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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 06 / 15

FERNANDO FERNÁNDEZ-LADREDA "has been named as the new president" of the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), replacing JOSÉ LUIS ESCAÑUELA , who "stood down over mis-management charges." He said in a statement, "My first objective is to restore normalcy on both the institutional...

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