Former French Open Champion Nursing Injury
DELRAY BEACH, FL: Former ATP pro, celebrated coach and television analyst Brad Gilbert will replace Michael Chang in the ATP Champions Tour event after Chang withdrew with a groin injury.
Gilbert won 20 ATP titles and a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics, reached the quarterfinals of two Grand Slams, and was ranked as high as No. 4 in the world (1990) during his playing career.
Known as a brilliant strategist, Gilbert coached the last two Americans who have reached No. 1 in the world - Andre Agassi (1994-2002) and Andy Roddick (2003-2004). Gilbert coached Agassi for six of his eight Grand Slam wins, and was Roddick's coach when he won the 2003 US Open. Gilbert also coached Andy Murray to a world No. 8 ranking.
He will join former Top 10 James Blake and Grand Slam mixed doubles champion Justin Gimelstob on the Team USA squad that will play the Team International trio of 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, two-time Grand Slam runnerup Mark Philippoussisand two-time Grand Slam doubles champion Emilio Sanchez.
Here is the updated 2015 ATP Champions Tour schedule:
Friday, February 13, 6:00 pm, James Blake vs Mark Philippoussis
Friday, February 13, 8:00 pm, Brad Gilbert vs Goran Ivanisevic
Saturday, February 14, 12:00 noon, Justin Gimbelstob vs Mark Philippoussis
Saturday, February 14, NB 2:00 pm, Brad Gilbert vs Emilio Sanchez
Saturday, February 14, 6:00 pm, Justin Gimelstob vs Goran Ivanisevic
Saturday, February 14, NB 8:00 pm, James Blake vs Emilio Sanchez
Sunday, February 15, 12:00 noon, Brad Gilbert vs Mark Philippoussis
Sunday, February 15, 12:30 pm, Justin Gimelstob vs Emilio Sanchez (Ct 1)
Sunday, February 15, NB 2:00 pm, James Blake vs Goran Ivanisevic
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2015 ATP WORLD TOUR - SOCK & STEPANEK OUT
Serbs Krajinovic and Troicki Into Draw
DELRAY BEACH, FL: Filip Krajinovic and Viktor Troicki, two stalwarts of Serbia's recent
successful Davis Cup teams, have joined the 2015 Delray Beach draw.
They replace two players still rehabbing injuries: American Jack Sock (strained abs) and Czech Republic veteran Radek Stepanek (back).
Troicki has participated in 15 Davis Cup ties since 2008 and was a member of the 2010 world champion Serbian Davis Cup team, while Krajinovic played for his country for the first time in 2014.
UPDATED 2015 Singles Entry List: Kevin Anderson (RSA), Benjamin Becker (GER), Marin Cilic (CRO), Juan Martin del Potro (ARG), Ivan Dodig (CRO), Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR),
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS), Sam Groth (AUS), John Isner (USA), Malek Jaziri (TUN), Steve Johnson (USA), Ivo Karlovic (CRO), Filip Krajinovic (SRB), Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ), Lukas Lacko (SVK), Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE), Adrian Mannarino (FRA), Marinko Matosevic (AUS), Sam Querrey (USA), Igor Sijsling (NED), Bernard Tomic (AUS), Viktor Troicki (SRB), Donald Young (USA)
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