2018 U.S. Open Special – Wilson Introduces Stringers to the Public

Occasionally an opportunity presents itself that has the potential to be a nice surprise. Such is the case this year when I was invited by Wilson to help out with a new project at the U.S. Open in NYC. The company created a brand new store under the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium and as [see more]

Roland Garros Stringing Service

Nice article and video HERE about the stringing services at the French Open. For those of you who have attended past IART symposiums you’ll recognize Eric Ferrazzi of ERECA who is now the manager of the stringing team for Babolat. In the forefront of the photo is Josh Newton, an employee of Babolat and someone [see more]

Federer widens the gap, rewrites history in the process

By Simon Cambers in Melbourne First he made history; now he’s rewritten it. And if the script writers in Hollywood have not started working on the film, they’re out of their minds. At the age of 35, four and a half years after his last Grand Slam victory and having missed the second half of [see more]

Stringing at the U.S. Open

The following is an article published by Jane McManus, Reporter & Columnist at espnW.com It chronicles a bit of the life of stringing at the Open. Dustin Tankersley came to the very first IART symposium (then called the GSS symposium) in New Braunfels, Texas with the goal of becoming a tour level stringer. He now works [see more]

Djokovic, Murray, Federer and Nadal Headline US Open Men’s Field

  From the USTA: White Plains, N.Y., July 20, 2016 – The USTA today announced that defending US Open champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, world No. 2 and reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, five-time US Open champion and world No. 3 Roger Federer, and two-time US Open champion and world No. 4 Rafael Nadal headline the men’s singles field [see more]

Djokovic captures coveted French Open title

  Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win first French Open title Djokovic had finished runner-up three times in Paris From BBC Sports World number one Novak Djokovic beat Britain’s Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam. The Serb, 29, won 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 to win his [see more]

Men’s final set at the FO

From BBC Sports Andy Murray outplayed defending champion Stan Wawrinka to become the first British man to reach a French Open final since 1937. The Scot, seeded second, won 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2 and will face world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final. Djokovic beat Austrian 13th seed Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-1 6-4. Murray, 29, matches [see more]

Halep and Radwanska Angry About Soggy Paris Playing Conditions

What do you think? Should they have played in those conditions? After falling to Tsevetana Pironkova in three sets in very soggy conditions on Tuesday in Paris, Agnieszka Radwanska aired out her frustration to reporters. “I’m just so surprised and angry, that, you know, we have to play in the rain,” Radwanska said. “I mean, it’s not a $10,000 [see more]

Would FO Crown Confirm Serena’s Place As The Best Female Star Of The Open Era?

After the disappointment of losing in the final of the year’s first Grand Slam in Australia, US superstar Serena Williams got her French Open title defense off to the perfect start on Tuesday, dropping just two games as she dispatched Magadlena Rybarikova in quick time. And already, the 34-year-old starlet will have her eyes focused [see more]

Viva la France!

Many of you know I have been in France for a few weeks and I intended to post something everyday! Well, you know that hasn’t worked out for several reasons one being that wi-fi is not as “available” as I thought, and, I had a real issue with my phone service in general. Eric and [see more]