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tennischick
11-23-2004, 03:21 AM
"Tennis heart-throb" Federer to appear in Vogue magazine

Scud plans to work with Johnny Mac for 3 weeks before tackling the Aussie Open

Pat Mac named Davis Cup pres for the next 2 years; sez he still wants Agassi

Graf to play for WTT in Houston

Cahill dismisses talk of coaching Federer -- for now

Tursonov out for 5 more months; back injury

source: www.tennisnews.com

liptea
11-23-2004, 03:33 AM
Good stuff.

jmp
11-23-2004, 03:35 AM
Thanks, tennischick. :yeah:

miss skywalker
11-23-2004, 02:43 PM
interesting

Nikki♥
11-23-2004, 02:44 PM
Jennifer Capriati to pose naked for Playboy. :p

jmp
11-23-2004, 02:47 PM
;)

alfonsojose
11-23-2004, 02:50 PM
Damir and Jelena wating for new baby : half-brother, son, grandson at the same time :eek: :tape:

Nikki♥
11-23-2004, 02:52 PM
Damir and Jelena wating for new baby : half-brother, son, grandson at the same time :eek: :tape:

Oh my gawd...that´s plainly nasty. :eek:

gillian
11-23-2004, 06:29 PM
I'm slow. Cahill is no longer Agassi's coach?

crimson
11-23-2004, 06:34 PM
I'm slow. Cahill is no longer Agassi's coach?

No, Cahill is still coaching Agassi:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11455789%5E2722,00.html

DARREN CAHILL will not coach the world No.1 Roger Federer, saying he is happy to stay with Andre Agassi in 2005.

The South Australian coach of Agassi for three years said media speculation he would link with the Swiss champion came from a common thread – Federer's former coach, Peter Carter, who died in a car accident in August, 2002.

"Certainly with Andre wanting to go through 2005 and beyond that as well, he's got no plans of retiring anytime soon which I think is good news for the tennis community because we still need people like Andre playing the game. The thing with Roger, a lot of it is because the press have put two and two together," Cahill, who coached Lleyton Hewitt to world No.1 said.

"They know that Peter Carter was a great friend of mine and Peter was really responsible for the upbringing of Roger from about 11 or 12 years of age. He coached Roger all the way through.

"So when Peter passed away and then obviously Roger Federer decided to go coachless this past year, a lot of the media put two and two together," Cahill told Seven's tennis program Slam yesterday.

The fact Agassi, who turns 35 in April, is not considering retirement also means Cahill is not interested in other coaching appointments, although that was not always the case after linking with Agassi in February, 2002.

"To be honest, I didn't know how long the job was going to last," he said.

"I went across when he was 32 years of age and I didn't know if it was going to be a six-month job or a one-year or two-year job. But I'm still here and it's three years later.

"He's totally committed to 2005 and beyond.

flip_fan
11-23-2004, 08:54 PM
woo hoo mark and mac working together again!!!

McEnroe mentioned mark on his talk show the other night... appears they are getting along well!

Mac is a straight talker, no bullshit, which is exactly the type of person mark needs around to get his head sorted.

I hope Mac is helping Mark make sense of his talent and teaching him to work hard, he needs someone to give him a good kick up the arse!

go MARK 2005!

tennischick
11-24-2004, 01:51 AM
Nov. 23, 2004, 1:22AM

McIngvale says fans, TV deserve better
Westside owner has different ideas on promotion, field for Masters
By DALE ROBERTSON
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

If Jim McIngvale were the king of tennis like he is the king of discount furniture, there would be big changes made in the way the ATP's Masters Cup works.

The weakest links
McIngvale noted that only two of the matches went three sets, and neither Argentine clay-court specialist, Guillermo Coria and Gaston Gaudio, brought much to the table.

How much more exciting would it have been if, for the first match, Andre Agassi had been across the net from Roger instead of Gaudio?"

