Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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Wimbledon Over Covered Court Assignments
All England Club has been widely ridiculed in today’s British press for
the decision to schedule Andy Murray’s fourth round match on cover-less
No.1 Court so leaving his schedule to the mercy summer weather while his
main rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer cruised dryly into the
Murray Says He
Would Have Paid the Fine to Finish the Match
Murray was so keen to get his late-night weekend Wimbledon match
concluded that the fourth seed revealed he had been prepared to pay to
play in the face of a local curfew which requires matches to stop - no
matter what the score - at 11 p.m. (2200 GMT).
Wimbledon Losses, Cash Questions Tomic’s Commitment
fall out from Australia’s worst Wimbledon since 1938, with no male
players figuring in the second round, continues with former champion Pat
Cash questioning the commitment of the nation’s biggest hope Bernard
Cash, winner at
Wimbledon 25 years ago, once spent a lot of time practicing with Tomic
at his now closed academy on Queensland’s Hope Island and also paired up
with the youngster in a couple of exhibition doubles.
Federer Claims Any
Back Discomfort is Not a Big Thing
Federer says he's not alarmed by minor back pain which required
treatment as the six-time champion raced into the Wimbledon
quarter-finals. After beating Xavier Malisse 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3,
the 30-year-old said he's got the fitness situation under control.
"I felt the back
going in the first round and I played on it maybe three, four games,"
said the Swiss third seed, who then asked for the trainer and got a
break (and treatment) when the match was paused for drizzle."
Shvedova Won All
the Points in a Golden Set
Shvedova was totally unaware she had struck gold at Wimbledon as she
turned in the first perfect (golden) set in tennis three decades after
the last one. The 65th-ranked Kazakh worked her miracle as she beat
Italy's French Open finalist Sara Errani to reach the fourth round.
Shvedova has come
close once before, running off 23 straight points at Memphis indoors in
2007 only to lose the contest. But she doesn't even remember: "I have no
idea, I don't remember Memphis, even."
On Significant Nadal Upset
second-round loss of Rafael Nadal to Czech Lukas Rosol left Roger
Federer feeling that there are still some surprises left in tennis, The
Swiss, who is now into the second week at Wimbledon, expressed his
sympathy for his longtime rival but said that sport always throws up
"This is not against
Rafa, but it was nice to see it's still possible," said Federer, the
record-holding 16-time Grand Slam winner. "I think 15 years ago you had
matches like this so much more often on the faster surfaces, that a guy
could catch fire and just run through you."
Navratilova Presented Hall of Fame Ring
ring was presented by Hall of Fame Chairman Christopher Clouser, who had
some help from a special guest, Navratilova's good friend and a fellow
Hall of Famer, Chris Evert. Also participating in the presentation was
Tennis Channel's Bill Macatee who works alongside Navratilova on the
Tennis Job of the Day
The USTA Midwest
Section is seeking a tennis representative to serve Indiana tennis
market. Contact 317 577 5130.
Larson’s Tennis Jobs publishes a weekly list of available tennis jobs
throughout the US market. For a free sample of the current list, just
firstname.lastname@example.org and say you want a free sample.
Collection of Tennis Images For Sale
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.
Investor Wants to Buy a Club in The Great Boston Area
Investor is interested in purchasing a tennis club in the The Great
Boston Area or a part of equity. Long-term leasing with the buy-out
option would be considered..
email@example.com or call 617 480 2971.
Vermont Club for Sale
club for sale in Southern Vermont. A 2-indoor, 2-outdoor court facility
ideal for tennis professional husband/wife team. Recent renovations
include: New lighting system for indoor courts, new fitness facility,
lounge and locker rooms. Call or e-mail Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 or
Wimbledon Four-Ball Cans for Sale
limited number of unused Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra Vis tennis balls are
Cans are priced at $17.50 each, plus $2.00 for shipping. Four cans are
$60.00 plus postage. Delivery in USA only.
firstname.lastname@example.org Makes a great prize for Wimbledon events or