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Trengove Awarded ATP Ron Bookman Media Award

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Alan Trengove, one of the world’s leading tennis writers, who has covered the sport for more than 50 years, was awarded the ATP Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award for 2008 on the occasion of his 80th birthday at The Championships on Wednesday.

Brad Drewett, the ATP’s CEO for the International Group, presented the trophy on behalf of the ATP to the Melbourne-based journalist prior to the start of the Wimbledon men’s singles quarter-finals.

Trengove founded Australian Tennis Magazine in 1976 and has written several tennis books during his distinguished career, including The Art of Tennis, The Story of the Davis Cup and Todd Woodbridge's biography.

Born in Fulham, England, Trengove began his newspaper career on Fleet Street and moved to Australia as a 19-year-old in the early ‘50s to work as a tennis and golf correspondent. He covered his first of more than 130 Grand Slam tournaments in 1953 at Kooyong, won by one of his tennis heroes, Ken Rosewall.

As a general newspaper columnist, Trengove earned the nickname the "White Knight" because he was regarded as an idealist and championed lost causes.

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