News & Press

Friday, February 23, 2007

RTM Clients Post Strong Results Thus far in 2007

In addition to the incredible success of Benjamin Becker, several other RTM clients have posted strong results at a variety of events thus far in 2007. Below is a recap of the progress our players have been making.

Sergiy Stakhovsky – Qualified for ATP events in Delray Beach and San Jose, as well as reaching the quarterfinals of a $50k challengers in Hawaii and Cherbourg, France. Sergiy has a 14-7 record on Tour this year and has seen his ranking improve from 208 to 175. You can keep up with Sergiy’s progress by visiting his website at

Benedikt Dorsch – Dorsch started slowly after returning from an injury that kept him sidelined for 4 months. Recently, however, Dorsch made a big statement by easily reaching the finals of the $50k TBarM Open in Dallas. That result has helped boost ranking almost 50 spots to 185 only 25 spots from his career high ranking in August. You can keep up with Bene’s progress by visiting his website at

Horia Tecau – Tecau won a huge live rubber doubles match for Team Romania in their 1st round Davis Tecau with Romanian teamCup Tie against France. Horia and Florin Mergea teamed up to win an epic 5-set battle over Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement. Horia then returned back to the US and with renewed confidence reached the finals in singles and doubles at the USA F4 in Brownsville, Texas (where he defeated Alex Bogomolov, Peter Polansky and Giovanni Lapentti) pushing his ranking back to the top 400. You can keep up with Horia’s progress by visiting his website at

Michael Lammer – Lammer started this year off with a bang by capturing the USA F1 event in Tampa where he defeated Donald Young in the finals. You can keep up with Lammer’s progress by visiting his website at

Lera Solovieva – Lera continues her ascent up the Junior World rankings. After strong results in singles and doubles at recent Grade 1 and 2 events, Lera is now ranked in the top 75. the 2nd youngest player in the top 100. Lera will be looking to improve her ranking enough to qualify for the Junior Championships of the French Open and Wimbledon. You can keep up with Lera’s progress by visiting her website at

Monday, February 19, 2007

Becker Hits New Heights

Benjamin Becker's last few weeks have been nothing short of noteworthy. After reaching the semifinals of the ATP event in Delray Beach, Becker became a top 50 player in what is still his first year competing on the Tour level.

BB then left for Europe to represent Germany in the first round of the 2007 Davis Cup World Group. Although Benjamin lost to Ljubcic and Cilic the German team captured the tie and will next play Belgium. It was a dream come true for Becker to represent his country. On top of that Benjamin finally had the chance to spend quality time with his idol and namesake Boris Becker.

Finally, after a long trip to California and playing while clearly exhausted BB found his form and won two tough 3-setters before defeating convincingly Marat Safin to reach his second consecutive semifinal. Although BB came up one round short of the final he continued his progress up the rankings and beat another former World #1.

With another win in Memphis over Robert Kendrick, BB became the newest member of the ATP's top 40! Benjamin is now topping out at 38 as he prepares for the upcoming Masters Series events in Palm Springs and Miami.

Take a look at Benjamin's recently upgraded website which contains original news and stories about Becker, as well as a forum for fans to interact.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Once Upon A Time Tennis Showcase Event

On Saturday, February 10th the international grassroots junior competition called Once Upon A Time Tennis (OUATT) presented by Babolat made its 2007 debut in North America Moore Park in Miami. About 50 children aged 9-16 competed on what was a gorgeous afternoon in South Florida. The event was sponsored and hosted by Renaissance Tennis Management.

Winners and finalists received trophies and prizes supplied by Babolat were given out. North American ambassador, Lera Solovieva, came by and participated in a doubles exhibition with other top local juniors Alex Kelly, Nicole Monteiro, and Kevin Deligny.

Winners were also invited to compete in the OUATT International event that will be held this summer in Umag, Croatia. More qualifying events will be announced shortly in Florida and other parts of the country. If you want to learn more about OUATT or are interested in being the promoter for a qualifying event in your area please contact Scot Hirschfield at

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Davis Cuppers on the RTM Team

Benjamin Becker is the newest member of the ATP's top 50 after reaching the semifinals of the ATP event last week in Delray Beach. After giving James Blake a very tough match, Blake had nothing but praise for Becker's game and potential to be a top player on the Tour.

Tomorrow Becker will have the chance to live out one of his childhood dreams as he competes in front of his home crowd representing Germany in Davis Cup. His opponent, Ivan Ljubcic, is a perennial top 10 player and Becker will need to stay poised under pressure to come out on top. Becker has shown that these are the occasions that bring out his best tennis when considering his dramatic victory over Agassi at the US Open and his five-set loss to Safin in the Australian Open.

Coverage of this exciting first round Davis Cup Tie will be shown on The Tennis Channel at 8AM EST Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to Becker, Horia Tecau will be representing Romania as they face a very tough France Team. Horia will be playing doubles with Andrei Pavel.