… As if competing in a Grand Slam wasn't enough, SCOTT DRAPER has added to his weekend the task of making his professional golf debut. The 30-year-old Australian is through to the semifinals in mixed doubles at the Australian Open with countrywoman Samantha Stosur, and will play with her against Andy Ram and Conchita Martinez on Friday, just hours after making his pro golf debut at the Victorian Open. Draper is scheduled to tee off on the first hole at 7:33 a.m. local time on Friday. After playing his first career 18 holes, he'll head from the golf course at Woodlands to the tennis courts at Melbourne Park where his semifinal match is scheduled as the second on court after 3 p.m. Draper has indicated if both events cause a schedule conflict on Sunday, he will abandon the golf to play in the Australian Open championship match.
Am zweiten Tag des ATP-Turniers in Dubai haben Roger Federer und Andre Agassi ein Übungsmatch auf dem Heliodrom des Burj Al Arab Hotels gespielt, 211 m über dem Meeresspiegel was wohl ein einmaliges Erlebnis für beide war. Hier eine Skizze wie das ganze aussieht: