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Florida Tennis Briefs(3): Roddick at Miami Tennis Cup, More

November 8, 2012 09:06 AM
Miami Tennis Cup to Feature Roddick, Murray Nov. 30 in Key Biscayne
 
Miami_Tennis_Cup-2012The first annual Miami Tennis Cup will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2012, at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla., where Andy Murray and Andy Roddick will be joined by four other top players on the ATP tour.
 
USTA members can receive two-for-one tickets using the code USTA21, with a portion of the ticket sales benefiting the USTA Florida Section Foundation.
 
The tournament will also be a tribute to the iconic career of Florida native Andy Roddick, who will also be participating as part of his homecoming farewell tour. Other players include the US Open winner and Olympic gold medalist Murray, French Open champion and former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain’s Nicolas Almagro, Colombian Alejandro Falla, and top-ranked American John Isner.
 
All matches played throughout the three-day tournament will take place on the stadium court at Crandon Park and will be broadcast live by ESPN3.
 
"We are pleased to announce the first annual Miami Tennis Cup, a premium and world-class competition featuring today's most exciting top-ranked professionals," said Julian Wortelboer, president and CEO of Group NOS. "With our introduction of the first-ever stadium court in white, our signature colors will make the spectator experience unlike any other and establish Miami Tennis Cup as a must-see event each year on the world tennis calendar."
 
On Dec. 1-2, a 12 and Under tournament will take place as part of a weekend-long Family Day series of fun-filled activity, played on courts one and two. Parents are invited to register their kids on-site at Crandon Park Tennis Center.
 
For more information or to buy tickets go to www.miamitenniscup.com.
 
 
Bryans Brothers Shootout in Sarasota Dec. 15
 
bryan_brothers_shootout-2012The Bryan Brother's Shootout Exhibition and Music Party, to benefit Brandy's Wish, will be held on Dec. 15, 2012, at The Bath & Racquet Fitness Club in Sarasota, Fla.
 
The 11-time Grand Slam champions and Olympic gold medalists Bob and Mike Bryan will face off against former No. 1 doubles player Max Miryni and current Top 10 player Horia Tecau.
 
The schedule includes a Pro-Am at 2 p.m., doors opening to the public at 3 p.m., a junior exhibition at 3:45 p.m., pro exhibition and live auction at 4:30 p.m., and VIP dinner party, drinks and the Bryan Brothers Band at 6 p.m.
 
Wayne Bryan will be the official MC of the event. The Bryan brothers are this week competing at the year-end Masters event in London, where they previously won the championship in 2003-04 and 2009.
 
For more event information go to www.premiertennistravel.com/events/bath_racquet.
 
 
USTA Donates $400,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
 
 
hurricane_sandyThe USTA announced donations of goods and money to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts totaling more than $400,000.
 
Clothing, bottled water and other beverages, and needed supplies such as shampoos and soap, were collected from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the USTA's White Plains corporate headquarters and loaded on 16 pallets for delivery to the hardest-hit areas in Queens.
 
The USTA is working with the Queens Economic Development Corporation to ensure these critical supplies reach those in need. The first supply delivery, which took place Nov. 3, reached residents of Rockaway, Queens. Daily deliveries of supplies have continued over the course of this week.
 
In addition to the $300,000 in critical supplies, the USTA is providing a $100,000 cash donation to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York. The Mayor's Fund is accepting financial donations from organizations and individuals to support hurricane relief efforts. One hundred percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts and organizations.
 
"New York is the US Open's home, and we want to aid in the rapid recovery of the city, as well as help as many people as we can directly in our home Borough of Queens," said USTA Chairman of the Board and President, Jon Vegosen.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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