Fedex
11-24-2004, 01:56 AM
Thanks for the articles. :)

tennischick
11-24-2004, 01:57 AM
in other news:

2005 World TeamTennis Finals to be played in Sacramento (instead of New York)

Hewitt relaxed by playing golf with former James Bond actor George Lazenby at an exclusive California course (after Master's Cup)

Anna Kournikova has agreed to attend Andy Roddick's Celebrity Charity Weekend to be held Dec. 11 and 12 in Boca Raton at the Polo Club.

Havok
11-24-2004, 02:04 AM
Anna Kournikova has agreed to attend Andy Roddick's Celebrity Charity Weekend to be held Dec. 11 and 12 in Boca Raton at the Polo Club.
:rocker2:

tennischick
11-24-2004, 08:17 PM
Scott Draper has a busy summer ahead as he tries to resuscitate his tennis career while attempting to start a professional golf career.

The former Davis Cup tennis player will try to earn an Australasian PGA tour card at the qualifying school next month before a likely appearance at January's Australian Open tennis championships.

But in case his life is not hectic enough, he is getting married to Jessica Kersten this Friday on the Gold Coast some five years after the death of his first wife Kellie following a long battle with cystic fibrosis.
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McEnroe to be inducted into Hall of Fame
John McEnroe will be inducted April into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will recognize the year (1978) he spent at Stanford leading the Cardinal to the NCAA championships and winning the NCAA singles title.

Others to be inducted include Steve Young, Mark McGwire and Dick Bass.
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tennischick
11-24-2004, 11:20 PM
McEnroe wants Henman humour

John McEnroe insists tennis is crying out for new characters - and he believes Tim Henman is the unlikely figure who can come to its rescue. McEnroe is urging the British number one to ditch his low-key and laid-back image to win the affections of more fans across the world.

"Tim is more of a personality than he lets on and I wish he would get himself out there more," said the former world number one. "He has a good sense of humour and he is good for the game". :eek: :eek:

Leena
11-24-2004, 11:25 PM
:rocker2:
Oh, ok.

Nikki♥
11-25-2004, 07:27 AM
Anna Kournikova has agreed to attend Andy Roddick's Celebrity Charity Weekend to be held Dec. 11 and 12 in Boca Raton at the Polo Club.

As what? Waitress?

tennischick
11-25-2004, 06:04 PM
Roddick Must Win Both his Singles Rubbers, says Courier

Andy Roddick will need to win both of his singles rubbers if the United States are to beat Spain in Seville. That is the view of Jim Courier. “America has an extremely difficult task ahead of them in playing the final in Seville,. The team that Spain will throw against us will be very comprehensive. There is no question, on the clay, that they are a superior team on paper. Andy Roddick is going to have to rise to the occasion. I believe that he needs to win both of his singles matches to stand a chance.”

The American also pointed to the strength of the United States doubles partnership between brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, and expects a point to come their way from that rubber. “In the doubles we are the favourites, but that is no gimme either,” said Courier. “In every other rubber we are the underdogs."

tennischick
11-27-2004, 12:32 AM
Goran Ivanisevic has been forced to pull out of his showdown with Tim Henman at the Royal Albert Hall. The Croatian has a hamstring injury that rules him out of Tuesday's scheduled showdown with the British number one.

Ivanisevic, who also missed last year's event through injury, will be replaced by US Open champion and world number 12 Joachim Johansson of Sweden. The match will benefit Henman's charity "Kids at Heart."
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Fed Cup switches format

The Fed Cup will switch to a two-tier system next year, copying the Davis Cup format in a bid to generate more interest in the competition. Under the Davis Cup format used for the men's team tennis competition, the semifinals and finals are held separately and all matches are played on a home-and-away system.
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Juan Carlos Ferrero will join two of his Davis Cup final team-mates, Tommy Robredo and Rafael Nadal, in the field for the US$404,000 ($561,141) Heineken Open in Auckland.
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Mark Woodforde may lose his job as incumbent Aussie Fed Cup coach. Stay tuned. ;)

onewoman74
11-27-2004, 01:06 AM
I saw the Vogue article w/ Federer and Mirka...great fashion pix's. Mirka looks fabulous in the layout and so does Roger. I want those dresses in the pix's.!!!

