Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Britain’s LTA Is Hoping For A Surge In Tennis Interest From Murray’s Win
Andy Murray finally a Grand Slam champion as well as an Olympic gold
medalist, Britain’s tennis chief is hoping the success of the Scot will
jump charge tennis in his home nation and turn around a decline in the
number of adults actually getting onto court.
Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Roger Draper has been fighting a
tough battle recently. Government funding for tennis was cut by Sport
England in April due to disappointing participation figures. In total
£530,000 was shorn following 25% in the number of British adults playing
the sport since 2008.
The Search For ATP Number One Has Two Months To Go
Murray may be basking in the glow of his first Grand Slam title after
winning the US Open, but that doesn't mean the new world No. 3 considers
that he's had the best season on the ATP.
don't think I have had the best year on the tour, no. I think the last
few months have been great for me, but, you know, there is more to the
tennis tour than just the Grand Slams," said Murray after overcoming
Novak Djokovic in five sets in New York.
Roddick’s Appearance Sold Tickets
US Open got a modest boost from ticket sales as it hosted what turned
out to be the Andy Roddick farewell event as the longtime American icon
retired on his 30th birthday at the Grand Slam. Officials said that
their ticket sales were up by 30 percent based on the "Roddick factor"
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