Jan 11 press roundup

A few articles that appeared overnight.

Kooyong makes play for Rafa

“I only responded after hearing after his defeat in Doha that he was a bit short of matches and might be looking for something down here,” Stubs said last night.

“I got in touch with IMG and we’re waiting on a response to that.”

Stubs has often arranged a match outside his round-robin format for high-ranked players who prefer to practise at Melbourne Park rather than play a regular tournament the week before the Open.

Nadal admits he’s in scheduling pressure cooker

“There is no solution to this,” the four-time French Open winner said of a workload which eventually forced him to end his season early last November with knee problems. “I can’t think of another formula to keep me in the top position. I just have to keep playing”.

Nadal ahead as top five unchanged in rankings

Rafael Nadal of Spain continues to top the men’s ATP tennis rankings, with the leading five unchanged. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga exchanges places six and seven with compatriot Gilles Simon in the only change in the top 10.