Friday, February 13, 2013
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Draws Announced For Fed Cup Play-Offs
ITF has announced the draws for the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World
Group and World Group II play-offs on April 20-21.
WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS
Germany (c) (*) v Serbia (s)
Australia (s) (c) v Switzerland
Spain (c) (*) v Japan (s)
USA (s) (c) (*) v Sweden
WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS
Belgium (s) (c) v Poland
France (s) (c) (*) v Kazakhstan
Argentina (c) (*) v Great Britain (s)
Ukraine (s) (c) (*) v Canada
(s) = seed
(c) = choice of ground
(*) = choice of ground decided by lot
The 2013 World Group and World Group II play-offs will
take place alongside the World Group semi-finals on 20-21 April. In the
semi-finals, Italy will be at home to Czech Republic, and Russia will be
at home to Slovak Republic.
Nadal Accuses ATP of Not Caring About Players’ Health
or not Rafael Nadal’s uncharacteristically feisty mood was down to
losing a clay-court final to somebody other than Novak Djokovic or Roger
Federer for the first time in his career, only he will know. But the
seven times French Open champion and former world no.1 vented his ire on
the ATP World Tour for what he perceives to be: ‘a lack of care about
Azarenka Building Her Confidence For Upcoming Tennis Events
Azarenka suffered much criticism on her route to retaining the
Australian Open title last month. So the world no.1 has decided to
indulge in a little self-congratulations as she sets out on her mission
to maintain top spot in Doha, Qatar with both Serena Williams and Maria
Sharapova threatening her position.
Roddick And Stephens Top WTT Marquee Player Draft
Roddick is returning to the tennis courts this summer.
former world number one was the top pick in the World TeamTennis Marquee
Draft. Roddick, who first started with WTT in 2000, will play for the
Springfield Lasers. This will be Roddick's 7th WTT season and his first
Nadal Against 25-Second
Nadal has come out against the ATP’s new enforcement of the 25 seconds
between serves rule. The Spaniard has a reputation as being one of the
slowest players on tour and while another notoriously slow player, No. 1
Novak Djokovic, has accepted the rule, Nadal has not.
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