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Kafelnikov Returns on Tour

Kafelnikov Returns on Tour


Yevgeny Kafelnikov tries again for his chance of winning the European Tour to be held in Austria. He won the French and Australian Opens taking the title of world number one in 1999 from Pete Sampras and earning almost fifteen million pounds. His second Tour was the Lyoness Open held at Atzenbrugg, Austria.

The 38-year-old former tennis player has been very enthused playing golf for the past four years after unveiling himself in the 2008 Russian Open. He didn’t do well at that time missing the halfway cut by 27 in rounds 89 and 80. This, however, was a better game compared to his first appearance at the Challenger Tour held in Moscow in 2005. He scored 88 and 96 and 40-over-par which was the least in that competition.

The tennis legend who emerged as the last man standing to win the men’s singles and doubles titles at the 1996 French Open grand slam tournament, Kafelnikov is teamed with Welsh World Cup winner Stephen Dodd and Swede Oskar Henningsson in the first two rounds. The rest of the line-up will include French Open champion Thomas Levet, Joakim Haeggman who is the first Swede who played in the Ryder Cup, Niclas Fasth who was the runner-up in the 2001 Open and Bernd Wiesberger who is taking his debut in the World Golf Championship to be held in Akron, Ohio.

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