:cool:

Tennis Fool
11-27-2004, 01:14 AM
woo hoo mark and mac working together again!!!

McEnroe mentioned mark on his talk show the other night... appears they are getting along well!

Mac is a straight talker, no bullshit, which is exactly the type of person mark needs around to get his head sorted.

I hope Mac is helping Mark make sense of his talent and teaching him to work hard, he needs someone to give him a good kick up the arse!

go MARK 2005!

You watch the talk show :eek:

Tennis Fool
11-27-2004, 01:15 AM
Hewitt relaxed by playing golf with former James Bond actor George Lazenby at an exclusive California course (after Master's Cup)

Hmmm. Hewitt trying to sneak in on old Pammy :tape:

Tennis Fool
11-27-2004, 01:19 AM
I saw the Vogue article w/ Federer and Mirka...great fashion pix's. Mirka looks fabulous in the layout and so does Roger. I want those dresses in the pix's.!!!

:cool:
Can someone post them? Thanks.

tennischick
11-27-2004, 01:19 AM
must be the Pam-fro that got him all excited :lol: :lol:

*Ljubica*
11-27-2004, 07:34 PM
Scott Draper has a busy summer ahead as he tries to resuscitate his tennis career while attempting to start a professional golf career.

The former Davis Cup tennis player will try to earn an Australasian PGA tour card at the qualifying school next month before a likely appearance at January's Australian Open tennis championships.

But in case his life is not hectic enough, he is getting married to Jessica Kersten this Friday on the Gold Coast some five years after the death of his first wife Kellie following a long battle with cystic fibrosis.
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McEnroe to be inducted into Hall of Fame
John McEnroe will be inducted April into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will recognize the year (1978) he spent at Stanford leading the Cardinal to the NCAA championships and winning the NCAA singles title.

Others to be inducted include Steve Young, Mark McGwire and Dick Bass.
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I'm really pleased that Scott Draper is getting married again. What happened with his first wife was tragic and I remember how devastated he was for a long time. Good luck to him and his new wife in their future together.

knight_ley
11-27-2004, 08:16 PM
Can someone post them? Thanks.

these were posted over in Roger's picture thread by fightclubber :)

Space Cowgirl
11-27-2004, 09:33 PM
I like the second pic!

tennischick
11-27-2004, 10:52 PM
Jesusfed walking on water :eek:

Pea
11-27-2004, 11:18 PM
these were posted over in Roger's picture thread by fightclubber :)

The 4th picture is awesome!!

Sweet Girl
11-28-2004, 12:58 AM
OMG!!!!!!!! Roger and Mirka are sooooooo cute together! :smooch:
I just loved the red dress!

Havok
11-28-2004, 03:35 AM
Really nice pics, the 4th is my favorite one it's really cool. Though the photographer can learn to ease off the lighting and make-up.:retard:

darnyelb
11-28-2004, 03:36 AM
awesome pics... Mirka WOW :)

and the Fed man sorta looks like Amelie Mauresmo in the 2nd pic

Leena
11-28-2004, 04:10 AM
Mirka is a very pretty girl.

She just REALLY needs to keep her long hair down to hide her fat face.

Billabong
11-28-2004, 04:35 AM
:lol:

LiZpHaIr
11-28-2004, 08:21 AM
Graf to play for WTT in Houston





source: www.tennisnews.com

:eek: :eek: :worship: :worship:

That is SO cool!

bad gambler
11-28-2004, 08:33 AM
Mirka is a very pretty girl.

She just REALLY needs to keep her long hair down to hide her fat face.

that's not the only part of her body that's on the heavier side :p

Nikki♥
11-28-2004, 01:12 PM
She just REALLY needs to keep her long hair down to hide her fat face.

