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Becker: Djokovic Wants To Overtake Nadal And Murray

Boris Becker knows all about being left behind on tour. The former No. 1 was at the top of his class from 1985-1991 when he won five of his six Grand Slam titles, but then he was eventually surpassed by the likes of Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi.



Federer Downplays Christmas For Australian Open Preparation

A white Christmas is off the agenda this year for the Roger Federer family as the world No. 6 opts to remain in Dubai at his training base and celebrate the holiday before heading straight to Australia for the start of his 2014 season. The Swiss said he has abandoned plans to fly home with wife Mirka and twin four-year-old daughters, saying the travel would be just too much effort.



Ferrer Splits With Long Time Coach Piles

David Ferrer has been added to the fast-expanding the coach-change list, with the Spanish veteran announcing a split after a decade and a half with longtime mentor Javier Piles. The ATP No. 3 will fly to Abu Dhabi for a match this Thursday with Stanislas Wawrinka at the three-day exhibition under the guidance of Jose Altur.



Laver Wants Tomic To Get Going

Tennis great Rod Laver believes that Australian young gun Bernard Tomic needs to make a New Year’s resolution to work a lot harder if he's to advance his stalled career. Tomic will start 2014 ranked 51st, one spot lower than he ended a year ago and faces major pressure from the start as he defends his only career title in early January in Sydney.



Wolfenson Passes Away

Marv Wolfenson, 87, of Minneapolis, passed away Saturday at his winter home in La Jolla, California.

Wolfenson and his long-time partner Harvey Ratner, were investors in the Minneapolis real estate market in the 1960s and 70s before finding developing indoor tennis clubs were to their liking. Before long the pair had 100,000 members in the indoor health/tennis clubs, known as the Northwest Clubs. photo courtesy


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