Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quick Tennis News: Agassi, Moya, Roddick and more

Quick Tennis News: Agassi, Moya, Roddick and more

Just a few quick updates from the Tennis World thanks to Tennis.com...

According to Nielsen BookScan, Andre Agassi's autobiography Open was the bestselling adult non-fiction book two weeks ago and was the seventh bestselling book overall last week. The rating covers 75% of the market.

Andy Roddick indicates he is planning to play the London Olympic Games, which will stage its tennis competition at Wimbledon. "I certainly look at that 2012 year, the prospect of playing an Olympic event on grass, it's very interesting for me," he said.

Carlos Moya will make his comeback from surgery at an exhibition in Buenos Aires in December.

The ATP event in Kitzbuhel may not take place next year because of regulatory difficulties, reports APA, and Nice has expressed a desire to take over the slot.

Lukas Kubot and Oliver Marach defeat Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram 4-6, 6-4, (16-14), saving three match points.

Arlen Kantarian was paid $9.15 million by the USTA in 2008, report the Sportsbusiness Journal and AP, a figure which includes accumulated bonuses payable upon his departure last year. The Sportsbusiness Journal notes the figure is more than any ATP player has ever earned in one season except for Roger Federer's record $10.1 million in 2007.

Daniel Nestor, blogging for TennisConnected.com, joking about the status of doubles players at the ATP World Tour Finals: "The singles players, for some reason, all have their own locker room with their individual pictures on the doors while us doubles guys have to share. It seems strange that they would give guys like Federer and Nadal this kind of service, and make Nestor/Zimonjic slum it up side by side with the other teams."

Michael Russell stops Taylor Dent from winning his third challenger title since the U.S. Open, winning their match in the Champaign final 7-5, 6-4.