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Judy Murray Developing Plan To Grow Scottish Tennis In Wake Of Sons' Success

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 02 / 16

Andy Murray's defeat of Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals ensured that he would start '17 as "officially the best tennis player on the planet," according to Kevin McKenna of the London GUARDIAN. A day earlier, his brother Jamie was confirmed as the world's best doubles player when he "part...

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