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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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Djokovic Concerned About an ATP Rule

With tennis unrest starting to bubble again over prize money distribution and a chaotic Davis Cup schedule, Novak Djokovic has another bone to pick with the ATP. It's about the little-known regulation which allows the CEO to approve rules under certain conditions without a vote from the board.

That has the world No. 1 steamed, especially as it results in the Madrid Masters next month being played on blue clay. The other two members of the ATP top two are in agreement, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also expressing disapproval of the ground-breaking concept.


Murray Salutes Clay King Nadal

Andy Murray has paid king of clay Rafael Nadal the ultimate compliment, suggesting that the Spaniard's historic run of eight straight Monte Carlo titles will stand as the test of time.

"You can never say 'never' but his eight in a row is a record that certainly be hard to break," said Murray, who is trying to make some history of his own by winning a second career match at this week's Barcelona Open.


Tennis Hall of Fame Honored Nastase, Durr, Clerici & Pietrangeli

European royals gathered with tennis legends to celebrate the sport and honor some of its most elite players at a Hall of Fame ring presentation that was hosted during La Grande Nuit du Tennis, the gala event of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

The honored recipients were former world No. 1, Ilie Nastase of Romania; France's beloved player Françoise "Frankie" Durr; the man heralded as the greatest Italian player of all time, Nicola Pietrangeli; and Italian tennis journalist Gianni Clerici.


National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Induction to Include Tennis Connections

Nine men and women from the world of sports will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Museum at the 20th annual induction ceremony and another eight will be honored for their accomplishments. 

Jerry Solomon, promoter of the BNP Paribas Challenge at MSG is being inducted while Greg Hirshman a tennis player at Stanford and Jake Freeman a H.S. tennis player are being honored. 


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Roland Garros: May 27-June 10

Wimbledon: June 25-July 8

Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9



Singles - First Round
(11) M Raonic def. A Falla 6-4 7-6(7-3)
S Giraldo def. (18) def. Istomin 7-6(7-3) 6-4
(Q) J Sousa def. I Kunitsyn 7-6(7-5) 6-3
S Darcis def. (Q) A Golubev 4-6 7-6(7-2) 7-6(7-5)
(Q) F Delbonis def. (Q) A Bedene 6-3 7-5
B Paire def. L Rosol 6-3 7-5
J Nieminen def. (WC) J Marti 6-4 6-1
(LL) E Schwank def. (WC) R Ramirez Hidalgo 2-6 6-4 6-0
A Montanes def. (WC) G Granollers-Pujol 7-5 6-2
(WC) F Krajinovic def. (WC) I Cervantes 6-2 6-4
E Roger-Vasselin def. (LL) S Robert 6-2 6-3
R Haase def. (Q) S Bubka 6-1 3-2 retired (ankle)
S Stakhovsky def. (LL) E Donskoy 6-2 6-3
Doubles - First Round
Marrero/Verdasco def. Andujar/Garcia-Lopez 7-6(7-1) 6-1
Almagro/Ramos def. Cabal/Farah 2-6 6-4 10-6 .

Singles - First Round
(7) L Kubot def. (WC) G Moraru 6-2 6-3
P Starace def. (9) J Chardy 6-3 6-0
M Bachinger def. F Volandri 3-6 6-1 6-3
X Malisse def. G Dimitrov 6-2 6-4
Doubles - First Round
Dodig/Melo def. (WC) Copil/Waske 6-1 6-2 



Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(3) Iveta Benesova def. Akgul Amanmuradova 6-2 4-6 7-6(7-3)
Anna Chakvetadze def. (7) Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3 7-6(7-2)
(8) Greta Arn def. Yvonne Meusburger 7-6(7-5) 6-0
Alize Cornet def. Annika Beck 6-4 4-6 7-6(7-1)
Doubles - First Round
Jans-Ignacik/Zhang def. (WC) Barthel/Malek 6-2 7-5
Barrois/Woehr def. (WC) Schiavone/Vinci 6-1 6-4

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(2) Melinda Czink def. Ekaterina Ivanova 6-0 6-4
Arina Rodionova def. (3) Mathilde Johansson 5-7 6-4 6-3
(9) Garbine Muguruza Blanco def. Bianca Botto 5-7 6-1 6-3
Kiki Bertens def. Kristyna Pliskova 6-1 4-6 6-4
Singles - First Round
(1/WC) Anabel Medina Garrigues def. Nina Bratchikova 6-2 6-4
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner def. (4) Yanina Wickmayer 6-4 6-2
(6) Chanelle Scheepers def. Anastasia Rodionova 6-4 6-4
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Timea Babos 7-6(7-3) 6-3
Alexandra Cadantu def. Alberta Brianti 5-7 7-5 6-1
Mandy Minella def. Alexandra Panova 6-3 7-6(12-10)
(7) Klara Zakopalova tied with Arantxa Rus 4-6 7-5 5-5, suspended/darkness

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