Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final - 16 November results
epa03474139 David Ferrer of Spain returns the ball to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their Davis Cup final match between Czech Republic and the Spain in Prague, Czech Republic, 16 November 2012. EPA/FILIP SINGER |
WORLD GROUP FINAL
CZECH REPUBLIC level with SPAIN 1-1
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)
David Ferrer (ESP) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 63 64 64
Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 63 36 63 67(5) 63
Ivo Minar/Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (ESP)
Tennis New Zealand is putting a large chunk of developmental money into juniors and is now shying away from paying veteran pros. According to the New Zealand Herald, since 2007, Tennis New Zealand has invested more than $2 million in 40 to 50 players of all ages.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley is very high on teenagers Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis, saying that have elite potential. . . .Roger Federer won’t say how much Rod Laver will be involved at his charity event on Laver Arena prior to the Australian Open.
The V-Grid Tennis Fest Featuring the Bryan Bros. just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year as the popular Ventura County fundraiser presented by Alexander Cadillac once again raised more than $100,000 for both the Ventura County Junior Tennis Association and the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons, as well as other local causes and regional charities supported by the Bryan Bros. Foundation.
Jelena Dokic will take a pause to ponder the viability of her tennis career at age 30 as she joins the commentary team for the Hopman Cup in Perth starting December 28. Dokic has not played a professional match since late 2012 due to her continuing run of injuries, bad luck and illness.
Former ATP Players Council president Ivan Ljubicic put a tremendous amount of time into politicking for the betterment of his sport during his long playing career, but he retired in April of 2013 and is now coaching world No. 11 Milos Raonic.