Author: Ubaldo Scanagatta

Sports journalist who played decent tennis,not yet bored having covered 132 Grand Slams, moving eyes behind white or yellow balls

Chung-Sandgren is a surprising quarterfinal

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 23/01/2018

MELBOURNE – On a day that saw Roger Federer prevail over Marton Fucsovics of Hungary and reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 14th time, ...

Australian Open Day Six: Zverev and Sharapova disappoint, Italy flirts with history

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 21/01/2018

MELBOURNE – World No. 4 Sascha Zverev was once again upset by a lower ranked opponent in the early rounds of a Grand Slam tournament. ...

Australian Open: Is Camila Giorgi too old to become a top player?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 20/01/2018

MELBOURNE –  After a strong showing in Sydney and a hard-fought battle against world No. 18 and local star Ashleigh Barty in Melbourne, Camila Giorgi ...

Australian Open Day Four: Djokovic and Federer advance, Wawrinka and Muguruza are out

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 19/01/2018

MELBOURNE – It has been a horrible Australian Open for many players that performed incredibly well at this tournament last year, beginning with a few ...

Australian Open Day Two: From Djokovic’s revolution to Maria’s kiss

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 17/01/2018

MELBOURNE – After Novak Djokovic organized a secret meeting with about a hundred fellow ATP Tour players during the ongoing Australian Open, most of the ...

Australian Open Day One: The 30 most talked about topics

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 16/01/2018

I will start with saying that this Australian Open is Grand Slam No. 200 of the Open Era and 50 of them were won by ...

Roger Federer And Rafael Nadal Clear Favourites At Australian Open

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 11/01/2018

Roger and Rafa are set to renew their rivalry in Melbourne. Their popularity is making them two of the most influential cultural icons of the ...

Sarah Clarke: Sliding Doors From Wimbledon To Buckingham Palace

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 19/11/2017

Article translated by Giovanni Vianello and Carlo Carnevale After more than thirty years at Wimbledon, Sarah Clarke becomes the first woman named "Usher of the ...

An Incredible Final For An Incredible Season

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 19/11/2017

The 2017 tennis season was full of surprises, with Cilic reaching the final at Wimbledon and Anderson in New York. An unexpected final between two ...

The Year Of Revolution Or Restoration?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 18/11/2017

With a 16-0 record against the other three semifinalists combined, Roger Federer is the overwhelming favourite to capture the ATP Finals. A clash between the ...

Jack Sock Emulates Roddick: From Nebraska, With Love

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 17/11/2017

Jack Sock reaches the knockout stages at the ATP Finals with an exciting win over Sascha Zverev. He is the first American to reach the ...

The ATP Finals: One Of The Most Lucrative Sports Events

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 16/11/2017

15 million euros in tickets sold, 25 million from 16 sponsors. These are just some of the astonishing figures that make the ATP Finals one ...

Will Roger Federer Save The ATP Finals?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 15/11/2017

At the ongoing ATP Finals in London, Roger Federer is the only Grand Slam champion remaining in the competition. The lack of superstars is certainly ...

Not Just Rafa: More Than 50% of Top 20 Players Are Injured

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 14/11/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio) 12 regular members of the top 20 are currently injured. Elbow, hip, wrist, ankle and back problems are some of the main ...

Federer and Nadal: The Grand Slam Record And Head-To-Head Stats Don’t Matter

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 17/10/2017

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com) In one of the most exciting rivalries in sports history, the numbers can sometimes be deceiving. The ATP ranking ...

US OPEN: Rafa’s Dream Is Not To Surpass Roger’s Grand Slam Record

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 11/09/2017

Rafael Nadal captured his 16th Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday, inching closer to Roger Federer’s record at 19 and distancing himself ...

US OPEN Day 12: Nadal deserves the No. 1 spot, but the rivalry with Federer continues

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 09/09/2017

Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favorite to capture the 2017 US Open in Sunday’s final against Kevin Anderson. With Grand Slam title No. 16 on ...

Here Is How The Federer-Nadal US Open Dream Vanished

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 08/09/2017

On Monday Garbine Muguruza and Rafael Nadal will be the Queen and King of Tennis. It is an incredible achievement for Spain. Roger Federer (zimbio.com) ...

Venus Is The Captain Of The American Revolution

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 07/09/2017

Venus Williams is leading a strong American charge at this year’s US Open. Venus, Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe are already in the semifinals, and ...

Finally… Nadal And Federer Are Finding Their Form, Del Potro Captivates The Crowd

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 05/09/2017

Del Potro and Thiem enchant the New York crowd with two incredible final sets. Rublev is quietly advancing to the final stages. Four American girls ...