News from 51 week 2012 : 18 December to 24 December

NADAL NERVOUS

ABOUT

RETURN FROM KNEE INJURY

“I have my doubts. It’s normal, we are talking about a knee, so of course I am afraid to see how it is going respond,” Nadal told Canal Plus television on Friday. “But I can only trust my doctors and believe in myself and that everything will be all right.”

ATP OPPOSES US OPEN SWITCH

TO

MONDAY MEN’S FINAL FOR 2013

“The ATP and its players have made it clear to the U.S. Open that we do not support a Monday final,” the governing body for men’s tennis said in a statement. “We strongly believe the U.S. Open should keep a similar schedule to the other Grand Slams, with the men’s semifinals completed by Friday and the final on Sunday.

“It is unfortunate the U.S. Open response did not reflect our views on this issue and the ATP and its players will continue to pursue this matter in its discussions with the USTA.”

SERENA HAS SURGERY

ON BIG TOES,

WITHDRAWS

FROM EXHIBITIONS

BANGKOK – Serena Williams has undergone surgery on her big toes and withdrawn from an exhibition match against top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in Thailand this month.

A medical certificate from Florida podiatrist Jeffrey Rockefeller says Williams “was treated for a chronic foot disorder which involved minor procedures on both of her great toes.”

News from 51 week 2012 :  18 December to 24 December

Friday, December 21, 2012

Nadal nervous about return from knee injury

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ontario-born Levine petitions to represent Canada

 

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2012 BY THE NUMBERS… FEDERER, HAAS LEAD VETERANS

2012 BY THE NUMBERS…

FEDERER, HAAS LEAD VETERANS

Age was no object for many players on the ATP World Tour in 2012. In the year-end Top 100 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings, there were 28 players aged 30 and over. Thirteen tour-level titles were won by “veteran” players, highlighted by a 34-year-old Tommy Haas triumphing over then-30-year-old Roger Federer in the Gerry Weber Open final. Only Milos Raonic was successful in the bracket of players aged 21 and under.

30 & Over Winners

Age Player Tournament
34 yrs, 2 months Tommy Haas Halle
31 yrs., 11 days Roger Federer Cincinnati
30 yrs., 11 months Roger Federer Wimbledon
30 yrs., 9 months Jurgen Melzer Memphis
30 yrs., 9 months Roger Federer Madrid
30 yrs., 7 months Roger Federer Indian Wells
30 yrs., 7 months David Ferrer Paris
30 yrs., 6 months Roger Federer Dubai
30 yrs., 5 months Roger Federer Rotterdam
30 yrs., 5 months Jarkko Nieminen Sydney
30 yrs., 6 months David Ferrer Valencia
30 yrs., 3 months David Ferrer Bastad
30 yrs., 2 months David Ferrer ‘s-Hertogenbosch
21 & Under Winners

Age Player Tournament
21 yrs.,12 days Milos Raonic Chennai
21 yrs., 1 month Milos Raonic San Jose
Repeat Winners
Seventeen titles were retained by their 2011 victors this season, none more notably than Rafael Nadal, who won the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters trophy for the eighth year in a row and reigned at Roland Garros for the third straight year, seventh overall.

David Ferrer Auckland, Acapulco
Novak Djokovic Australian Open, Miami, Toronto (Montreal in ’11)
Nicolas Almagro Sao Paulo (Costa do Sauipe in ’11), Nice
Milos Raonic San Jose
Pablo Andujar Casablanca
Rafael Nadal Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Roland Garros
Juan Martin del Potro Estoril
John Isner Newport, Winston-Salem
Robin Haase Kitzbuhel
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Metz

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PLAYER FAREWELLS IN 2012

There were a number of players who retired from

professional tennis in 2012.

to recall their career highlights,

Click on their name

Roddick

Andy Roddick

Gonzalez with Massu, Athens Olympics 2004

Fernando Gonzalez

Gaudio, Paris 2004

Gaston Gaudio

Agassi with Schuettler, 2001 Melbourne

Rainer Schuettler

Chela

Juan Ignacio Chela

Luczak

Peter Luczak

Ferrero

Juan Carlos Ferrero

Ljubicic, Monte Carlo 2012

Ivan Ljubicic

 

Clement with Llodra, London 2007

Arnaud Clement

Acasuso

Jose Acasuso

Waske

Alexander Waske

Knowles, Paris 2007

Mark Knowles

Greetings to all of them …

Thanks .

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News from 50 week 2012 : 11 December to 17 December


a true champion

a true champion 

TORONTO — Aleksandra Wozniak has won the Tennis Canada female player of the year award for the fifth time.

TORONTO — Rising singles star Milos Raonic has won Tennis Canada’s male player of the year award for the second straight year.

After a superb season in which he won two junior Grand Slam titles, Vancouver’s Filip Peliwo has been named the Junior World Champion by the International Tennis Federation.

 

News from 50 week 2012 :  11 December to 17 December

Friday, December 14, 2012

US Open shifts men’s final to Monday, women’s to Sunday

News from 48 and 49 week 2012 : 27 November to 10 December

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Roger Federer has launched his own YouTube channel,

which will kick off with live streaming of the

Gilette Federer South American Tour

on Thursday.

Roger Federer‘s new YouTube channel will live stream for free

all six matches of his South American exhibition tour,

which begins Thursday.

Learn more:http://ow.ly/fRnVE


John McEnroe successfully defended his 

Statoil Masters Tennis Legends title

with an emphatic 6-1, 6-2 victory over

old rival Mats Wilander 

in the final.

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Anyone else ever wonder if Novak Djokovic is made of elastic?

This beauty features in our favourite photos from the second part of the season.

 http://bit.ly/V49nJu Photo: Getty Images

SAO PAULO, Brazil —

Roger Federer says he won’t play as often in the next few years

and

hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

ROME — Tennis officials are considering adding third-set tiebreakers

at the 2016 Rio Olympics

after marathon matches in London this year.

In  one of them being  second round match ,

Canadain Milos Raonic lost a marathon 6-3, 3-6, 25-23

decision to

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.

BRISBANE, Australia —

Australia Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter has told

troubled player Bernard Tomic

he won’t be part of the country’s team to play

Taiwan in a first-round Asia-Oceania zone match

in Taipei from Feb. 1-3.

News

from 48 and 49 week 2012 :

27 November to 10 December

December 07, 2012

Tennis considers adding third-set tiebreakers for Olympics

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Federer hopes to play at 2016 Olympics in Rio

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Serena named WTA Player of the Year after major, Olympic wins

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