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Vic Braden, Jim Fromuth to Join TI Hall of Fame Aug. 27

Tennis players, and the tennis industry, can thank both the late Vic Braden and Jim Fromuth for helping to improve their games and grow this sport. Braden, whose tennis academies, books and videos brought tennis to the masses, and Fromuth, the founder of a tennis equipment distribution company, both have had a hand in millions of players enjoying the game over the last four decades. Both men will be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 27.

TIA Tennis Forum Set for Monday, Aug. 27, in NYC

Don’t miss the 11th annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum, which will be at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, Aug. 27, the first day of play at the US Open. The Forum will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

USTA, ATP, WTA Implement Rules Innovations at Summer Events

The USTA, ATP and WTA announced that a series of in-game innovations will be implemented at a number of events taking place within the United States and Canada throughout the summer, including at the 2018 US Open.  These rule changes were a result of collaboration and consultation between all three organizations, and are aimed at increasing pace of play and ensuring a consistent set of enforcement standards.

Tennis Channel's 'Strokes of Genius' Debuts July 1

Tennis Channel's first full-length feature film will debut on the network Sunday, July 1, at 8 p.m. ET, on the eve of its two-week Wimbledon coverage.  The documentary, Strokes of Genius, looks at the ongoing rivalry of icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal through the prism of their epic 2008 championship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, thought by many to be the greatest match of all time.  

Next Gen ATP Finals Serves as Global Platform for Innovation

Following the success of the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan in 2017, the second edition of the tournament, taking place at Fiera Milano from November 6-10, will continue to trial a best-of-five set format, shorter sets to 4 (tie-break at 3-All), No-Ad scoring, and No-Lets, the ATP announced on Tuesday at a press conference at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome.  

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