I´d say she should rather wear a Maria Sharapova mask. :devil:

tennischick
11-28-2004, 03:50 PM
i disagree with you both -- i think she is gorgeous and doesn't need to hide or change a thing!

anyway, here's some more abbreviated tennis news:
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It all evens out ... eventually

Much is made of the slight differences in prize money between the men and women at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but the differences for the entire year are far more striking. Roger Federer earned in excess of $6.3 million, while the women's money leader, Russia teenager Maria Sharapova, pocketed just $2.5 million.

Interestingly, though, the No. 10 man, Gaston Gaudio, finished less than $400,000 ahead of the No. 10 woman, Jennifer Capriati. And the No. 20 man, Andrei Pavel, earned about the same as the No. 20 woman, Patty Schnyder.

Guess Federer hogged so much of the cash the total take had to even out further down.
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PRAGUE, Nov. 27 (Xinhuanet) -- Jiri Novak was declared the best Czech tennis player of the year in a poll of 135 sport functionaries, journalists and sponsors on Satursday, triumphing for the sixth consecutive time in the poll's 12-year history. Novak owes his success to his winning of two titles in the autumn part of the ATP season, his featuring above the 30th position in the ATP rankings and his brilliant performance in the Davis Cup this year.
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15-year-old Bulgarian teenager Sesil Karatantcheva's focus switched from food to play when she learned Friday's hitting partner had asked for a return engagement at 10 a.m. today. On the main court at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.

Karatantcheva jumped up and down and laughed in delight because her partner is Bradenton's Tommy Haas, winner this year of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships and the Mercedes-Benz Cup.
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Greg Rusedski crashed out of the Mobilux Open challenger event with a quarter-final defeat to Olivier Rochus in Luxembourg on Friday. The 31-year-old British number two lost 4-6 6-1 1-6 to the Belgian, ranked 71 in the world.
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ae wowww
11-28-2004, 04:21 PM
Jennifer Capriati to pose naked for Playboy. :p
Yes!!

Alfonso.. That is nasty about Jelena. Why do you say that?

ae wowww
11-28-2004, 04:24 PM
Goran Ivanisevic has been forced to pull out of his showdown with Tim Henman at the Royal Albert Hall. The Croatian has a hamstring injury that rules him out of Tuesday's scheduled showdown with the British number one.

Ivanisevic, who also missed last year's event through injury, will be replaced by US Open champion and world number 12 Joachim Johansson of Sweden. The match will benefit Henman's charity "Kids at Heart."
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US Open champion? Of what year? Joachim has never won a GS, are you having a laugh?

ae wowww
11-28-2004, 04:27 PM
i disagree with you both -- i think she is gorgeous and doesn't need to hide or change a thing!

anyway, here's some more abbreviated tennis news:
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It all evens out ... eventually

Much is made of the slight differences in prize money between the men and women at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but the differences for the entire year are far more striking. Roger Federer earned in excess of $6.3 million, while the women's money leader, Russia teenager Maria Sharapova, pocketed just $2.5 million.

Interestingly, though, the No. 10 man, Gaston Gaudio, finished less than $400,000 ahead of the No. 10 woman, Jennifer Capriati. And the No. 20 man, Andrei Pavel, earned about the same as the No. 20 woman, Patty Schnyder.

Guess Federer hogged so much of the cash the total take had to even out further down.
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PRAGUE, Nov. 27 (Xinhuanet) -- Jiri Novak was declared the best Czech tennis player of the year in a poll of 135 sport functionaries, journalists and sponsors on Satursday, triumphing for the sixth consecutive time in the poll's 12-year history. Novak owes his success to his winning of two titles in the autumn part of the ATP season, his featuring above the 30th position in the ATP rankings and his brilliant performance in the Davis Cup this year.
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15-year-old Bulgarian teenager Sesil Karatantcheva's focus switched from food to play when she learned Friday's hitting partner had asked for a return engagement at 10 a.m. today. On the main court at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.

