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ITFWorld // AUTUMN 2019 03 in this issue CONTENTS E D I T O R Ross McLean C O N T R I B U T O R S Mike Dickson is the tennis correspondent for the Daily Mail. Barry Flatman is getting accustomed to life outside the domain of being a national newspaper tennis correspondent for more than 30 years with the Daily Express, the Sunday Times and The Times. You might still hear him talking tennis occasionally on talkSport. P H O T O C R E D I T S Mohammed Amin, Russ Adams, PH. Buissin, Michael Cole, Corinne Dubreuil, Getty Images, Anibal Greco, Elisa Michelet, Daniel Kopatsch, Aitor Matauco, Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Susan Mullane/ camerawork usa, The Photo Team, Martin Sidorjak,, Srdjan Stevanovic, Paul Zimmer, Mario Zlokic Cover photo: Henk Koster D E S I G N A N D P R O D U C T I O N Designed and produced by Ingenious Design Ltd. The printing inks are made using vegetable based oils. No film or film processing chemicals were used. Printed on Amadeus Revive 100 silk according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards and produced at an EMAS certified mill. Amadeus is FSC™ certified. ITFWorld is published by ITF Ltd, PO Box N-272, Nassau, Bahamas. All rights reserved throughout the world. No part of ITFWorld may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher. The publishers accept no responsibility for return of manuscripts, photos or artwork. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all editorial material is factually correct at the time of going to press, we cannot accept responsibility if any errors occur for the matters arising as a result. Views expressed by ITFWorld do not necessarily reflect official ITF policy. It should not be inferred that products advertised in this magazine are officially approved by the ITF. © 2019 ITF Ltd. Please address all correspondence regarding ITFWorld to Ross McLean, ITF Communications Department at 10 19 8 26 Forward not back ITFWorld sits down with re-elected ITF President David Haggerty to discuss his vision for the next four years. Evolving the game While the Presidential election dominated the headlines, ITFWorld summaries the remaining business from the ITF Conference and AGM. 'Davis Cup is going to be stronger than it has been for a decade' Kosmos President Gerard Pique talks to ITFWorld about his love for tennis and his long-term hopes for the historic competition. By Mike Dickson. Times change Australian Davis Cup hero Rod Laver tells Barry Flatman that he is open-minded about the revamped competition as the inaugural Madrid Finals draw nearer. Barty ready to party like it's 1974 Australia's No. 1 Ashleigh Barty believes victory over France could usher in a new era of Fed Cup dominance for her nation. 'Past pain can stoke our quest for silverware' Caroline Garcia is determined to use the agony of Fed Cup Final defeat in 2016 in France's favour. The Big Picture Czech Republic's girls triumphed on home soil, while USA's boys retained their title at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals. 4 8 12 10 16 19 22 'She's a Pit Bull' Linda and Brenda Fruhvirtova starred as Czech Republic were crowned ITF World Junior Tennis girls' champions this summer. ITFWorld finds out more. Pressure makes diamonds Japan and USA claimed the honours as Orlando hosted the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals. A helping hand Puerto Rico's Lauren Anzalotta Kynoch reveals how her career was revived by an ITF grant following the horrors of Hurricane Maria. Class is permanent There were several standout performances at September's ITF Super- Seniors World Team and World Individual Championships in Umag, Croatia. 'Tennis is my life' Seniors stalwart Peter Pokorny talks constant improvement, his beginnings in the sport and finding a use for golf clubs. Sand & deliver There were some familiar names on the roster of winners at the summer's major Beach Tennis championships. ITFWorld showcases the best of the action. Coming of age ITFWorld celebrates the year's Grand Slam winners, as well as other players who have soared in 2019. News Stories from around the ITF. Looking Ahead What's on in the next few months. 23 26 28 32 34 36 3 8 40 42 2 3 C O V E R S T O R Y

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