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Business Bits, M Edition: Mardy, Mike, Matt, Miami
By Nicholas McCarvel
(November 28, 2012) --
There will be no swimming (or tennis playing) Down Under for American
, who announced Wednesday that
he would skip the
altogether and start his 2013 season at the
in February. Fish has continued to recover from health issues related to heart surgery, which set him out for a chunk of the 2012 season. “The good news is that Mardy's health is improving and he is back on the court slowing getting back into his regular workouts,” agent John Tobias told Reuters in an email. Fish has fallen from No. 8 in the rankings to No. 27, and hasn’t played since withdrawing from the
Shenzhen on the Mind:
The lead up to the Australian Open just got a dash more of “Asian” in its Asian Pacific brand. The
Shenzhen Gemdale Open
Wednesday, the tournament to be held the very first week of the season in Shenzhen, China, with
offering a pretty powerful headlining duo. The $500,000 tournament will have a stadium court with 4,000 seats (not shabby) and also has commitments from
All-White, but New-Aged:
Miami Tennis Cup
, an exhibition is taking place at Crandon Park Nov. 30-Dec. 2, is giving “tennis whites” a new definition
with a white playing surface
. The court will have red lines and a blue outer layer (“Oh-oh say can you see!”). More importantly, how great is this all-star line-up:
Juan Carlos Ferrero
are all set to compete.
The Good Ones All Gone?
Sorry, ladies (and some of you fellas). ATP heartthrob
ied the knot
Nov. 16 in his native Australia, marrying lawyer
. Ebden, 25, joined
in the newlywed category. American
, Ebden’s sometimes doubles partner, was a groomsman in the ceremony. Word on the street is that Ryan’s still available though, you hopeless romantics!
Photos of Byran’s Wedding
to pick his sportsman of the year,
goes with Andy Murray
. OK, Sir Charles, we feel ya. | Is this the newest installment of the tennis soap opera
The Young and the Tauziats
, the former French player who has a penchant for speaking her mind, told the
French Tennis Federation
she would not resign
after the organization asked her to step down because she testified in favor of junior coach
Regis de Camaret
, who was convicted of raping two girls, ages 12 and 13.
: “I did not know that testifying in court was a crime...If Regis is guilty, he must pay. But no one should give me lessons.” |
is a painter, did you know? The Russian recently put her work on display at a showing in Moscow.
The WTA has the pics.
Move over, Marion Bartoli! | Recently retired
Juan Carlos Ferrero
will continue to buzz around the pro tour, joining Nicolas Almagro
on a part-time basis
as his fellow Spaniard’s coach. |
stands! After falling from a second-story window in Paris earlier this month the ATP player
is on his feet again
following surgery. Wow. |
’ early-season looks for Murray,
leads the girls’ field
, set to start Dec. 3 in Plantation, Fla.
heads the American boys’ effort. | Doubles specialist
has released his book
Stop War, Start Tennis!
, as an e-book on Amazon. |
becomes a superstar (imaginatively) in Brazil prior to his Dec. 6-8 Gillette exhibition in Sao Paulo:
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