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Friday, July 20, 2012


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Nadal Withdraws From Olympics

The curse of the defending Olympic singles champion has struck again as Rafael Nadal has been forced to pull out of both the upcoming defense of his Menís Singles gold medal and the honor of carrying the Spanish flag at the Opening Ceremony in London a week today.



Mauresmo Named France Fed Cup Captain

Former French women's great Amelie Mauresmo has replaced Nicolas Escude as the country's Fed Cup captain after a four-year run. The appointment of Mauresmo, who won Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, was announced on social media by the national federation.


US Open to Have All of the Top Men and Women in the Draw

For the first time in memory all 101 men and 102 women in the rankings are entered in the singles field for the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships. No injuries or schedules have held back the top players from the US Open.



A New Tour For Senior Men is Announced

Jim Courier will be offering a 12-city, seven week series of events later this year. Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors head the cast list of this falls version of the Champions Series, now rebranded The PowerShares Series. Others on the tour include Patrick Rafter, Michael Chang, Mats Wilander and Todd Martin.



Nike Celebrates Federerís 287 Weeks at the Top

Clothing colossus Nike has paid special tribute to Roger Federer after the Swiss star returned to the world No. 1 ranking and set a new all-time record of 287 combined weeks at the top of the ATP table, dislodging Novak Djokovic from the summit and sending fellow Nike endorser Rafael Nadal down to third.

But the multinational is making sure there is something in it for itself as well, marking the Federer No. 1 anniversary with a limited edition pair of Federer shoes which cost a hefty $287.


Johnson starts ATP career

NCAA champion Steve Johnson may have lost his second round match to teenager Jack Sock in Atlanta, but he feels ready for the pro tour after playing a full four years at USC.

"Itís going to take a few months to feel comfortable. You are on your own and away from the team, but itís a challenge Iím willing to take on,Ē he said.


Tennis Job of the Day

Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is looking for an Assistant Tennis Coach. Contact is  319 399 8500.

Bob Larsonís Tennis Jobs publishes a weekly list of available tennis jobs throughout the US market. For a free sample of the current list, just email and say you want a free sample.


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



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US Open: August 27-September 9





Singles - Second Round
(1) N Almagro def. N Davydenko 6-4 6-3
(3) J Monaco def. (Q) D Munoz-de la Nava 7-6(7-4) 6-3
(6) P Kohlschreiber def. F Fognini 7-5 6-2
J Chardy def. (WC) J Reister 7-5 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Marrero/Verdasco def. (2) Peya/Zimonjic 7-5 4-6 10-8 (Match TB)
Dutra Silva/Munoz de la Nava def. Haase/Rojer 6-3 3-6 13-11 (Match TB)

Singles - Second Round
(1) J Tipsarevic def. (Q) M Fischer 4-6 7-6(7-1) 6-3
L Kubot def. (2) M Granollers 6-4 6-2
(Q) J Hernych def. (7) S Giraldo 6-3 2-6 6-4
G Dimitrov def. (Q) D Brown 7-6(7-3) 3-6 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Granollers/Lopez def. Mertinak/Moser 7-5 6-2
Farah/Giraldo def. Ungur/Volandri walkover (Volandri - Gastrointestinal)

Singles - Second Round
(1) J Isner def. (Q) R Bemelmans 4-6 6-3 6-4
G Muller def. (2) M Fish 4-6 2-3 retired (Right Ankle)
(WC) J Sock def. (WC) S Johnson 7-6(7-5) 7-6(7-5)
M Ebden def. J Blake 6-6(6-8) 6-4 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(1) Fleming/Hutchins def. Dlouhy/Mahut 7-6(7-2) 6-2
Klaasen/Young def. (2) S Gonzalez/Lipsky 6-2 7-6(7-5)
Ebden/Harrison def. (3) Huey/Inglot 6-3 7-5
Anderson/de Voest def. Lorenzi/R Ram 6-3 6-7(3-7) 10-6 (Match TB)
Ebelthite/Matosevic def. (WC) King/Taboada 7-5 7-5
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Fleming/Hutchins def. Bogomolov/Muller Walkover (Bogomolov Jr. - Shoulder)
Malisse/Russell def. (4) Delgado/Skupski 7-6(7-0) 6-4




Singles - Second Round
(2) Dominika Cibulkova def. Marina Erakovic 6-2 6-4
(3) Jelena Jankovic def. Melinda Czink 2-6 6-4 6-4
(5) Christina McHale def. Misaki Doi 4-6 6-4 6-4
Urszula Radwanska def. (LL) Melanie Oudin 6-2 6-1
Doubles - First Round
(2) King/Petrova def. Glatch/Oudin 7-5 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Huber/Raymond def. Chan/Chan 6-2 7-6(7-3)
Chang/Lertcheewakarn def. Husarova/Watson 6-4 2-6 10-8 (Match TB)

Singles - Second Round
(3) Anabel Medina Garrigues leads Johanna Larsson 3-1, suspended/rain
Mathilde Johansson leads Shahar Peer 1-0, suspended/rain
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Arvidsson/Larsson def. (1) Goerges/Pavlyuchenkova walkover (Goerges: Right Foot Injury)


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