Author: Ubaldo Scanagatta

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

Is Maria Sharapova greater as a tennis player or business woman?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 25/04/2017

Maria will have as much security as Madonna for her comeback tournament in Stuttgart. Vladimir Putin and Yelena Isinbayeva have openly defended the tennis star. ...

Rafael Nadal’s Monte Carlo Triumph: The king of clay is back

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 24/04/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com Rafael Nadal looked fitter than ever during his first clay-court tournament of the season.  He is even faster than he used to ...

Monte-Carlo Day Six: Chair umpire ruins semifinal match

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 22/04/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com) A controversial overrule decided the second semifinal at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Nadal claimed that one single point can’t decide an entire ...

Monte-Carlo: A tournament with big upsets

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 22/04/2017

Novak Djokovic (zimbio.com) For the first time since 2005, the semifinals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters will feature only one top ten player: Nine time ...

Monte-Carlo Day Four: Murray and Wawrinka are out, Nadal rules

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 21/04/2017

Rafa put on a dominant display to hold off the challenge of Sascha Zverev. The young German still has some growing up to do. Murray ...

Monte-Carlo Day Three: Serena announces pregnancy, will Maria return to No. 1?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 20/04/2017

Great news for Serena and her fiancé, but horrible news for the WTA. The women’s circuit is already suffering from an identity crisis and lacking ...

Monte-Carlo Day Two: Djokovic not quite himself yet

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 18/04/2017

No. 2 ranked Novak Djokovic managed to escape an early round defeat against Gilles Simon of France. This tournament could answer a lot of questions ...

Monte Carlo: Fabio Fognini And The Trouble Of Holding Serve

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 18/04/2017

Fabio Fognini of Italy failed to capitalize on a major opportunity to finally defeat his nemesis Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the first round ...

Federer-Nadal Was A Dream Final. Was It The Last One As Well?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 30/01/2017

Roger Federer celebrates after winning the 2017 Australian Open title (Cameron Spencer/zimbio.com) MELBOURNE – The championship match wasn’t always of the highest standard, but the ...

Serena Clinches Title No. 23, Now Targets Margaret Court’s All Time record

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 29/01/2017

Serena Williams (zimbio.com) MELBOURNE – The ladies’ final was boring and predictable, but proved that Serena deserves to be regarded as the true number one ...

Are We Headed Towards A Dream Final With Federer And Nadal?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 27/01/2017

Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Milos Raonic at the Australian Open (zimbio.com) MELBOURNE – Federer won a crazy semifinal clash with Stan Wawrinka, who probably ...

Australian Open Day Eleven: Welcome To The All-Williams Show

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 26/01/2017

MELBOURNE – The two legendary sisters will clash in a Grand Slam final for the first time in eight years. A surprising outcome in one ...

Australian Open Day Nine: The older generation still rules

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 24/01/2017

Venus Williams celebrates winning her quarterfinal match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on day nine of the 2017 Australian Open (Source: Michael Dodge/zimbio.com) MELBOURNE – Venus Williams ...

Australian Open Day Eight: Will Mischa Zverev Surprise Roger Federer?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 23/01/2017

MELBOURNE – It is hard to imagine that Mischa Zverev could pull off another upset against the Swiss legend, although Ivanisevic was confident that the ...

VIDEO: Ubaldo And Steve Flink Have A Chat About Melbourne’s Day 8

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 23/01/2017

MELBOURNE - Steve Flink from Tennis Channel shares his opinions about the 2017 Australian Open's second Monday with chief editor Ubaldo Scanagatta

After The Fall Of The Gods, Are We Back To The Old Days With Federer And Nadal?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 22/01/2017

Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his third round match against Alexander Zverev on day six of the 2017 Australian Open. (source: Cameron Spencer/zimbio.com) MELBOURNE –The Australian ...

Australian Open Day Five: will Roger Federer repeat his extraordinary performance?

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 20/01/2017

Roger Federer (image via zimbio.com) MELBOURNE – Great champions can still play outstanding tennis on any given day in their mid-thirties, but they can struggle ...

Australian Open Day Four: why everyone thought that Federer and Nadal could lose before Djokovic

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 20/01/2017

MELBOURNE – One of the most shocking surprises in Australian Open history materialized on Thursday evening. How long will Andy Murray now retain his leadership? ...

Australian Open Day Three: Andreas Seppi’s sweet revenge

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 18/01/2017

Andreas Seppi plays a forehand in his second round match against Nick Kygrios on day three of the 2017 Australian Open. (Source: Clive Brunskill/zimbio.com) MELBOURNE ...

Australian Open Day Two: Top Seeds Sail Into Second Round

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 17/01/2017

Djokovic, Nadal and Serena Williams all overcame dangerous opponents with ease. Day two also gave us the longest match in Australian Open history by number ...