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Tuesday, December 3, 2013


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Tennis South Africa Slits Davis Cup, Fed Cup Jobs

Tennis South Africa has decided to hire separate captains for the nation’s Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams, a combined job John-Laffnie de Jager has been doing for eight years.

De Jager’s contract ends in December and he will apply for the Davis Cup job, but someone else will handle Fed Cup duties.


For Sydney, Defending Champion Tomic Needed A Wildcard

Tennis Australia has had to throw a lifeline to struggling national No. 1 Bernard Tomic, with his current 52nd ranking not enough to get him straight into the field to defend his title starting in five weeks at the ATP Sydney event.

Tomic, 21, whose lone career title came a year ago at the venue when he looked to be on the verge of a breakthrough, will be given a free place in the field whose cut-off in No. 49. Play begins on January 5 at the former 2000 Olympic venue.


Martin Offering a Coaches Workshop In Florida

Todd Martin is partnering with Dr. Mark Kovacs and the International Tennis Performance Association to offer a unique Coaching Education Workshop at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on December 17th.

This is a one-day workshop covering all coaching aspects for coaches working with juniors 11-18 who are eyeing a collegiate or pro tour future. Information at 770 828 5779.



Smyczek back to Milwaukee in better shape

Fans got a taste of Tim Smyczek during the 2013 version of the US Open when he was the last American man standing by reaching the third round.

The Milwaukeean is hoping for a great reception when he participates in "Serves for Summit," a charity event benefiting the Summit Educational Association in the area. He will participate in an exhibition match next Saturday at Wisconsin Lutheran College and will be joined by ATP pros Denis Kudla, Rhyne Williams and Rajeev Ram. Local tennis legend Tom Gullikson will also attend.


Almagro And Lopez Commit To River Oaks

Nicolas Almagro, the 2013 finalist, and Feliciano Lopez, a 2012 semifinalist, have committed to play the 2014 Fayez Seraphim & Co. US Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club in Houston. These Spaniards will join defending champion John Isner in the field for the tournament April 7-13.



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