Karatantcheva jumped up and down and laughed in delight because her partner is Bradenton's Tommy Haas, winner this year of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships and the Mercedes-Benz Cup.
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Greg Rusedski crashed out of the Mobilux Open challenger event with a quarter-final defeat to Olivier Rochus in Luxembourg on Friday. The 31-year-old British number two lost 4-6 6-1 1-6 to the Belgian, ranked 71 in the world.
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Damn Sesil K is v lucky!! Or should I say Tommy's the lucky one ;)

onewoman74
11-28-2004, 04:54 PM
Mirka is a very pretty girl.

She just REALLY needs to keep her long hair down to hide her fat face.

I think people are used to seeing Mirka in casual clothing and are surprised to see her looking so hot. Well good for her!!! It says a lot about Federer and his taste in women...he likes them older and with a little meat on their bodies. Good for him!!!

tennischick
11-29-2004, 02:54 AM
US Open champion? Of what year? Joachim has never won a GS, are you having a laugh?
nope -- i quoted it as it appears in the article. i think they meant that he had a decent run at the USO -- which he did. spanking last year's "Champion" and all.

tennischick
11-30-2004, 12:12 AM
Richard Krajicek has admitted that there is a ‘small possibility’ he will one day play mixed doubles with his younger sister, Michaella, at Wimbledon.

Krajicek, who will be in London this week to take on the greats of the game at The Masters Tennis presented by Cunard, was talking to Eamonn Holmes on BBC Radio 5 Live to preview the event that starts at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday.

Asked if he would ever consider returning to play at Wimbledon, the scene of his memorable Grand Slam tournament triumph in 1996, Krajicek said: “There is a small possibility because there is one good girl coming up and that’s my sister. She is 15 years old, she just won the US Open juniors and she’s the number one girl in the world. There is a possibility that one year you will see me playing mixed doubles with her at Wimbledon.”
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Injury blow for Arthurs

WAYNE Arthurs' preparation for the Australian summer circuit has been hit by a rib injury. The veteran left-hander has been diagnosed with a cracked left rib.
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SPAIN OUT FOR US REVENGE

Spain co-captains Juan Avendano and Jordi Arrese have stoked the fires ahead of this weekend's Davis Cup final by vowing to take revenge on the USA.

Avendano and Arrese still have bitter memories of Spain's quarter-final defeat in Houston in 2002, a match in which the hosts were accused of a lack of sportsmanship.

"They treated us very badly there and the Americans' way of acting was not what we were expecting," Avendano said.

Arrese added: "I have been in the Davis Cup for 20 years as a player and now as captain and I have never been treated as badly as we were treated in Houston.

"They acted as if they thought they were the kings of the world, the people at the club were awful towards us and the US team did nothing to stop it.

"We didn't even have showers in our dressing rooms, while they had jacuzzis. We even had trouble finding somewhere to go to the toilet."
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Joachim Johansson wins the Mobilux Open 2004 after victory against Grégory Carraz 7-6(3), 7-5.

Karsten Braasch / Michael Kohlmann (GER) def Massimo Bertolini (ITA) / Petr Luxa (CZE) 6-7(4), 6-4, 3-6
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FORGET MAY QUIT FED CUP ROLE

France's Fed Cup captain Guy Forget has indicated he may give up the role after seeing his side lose to Russia in Sunday's final.

The defending champions relinquished their grip on the title after Marion Bartoli and Emilie Loit went down 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 to Anastasia Myskina and Vera Zvonareva in the deciding doubles rubber.

Forget, who also leads the Davis Cup side, has now hinted that he may pass up his role as Fed Cup captain to concentrate solely on the Davis Cup.
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tennischick
12-08-2004, 06:13 AM
Tim Henman was named player of the year for 2004 by the Lawn Tennis Association at Wimbledon on Monday.


Scotland's Andrew Murray was named young player of the year after winning the US Open juniors, as well as a Futures event in Italy.


