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in this issue CONTENTS E D I T O R Ross McLean C O N T R I B U T O R S Suzi Petkovski has been a tennis tragic since attending the 1980 Australian Open, and a tennis writer, editor and author since 1985, based in Melbourne, Australia. P H O T O C R E D I T S Sergio Llamera, Sophie Garcia-Lopez, Shanaz Maharaj, Fred Mullane, Susan Mullane/camerawork usa, Wendy Powick, Hiroshi Sato, SMP Images, Srdjan Stevanovic, Takeo Tanuma, Arata Yamaoka, Zhang Yunke. Cover photo: Paul Zimmer D E S I G N A N D P R O D U C T I O N Designed and produced by IngeniousDesign.co.uk 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. © 2020 ITF Ltd. Please address all correspondence regarding ITFWorld to Ross McLean, ITF Communications Department at ross.mclean@itftennis.com 36 One vision President David Haggerty previews what promises to be an extremely busy year for the ITF and reveals his priorities for the first few months of 2020. Top Class ITFWorld presents and profiles the 2019 ITF World Champions, whose achievements will be celebrated at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris in June. 'A tremendous start for the new Davis Cup format' As Spain were crowned champions for a sixth time, ITFWorld reviews the staging of the inaugural Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals. United na on Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia joined forces to exorcise the ghost of Fed Cup Final past, while France now prepare to defend their crown in Budapest. Big Picture Learning from the best ITFWorld uncovers some of the stories and coaching gems as a record number of nations attended the 21st ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference in Bangkok. By Suzi Petkovski. 'I was in a depression and I isolated myself' ITFWorld learns how beach tennis lifted Nadia Johnston's spirits after injury forced her to retire from the game she loved. Sand powered Entertainment, pride and passion reigned at the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha. ITFWorld recalls the best of the action. 4 6 18 12 22 23 26 Teenage kicks Denmark's Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune and Diane Parry of France were all-conquering at October's ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Finals in Chengdu. 'I nearly quit tennis to become a baseball player' Japan's Shintaro Mochizuki talks to ITFWorld about his tennis odyssey as he bids to build on a hugely successful 2019 during the coming season. Lion king Harold Mayot of France enjoyed a blistering end to the previous campaign and is one of the players to keep an eye on in 2020. ITFWorld discovers more about the talented teenager. Usual suspects There were some familiar faces and flags on the roster of winners at the 2019 ITF Young Seniors World Individual and Team Championships in Miami. Masterclass While a new season beckons, there were many impressive performances at the year-ending NEC Wheelchair Singles Masters and UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters. News Stories from around the ITF. Looking Ahead What's on in the next few months. 30 32 34 36 3 8 40 42 C O V E R S T O R Y 32 23 18 ITFWorld // WINTER 2019/20 03 34 28

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