Tennis Tour Tidbits – Nadal, Del Potro, Mirnyi, Wimbledon and more…

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Conde de Godo Tennis Tournament in Barcelona
Tennis Tour Tidbits - Nadal, Del Potro, Mirnyi, Wimbledon and more...

epa03680414 Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal returns the ball to his compatriot Nicolas Almagro during their Conde Godo Tennis Tournament final in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 28 April 2013. Nadal won 6-4 and 6-3. EPA/TONI ALBIR  |

The Lawn Tennis Association announced that it has appointed headhunting firm Odgers Berndtson to lead the recruitment process for its next chief executive. Current chief Roger Draper will depart in September. . .

Alize Cornet has withdrawn from Estoril with a shoulder injury. Top seed Juan Martin Del Potro also withdrew from the same tournament with a stomach virus and was replaced by world No. 4 David Ferrer, who was given a wild card. . .

Toni Nadal, says he will be fine if Roland Garros decides to bump up Rafael’s seeding. “If they choose to do it, will be good for Rafa and it doesn’t not seem bad to me,” he said. . .

The UAE Davis Cup team will continue to prepare for the  Group III Asia-Oceania Davis Cup even though it has been  postponed due to trouble in Myanmar, and no new site has been named yet. . .

After winning his first title in Bucharest, Czech Lukas Rosol said: “I wanted to dedicate this trophy to someone, so I found the energy. I felt somebody was helping me from up top. It’s not just about me. My family has always supported me and my tennis.” . . .

Sabine Lisicki has split with her coach Ricardo Sanchez and is working with Robert Orlik, who also works with German tennis players Mona Barthel and Annika Beck. . .

Madison, Wisconsin’s John Powless, 80,  won two tennis titles in Brasilia, Brazil, both International Tennis Federation tournaments. He won the 80 and older singles final 6-0, 6-1, and teamed with German Klaus Juergen to win the 75 and older doubles title, 7-5, 6-0. Earlier in the week  Powless, top-ranked player in the world in his age category, won a singles title in Argentina…

In the aftermath of Wimbledon announcing record prize money for this year’s All England Club Championships, the new ATP World Tour rankings show Britain has only one player (Andy Murray) in the top 250 for the first time since June 2008…

That Sabine Lisicki has split with her coach Ricardo Sanchez and is working with Robert Orlik, who also works with German tennis players Mona Barthel and Annika Beck…

Funny that the WTA  social media asking what players you’d like to see  photos of more often?

Get well wishes to Ivo Karlovic. Word is its meningitis. In March  tennis lost a young talented  and really likable player named Mehdi Bouras. He played a few events in California and died in Miami during the tourney?

Lady lines woman Lois Goodman has recently been seen around Southern California calling lines ?

The 2013 Asics Easterbowl was a huge success. Big congrats go to Lorne Kuhle.

Quote from Max  Mirnyi on winning the dubs in Romania, “every new win is very special :) ” . If you are in Bradenton Florida you have to try Max’s  new restaurant. We hear its GREAT! It’s called “Breakpoint ” . They’ve got great pizza from a wood burning stove and so much more. Plus you never know who will be sitting at the next table.

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