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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2012, 08:28:24 PM »
Draw updated

[Q] Michael Russell (USA) vs Ryan Harrison (USA)
[4][WC] Juan Monaco (ARG) vs [5][WC] Kevin Anderson (RSA)
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[6] Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs [3] [WC]Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Bobby Reynolds (USA) vs [2] John Isner (USA)

James Blake (USA) & Sam Querrey (USA) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) & Frank Moser (GER)
[WC] Bobby Reynolds (USA) & Michael Russell (USA) vs Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) & Dominic Inglot (GBR)
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 09:01:04 PM »
ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

Stadium Court start 1:00 pm

[4][WC] Juan Monaco (ARG) vs [5][WC] Kevin Anderson (RSA)
Not Before 3:00 pm
[Q] Michael Russell (USA) vs Ryan Harrison (USA)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[2] John Isner (USA) vs Ryan Sweeting (USA)
[3][WC] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs [6] Carlos Berlocq (ARG)

Court 3 start 4:30 pm
James Blake (USA) & Sam Querrey (USA) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) & Frank Moser (GER)
Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) & Dominic Inglot (GBR) vs [WC] Bobby Reynolds (USA) & Michael Russell (USA)
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012, 10:01:29 PM »

Ryan Harrison (USA)
[4][WC] Juan Monaco (ARG)
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[WC]Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
[2] John Isner (USA)



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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 11:55:15 PM »
Friday, April 13, 2012
 
Center Court
Start 1:00 pm
[WC/4] Juan Monaco (ARG) v [WC/5] Kevin Anderson (RSA)
 
Not Before 3:00 PM
[Q] Michael Russell (USA) v Ryan Harrison (USA)
 
Not Before 6:00 PM
Ryan Sweeting (USA) v [2] John Isner (USA)
[6] Carlos Berlocq (ARG) v [WC/3] Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
 
Court 3
Start 4:30 pm
James Blake (USA)/Sam Querrey (USA) v Ivo Karlovic (CRO)/Frank Moser (GER)
[WC] Bobby Reynolds (USA)/Michael Russell (USA) v Treat Conrad Huey (PHI)/Dominic Inglot (GBR)

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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2012, 12:47:04 AM »
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Mardy got destroyed 6-3, 6-1 by Michael Russell
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Fish is going the wrong way!  I definitely did NOT see this one.

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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2012, 07:17:27 AM »
Why is Lopez a WC?  Did he enter late?
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2012, 06:02:28 PM »
Why is Lopez a WC?  Did he enter late?

correct. #3 Lopez #4 Monaco and #5 Anderson all got WC
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2012, 06:07:56 PM »
Friday

Singles - Quarterfinals

[2] John Isner (USA) d. Ryan Sweeting (USA) 76(1) 76(4) defending champion out
[WC/3] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. [6] Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 64 22 ret.
[WC/4] Juan Monaco (ARG) d. [WC/5] Kevin Anderson (RSA) 76(4) 75, Pico in the semis!
[Q] Michael Russell (USA) d. Ryan Harrison (USA) 61 57 63, another good win for Russell

Doubles - Semifinals
James Blake (USA)/Sam Querrey (USA) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)/Frank Moser (GER) 36 63 10-8
Treat Conrad Huey (PHI)/Dominic Inglot (GBR) d. [WC] Bobby Reynolds (USA)/Michael Russell (USA) 63 36 10-8
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2012, 06:25:19 PM »
A :paper bag: :paper bag: tourney for US tennis as 34 y/o Michael Russell dismantels Fish then outlasts Harrison.

Harrison has a lot of road work to do to build his stamina. It's a real weakness for him at this point. 

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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2012, 07:56:00 PM »
Not much to report in the Isner-Sweeting match. Isner's serve versus Isner's return.

Isner 7-6, 7-6
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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2012, 09:06:20 PM »
Harrison has a lot of road work to do to build his stamina. It's a real weakness for him at this point.

please, can you explain more, do you think he is too soft? he is only 19 y.o.
he is that kind of player I like and admire, no big weapons at all, just wins with a lot of fight from the baseline.

sad, another good amrican prospect Jack Sock is out til Newport
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2012, 09:13:31 PM »
Harrison has a lot of road work to do to build his stamina. It's a real weakness for him at this point.

please, can you explain more, do you think he is too soft? he is only 19 y.o.
he is that kind of player I like and admire, no big weapons at all, just wins with a lot of fight from the baseline.

sad, another good amrican prospect Jack Sock is out til Newport

I didn't know. Bad news for American tennis, indeed.

re: Harrison
I didn't see today's match, but I do believe Ryan has big weapons: big FH, big 1st and 2nd serve--it's already considered one of the best in the game. But from past matches, the swings away from the FH and will run around the BH to the point that he gets pinned in the corner of the court, and thus has a lot of open court to cover. As a result, he runs out of gas.


