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Blake out of World Tennis Challenge

World Tennis Challenge (WTC) Directors have today announced that they are searching for a replacement for James Blake when the American star withdrew from the Australian summer of tennis.
29 December 2011, by World Tennis Challenge

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  World Tennis Challenge (WTC) Directors have today announced that they are searching for a replacement for James Blake when the American star withdrew from the Australian summer of tennis.

Blake who would have partnered legend John Mcenroe, was disappointed not to play in the sell-out event at Memorial Drive:

“I am receiving off-season treatment that has kept me away from training longer than anticipated.  As a result, I will not be ready in time to participate in the World Tennis Challenge event in Adelaide.  I was looking forward to playing with John and defending his title from 2011.  I am really disappointed but I wish the organisers all the success for a great event as I have heard good reports.”

World Tennis Challenge is confident it will have a strong replacement Blake with two of the Directors, Mark Woodforde and Darren Cahill attending lead-in events next week and already in discussion with players.

This year’s event will be a treat for loyal WTC fans with the event’s strongest field yet.

The full player line up for the 2012 World Tennis Challenge is

Team                     Tennis Legend        Current Champion
Australasia         Pat Rafter                 Alexandr Dolgopolov
Europe                 Henri Leconte        Michael Llodra
International    Brad Gilbert             Stanislas Wawrinka
The Americas    John McEnroe       TBC
Wildcard: Mansour Bahrami

Tickets for the event available from Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.au) start at $28.50 for adults, $12 for children or $85 for children are on sale now.

World Tennis Challenge is proudly sponsored by the South Australian Government, through Events South Australia.

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