Archive for July 2018

Jul/18

21

Newport Weekend

  Marcel Granollers defeated Newport top seed Adrian Mannarino 63 61, the identical score of their first meeting in a 2005 Futures event in France when Mannarino was 17 and Granollers was 19. Granollers has Mannarino's number, he beat him in their last meeting in Rome three years ago on clay 63 60. Mannarino won their only other clash in Segovia, Spain semis 76 63 (hard court in 2009). Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

18

Cerretani Wins First Match at Newport

At age six, Jamie Cerretani was spotted by Nick Bollettieri at one of his camps in New England. Nick said Jamie was the best kid there with the most pro potential. Jamie’s dad Chip told me the story. After a standout Ivy League career at Brown University, after a baseball scholarship didn’t work out, Cerretani […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

18

Christian Harrison’s Dedication Paying Dividends

Finally the career of Christian Harrison is blooming. He’s 24 now and has endured eight surgeries. Yesterday Christian beat Alex Bolt 63 46 75 for just his second ATP main tour win, the previous was in 2013. Harrison has had surgery on his left femur, both wrists, both hips, right shoulder, and both adductor muscles. […] Continue to read full article...

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Tough day at the USTA National Tennis Center yesterday as Cal went out to the #29-seed in the 12’s Clay Court Super Nationals. He played a very savvy Indian boy who lives in San Rafael, California just north of San Francisco, and who is the #2 NorCal player next to Rudy Quan of Sacramento, who […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

17

Newport Surprises

This may be the first time Jason Jung’s name has been mentioned on this site but for certain it won’t be the last. The unknown American 28 year old stunned grass court guru Sergey Stakhovsky in three sets on court two. Jung played ncaa tennis at Michigan and has endured years on the futures and […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

16

Newport Begins

Donald Young falls again 76 61 to Pospisil. The downward spiral continues. At 3-2 up in the breaker, DY fell apart. Victor Estrella Burgos scored a much needed win in qualies vs JP Smith 76 in third. Smith was down 5-6 match point and missed his first serve and then chided himself, “you havent made […] Continue to read full article...

I’m here in Orlando for the 12U National Championships that my son, Callum, will compete in starting tomorrow morning at 10 am at the USTA National Tennis Center in Lake Nona. So far, we’re doing the professional tennis route, going from the airport to the tennis courts to the restaurant and to the hotel. There’s […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski I can't prove it but I would like to present the notion that the Djokovic vs Nadal Wimbledon semifinal might be the greatest match ever played. Magic happens when Nadal and Djokovic meet at Grand Slams and it happened again today/yesterday. Both players have the capacity to unleash laser beam winners from both wings and they can strike any target area of the court. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

14

Newport Entry List

Newport Entry List MAIN DRAW SINGLES 1 ISNER, John USA 10 2 MANNARINO, Adrian FRA 26 3 MULLER, Gilles LUX 34 4 JOHNSON, Steve USA 46 5 HARRISON, Ryan USA 56 6 ZVEREV, Mischa GER 64 7 EBDEN, Matthew AUS 73 8 KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ 83 9 BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP 84 Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

13

Alexandra Stevenson Update

The former Wimbledon semifinalist Alexandra Stevenson is still out there grinding her way through low level pro tournaments. This week she played qualies in Honolulu, her eighth tournament of the year. Now 37, Stevenson lost her first round quali match to Alyssa Tobita of America, 61 64. Tobita is a 22 year old with no WTA points. Tobita just finished her career at University of Oregon, going 18-11 in singles in her senior year. Continue to read full article...

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