Isner 7-6, 7-6

Highlight, Isner ran into a sky high defensive lob on MP that was going wide had it not hit him on the back as he ducked to avoid it.
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2012, 09:43:43 PM »
I didn't know. Bad news for American tennis, indeed.

re: Harrison
I didn't see today's match, but I do believe Ryan has big weapons: big FH, big 1st and 2nd serve--it's already considered one of the best in the game. But from past matches, the swings away from the FH and will run around the BH to the point that he gets pinned in the corner of the court, and thus has a lot of open court to cover. As a result, he runs out of gas.


Isner 7-6, 7-6

Highlight, Isner ran into a sky high defensive lob on MP that was going wide had it not hit him on the back as he ducked to avoid it.

thanks for the info about Harrison, he was a great surprrise, I discovered him at Wimby last year, he pushed Ferrer to 5 sets and was 2 sets to 1 up! I like him a lot!

LOL! about Isner! must see that matchpoint :)
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2012, 10:00:55 PM »
Harrison has a lot of road work to do to build his stamina. It's a real weakness for him at this point.

please, can you explain more, do you think he is too soft? he is only 19 y.o.
he is that kind of player I like and admire, no big weapons at all, just wins with a lot of fight from the baseline.

sad, another good amrican prospect Jack Sock is out til Newport

I didn't know. Bad news for American tennis, indeed.

re: Harrison
I didn't see today's match, but I do believe Ryan has big weapons: big FH, big 1st and 2nd serve--it's already considered one of the best in the game. But from past matches, the swings away from the FH and will run around the BH to the point that he gets pinned in the corner of the court, and thus has a lot of open court to cover. As a result, he runs out of gas.


Isner 7-6, 7-6

Highlight, Isner ran into a sky high defensive lob on MP that was going wide had it not hit him on the back as he ducked to avoid it.
Babs, I didn't see the match either, but did watch Harrison and I really like him. I think he is very talented. I do agree with you that he looks weak and needs to improve his fitness and his stamina.

As for Fish, he is still not 100% coming back from his injury ... not sure why he even entered this tournament

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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2012, 10:28:19 PM »
ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012

 Stadium Court start 1:00 pm

 [4][WC] Juan Monaco (ARG) vs [Q] Michael Russell (USA)
 [2] John Isner (USA) vs [3][WC] Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Doubles Final 6:00 pm
 James Blake (USA) & Sam Querrey (USA) vs Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) & Dominic Inglot (GBR)
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2012, 01:12:56 PM »

LOL! about Isner! must see that matchpoint :)


Isner 7-6, 7-6

Highlight, Isner ran into a sky high defensive lob on MP that was going wide had it not hit him on the back as he ducked to avoid it.

If you missed this point you can see it here at 1:51:40

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« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2012, 03:46:54 PM »
 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: that was extremely funny! one of the points of the season! :rofl_2: great reaction from both players! smile & smile! :) thanks for the video of the whole match, I also like Sweeting a lot! cool!  :gleam:
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« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2012, 06:42:08 PM »
Saturday

Singles - Semifinals

[2] John Isner (USA) d. [3][WC] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 67(5) 76(4) 63, good semi!
[4][WC] Juan Monaco (ARG) d. [Q] Michael Russell (USA) 57 61 64, great fight from Russell!

Doubles - Final
James Blake (USA) & Sam Querrey (USA) d. Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) & Dominic Inglot (GBR) 76(14) 64
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« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2012, 06:52:07 PM »
ORDER OF PLAY - SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012

 Stadium Court start 12:00 pm

 [4][WC] Juan Monaco (ARG) vs [2] John Isner (USA)
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Re: ATP - Houston - US Men's Clay Court Championship - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2012, 05:26:28 AM »
Hello Chaps!    I've managed to find time for the current tournaments today & note that Isner & Monaco are playing the final. I'll try to watch it.

Whilst I am not surprised to see  Blake out early, I note that Fish went out in straights in the second round & Harrison followed him in the QF.  It's disappointing to see Harrison unable to make his mark, even in these tournaments where the field is less onerous.   
 
Anyway, I hope it will be a well contested final.


 
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