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De Jager gets top IPTL pick

2014-11-15 18:49
John-Laffnie de Jager (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - SA Davis Cup captain John-Laffnie de Jager has scooped one of the four plum coaching positions in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) to be staged in four Asian countries from November 28 to December 13.

De Jager, the only South African invited to participate in the lucrative event, will be in charge of the United Arab Emirates Royals.

The nine-member team included current world number one Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic, Caroline Wozniaki, Eugenie Bouchard, Goran Ivanisevic, Nenad Zimonijc and Malek Jaziri.

"To be chosen among all these all-time greats is a great honour and fills me with great excitement and expectations," De Jager said on Saturday.

The SA Davis Cup captain said his appointment was probably due to his experience and success in the World Team Tennis league in the US.

"I have coached teams in World Team Tennis for the past 13 years, reaching the finals three times with the Springfield Lasers.

"I'm well-versed with the popular format that has been likened in a way to limited overs cricket."

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