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The Open Era Holiday Spectacular!

Updated: Jul 27

As we all sit here, bathed in the afterglow of the holiday spirit, I wonder how we’ll all remember 2021 in Tennis?

Yes we almost saw history on the ATP side with a certain world number 1 coming ever so close to tennis immortality. Yes, we saw an unheralded British teenager do something which had never been done in professional tennis and romp to a first Grand Slam title.

But lost between all of these grand narratives were to stories which stick with us on an individual level. Because sports, for all their flaws, are personal.

It’s the drawing of the blanket closer to you as you watch a favourite player try and serve out a match. It’s the flurry of messages on your favourite platform with friends when a story breaks, and it’s the elation and heartbreak of a result which leaves you numb in a way only sport can produce.

This week on Open Era, we revisit the 2021 season through those small moments. For every Grand Slam victory is one beer too many to commiserate a failed result.

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