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World ranked Sam Schroder (#2) and Manami Tanaka (#9) to train in Rome in preparation for the US Open

Posted September 1, 2022 by Kristi Kent in Sports
Sam Schroder and Niels Vink

Shroder receives runner-up awards from Ann Hortman with champion Niels Vink, at the tourney in Rome, GA earlier this year.

Sam Schroder (Netherlands), world ranked #2 and Manami Tanaka (Japan) world ranked #9, will be training at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in preparation for the US Open next week.

Tanaka has had increasing success since she played in Rome this past March in the ITF Georgia Ope.  She has played in Rome at the ITF Georgia Open every year since the tournament began in 2018. Tanaka also represented Team Japan in the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo and World Team Cup.

Schroder is the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open Champion. He was the finalist in the French Open and the ITF Georgia Open. He has played in the ITF Georgia Open since 2019. Schroder also represented the Netherlands most recently in the 2020 Summer Paralympics and lead Team Netherlands to a win in Group 1, World Team Cup.

The US Open Wheelchair Tennis competition gets underway at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center on September 7.

December 2-4, Romans will have an opportunity to watch the top USA junior players at the inaugural USTA Junior Wheelchair Tennis National Championship at Rome Tennis Center.

For information about the USTA Junior Wheelchair Tennis National Championships, the Clocktower Classic Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Championships and the ITF Georgia Open professional wheelchair tennis tournament, contact Ann Hortman, Rome Sports at 706-295-5576 or

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Our Georgia's Rome tourism team works hard to curate content to help you discover and explore our beautiful town! We want to ensure our content is up-to-date and accurate; so please let us know if we ever overlook an important detail! This post was originally written by Kristi Kent and is updated by staff.

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