Squash and Tennis Team Up in Rotterdam

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Squash and tennis will unite in the Netherlands later this month. The Double AR Rotterdam Open Squash 2013 and the HDI Gerling Rotterdam Open Tennis 2013 will be held at the same time at Victoria in Rotterdam.

Roger Federer (Roma 2013)
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The PSA Challenger 15 championship will begin on August 27. The ITF Futures tennis tournament starts on August 24. Both events will end on September 1.

The collaboration of these prestigious sporting events in the Netherlands comes ahead of the conclusion made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on which sport will take part in the 2020 Olympics.

Squash has asserted to become an Olympic sport through its Squash 2020 campaign and has gained support from several tennis legends like Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Kim Clijsters.

The decision will be made on September 8 at the IOC-congress in Buenos Aires. Squash’ strong contenders are wrestling and baseball.