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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


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Djokovic is Named Sportsman of the Year

A number of awards have been given to world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the last couple of months but probably the most prestigious came in London as the 24 year-old Serb succeeded his great rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the 2012 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.



Tennis is a Year-Round-World-Round Sport

Sometimes, it is little wonder that tennis players get sick. There are not many professions that require you to change seasons every week, as Kimiko Date-Krumm and others who are competing in the PTT Pattaya Open this week have been required to do. The 41-year old Japanese icon explained in a blog for the challenge of going from the Australian summer to Japan in the depths of winter for a Fed cup tie, and then to a hot and humid Thailand.



France Determined to Defend ITF Title

Top seeds France will be looking to defend their title in the Tony Trabert Cup (Menís 40) with three members of last yearís victorious team making the trip to the Seniors World Team and Individual Championships in San Diego, which get under way today. The event features 166 teams from 27 countries. The country will face stiff competition from the second seeded United States, whose side includes 1999 French Open doubles finalist Jeff Tarango.

ITF Announces Fed Cup Seeds

The ITF has announced the seeds for the Draw for the 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs. The Draw will take place on Tuesday 14 February at the ITF offices in London at 12:00 GMT. The seeds are based on the new ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of February 6.

The four seeded nations in the World Group Play-offs are:
USA (1), Belgium (2), Spain (3), Australia (4)

Henman Believes Murray Will Follow in Djokovicís Footsteps

Former British player Tim Henman counts himself as a firm believer in his tennis heir Andy Murray, with the four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist who retired five years ago saying the Scot has improving chances to follow in the footsteps of rival Novak Djokovic.


Tomic to be Named Ambassador for Australian Junior Tennis

Bernard Tomic will be announced as Ambassador for Junior Tennis initiative for Tennis Australia at a press conference to be held today.



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Davis Cup

Pattaya City


Sao Paulo
San Jose



No matches played



Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(1) Mona Barthel def. (7) Varvara Lepchenko 6-3 6-4
(2) Bethanie Mattek-Sands def. (9) Jill Craybas 6-1 6-7(3-7) 6-4
(6) Kristina Barrois def. (3) Alberta Brianti 6-0 6-3
(4) Greta Arn def. Garbine Muguruza Blanco 5-7 6-4 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Safarova/Zakopalova def. Koryttseva/Woehr 6-4 6-3

Pattaya City
Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(1) Chang Kai-Chen def. (7) Cagla Buyukakcay 6-0 6-2
(3) Hsieh Su-Wei def. (8) Wang Qiang 6-4 6-3
(4) Varatchaya Wongteanchai def. (5) Misa Eguchi 6-4 6-3
Zhou Yi-Miao def. (6) Sacha Jones 6-3 6-7(9-11) 6-2
Singles - First Round
(7) Sorana Cirstea def. Erika Sema 6-2 6-2
Anastasia Rodionova def. Iryna Bremond 6-4 6-0
Doubles - First Round
Akita/Rottmann def. Hsu/Webley-Smith 3-6 6-2 11-9 (Match TB)

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