Thursday, December 5, 2013
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WTA Executives Departing
WTA executives and one long time staffer will no longer be with the
organization in 2014.
WTA Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Walker will exit
at the end of December. WTA head of communications Chris Wallace was let
go by the organization just before Thanksgiving after a dispute. The WTA
communications department is also said to have recently parted ways with
longtime staffer Vani Vosburgh.
Federer May Not Hire A Coach
Federer may well forego appointing a new coach after splitting in the
autumn with Californian Paul Annacone, with the Swiss hinting that he
might be quite well-served by his longtime ally on court Severin Luthi.
"In Severin, I still have a coach who has been extremely helpful for me
for a long time," he told sponsor Credit Suisse in an off-season
interview before getting to worked in the heat of Dubai.
"But I don't know if he can or wants to be on the road with me for 40
weeks next year. At the moment, I don't know if I am going to appoint a
new coach at all. I'm very happy with my team."
Nadal Made $10 Million On
South American Swing
Nadal has taken a shot at another record held by Roger Federer, with the
Spaniard earning a reported $10 million for a week or so of "work" on
court in South America, backed up by world No. 2 Novak Djokovic and
David Ferrer for part of the lucrative post-season trip.
Federer Reviews His 2013
going 45-17 last season and dropping to sixth in the ATP rankings, Roger
Federer wisely refuses to beat himself up over one of the poorest
showings of his storied career. "No year is lost. In the circumstances,
it was actually an interesting season,” said the Swiss in a chat with
sponsor Credit Suisse. "It's no joke being injured (spring and summer
back problems). But I had to get through it, I had to question
To Play Argentina In February
#1 Rafa Nadal announced today his participation at the Copa Claro, ATP
World Tour 250 event to be played in Buenos Aires, Argentina the week of
February 8th to the 16th at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.
Ivanisevic And Henman Win In London
Ivanisevic got the first of what he hoped would be two victories on
Wednesday, as he defeated Greg Rusedski 7-6(2), 7-6(6) at the Statoil
Masters Tennis, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Following the red carpet arrivals, Wednesday’s
evening singles match came to an abrupt end after Mark Philippoussis was
forced to retire with a back injury. The Australian trailed Henman 4-5,
and injured his back in his service motion to start the 10th game.
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