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An Executive Summary of today's Daily Tennis News

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


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Turmoil at Wimbledon Over Covered Court Assignments

The 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 quarter finals.


Murray Says He Would Have Paid the Fine to Finish the Match

Andy 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).



With Australia’s Wimbledon Losses, Cash Questions Tomic’s Commitment

The 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 Tomic.

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

Roger 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

Yaroslava 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."


Federer Comments On Significant Nadal Upset

The 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 surprises.

"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."


Martina Navratilova Presented  Hall of Fame Ring

The 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 network.



Tennis Job of the Day

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A Collection of Tennis Images For Sale

A 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..

Please contact email or call 617 480 2971.


Vermont Club for Sale

Tennis 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

A limited number of unused Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra Vis tennis balls are for sale.
Cans are priced at $17.50 each, plus $2.00 for shipping. Four cans are $60.00 plus postage. Delivery in USA only.

If interested, email  Makes a great prize for Wimbledon events or graduation gifts




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Wimbledon: June 25-July 8

Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9





Singles - Fourth Round
(1) N Djokovic def. V Troicki 6-3 6-1 6-3
(3) R Federer def. X Malisse 7-6(7-1) 6-1 4-6 6-3
(26) M Youzhny def. D Istomin 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-7(5-7) 7-5
Doubles - Second Round
(10) Melzer/Petzschner def. Lu/Waske 6-3 6-4 6-7(6-8) 6-2
Doubles - Third Round
Bracciali/Knowle def. Chela/Schwank 7-5 7-5 6-1
Cerretani/Roger-Vasselin def. Marrero/Seppi 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-7(10-12) 6-4
Mixed Doubles - First Round
Hsieh/Fleming def. Rodionova/Sa 4-6 6-3 6-4




Singles - Fourth Round
(15) Sabine Lisicki def. (1) Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-3
(2) Victoria Azarenka def. (14) Ana Ivanovic 6-1 6-0
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (Q) Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-3
(4) Petra Kvitova def. (24) Francesca Schiavone 4-6 7-5 6-1
(6) Serena Williams def. Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1 2-6 7-5
(8) Angelique Kerber def. Kim Clijsters 6-1 6-1
(17) Maria Kirilenko def. (30) Peng Shuai 6-1 6-7(6-8) 6-3
Tamira Paszek def. (21) Roberta Vinci 6-2 6-2
Doubles - Third Round
(1) Huber/Raymond def. Groenefeld/Martic 7-6(7-3) 5-7 6-4
Erakovic/Tanasugarn lead (5) Makarova/Vesnina 3-2, suspended/rain
(9) Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez tied with Govortsova/Minella 6-6, suspended/rain
Mixed Doubles - First Round
Hsieh/Fleming def. Rodionova/Sa 4-6 6-3 6-4


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