16 Jun 2014

Obituary: Roberto Nappo

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Roberto Nappo (ARG)

The ITF is very sad to learn of the death of tennis journalist and broadcaster Roberto Nappo on Monday 9 June in Buenos Aires.

Nappo had worked for the BBC since 1979, covering his first Wimbledon in 1985 and the rest of the Grand Slams since 1994. He wrote for the Buenos Aires Herald and collaborated with Argentine newspapers La Nacion, El Cronista Comercial and Tiempo Argentino. He worked as a columnist for tennis magazines Swing, Grip and Set by Set and was a member of the International Tennis Writers Association.

Nappo was a radio reporter for Contacto Directo (Del Plata Radio) and Enhorabuena (Radio Argentina), also contributing to radios Del Plata, America and Splendid, all based in Buenos Aires.

On TV, he worked for Channel 11 and co-hosted sport programme MachOnce for the same network.

In 2008, he published the book “Faltó la Reina Madre” - a collection of interviews he had carried out during his career.