Newport Tennis Hall of Fame Announces Inductee

CEO of New Haven Open elected to Hall of Fame

      NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – Mike Davies, the chief executive officer of
the New Haven Open tennis tournament, has been elected to the
International Tennis Hall of Fame.

      A former top player in Great Britain, Davies has spent more than
40 years promoting tennis. He is a former executive director of
World Championship Tennis (WCT) and the Association of Tennis
Professionals (ATP) and also served as general manager of the
International Tennis Federation (ITF).

      The 76-year-old Davies is credited with bringing about the first
major network television broadcast of a tennis tournament,
introducing colored clothing to a pro tour, and was the first to
put chairs on the court during changeovers.

      Davies was elected as a contributor to the game. The rest of the
class of 2012 will be announced in the next month.

      
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