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Aces of the Week: 24 Nov - 1 Dec

A weekly tennis digest for all the news you missed and should know.

News 01 Dec 2016, 13:43 IST

Did you miss all the tennis action over the week? We take a look at the hits, misses (and some net cords) from the Week that Was. 

Delpo, Delpo, Delpo! 

Del Potro won the ATP Comeback Player award – and continues to prove how much he deserves it!

Juan Martin Del Potro has announced his comeback and then some. Olympic silver, US Open semi-final, beating three top-4 players – he’s done it all after recovery from what could easily have been a career-ending injury, and now he’s made history again – and did a whole litany of good deeds while doing it! 

Read more HERE.

Serena Williams speaks out

Williams, a vocal activist, is the most decorated tennis player of all time

A longtime advocate of equal pay, women’s rights and a fighting voice against racism and sexism, 22-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams wrote a powerful open letter to young women everywhere. 

Read her moving letter HERE.

The IPTL is returning! 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 13:  Mahesh Bhupathi Chairman and Founder of the IPTL makes a speach on stage before the trophy is presented to the Indian Aces during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League fourth leg at the Hamdan Sports Complex, December 13, 2014 in Dubai.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014)
Former World No. 1 Mahesh Bhupathi founded the IPTL in 2013 – and it returns for its third season this year

Organizers announced a truncated version of the popular league tennis tournament would be held again this year, but with one less team – and one fewer leg. 

Even better news  – fan favourite Roger Federer is back! 

Read more about IPTL 2016 HERE

Roger Federer returns: HERE

India ATP action continues

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18:  Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates victory during the men's singles match against Kei Nishikori of Japan on day six of the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 18, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Marin Cilic will be the headliner at the 2017 Chennai Open

Seemingly devoid of events on the professional tour, India’s sole ATP World Tour level event – the Chennai Open, is all set to return next year, but this time 2016 US Open champion and Chennai Open favourite Stan Wawrinka will sit this one out. There’s still a top 10 player in the offing, though, so no disappointed fans! 

Read more HERE.

Shake-up in the LTA 

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - FEBRUARY 05:  Captain Judy Murray talks with Anne Keothavong during day two of the Fed Cup/Africa Group One tennis at Syma Event and Congress Centre on February 5, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for LTA)
Taking the reins: Judy Murray hands over the Fed Cup captaincy to Anne Keothavong

She has two sons who are currently World No. 1 – and Judy Murray, former tennis professional and the mother of Andy and Jamie Murray, has been leading the British Fed Cup team for 5 years. She has now stepped down from that post – and been replaced by a former British No. 1.

Read more HERE.

And among the shifts in tennis, some tragic news


Chilean singles player Daniela Seguel, playing in the final of the WTA Copa Las Condes in her home country, lost her father – who was watching the match, soon after she finished.

More on that HERE.

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