Tennis Tour Tidbits

Written by: on 26th November 2013
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ATP World Tour Finals in London
Tennis Tour Tidbits

epa03942845 Roger Federer from Switzerland reacts against Juan Martin del Potro from Argentina during their group B singles match in the round robin stage at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in the O2 Arena in London, Britain, 09 November 2013. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA  |

Former No. 1 Ilie Nastase of Romania says that no one should be pushing Roger Federer to retire. “I think Federer should play for as long as he wants,” he said. “I don’t agree with those people who say that you should retire when you are past your absolute best or prime. No, Federer doesn’t have to prove anything. Federer can play to 60 if he wants to. . . During an exo in Buenos Aires that included David Nalbandian Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Monaco, Djokovic kidded around when he dressed up as a doctor to treat a supposed injury sustained by Nalbandian. Nearly 10,000 fans turned out for the event and gave a standing ovation to Nadal. . . The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association says its being penalized by the All India Tennis Association as the national body is demanding it to pay too high of a royalty to conduct international matches. . . There is only one teenager in the ATP top 200 this week, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios at No. 183. . . The Dallas Tennis Classic, a $125,000 Challenger held in March 2014, is offering a holiday special on tickets for the tournament where fans can purchase their 2014 tickets at 2013 prices. . . Bloomberg news service, one of the largest wire service in the world that specializes in financial coverage, has laid off some of its sports staff, including its main tennis reporter in Australia.

 

We Hear—

—That during an exo in Buenos Aires that included David Nalbandian, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Monaco, Djokovic kidded around when he dressed up as a doctor to treat a supposed injury sustained by Nalbandian. Nearly 10,000 fans turned out for the event and gave a standing ovation to Nadal.

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