th century, but despite its widespread diffusion, few Italian male and female players have managed to become great champions over the course of a century. Among them there is Adriano Panatta, a Roman tennis player who turned 70 years old this July 9th, a goal that...

Italian tennis federation president Angelo Binaghi said Friday he was confident that the ATP and WTA Rome clay-court tournament could now be played in September. This year's edition had been scheduled to start at the Foro Italico on May 11, but was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. "I think that, barring major upheavals, we are going...

When asked for his favorite memory of the quartet - Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani - who carried the Italian flag at the top of the WTA Tour for over a decade, Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament director and former Fed Cup captain Sergio Palmieri is momentarily lost for words. "Too many, too many!" he laughs...

In a first-person essay, Bianca Turati wrote that she arrived at Texas as a “shy Italian girl who could barely speak English.” The All-American tennis star now has the confidence and credentials to conquer the world. Turati announced Wednesday that “my incredible journey at Texas has come to an end” and will go pro. “It is time for me to end a chap...

Jannik Sinner is only 18, but the young tennis star has already drawn comparisons with none other than Roger Federer. His rise up the rankings of the men’s ATP Tour has been nothing short of meteoric. When 2019 began, Sinner was almost unknown in tennis circles. Things started to change when he gained a victory against top 10 player Gael Monfils at...