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February 24th, 2009

And the Lone Voice Against Dubai’s Tennis Travesty is…Andy Roddick?

“I really didn’t agree with what went on over there,” Roddick said. “I don’t know if it’s the best thing to mix politics and sports, and that was probably a big part of [his withdrawl].”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 4:46 pm in Tennis | 180 Comments »

February 22nd, 2009

Venus, Roddick Collect Titles; Dubai Tennis Saga Continues

Shocker: Defending champ Andy Roddick pulling while still in the semis at Memphis, passing on defending his ranking points and collecting a hefty appearance fee. “They have all seemed to have legitimate injuries,” Colm McLoughlin, the managing director of Dubai Duty Free, told reporters on Saturday regarding players skipping out. “I have no concerns. We have heard that Roddick was on the start of a hernia. I didn’t hear any other reports.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 43 Comments »

February 20th, 2009

WTA Tour Announces Dubai Tournament Penalty

This fine amount represents the highest fine ever levied against a Tour member.

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Tennis | 77 Comments »

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

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 »

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