Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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Tennis South Africa Slits Davis Cup, Fed Cup
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
For Sydney, Defending Champion Tomic Needed A
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
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
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
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
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
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