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February 19th, 2009

Tennis’ Outrage Over Dubai — But Did This Happen Last Year Too?

“I told them the story I heard, and they laughed,” Bryan said.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 6:02 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

WTA Statement from Shahar Peer on ATP Dubai Admitting Andy Ram

It is still very unfortunate that due to the decision of the Dubai tournament and the UAE, I could not participate in the tournament this year. This has hurt me significantly both personally and professionally.

Posted by Staff @ 5:09 pm in Tennis | 18 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

Nadal Pulls from ATP Dubai, Focuses on Davis Cup

“I am very disappointed not to be able to compete in Dubai, but the doctor has advised me to stay home and rest after the pain in my knee in Rotterdam last week,” Nadal wrote on his website Thursday. “Nothing to be worried about but it needs some rest.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 4:02 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

Statement From WTA CEO Larry Scott Regarding Dubai Penalties

What happened to Shahar last week was discriminatory, reprehensible and unacceptable, and the Tour will shortly be determining remedies for her, penalties to be imposed on the tournament, and the additional assurances we will require to guarantee all Israeli athletes entry to the UAE so that future tournaments in the UAE may take place.

Posted by Staff @ 3:37 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 16th, 2009

Fish Snaps at San Jose Winner Stepanek; Sampras Beats McEnroe

“John McEnroe turns 50 tomorrow — it’s incredible how well this guy still plays,” Sampras said following the match. “I’m in awe of it actually. At 50, it’s amazing to move that well. It’s pretty incredible.” McEnroe beat Sampras last year en route to the Boston title. Todd Martin won the third-place match when Jim Courier pulled out with a bad back.

Posted by Staff @ 12:04 am in Tennis | 16 Comments »

February 15th, 2009

WTA Dubai Tennis Event Kicks Out Israel’s Peer

And if the Peer situation happened at, say, a little event like Hobart or Budapest, would the WTA have immediately nipped it in the bud rather than letting a sponsor/tournament/nation blatantly break the rules?

Posted by Richard Vach @ 2:13 pm in 2009 Season, Tennis | 88 Comments »

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