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Mark Woodforde

Bouquets and brickbats for ATP's policy on doubles

Former doubles legends Mark Woodforde and Anders Jarryd teamed up yesterday to praise the ATP for seeking to elevate the status of the doubles game but blasted the introduction of shorter matches and no-ad scoring.

Saturday, 8 April, 2006, 12:00am

Jack-in-the-box Braasch springs an Open surprise

Germany's Karsten Braasch, whose unorthodox style has made him one of the game's most dangerous floaters, confirmed Mark Woodforde's worst nightmare by winning their first round clash at the CMG Asia Open yesterday.

21 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Woodforde takes nothing for granted

Australia's Mark Woodforde, re-discovering the kind of form that once put him among the world's top 20 players, says his first-round match against Germany's Karsten Braasch at the CMG Asia Open today at Victoria Park may well turn out to be his toughestof the tournament.

20 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Aussie ace to hold court

Australian tennis ace, Lleyton Hewitt, will display his prodigious talents at the inaugural CMG Open at Victoria Park starting on Monday.

In January, 17-year-old Hewitt made history by becoming the lowest-ranked singles player, at 550 in the world, to win an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour title in his home town of Adelaide.

16 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Woodforde granted Open wild card

Mark Woodforde has accepted one of two remaining wild cards into the main draw of the CMG Open which commences on Monday at Victoria Park.

Woodforde, who along with Todd Woodbridge forms Australia's famous 'Woodies' doubles partnership, asked for a wild card in a bid to boost his world singles ranking of 98.

15 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Woody urges HK fans to behave

Apart from where a certain Michael Chang is concerned, Australian Todd Woodbridge has a good relationship with the Salem Hong Kong Open.

It's nothing personal, but Woodbridge dislikes playing Chang in front of Hong Kong crowds, who are among the Chinese-American's most loyal supporters.

29 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Rafter overcomes jitters

AUSTRALIA'S new crop of players emerged yesterday in the HK$2.47 million Salem Open Hong Kong tournament.

Forget the two 'Woodies', Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde. Watch out for Patrick Rafter, a 21-year-old right-hander, currently the top-ranked Australian (26) on the ATP circuit.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Krajicek limps past McEnroe

INJURED Dutchman Richard Krajicek quashed fears of his imminent withdrawal after ending John McEnroe's hopes of a dream return to big-time tennis with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the $5.4 million Marlboro Championships at Victoria Park last night.

22 Oct 1993 - 12:00am