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Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:17 +0300

Tennis: The Stars Of The Games

NICOSIA, 28 May 2009 - Jean-Rene Lisnard (Νο 220) of Monaco and Stefano Galvani (Νο233) of San Marino are expected to star in the Tennis competition of the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe.

Lisnard is 30 years old and was born in Cannes, France. He began his professional career in 1997.  He is right-handed and is 1.72m tall. He has yet to win a title in his career but did reach 84th in the ATP rankings on 27 January 2003.

Galvani, who is the big name in San Marino, will be celebrating his 32nd birthday in Cyprus. The Italian tennis player was born in Italy on 3 June 1977 and began his professional career in 1999 without ever winning a title. His best ever ATP ranking was 99th back on 2 April 2007. Galvani is right-handed and is 1.77m tall.

The Cyprus National Team is gradually getting together. Philippos Tsangarides arrived in Cyprus from Spain on 27 May whilst the home team's other tennis hopeful, Photos Kallias, who has been in the Canary Islands of late, will follow suit on Friday. National coach Yiannos Hadjigeorgiou will have the chance to work with the two athletes over the weekend prior to the start of the Games.

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