World Tennis Gazette Archives


Pay Day Blues II:Break Serve? Most Players Struggle to Break Even

By JOHN MARTIN PARIS — Fifty years ago this spring, Fred Stolle of Australia won the French International Tennis Championship by defeating his countryman Tony Roche in the final. Stolle and Roy Emerson, another Aussie, won the doubles crown as well. For capturing both titles, Stolle’s total purse — if […]

Pay Day Blues I: Tracking What It Costs to Play the Tour, Two Scholars Find Woes for Those Below Top 100

By JOHN MARTIN MELBOURNE, Australia — Marius Copil, 24, is lean, crew-cut, bearded, and sometimes mildly sunburned, a professional tennis player from Arad, a small town in western Romania. In late December, he boarded a plane in Bucharest and flew with his coach to Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, and onward to […]

Marius Copil

Owner Russell Geyser, second from right, congratulates Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic. At rear, Somdev Devvarman of India.

Interview: Aviators’ Owner Russell Geyser, July 14, 2014

Interview, Russell Geyser, principal owner, San Diego Aviators, Rancho Santa Fe, CA July 14 2014 WTG: How did you come to own the Aviators? What made you want to acquire a team? Geyser: My best buddy, Lorne Abony, bought this team in Austin. He actually bought the Orange County Breakers, […]