Showing posts with label Tennis News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tennis News. Show all posts

Friday, March 15, 2019

Former British Davis Cup captain Hutchins dies

Former British Davis Cup captain Hutchins dies
Former British Davis Cup captain Hutchins dies

Paul Hutchins, Britain's former Davis Cup captain and long-serving tennis administrator, died at the age of 73 on Thursday.

Hutchins, who had suffered from motor neuron disease, played professionally and spent 13 years as Davis Cup captain, taking Britain to the 1978 final against the United States.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Ilie Nastase arrested twice in the space of six hours

Ilie Nastase arrested twice in the space of six hours
Ilie Nastase arrested twice in the space of six hours

Ilie Nastase was arrested twice in the space of six hours in his native Romania on Friday, first on suspicion of driving a car while drunk and refusing to take a breathalyzer test, and then for going through a red light on a scooter.

Nastase had a level of 0.55 mg of alcohol per liter of breath, Bucharest chief police traffic officer Victor Gilceava said, far enough over the legal limit to face a maximum five-year prison sentence.

Police initially stopped the 71-year-old Nastase around 4.45 a.m. while he was driving after a night out in the swanky Herestrau Park area of Bucharest. They said he was visibly drunk; he said he'd had three beers. Gilceava said officers had to block Nastase's vehicle as he failed to stop.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ken Flach, owner of 6 Grand Slam doubles titles, dies at 54

Ken Flach, owner of 6 Grand Slam doubles titles, dies at 54
Ken Flach, owner of 6 Grand Slam doubles titles, dies at 54

Ken Flach, who won four Grand Slam titles in men's doubles and two in mixed doubles, has died, according to the ATP World Tour and International Tennis Federation. He was 54.

The ATP World Tour announced Tuesday that Flach died Monday night in California after a brief illness.

In a posting on Facebook, Flach's widow, Christina, wrote that he "passed away after fighting pneumonia."

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College tennis player suspended for racist comment

College tennis player suspended for racist comment

Appalachian State University has suspended a member of its men’s tennis team after the player was accused of making a racist comment to a black opponent during a match.

Spencer Brown, an Appalachian State freshman who is white, allegedly told his opponent ”at least I know my dad” during Sunday’s match against North Carolina A&T, a historically black college.

John Wilson IV, a North Carolina A&T senior, tweeted the accusation after the match, noting that it was not Brown’s only racist comment during the contest.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Former French tennis player Jerome Golmard dies at 43

Former French tennis player Jerome Golmard dies at 43

Jerome Golmard, a former French tennis player who reached a career high ranking of No. 22, has died. He was 43.

The French tennis federation said Tuesday that Golmard died Monday night.

Golmard announced three years ago that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease causing muscle paralysis and also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Matthew Ebden got married in Australia

Matthew Ebden got married in Australia

Matthew Ebden married Kim Doig, earlier this month and joined the married tennis player list.

The couple tied the knot on Friday 16 November at The Secret Garden on the Brookland Valley Estate in Margaret River, a wine region on the south west coast of Western Australia.

A dinner and dancing reception followed at the winery's restaurant, Flutes.

Ryan Harrison served in the bridal party as one of the groomsmen, alongside Ebden’s brother-in-law, who was the best man, and another friend, Mark Shanahan.

Congratulations to Matthew and Kim!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

BreakPoint invites World’s Top Tennis Players to join the fight against poverty

BreakPoint invites World’s Top Tennis Players to join the fight against poverty

Professional tennis players are invited to increase awareness and raise funds to help millions living in extreme poverty in Latin America.

On March 20th 2012, on the eve of the beginning of the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament, BreakPoint will bring together world‐renowned tennis players, local business and community leaders with the goal of raising funds and awareness for families living in extreme poverty.

This will be the This 3rd Edition of BreakPoint and will count with the support of more than 20 top tennis players including former world N°1 player Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spain), former world N°3 player David Nalbandian (Argentina), Argentinean duet Paola Suarez and Gisela Dulko, and Fernando Gonzalez (Chile) who will be honored during the event.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Marcelo Rios to be a father of triplets

Marcelo Rios to be a father of triplets

Marcelo Rios, former world number 1 ATP tour player, will become a father again.

His wife, the model Paula Pavic, will have triplets by the end of the year.

Rios already has two daughters with Pavic and has a 10-year-old daughter, Cosntanza, with former Costa Rican player Giuliana Sotela.

"I already have three kids, so I have a big family and soon it will be very big," said Rios. "It’s very exciting and once they’re here it will be a lot of fun. I always wanted a big family."


Source Tennis.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Devvarman Presented With Arjuna Award

Devvarman Presented With Arjuna Award

Somdev Devvarman received the Arjuna Award by Indian sports minister Ajay Maken baceuse of his national tennis successes.

In 2010 Devvarman won singles gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games and singles and doubles gold medals at the Asian Games.

He is the first tennis player to be honoured since WTA star Sania Mirza in 2004. Mahesh Bhupathi (1995) and Leander Paes (1990) have both previously received the award.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Carlos Moya opens SD Tennis Academy in Madrid

Carlos Moya opens SD Tennis Academy in Madrid

Carlos Moya announced he will run the new SD Tennis Academy in Madrid, which will open on 17 September.

Moya will work with Roberto Carretero, with the aim of turning the academy into the best tennis school in Spain.

“I am starting a wonderful project,” said Moya. “I am really hoping to be able to share my knowledge with the new talents looking to make a career in tennis, but also with the ones looking to play tennis for fun. I really look forward to trying to develop one of the best tennis schools in this magnificent complex of Santo Domingo Club Social.”

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Daniel Koellerer banned for life for match-fixing

Daniel Koellerer banned for life for match-fixing

Daniel Koellerer was banned for life for attempting to fix matches.

Koellerer was found guilty of three violations, between October 2009 and July 2010, of the sport’s anti-corruption rules, including “contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event.”

The Tennis Integrity Unit, an anti-corruption group, launched an investigation on behalf of the International Tennis Federation and the ATP and WTA tours. It would not specify which matches Koellerer was found to have manipulated.

Koellerer, who was also fined $100,000, denied the charges and is considering whether to appeal.

“This is a giant shock … I have been charged with approaching other players to fix matches,” he said. “I have been accused of asking other players to lose their match. That’s total nonsense.”

The Austrian tennis federation said it hadn’t received any official confirmation regarding the sanctions imposed on the player.

“If the sanctions … become legal, the federation will take appropriate measures on national level,” the Austrian body said.

Koellerer, nicknamed “Crazy Dani,” turned professional in 2002 but soon courted controversy by being suspended by the ATP twice for bad behavior on court—in 2004 and ’06. On the second occasion, he was banned for six months.

Tuesday’s findings were considered at an independent anti-corruption hearing in London on April 27-28, the details of which will not be released.


Source AP