Apr/19

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Paul Wins Sarasota Open, with coaching triangle?

By Scoop Malinowski Tommy Paul looked like the best young American prospect today with a sensational and dominant 63 63 triumph in today’s final against Tennys Sandgren. Paul saved all fifteen break points he faced to subdue the relentless pressure Sandgren imposed on him. As interesting and hard fought as this high quality final was, […]

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Apr/19

21

Tallahassee Challenger History

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Tallahassee Tennis Challenger History

Tallahassee, FL
April 22 – April 28, 2019
ATP Challenger 80

The 20th Tallahassee Tennis Challenger will take place April 22 through April 28 at the City of Tallahassee’s beautiful Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. This site has been host to Satellites, Futures, and the last 14 Challenger events. The first USTA Pro Circuit Challenger in Tallahassee took place in 2000 and has grown steadily every year. When schedules permit, players want to be in Tallahassee. Our site has been a testing ground for the USTA and serves as a model for USTA Pro Circuit Challengers all over the country.

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Apr/19

20

Fognini: Born To Play Tennis

Fabio Fognini shocked the tennis world today with his total destruction of Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo, 64 62 but it could have been even more one-sided, as Rafa averted the second set bagel.

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Apr/19

20

Sandgren vs Paul in Sarasota Open Final

 

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AMERICANS ADVANCE TO SINGLES FINAL AT THE ELIZABETH MOORE SARASOTA OPEN

Laurel Oak Country Club Hosts $108,320 USTA Pro Circuit Event thru April 21
SARASOTA, Fla., April 20, 2019 – Easter Sunday will feature an All-American Final on the soft Har-Tru clay courts at the Sarasota Open.  Both Tennys Sandgren and Tommy Paul triumphed in their semifinal singles matches – albeit in diversely different degrees of difficulty – and will meet at 10:30 am tomorrow at the Laurel Oak Country Club.

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Apr/19

18

Wacky Thursday At Sarasota Open

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FIRST-SEED AND DEFENDING CHAMP LOSES IN STRAIGHT SETS AT THE ELIZABETH MOORE SARASOTA OPEN
Laurel Oak Country Club Hosts $100,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event thru April 21

(Latest results, Friday’s schedule attached.)

\SARASOTA, Fla., April 18, 2019 – Defending champion and top seed Hugo Dellien of Boliva was knocked out of the tournament on court two, by Asian Karatsev (RUS), 7-6(4), 6-2. At the same time of the upset by Karatsev, Second-seed, Tennys Sandgren (USA) saved four set points in the first set to thwart Brazil’s Guilherme Clezar, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Sandgren was down 15-40 in his service games at 4-5 and 5-6 but summoned some sensational tennis to escape severe trouble, including a second serve, kick serve ace down the tee on one of the set points.

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Tennis-prose.com has learned from a source this week at Sarasota Open about a series of events that may indicate racial unfairness by the USTA directed against Ryan Harrison.

Last year at the New York Open, 26 year old Ryan Harrison and Donald Young played a heated singles match won by Harrison 63 76.

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Apr/19

17

Sandgren Charms At Sarasota Open

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By Scoop Malinowski

Tennys Sandgren won – or survived – his first round encounter with Ryan Shane 36 76 76 last night at the Sarasota Open but the most poignant moment of the evening happened not in the heat of competition.

Sandgren barely edged out the second set against the extremely powerful, hard hitting Virginia professional and then just before the start of the third set, as Sandgren walked out to the baseline to resume the duel, he noticed one of the red-hatted ballboys, about ten years old was leaving the match with his mom.

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Apr/19

16

Sarasota Open Tuesday Thrillers

  SANDGREN AND FRATANGELO FEND OFF UPSETS AT THE ELIZABETH MOORE SARASOTA OPEN Laurel Oak Country Club Hosts $108,320 USTA Pro Circuit Event thru April 21 Sarasota, Fla., April 16, 2019 – The 2nd and 7th American seeds held on in three sets to win their respective matches in the 2nd round of the Sarasota […]

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Apr/19

15

Sarasota Open 2019

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Spoke with Michael Redlicki yesterday, he like many other players are just not happy with these new rules of ATP and ITF Tours and the point system and how lower ranked players are being weeded out. Petr Korda is also not a fan of the new rules, concerned about the futures of the lower ranked players and how hard it is to get to the top 100. The qualifying tournament for this Sarasota Open had just two matches. The foundation of tennis – the young players – are being pushed out. It’s too hard to make money in pro tennis and the sport will suffer.

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Apr/19

14

Biofile Paolo Lorenzi Interview

Status: ATP no.  110 . Turned pro in 1999. Highest singles ranking was 35 in 2016.

DOB: December 15, 1981  In: Rome, Italy

First Tennis Memory:  When I was playing with my older brother Bruno. I remember when he was taking a lesson, he had 50 minutes, then the last ten minutes with the coach was for me. I was six. That is my first memory of tennis.

Tennis Inspirations: My parents. My brother of course. I was the little one and I was trying to follow him.

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