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Re: Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2013, 10:13:28 PM »
Next Stop, Newport, RI


Sock, Harrison, and Kudla all there.

And now they're all out...Sock the only one to win a match....by retirement. If the US is to score a good result in Newport, it will come from Isner, Ram, Smyczek, Russell or Al. Kuznetsov. The two last ones are playing right now, 1st set to Russell.

Honestly, the kid could use a rest. He just won Winetka and it's hot and humid as hell here. monster said it's been even worse there. This hot and humid weather will sap your will to live. 3 sets is brutal.


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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2013, 01:11:59 AM »
Next Stop, Newport, RI


Sock, Harrison, and Kudla all there.

And now they're all out...Sock the only one to win a match....by retirement. If the US is to score a good result in Newport, it will come from Isner, Ram, Smyczek, Russell or Al. Kuznetsov. The two last ones are playing right now, 1st set to Russell.

Ram's chances ahead of Sock's? That's iffy.

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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2013, 08:00:02 AM »
Next Stop, Newport, RI


Sock, Harrison, and Kudla all there.

And now they're all out...Sock the only one to win a match....by retirement. If the US is to score a good result in Newport, it will come from Isner, Ram, Smyczek, Russell or Al. Kuznetsov. The two last ones are playing right now, 1st set to Russell.

Ram's chances ahead of Sock's? That's iffy.

Ram hadn't lost yet when I wrote that, but he has now. Isner and Russell the remaining US players. So not a good tourmanent for the up and coming. Still, lots of chances later on as the North American HC season begins.

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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2013, 11:25:00 AM »
I thought you meant in general.

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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2013, 11:50:00 AM »
I thought you meant in general.

No, I wrote "In Newport" and I only meant this tournament.

For the rest of the North American season, I feel Sock ought to make an impression, whereas I don't expect anything from Rampras. He'll need some good draws, though. He's not ready to take out the very top players yet, I feel.

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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2013, 09:16:02 AM »
35 year old Michael Russel, the future of American tennis, is in the SF of Newport. And guess who isn't  :)

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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2013, 06:20:55 AM »
35 year old Michael Russel, the future of American tennis, is in the SF of Newport. And guess who isn't  :)
You're not very funny Mister. :mad1:
It's a sad state of affairs indeed.
One by one, the hopefuls have fallen by the wayside.
Querry & Isner being the most recent.
The system here in the states is broken with no apparent fix in site.
The USTA, is slow to recognize and react, and is way behind the curve compared to other parts of the world.
It will take someone like Mike Agassi or Richard Williams to take the reins and drive another thoroughbred player to the top.  Who will be that man?
Does he even exist in America anymore?
CONK da ball!!!

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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2013, 12:46:57 PM »
Remember, DY's parents told the USTA to eff off. That didn't go so well. But I couldn't agree more, the USTA blows. I really don't like PMac but he's new at this gig. Let's see if he got the memo. To their credit, they made the Orange Bowl clay.

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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2013, 04:37:27 AM »
*Jared Donaldson - 16 y/o - righty - reports are he's about 6'2" (cannot verify) :thumbs-up:
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What is far from fashionable is for an American junior to go abroad to train and develop their game. That, however, is just the approach that Jared Donaldson is taking to improve his chances for a future in the pros.

The 15-year-old hails from Rhode Island -- a state not really known for developing champion tennis players, although the elegant International Tennis Hall of Fame is headquartered in the Atlantic Coastal resort town of Newport. Donaldson, from Chepachet, a small town on the Connecticut border, realized that cold weather and indoor tennis was not going to enhance his tennis chances, so he now primarily lives in Buenos Aires.

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Re: American Men: You are now on the clock!
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2013, 02:29:14 PM »
Interesting. Nice that SOMEONE decided to change things up and see what happens.

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