Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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And Bastad Repeat As ATP Tournaments Of The Year
ATP announced the winners of the 2012 ATP World Tour Tournament Awards,
with the Shanghai Rolex Masters, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis
Championships and the SkiStar Swedish Open all maintaining their status
as the most favored tournaments on the ATP World Tour in their
Why Some Tournaments Are Always Better
Federer explained just why the Shanghai Rolex Masters and Dubai Duty
Free Championships are repeatedly honored in the Best Tournament awards.
Speaking about the Shanghai tournament, Federer enthused: “They
obviously built the stadium from scratch and made it, amazing. “Somehow
they thought of all the players. There are individual locker rooms, the
food is really good. The only little downside is the site is somewhat
far away from the city. But they make up with great transportation.
Nadal May Not Play
On Hard Courts
Nadal may be poised to announce his return home to Spain after this
week's Acapulco clay event, with the Spaniard's aching knees looking
like they are preventing him from venturing onto hardcourt for the
Masters 1000 pair of tournament in the US in March.
Petrova Has Slam
Petrova still has dreams of a Grand Slam singles title, but the
30-year-old Russian will take one anyway she can. After successfully
teaming up with Maria Kirilenko in doubles last year to win the Olympic
silver medal and the WTA Championships, she has now partnered with
Slovenian doubles specialist Katarina Srebotnik. The two have already
started the season with a bang, winning Sydney and reaching the finals
of Doha and Dubai.
Unavailable For Serbia’s Davis Cup With The US
Davis Cup team had to learn to live without world no.1 Novak Djokovic
for much of the time since winning the title in 2010. But now with their
main player back integrated in the team, the Serbs will now have to do
without world no.9 Janko Tipsarevic who has declared himself unavailable
for the upcoming World Group quarterfinal against the United States.
Pre-Qualifying Is Underway
2013 BNP Paribas Open Pre-Qualifying tournament began yesterday, and
will run through Saturday, March 3. From fast-rising young stars to
talented local players, the tournament is truly Open; more than 150
competitors (83 men and 71 women) are playing to earn a wildcard into
the BNP Paribas Open qualifying tournament, to be held March 4-6 at the
Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
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