Andy’s Reads – Agassi Coaching Dimitrov and Never Trust Kvitova

My mid-week tennis reads:

Lleyton Hewitt is accused of conflict of interest as players with his management company get Australian Open wildcards. That’s not all. (ESPN)

“Baby Fed” Grigor Dimitrov brings on Andre Agassi as coach to help him reach his potential. (Straits Times).

Andy Murray’s former coach Amelie Mauresmo, “(Taking me as a coach) was not a PR thing. It was a profound conviction he had from his education, his open-mindedness.” (Yahoo Sports)

Petra Kvitova is the master of disaster and the most unpredictable grand slam winner. (Thirty Five Eight)

US men haven’t won a grand slam in a while but tennis channel is thriving. (Sports Pro Media)

Four lower ranked tennis players arrested in match fixing scheme. (ESPN)

Andy Murray might be retiring soon but that doesn’t stop him from moving to a new sponsor. His Under Armor deal expired at the end of 2018. (Sports Pro Media)

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Andy’s Reads of the Week – Murray calls it quits and is this the end for Hopman Cup?

Get a cup of coffee and settle down!  Here are your morning reads of the week.

Andy Murray’s retirement announcement shocked fans and fellow players.  Wimbledon tweeted the best: “To Andy, whatever happens next, you’ve done more than you know.” (The National)

Andy Murray was a great ally to women. (Huffington Post UK)

Could 2019 be the last Hopman Cup? (PerthNow)

Players are complaining about the new Dunlop balls at the Australian Open. (Sydney Morning Herald)

With the exception of the French Open, the other grand slams are going to a tie breaker in the fifth set. But there is no consistency between them. (ESPN)

Will ATP CEO Chris Kermode stay on?  Players are divided. (The Telegraph)

Why are there no openly gay male tennis players? (Sydney Morning Herald)

India has produced many doubles grand slam champions.   The country is searching for it’s quality singles player. 112th ranked Prajnesh Gunneswaran qualifed for the main draw of men’s singles at the Australian Open. (Eurosport).

Sania Mirza ponders return to tennis after becoming a mom. (Tennis World)

 

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