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Shanghai, Dubai And Bastad Repeat As ATP Tournaments Of The Year

The ATP announced the winners of the 2012 ATP World Tour Tournament Awards, with the Shanghai Rolex Masters, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and the SkiStar Swedish Open all maintaining their status as the most favored tournaments on the ATP World Tour in their respective categories.



Federer Explains Why Some Tournaments Are Always Better

Roger Federer explained just why the Shanghai Rolex Masters and Dubai Duty Free Championships are repeatedly honored in the Best Tournament awards. Speaking about the Shanghai tournament, Federer enthused: “They obviously built the stadium from scratch and made it, amazing. “Somehow they thought of all the players. There are individual locker rooms, the food is really good.  The only little downside is the site is somewhat far away from the city. But they make up with great transportation.


Nadal May Not Play On Hard Courts

Rafael Nadal may be poised to announce his return home to Spain after this week's Acapulco clay event, with the Spaniard's aching knees looking like they are preventing him from venturing onto hardcourt for the Masters 1000 pair of tournament in the US in March.



Petrova Has Slam Doubles Dreams

Nadia Petrova still has dreams of a Grand Slam singles title, but the 30-year-old Russian will take one anyway she can. After successfully teaming up with Maria Kirilenko in doubles last year to win the Olympic silver medal and the WTA Championships, she has now partnered with Slovenian doubles specialist Katarina Srebotnik. The two have already started the season with a bang, winning Sydney and reaching the finals of Doha and Dubai.



Tipsarevic Is Unavailable For Serbia’s Davis Cup With The US

Serbia’s Davis Cup team had to learn to live without world no.1 Novak Djokovic for much of the time since winning the title in 2010. But now with their main player back integrated in the team, the Serbs will now have to do without world no.9 Janko Tipsarevic who has declared himself unavailable for the upcoming World Group quarterfinal against the United States.



Indian Wells Pre-Qualifying Is Underway

The 2013 BNP Paribas Open Pre-Qualifying tournament began yesterday, and will run through Saturday, March 3. From fast-rising young stars to talented local players, the tournament is truly Open; more than 150 competitors (83 men and 71 women) are playing to earn a wildcard into the BNP Paribas Open qualifying tournament, to be held March 4-6 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. 



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