ITFWorld Tokyo 2020 Special Edition

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IN THIS ISSUE EDITOR Ross McLean PHOTO CREDITS Akira Ando, Sergio Llamera, Daniel Kopatsch, Hiroshi Sato, Martin Sidorjak, Paul Zimmer Cover photo: Kopatsch/Sato/Sidorjak DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Designed and produced by This special edition of ITF World is printed digitally by an ISO14001 certified and CarbonNeutral® printer. No film or film processing chemicals were used. The paper is ECF and ISO14001 certified. ITFWorld is published by ITF Ltd, PO Box N-272, Nassau, Bahamas. All rights reserved throughout the world. No part of ITFWorld may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher. The publishers accept no responsibility for return of manuscripts, photos or artwork. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all editorial material is factually correct at the time of going to press, we cannot accept responsibility if any errors occur for the matters arising as a result. Views expressed by ITFWorld do not necessarily reflect official ITF policy. It should not be inferred that products advertised in this magazine are officially approved by the ITF. © 2021 ITF Ltd. Please address all correspondence regarding ITFWorld to Ross McLean, ITF Communications Department at 30 26 14 4 Treasured memories ITF President David Haggerty uses his welcome address to applaud the athletes who provided moments to savour and made the Olympic and Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020 so unforgettable 8 'I had goosebumps all around my body' Olympic champion Belinda Bencic reflects on her career-defining success in Tokyo, pays tribute to those who have supported her during the ups and downs of previous years and muses where she might house her newly-acquired medals 14 The Olympics in pictures ITFWorld returns to the Olympics and tells the story of the Games through a photographic montage as greatness unfolded on the courts of Ariake Tennis Park 26 Olympic debutant: Maria Camila Osorio Serrano In her own words, Maria Camila Osorio Serrano discusses her Olympic debut as her dreams to represent Colombia on the biggest stage of all were realised 28 Olympic debutant: Lorenzo Musetti Italy's Lorenzo Musetti talks about his Tokyo 2020 adventure and reveals he is already thinking about Paris 2024 and what the next stage of his Olympic career may bring 30 Magic moment Shingo Kunieda provided the perfect finale to the Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Event as he dazzled under the spotlight of pressure to succeed in front of an expectant Japanese nation and seal his fourth Paralympic gold medal 32 Golden goodbye Australia's Dylan Alcott confirmed that Tokyo 2020 would be his last Paralympic Games after quad singles gold ensured a glorious end to a medal-laden odyssey. ITFWorld marks a fantastic Paralympic career 36 When the Paralympics took centre stage ITFWorld commemorates the Paralympic Games through the power of the lens as key moments and indelible memories from Tokyo 2020 are recognised and honoured 32 CONTENTS

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