Fabio Fognini played a great 2019 and reached the Top 10 for the first time in his career. A few days ago, the Italian announced the birth of his second daughter Farah with his wife Flavia Pennetta. At the Monte Carlo Masters, he defeated Dušan Lajović in the final in straight sets, winning the biggest title of his career and becoming the first Ita...

Wildcard Jannik Sinner completed a dream run when he beat top-seeded Alex de Minaur to win the final of the Next Gen tournament for the season's best Under-21 players on Saturday. To the delight of the home crowd, the Italian won 4-2 4-1 4-2 to become the third winner of the tournament after South Korean Chung Hyeon and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. In...

Since the beginning of ATP ranking — dating back 1973 — only 41 Italian tennis players have made it to the top 100. But the good news is that ten of them are still playing at the present time. They proudly represent the new golden age of Italian tennis which began in 2006, under the sign of women players. That year, Italy won the first of its four...

Matteo Berrettini describes his mental coach as a big help and a best friend. They’ve been speaking on the phone before and after every match during Berrettini’s run to his first Grand Slam semifinal. They’ll have a lot to chat about when it comes to this latest victory.  Berrettini, a 23-year-old from Rome, gave Italy a spot in the men’s final fou...

Italian men's tennis is experiencing a moment of great health. Fabio Fognini, at 32, crowned the dreams of entering in the top-10 of the ATP Ranking this year, and only two months earlier he had won his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo. The experience of Fognini, of Andreas Seppi and other Italian veterans such as Simone Bolelli and Paol...

As a kid in Correggio, Italy, sophomore Matteo Fortini did what most boys his age were doing in terms of sports… he started playing football (soccer) and took a look at basketball. His older sister Veronica was playing in Italian Tennis Federation tournaments and he was going along with mom and dad (Germano and Milena Fortini) to watch, and he like...

Rowing Erin Cafaro (1983, Modesto, CA), NCAA rowing champion in 2005 and 2006. Gold medal with the 4 without (4-) of the U.S. team at the Under 23 World Championships in Amsterdam 2005. Always with the national team but 4 light, Erin won a gold at the 2006 World Cup in Munich. Cafaro also boasts 2 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2004 London...

A thought-provoking art project in Italy’s Milan saw people hitting tennis balls right under the ancient relics and frescos of a 16-century church. The US artist behind the art experiment dubbed his exhibition “Untitled (plot for dialogue).” The playground has been installed in Milan’s Chiesa San Paolo Converso, a former Roman Catholic church curre...

  WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   Two Italians on top of New York, the first time of two Italian tennis players in the final of a Grand Slam tournament. And yet, two friends, from the same region, Puglia, expression of a Southern Italy where young people often fail to have the same oppo...

Tennis coaching great Nicholas James Bollettieri was born on July 31, 1931, in North Pelham, New York. His parents were Italian immigrants, and he was raised in a close-knit Italian family. In high school, Nick was on his high school's football team and was their star quarterback. In 1953, Nick graduated college with a degree in philosophy from Spr...