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Hall named at the top again

21/12/2004 08:11:51 PM Comments (0)

Australian David Hall has been named by governing body ITF as the men's wheelchair tennis world champion for the third straight year and sixth time overall.

Hall, 34 of NSW, also collected the honour in 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002 and last year.

His latest year-ending No.1 title capped a remarkable season on the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour in which he won 10 singles and five doubles titles.

His 2004 record of 67-7 included the Australian Open, French Open, British Open and US Open titles and victory at the year-end championships, the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.

Hall also represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Paralympics, winning the singles silver medal and doubles bronze with Victoria's Anthony Bonaccurso.

"David is an exceptional player and a wonderful ambassador for tennis in Australia and across the world," Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard said.

"To have finished in the world's top 10 players for the last 12 years - and as No.1 for six of them - is a truly remarkable achievement."

Hall and fellow ITF year-ending world No.1s for 2004 will receive their awards at the annual World Champions Dinner on May 31 at Paris during the French Open.

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