Author: Ubaldo Scanagatta

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

Rafael Nadal Inches Closer To Roger Federer’s 18 Grand Slams

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 12/06/2017

Relying on a more complete game than when he was in his prime, Rafael Nadal is challenging Roger Federer’s all-time record of 18 Grand Slam ...

French Open: Rafael Nadal is stronger than ever

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 12/06/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com) Nadal used to be the best defender in the world. Now he is an aggressive baseliner that serves at 125 MPH. Whenever ...

French Open: Ostapenko And The Feeling Of Having Witnessed The Triumph Of A Prodigy

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 11/06/2017

Jelena Ostapenko’s surprising win at the French Open reminded me of Wilander, Becker, Chang, Kuerten, Graf, Seles and Hingis when they captured their first big ...

French Open: The Best Possible Men’s Final

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 10/06/2017

Nadal will be the favorite but Wawrinka has enough weapons in his arsenal to make some damage. The contrast in style should be a recipe ...

French Open: Djokovic Should Take A Break From Tennis

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 09/06/2017

Novak Djokovic (zimbio.com) Novak Djokovic is the only Fab Four member that has never taken a break from tennis. He seems burned out, but he ...

French Open: Nobody Creates Nadal More Problems Than Chair Umpires

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 07/06/2017

The only problems that Rafa Nadal has had at this year’s French Open have been with chair umpires due to the length of time he ...

French Open Day Nine: Djokovic And Agassi Are Looking For A Second Coach

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 06/06/2017

Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarterfinals with ease. Novak Djokovic was interviewed by Serbian reporters about recent changes in his tennis life: ...

Nadal’s Form Scares Competition At The French Open

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 05/06/2017

20 games lost in four matches. 5 per match, 1.6 per set. Nadal edges closer to a possible semifinal clash with Djokovic PARIS –  Nadal’s ...

Back On The Court Case, Perhaps I Am A Dissonant Voice

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 04/06/2017

I always distrust of the righteous proclamations a bit. The application of Italian law – apart from Pietrangeli’s case – would avoid such cases. There ...

French Open Day Six: Nadal breezes to the round of 16, while Djokovic struggles

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 02/06/2017

Nadal won an easy match against Basilashvili, while Djokovic had to fight for more than three hours before prevailing over Schwartzman.   PARIS –  On ...

I Don’t Agree With Fognini, I Don’t Agree With Opinions Of Isner – As For Court…

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 02/06/2017

John Isner (zimbio.com) Too much hypocrisy reigns in the world of tennis. There are plenty of examples. The plague of political correctness. I bet that... ...

French Open: Serena Williams Has A 99% Chance To Come Back

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 01/06/2017

The American tennis legend made an appearance at Roland Garros to support her sister Venus. Serena’s coach explained that Williams is most likely to stage ...

Sascha Zverev Falls Under The Weight Of Expectations

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 31/05/2017

Alexander Zverev (zimbio.com) The young German was sent home by an inspired Fernando Verdasco. After enjoying a breakthrough season in the first five months of ...

French Open Day Two: Nadal, Djokovic and Muguruza off to a brilliant start

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 30/05/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com) Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - the two favorites in the men’s tournament – were ruthless in their first-round matches. Garbine Muguruza ...

French Open: Kerber’s Defeat Proves That Roland Garros’ Seeds Should Be Determined As At Wimbledon

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 29/05/2017

Angelique Kerber (zimbio.com) We need rankings and seeds determined according to the different surfaces, especially red clay and grass. Otherwise the draws will always be ...

French Open Preview: Nadal And Djokovic Are Attracted By A Magnet

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 28/05/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com) At this year’s French Open, an astonishing forty-nine players are thirty years of age or older, with an overall 28.3 average. Day ...

Rome: Zverev, The Future Is Now

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 22/05/2017

Alexander Zverev (zimbio.com) With a surprising victory over world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final, Sascha Zverev announced his arrival among the ...

Rome Day Five: Thiem Is The New Favourite, But Djokovic Is Finding His Form

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 20/05/2017

Dominic Thiem (zimbio.com) After saving three match points against a non-clay courter such as Sam Querrey, Dominic Thiem overpowered the best clay courter of all ...

Rome Day Four: Nadal, a “regular” guy that wins among the giants

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 19/05/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com) The average height of Zverev, Raonic, Isner and Cilic is 6’ 7”. Eight different nations are represented in the quarters of both ...

Rome Day Three: Attendance Record at the Foro Italico

Ubaldo Scanagatta- 18/05/2017

Despite a record-setting attendance growth at the Italian Open, many wonder whether it is a good or a bad thing for the tournament. Sometimes quantity ...