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Tuesday, August 20, 2013


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Djokovic Named US Open Men’s Top Seed

The USTA announced that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the reigning Australian Open champion and the 2011 US Open champion, has been named the top seed in men’s singles at the 2013 US Open.

Djokovic, a six-time Grand Slam champion, will be followed by No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain, the reigning French Open champion and 2010 US Open champion; No. 3 seed Andy Murray of Great Britain, the defending US Open champion and reigning Wimbledon champion; and No. 4 seed David Ferrer of Spain,  a 2012 US Open semifinalist. Five-time US Open champion Roger Federer of Switzerland, will be seeded at No. 7.


Murray Is Coming To New York As The Defending Champion

As long as Andy Murray has been traveling the tennis circuit, be it as a wide-eyed junior or now as the defending champion of the US Open, his favorite port of call has always been New York. And though not a creature of habit, he hopes things are pretty much the same as usual in the Big Apple this year.



Nadal And Williams Clinch US Open Series Titles

Rafael Nadal clinched the 2013 Emirates Airline US Open Series men’s title when John Isner officially withdrew from the Winston-Salem Open in Winston-Salem, N.C., due to a hip injury. Isner was the only player who could have overtaken Nadal in the Emirates Airline US Open Series standings.

Serena Williams clinched the 2013 Emirates Airline US Open Series women’s title on Saturday by defeating China’s Li Na in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open.


Top Seeds Withdraw From Winston Salem

The air went out of this week's Winston Salem Open when two of the top three seeds withdrew before the start, leaving Italy's Andreas Seppi to the field in the last ATP tournament prior to Monday's start of the US Open. Cincinnati finalist John Isner, a local boy, and Czech Tomas Berdych, a Cincinnati semi-finalist who put out Andy Murray before losing to Rafael Nadal, both citing injuries.


Djokovic Is Second Player To Qualify For ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic will attempt to retain his title at the 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, after becoming the second singles player to qualify for the event, to be held at The O2 in London from November 4-11. He has secured his place at the season finale for the seventh straight year.



Roddick Is Moving From The Court To The Studio

Andy Roddick is trying to make his transition from tennis to the media working world of an ex-jock as effortless as possible. With his debut at the weekend on FoxSports, the 30-year-old who retired suddenly after his loss at the US Open in 2012 has made the switch with minimal fuss.


Djokovic, Murray, Bryans And McEnroe’s To Play Madison Square Garden

Some of the biggest names in tennis take to The Garden court, March 3, 2014 as the crown jewel of World Tennis Day at the BNP Paribas Showdown.

The event will feature a major tennis’ rivalry: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, as well as, for the first time in its history, a unique  brothers doubles match with John and Patrick McEnroe teaming up to take on Mike and Bob Bryan, arguably the best doubles team of all-time. The doubles match, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will be an eight-game pro set followed by a best-of-three sets for the singles match.


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Tennis Jobs of the Week

USTA Georgia Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer
The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer (COO) of USTA Georgia (USTA GA).  Overall, the Executive Director is responsible for achieving the mission of USTA GA:  to guide USTA GA to new levels of operating success, visibility, and prominence in the promotion and development of the growth of tennis in Georgia through implementation of the USTA GA Strategic Plan.
The Executive Director manages the day-to-day operations and financials of USTA GA to focus them on the promoting and growing the game of tennis in GA.  The Executive Director exercises leadership and acts as a liaison between staff and BoD and committees within USTA GA, and between USTA Southern and National staff and the USTA GA leadership.  USTA GA is one of nine state tennis associations (USTA “Districts”) within the USTA Southern Section.  The USTA GA Executive Director is expected to develop professional relationships with the Executive Directors of the other USTA Southern districts and to work closely with USTA and USTA Southern staff with the objective of growing the game of tennis in Georgia.  The ultimate objective of the Executive Director is to promote the USTA and USTA GA with the long-term goals of increasing participation and USTA memberships, while enhancing a strong, positive image and awareness of USTA GA programs and building a sustainable partnership between the association and the constituency it serves.  Accepting applications at through 8/31.


Tennis Center Pro—Marietta, Georgia
Tennis Dynamics manages the Laurel Park Tennis Center and we are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and professional individual to round out our current staff. The Laurel Park Tennis Center is located in Marietta, GA. The facility consists of 13 tennis courts. Our programs include junior and adult ALTA/USTA teams as well as Junior and Adult clinics during the week and weekends.  The ideal candidate will have collegiate playing experience and/or an NTRP rating of 4.5 or higher. The position will begin as part-time but could easily lead to a full-time position for the right individual. This individual will assist in implementing current programs and help create new programs. Professional certification preferred as well as strong playing skills. Candidates will also possess strong communication skills, positive attitude, excellent teamwork, desire to provide outstanding customer service, and a charismatic enthusiasm about the sport of tennis. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekend and potentially holiday hours. This position will receive an hourly rate for all clinics, lessons, and team practices taught. Racquet stringing and pro shop hours may also be part of this individual’s responsibility. Compensation is based on experience. If you are interested in the position please send an email that includes resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to


Product Manager; Strings- Wilson Sporting Good Co.; Chicago, IL
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Chicago, IL is currently hiring a Product Manager for Strings. Will lead product development of strings, grips and stringing machines.  Will provide analysis, communication, line planning, and exceptional direction for all markets as “the expert” in strings and grips.  Ideal candidate will be an active tennis player with knowledge and experience with strings, grips, and stringing machines. This candidate should have at least 3 years of retail experience. If you are interested in applying, please send resume to with subject line “ Product Manager, Strings”.


Associate Tennis Professional-Edmond, Oklahoma
Edmond Racquet Club, Edmond Oklahoma is a family oriented tennis club with a competitive Junior Tennis Academy. 
Applicants for this full time position should be enthusiastic, quality individuals with college experience or minimum 4.5 rating.  Responsibilities mainly include teaching private and group lessons both children and adults at many levels, stringing rackets, and some facility upkeep.
Medical and retirement benefits.
Contractual agreement required.
A university is located 5 miles away and scheduling is adaptable if you are additionally interested in educational opportunities.
Send resume to Dwight Nuckolls at


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Tennis Job of the Day

Cedardale Health And Fitness, Haverhill, Massachusetts, seeks a pro. 978  373 1596.


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A Collection of Tennis Images For Sale

A professional tennis photographer has been shooting for almost 40 years at all the major and minor tennis tournaments for the wires systems, daily newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies. He has been to venues all over the world and has compiled tennis images (archives) of all the professionals and some juniors.  The images have all been preserved in a temperature-controlled environment and are color positives (slides), color and black & white negatives and contact sheets, as well as digital. There are in excess of 400,000 images and they are for sale. Seller will transfer copyright and will give total usage to the purchaser. Lists available with players, tournaments, dates, etc. For more information please contact  954-448-4999.


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