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Rafael Nadal Leads Criticism Of RFET As 44 Sign Statement Critical Of Federation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer along with "other high-profile figures in Spanish tennis" have signed an open letter criticizing the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) over the "poor running of the sport in the latest development of an ongoing feud ," according to Tim Hanlon of REUTERS. A total of 44 p...

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Capitals Coach Calls For Finals Revamp

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Kaltenborn: F1 Forces Small Teams Out

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