CITI OPEN – WASHINGTON DC, USA
USD 1,654,295.00 (ATP)
USD 250,000.00 (WTA)
28 JULY – 3 AUGUST 2014
RESULTS – JULY 27, 2014
Qualifying Singles – Second Round
Qualifying – R Ginepri (USA) d S Groth (AUS) 64 64
Qualifying – Y Sugita (JPN) d [Alt] A Carter (USA) 60 61
Qualifying – R Ram (USA) d E Gomez (ECU) 64 76(2)
Qualifying – I Marchenko (UKR) d M Copil (ROU) 67(3) 76(4) 64
Qualifying – A Kuznetsov (USA) d [WC] J Arconada (ARG) 36 61 60
Qualifying – J Donaldson (USA) d S Bangoura (USA) 63 61
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Arguably the most accomplished active American male tennis player, outside the Bryan Brothers and John Isner, Jack Sock revealed his sudden breakout success this year, on the ESPN panel with Patrick McEnroe, Brad Gilbert and Darren Cahill, following his Atlanta quarterfinal win vs. Lukas Lacko.
Player fields for both ATP and WTA sides look quite impressive, wouldn’t you say? Almost like a mini major…
ATP: Berdych, Raonic, Isner, Hewitt, Dimitrov, Estrella Burgos, Gasquet, Monfils, Nishikori, Young, Anderson, Stepanek, F Lopez, Sela, Tomic, Pospisil, Sock…Continue to read full article...
I was going through some of my old emails and I came across some of the entries to “Break Point” that I wrote with Vince Spadea back in 2005, and here is one Vince wrote after losing to Ivan Ljubicic at Miami Masters event. This was the year Luby had knocked out both Agassi and Roddick in Davis Cup leading Croatia to the Cup title. Vince had beaten Luby in the past, but in this match, even though he had a chance to have a double-break in the third and decisive set with a chance to serve for the match, Vince lost. And here he gives a host of reasons why he came up short.Continue to read full article...
Former Grand Slam Champion Hana Mandlikova was asked recently by Totally Tennis Magazine why there aren’t more strong American players today. The Bradenton-based mother of twelve-year old twins who compete in USTA Florida section events offered her opinion…
“Everybody is asking that question. I think it’s…personally, I think they’re spoiled. I don’t think they know how to work hard. They get everything handed to them on a platter.Continue to read full article...
I received a Tweet yesterday from the New York Rangers that Henrik Lundqvist was about to be interviewed in a few minutes by John McEnroe on ESPN Radio at 4. Say what?
So with curiosity, I tuned in. McEnroe is guest co-hosting the Michael Kay Show with Don La Greca on ESPN Radio. After Lundqvist, McEnroe and La Greca interviewed Aaron Boone at the All Star Game about Derek Jeter, then came a surprise. At 4:45 Noah Rubin, the newly crowned junior Wimbledon champion, was coming on the show.Continue to read full article...
I was able to give the subject of Facing Hewitt a personal copy of his own book on Friday afternoon after his post Steve Johnson match press conference. He said Thanks mate, paused for a couple of photos.Continue to read full article...
Dr. Ivo can be a nice guy. I saw him walking the streets of Newport last night and I said cheerily to him, “Good luck, tomorrow,” and he said “Thank you,” in a nice way. But on the court, Dr. Ivo just looks and appears menacing. In his previous match against Dudi Sela, he let a ball the ball girl tossed him go right by him without even trying to flag it and today he just knocked back a ball at a ball boy because he wasn’t ready for it. The kid didn’t seem to understand so he didn’t lob another ball right back at Dr. Ivo, and Dr. Ivo just gave him one of his menacing glares.Continue to read full article...
Ryan Harrison rolled to a stunning 6-l first set vs. Lleyton Hewitt but could not finish off the still feisty Aussie from 5-5 in the second set, which was won by Hewitt 7-5.
Struggling with his shoulder, which he used an injury timeout for in the second set, Hewitt seemed to find his groove in the third.Continue to read full article...
The only American grass court ATP tournament in Newport has begun. Qualifying finishes on Monday.
Take a look at some of the early matchups
Tournament Main Draw – Singles
 J Isner (USA) vs. Qualifier
T Smyczek (USA) vs. Qualifier
M Ebden (AUS) vs. R Ram (USA)
A Kuznetsov (USA) vs.  J Sock (USA)
 L Hewitt (AUS) vs. R Harrison (USA)