TAG: Sarasota Open

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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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

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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Apr/19

9

Sarasota Open Player List

Returning 2018 Champion Hugo Dellien  Career High Ranking #84 in the world

 

The popular Sarasota Open ATP Challenger begins on Sunday April 14 with the qualifying tournament, at Laurel Oak Country Club just off route 75 in Sarasota.

Here is this year’s tournament player list…

Hugo Dellien (defending champion)

Tennys Sandgren

Paolo Lorenzi

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Apr/18

19

Insider Stories At Sarasota Open

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There’s a lot of history here at the Laurel Oaks Country Club, the site of this year’s edition, the tenth Sarasota Open ATP Challenger.

A long time figure here clued me in on several stories and anecdotes I had never heard before. Let me share some…

Martina Navratilova once played an exhibition for kids against David MacPherson, the former ATP doubles player who is the coach of John Isner and the Bryan Brothers. It was contested about seven years ago and this battle of the sexes did not go so well for Martina. Navratilova was competitive with the Australian, but the pattern of the match was that eventually her short balls would allow MacPherson to drop shot her and those drop shots were, too put it mildly, not taken well by Martina.

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Apr/18

19

Kozlov vs Young at Sarasota Open

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By Scoop Malinowski

The main event of Sarasota Open Wednesday was the second round showdown between Stefan Kozlov and Donald Young, both Americans eager to spark a roll and get their rankings onto higher ground.

Thomaz Bellucci vs Facundo Bagnis has been moved to the side court because the Jay Clarke vs Akira Santillan match went to the 7-6 in the third limit. Clarke beat Aussie Santillan in an upset with Mark Woodforde supporting and coaching Akira.

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Apr/18

16

Biofile: Taro Daniel Interview

 

 

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: ATP no. 111. Top seed at Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open $100,000 Challenger this week at Laurel Oaks Country Club.

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 168

DOB: Jan. 27, 1993 In: New York, NY

First Tennis Memory: My parents used to be members of a tennis club in Japan. They had clay courts. I started playing there. It’s probably why I play the way i do.

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Apr/18

15

Sarasota Open Qualies

 

By Scoop Malinowski

After three sets of doubles on Longboat Key at 8:45 I decided to scooter over to check out the new site for the Sarasota Open which is now being staged at Laurel Oaks, a good 45 minute ride south west from Longboat.

The new venue is at Laurel Oaks Country Club, on the east side of interstate 75, so this year’s Open should be more accessible to tennis enthusiasts in Tampa and closer to 75.

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