Tennis in Rome

As I said before, we went to Rome to see some tennis. We both used to play some but never do now. We just like to watch it. The grounds are really nice where the Rome Tennis Open is held.

Mussolini had the grounds built, a sort of sports centre in the Fascist Architecture style. It is no longer called by his name.

There were lots of statues around looking Roman and athletic.

Some of the courts had Roman statues around them.

Some had those wonderful parasol pines. I moved into the shade of them often when the sun got too much for me.

A look at the action.

We saw Gasquet play, a French player. He is a beautiful player with a fantastic backhand, the follow through which you can see here. He easily won this game and then crashed and burned in the next one.

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