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Tinnis to Tenez, and then Tennis

A group of historians believe that the the name Tennis originated from an Egyptian town on the Nile called Tinnis (in Arabic). Some other historians believe that the word came from Old French, via the Anglo-Norman term Tenez which means ‘hold, receive or take. Ancient and Medieval European literature has …

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Ramkumar Ramanathan beats World No 7 Thiem in Turkey

Ramkumar Ramanathan snatched the biggest victory of his career when he defeated World No 7 Dominic Thiem in straight sets in Antalya Open. The tennis player from Chennai got past Thiem by 6-3, 6-2 in only 59 minutes. Ramanathan is currently ranked 222 in the world. After Leander Paes’ victory …

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11 hours and 5 minutes of Isner- Mahut

On 22nd June 2010, in a first round match of Wimbledon singles American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut played the longest match in tennis history that stretched 11 hours and 5 minutes over 3 days and consisted of 183 games. On the first day, Isner took the first set …

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Tennis ‘Love’

In a game of tennis the word Love is used to represent the score of a player who has not scored any point. But it is quite mysterious about why the term Love is used. It is most commonly referred that Love represents the French word L’oeuf meaning an Egg …

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