Hutchins appointed tournament director at Queen's (Yahoo Sports) (Wed, 05 Mar 2014 06:33:18 PST)
British player Ross Hutchins has been appointed as the new tournament director of the Queen's Club tournament, the traditional warm-up event for Wimbledon. Hutchins, who is back playing after recovering from Hodgkin's lymphoma last year, replaces Chris Kermode in the role. Kermode recently was hired as the new chairman of the ATP. Hutchins organized a charity tennis match - Rally Against Cancer - on finals day during the 2013 Queen's Club tournament and raised more than 300,000 pounds ($500,000).
Delbonis wins 1st ATP title at Brazil Open (Yahoo Sports) (Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:12:54 PST)
Argentine Federico Delbonis won his first ATP title by defeating Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Brazil Open final on Sunday. ''To tell you the truth, I have no words,'' Delbonis said. He had lost to Fabio Fognini of Italy last July after upsetting Roger Federer in the semifinals in Hamburg. With the victory at the ATP 250 tournament in Sao Paulo, Delbonis will move to 45th in the ATP rankings, a career best.
Ronaldo's marketing agency signs deal with Nadal (Yahoo Sports) (Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:52:55 PST)
Football great Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal are teaming up in Brazil. Ronaldo's sports marketing agency announced on Thursday it has reach a deal to manage Nadal's advertising contracts in Brazil. Ronaldo said in a statement ''Nadal is a lot more than just a new partner, he's an idol that all of us learned to admire for his talent on the courts and for the kind of person that he is.'' The No. 1-ranked Nadal joins Ronaldo's list of other top sports personalities he manages in Brazil, including Neymar, Rubens Barrichello and Anderson Silva.