Posted on June 6, 2022
The world of tennis is in mourning for the death of Gianni Clerici. The writer, journalist, former tennis player and historical signature of “Repubblica” died in Bellagio, on Lake Como. He would have turned 92 in July. His commentaries paired with Rino Tommasi are unforgettable. In 2020 he had suffered a stroke. In the same year he published his last book ‘2084. The dictatorship of women ‘.
Clerici was well known and highly appreciated also abroad. In 2006 he was inducted into the International Hall of Fame. He, the only non-player Italian and second ever after Nicola Pietrangeli to be awarded this prestigious award.