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Andy Murray's run at the Australian Open came to an end at the hands of the world number one, Novak Djokovic in Melbourne.
There was no shame in it, just disappointment for Murray, who was seeking to win his second Grand Slam title in a row, and to his many fans.
"At this level it can come down to a few points here and there," said Murray.
LTA Chief Executive Roger Draper has welcomed Sport England's announcement that they will be supporting tennis clubs across the country through their Inspired Facilities fund.
More than 30 tennis venues are set to benefit as Sport England announced an investment of £16.6 million in National Lottery funding to 310 sports groups in England.
The investments will be used to improve tennis clubs' facilities, from building new courts to constructing changing rooms and clubhouses.
The Tennis Industry Association UK Ltd is teaming up with ActionCOACH, the World's no 1 Business Coaching Franchise, to provide business mentoring as part of Members' broadening package of professional benefits.
With more than 1,200 offices in 46 countries, ActionCOACH delivers its proven business development systems to tens of thousands of business owners every week, owners who turn to business coaching to get the freedom and lifestyle they sought when they first went into business for themselves.
Richard Lewis welcomes the news that UK Sport and Sport England will operate from under the same roof as plans to merge the two organisations are scrapped and the search for two new Chairs gets under way.
These two individuals will play a crucial role in keeping up momentum from London 2012 and delivering sports legacy.
The joining of the two organisations was announced in 2010 when the Coalition Government came to power but the successful British performance at London 2012 has forced a rethink.
Sunbaba is well into the swing of 2013 with their clients planning their events for the year ahead.
They say that away from the excitement of 2012 and its unique event calendar, the blank canvas of this year is predicted to be full of imaginative creativity and they offer to support client projects with a range of printing solutions.
The ATP has released its 2014 ATP World Tour calendar, as approved by the ATP Board of Directors.
The 2014 calendar, featuring 61 tournaments in 31 countries across six continents, will incorporate a four-week South American swing in February, highlighted by a new ATP World Tour 500 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Heather Watson, who successfully reached the third round of the Australian Open where she was stopped by fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday, has signed an endorsement agreement with beauty company Benefit Cosmetics.
The agreement, brokered by IMG Tennis, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, saw the 20-year-old wear the Benefit Cosmetics logo in Melbourne Park for the first time this week.
As Wilson players lead the charge in Melbourne, the company has announced the launch of new Tour Clay Red and Tour Clay Green tennis balls alongside its popular US Open hard court ball.
Coming off an exceptional 2012 on tour and a year with considerable growth in Wilson's business and brand position, Wilson Tennis (www.wilsontennis.com ) is in top form for the Australian Open with defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka, Wilson-career player Roger Federer and 2012 US Open winner Serena Williams, fresh off her title at the Brisbane International Tournament.
With the introduction of new BladeTM rackets, along with the new Steam and top selling Juice® and Pro Staff® rackets, Wilson is positioned well to continue its growth in 2013.
As news broke that Brad Drewett, the ATP Executive Chairman and President, is stepping down due to illness, the tennis world went into shock.
Drewett, 54, has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease) after suffering for over a year from problems with his vocal chords that often left his voice a hoarse whisper and forced him to consider surgery to address the problem.
The ATP and leading tennis equipment manufacturer Tecnifibre have announced a new five-year partnership in which Tecnifibre becomes an Official Partner of the ATP World Tour with immediate effect.
The Paris-based global manufacturer will provide the Official Racquet, String, Bag and Accessories of the ATP World Tour, as well as becoming an official sponsor of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, through 2017.