The new ATP Player Council was announced at a pre-Wimbledon player meeting yesterday.

Members elected by their peers to serve on the ATP Player Council through to June 2014 are:
1-50 Singles: Kevin Anderson, Roger Federer, Jarkko Nieminen, Gilles Simon
51-100 Singles: Robin Haase, Sergiy Stakhovsky
1-100 Doubles: Mahesh Bhupathi, Eric Butorac
At-Large: James Cerretani, Andre Sa
Alumni: Brian Gottfried
Coach: Claudio Pistolesi

The ATP Player Council meets several times a year and makes recommendations to ATP Management and the ATP Board of Directors through the three Player Board representatives, whom the Council elects.

The new ATP Player Council will have its first meeting in New York prior to the US Open, where a President and Vice President will be elected.

2012 French Open adidas outfits

2012 French Open adidas outfits

In 1987, the legendary first Prestige Pro racquet marked HEAD’s entry into a new generation of tennis racquets, based on a carbon fibre construction. This enabled players like Henri Leconte, Emilio Sanchez and Thomas Muster to play with an unprecedented level of power, control, and precision.
Now, the legend continues as HEAD launches the 2012 HEAD YouTek™ IG Prestige, which is coming to stores worldwide right in time for the Australian Open.

To honour the anniversary of this legendary racquet series, HEAD kicks off the year 2012 with a special celebration. Looking back at 25 years of history, outstanding players, epic tennis matches and trophies, and very special and personal Prestige moments, HEAD has launched a bespoke Facebook application and a series of YouTube videos, which allow tennis fans to dive into the Prestige history.

Each month, one of the past and current HEAD Prestige players reflects on a special ‘Prestige’ moment in his career. The Prestige legend featured in January is Thomas Muster.
Watch him talk about the career-threatening leg injury he suffered a few hours after his semifinal win over Yannick Noah at Key Biscayne, in 1989:


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adidas tennis stars Caroline Wozniacki, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic and Gilles Simon, took part in a unique adidas challenge ahead of the 2012 Australian Open in Melbourne.

Playing in mixed teams with local Melbourne sporting stars, the players competed in a modified version of Stické Tennis – a racquet sport invented in the late 19th century merging aspects of real tennis and all the basics of lawn tennis with the addition of side and back walls.

adidas The game is the game - stické tennis
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Check out some pics of Ana Ivanovic, Andrea Petkovic, Arantxa Rus, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Verdasco and Gilles Simon adidas outfits.
I really like the orange/yellow combination of Verdasco’s adizero outfit. What’s your favorite outfit?

Ana Ivanovic

Andrea Petkovic

Arantxa Rus
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