Not long ago, at Wimbledon, Matteo Berrettini became the first Italian male tennis player to reach a Grand Slam final in 45 years. This performance came after a splendid run to the title at the Queen’s club championships. Lorenzo Musetti managed to take two sets off Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros. Italy currently has ten men inside the top 100...

Italy's Jannik Sinner, the ATP's top-ranked teen, captured his third career title on Sunday, outlasting American Mackenzie McDonald 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in the Citi Open final. World number 24 Sinner, a 19-year-old who won at Sofia last year and Melbourne in January, took the top prize of $350,755 on the Washington hardcourts. "I'm very happy about this t...

Matteo Berrettini likes to tell a story about how, as a youngster, he was not considered to be a great athlete, finding himself bottom of the stats when it came to athletic prowess among his fellow top junior players. On Friday, the 25-year-old from Rome became the first Italian – man or woman – to reach the Wimbledon final, beating Hubert Hurkacz...

Sometimes a friend is the toughest foe, but Matteo Berrettini did not mind on Wednesday. The Italian star beat close mate Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to reach his first Wimbledon semi-final. The seventh seed is the first man from his country in the Open Era to make the last four at The Championships. The only other Italian man in histo...

Jannik Sinner is just as comfortable on the hard courts of Miami as he is on the red clay of Rome, where he’s scheduled to face Rafael Nadal on Wednesday. Lorenzo Musetti modeled his all-court game after Roger Federer. And Matteo “The Hammer” Berrettini has one of the biggest serve-forehand combinations in tennis. The Italian men that are starting...

The tennis world has been buzzing about Italian tennis of late. With #NextGenATP players Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti blossoming into stars, the future of the sport in their country looks bright. But this week at the ATP Cup, Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini have shown that Italy is not just poised to shine in the future; the country is alr...

2020 was a difficult year for everyone and sport is non an exception. Thousands of races and events were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But the world of sport did not stop completely and in the last months of this terrible year in Italy five young sports stars raised up and and everyone is talking about them. W...

Born and raised in Truin, Italy, Giulia Pairone’s love for tennis began at just three years old. With her parents’ instruction and encouragement, she has had quite an outstanding career. From participating in four of the Junior Grand Slams to reaching the semifinals of the U16 European Championships in Moscow in 2012, her thirst for growth and acco...

Jannik Sinner is among the candidates for the best Italian sportsman of 2020. The initiative of the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport offers readers to vote for their favorite Italian sportsman for the current year. For 2020, among the six candidates, there is also Jannik Sinner, the 19-year-old South Tyrolean tennis player who has made...

A video of two Italian girls playing tennis between the rooftops of their apartment buildings during lockdown prompted a visit from Roger Federer who asked to join them. The winner of 20 Grand Slam competitions flew by private jet to Italy to play in situ with the friends after images of them lobbing balls from one building to the other was watched...