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SBD/Issue 221/Events & Attractions
Future Of ATP L.A. Tennis Open Depends On Finding Title Sponsor
Published August 5, 2009
|Future Of L.A. Tennis Open Could
Depend On Finding Title Sponsor
REBUILDING PERIOD: In DC, Tim Lemke writes the USTA is "scrambling, both at the grass-roots and the elite level, to raise the American game." Roddick currently is the "only American in the ATP World Tour men's top 10," and no U.S. men's player "has won a Grand Slam title since Roddick took the U.S. Open in 2003." The USTA last year named Patrick McEnroe GM of Elite Player Development, and he said that the organization "must start working with players when they are younger, even younger than the organization had previously thought worthwhile" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 8/5).