With the help of her loving family and a team of tremendous doctors, Tami Agassi, sister to tennis star Andre Agassi, successfully fought breast cancer. Now, she and more than 70 well-known celebrities and chefs are asking for the public's help to continue the fight against the disease that affects millions of Americans.
To do this, Agassi and her celebrity friends have created "Star Palate," a beautifully-styled and photographed 175-page cookbook full of nearly 80
recipes from the kitchens of superstar athletes like Grant Hill, Andy Roddick,
Phil Mickelson, Mia Hamm and, of course, Andre Agassi, as well as dozens of
music, television and movie stars, including Jay Leno, Billy Joel, Katie
Couric, Pierce Brosnan, Britney Spears, Tim McGraw, Robin Williams and
Elizabeth Hurley. Recipes from chefs like Emeril Lagasse, Masaharu Morimoto,
Tom Douglas, Sheila Lukins, and the book's co-author, Kathy Casey, also adorn the pages.


Todd Woodbridge and John Fitzgerald have backed Mark Philippoussis to shrug off his horrendous year on the court and regain form at next month's Australian Open.
Philippoussis spent time yesterday morning on Melbourne Park's indoor courts, hitting up with the young Australian prospects taking part in a week-long training camp.
Every little bit of practice helps for the "Scud", who is looking to put behind him an injury-riddled year in which he plummeted from No.9 in the rankings to 105 and won only 11 matches


Zina Garrison was given a one-year contract to stay on as U.S. Fed Cup captain, while Billie Jean King retired Tuesday as a coach for the team.


Umpire Mike Morrissey Steps Down from the Chair -- Mike Morrissey has been one of the best-known and most widely respected tennis umpires of the past decade. This weekend’s action in Seville was his fifth Davis Cup final in a chair umpiring career that started 21 years ago and has involved 11 years at the highest level. In that time he defaulted one of the most colourful characters of 1990s tennis, almost defaulted Andre Agassi, and confronted a male streaker on the Centre Court at Wimbledon.


Brazilian Tennis President Nastas removed from office
Movimento Tęnis Brasil - Brazilian Tennis Movement (MTB) comprising professional tennis players, coaches, business people and the Brazilian tennis community, inform that Mr. Nelson Nastás — president of Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and member of the ITF Board — is no longer the President. Today, Federal Judge Eduardo Luiz Rocha Cubas sent a notification demanding that Mr Nastas and all the CBT Board to be removed from their positions and nominating Sérgio Carvalho as temporary administrator until new elections for the Brazilian Tennis Federation take place.
Nelson Nastás is currently facing several lawsuits. Earlier this year, Three time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten, announced his resignation from the Davis Cup team as long as the referred administration was still in charge of Brazilian Tennis. Other team members, such as Andre Sa, Flavio Saretta and Ricardo Mello, followed the leader and refused to play until Mr Nastas would be removed from CBT Board.


Kuerten eyes March return

From correspondents in Rio de Janeiro
December 2, 2004

TRIPLE French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten has targeted March 2005 to return to the courts after recovering from his latest hip surgery.
The 28-year-old Brazilian, French Open winner in 1997, 2000 and 2001, underwent surgery in September to cure his long-standing problem and hopes to be back in action for the start of the clay court season.

"I won't train with a ball until the end of January," said Kuerten on Wednesday.

"The tournaments at the start of 2005 are not part of my plans and I could probably be playing again in March, taking it step-by-step."

Bubble
12-08-2004, 06:23 AM
Tim Henman was named player of the year for 2004 by the Lawn Tennis Association at Wimbledon on Monday.

I mean who else in Uk can win this title? :tape: :lol:

Fee
12-08-2004, 06:45 AM
TC, could you give the source(s) for all of these news bits? Thanks.

Action Jackson
12-08-2004, 06:51 AM
Nicolas Massu has had hernia surgery and will miss the Copa de Tennis Argentina in Buenos Aires and has been replaced by Fernando Gonzalez in this event.