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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2012, 12:59:30 PM »
Draw Updated

(1) John Isner (USA) vs (Q) Izak Van der Merwe (RSA)
(Q) Benjamin Becker (GER) vs (6/WC) Ryan Harrison (USA)
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(WC) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs Rajeev Ram (USA)
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2012, 03:36:42 PM »
Friday, July 13, 2012 - Order Of Play

CENTER COURT Start 11:00 am

Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) / Dominic Inglot (GBR) v [WC] Chris Guccione (AUS) / Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
[1] John Isner (USA) v [Q] Izak Van der Merwe (RSA)
[Q] Benjamin Becker (GER) v [WC/6] Ryan Harrison (USA)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) / Go Soeda (JPN) v [2] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR)
[Alt] Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Izak Van der Merwe (RSA) v [3] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Scott Lipsky (USA)

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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2012, 07:33:16 PM »
[1] John Isner (USA) d. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 62 76(2)
[2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) d. Olivier Rochus (BEL) 67(6) 64 62
 :ZZZZZ)
You don't have a fav in that foursome?
I like Big John, Mahut and Nishikori.
I also admire Rochus for his yeoman approach to the tour.
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 07:35:29 PM »
[1] John Isner (USA) d. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 62 76(2)
[2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) d. Olivier Rochus (BEL) 67(6) 64 62
 :ZZZZZ)
You don't have a fav in that foursome?
I like Big John, Mahut and Nishikori.
I also admire Rochus for his yeoman approach to the tour.

Actually I did, both lost  ..-)
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2012, 01:35:27 AM »
I also admire Rochus for his yeoman approach to the tour.

oh, well, so true, this year in the barcelona tourney, the greatet thing from the foerign players was to see the behabiour and friensdship between the belgian players, Olivier Rochus, Steve Darcis and David Goffin. classy and down to earth guys. I became a fan of all three.
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2012, 06:13:39 AM »
That's cool to see that side of the game.
These guys all work hard even though they know they'll probably never be in the top 10 or 20.  They still provide some quality tennis for fans.

I'm hoping for a feel good title here for Big John.
After he lost his Gramma, it was apparent he had no spirit to compete at Wimby.
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2012, 01:10:18 PM »
Friday,13 July

Singles - Quarterfinals

[1] John Isner (USA) d. [Q] Izak Van der Merwe (RSA) 64 76(2)
[WC/6] Ryan Harrison (USA) d. [Q] Benjamin Becker (GER) 64 30 ret. (left hamstring injury)

Doubles - Semifinal

[3] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Scott Lipsky (USA) d. [Alt] Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Izak Van der Merwe (RSA) 63 64

Doubles - Quarterfinals

[2] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) d. Kei Nishikori (JPN) / Go Soeda (JPN) 63 16 10-4
Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) / Dominic Inglot (GBR) d. [WC] Chris Guccione (AUS) / Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 75 63
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2012, 03:16:33 PM »


I'm hoping for a feel good title here for Big John.
After he lost his Gramma, it was apparent he had no spirit to compete at Wimby.

he faces Harrison tomorrow, following induction ceremonies, in what could be an interesting match.       
Hewitt and 2009 Newport champion Ram will meet in the other semifinal.
Isner is looking to become the first consecutive champion on Newport's grass courts since Greg Rusedski in 2004-05.



 
 
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2012, 04:37:41 PM »
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Order Of Play

CENTER COURT Start 12:00 noon

Class of 2012 Induction Ceremony
Starting at 2:00 PM
[WC] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v Rajeev Ram (USA)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] John Isner (USA) v [WC/6] Ryan Harrison (USA)
Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) / Dominic Inglot (GBR) v [2] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR)

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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2012, 03:37:44 PM »
Saturday, 14 July

Singles - Semifinals

[1] John Isner (USA) d. [WC/6] Ryan Harrison (USA) 76(4) 63
[WC] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Rajeev Ram (USA) 64 57 62

Doubles - Semifinal

[2] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) d. Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) / Dominic Inglot (GBR) 76(4) 64
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2012, 06:57:15 PM »
Sunday, July 15, 2012 - Order Of Play

CENTER COURT Start at 2:00 PM

[1] John Isner (USA) v [WC] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
[3] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Scott Lipsky (USA) v [2] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR)
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2012, 07:10:17 PM »
Hewitt is 7-0 in grasscourt finals so far.  :| Can Isner buck the trend tomorrow? :dunno:
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2012, 12:01:13 PM »
Aussie all da way  :)>>>>
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2012, 02:46:02 PM »
Sunday, 15 July

Singles - Final

[1] John Isner (USA) d. [WC] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 76(1) 64

Doubles - Final
[3] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Scott Lipsky (USA) d. [2] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) 76(3) 63
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2012, 02:48:50 PM »
Hard luck, Hewitt. Now 7-1 in grasscourt finals.

Big John has successfully defended a title for the first time in his career.

7-6 6-4.
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2012, 06:34:52 AM »
GONZALEZ/LIPSKY TRIUMPH IN NEWPORT FINAL OVER BRITS



Third seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky lifted their second team trophy on Sunday at the Campbell’s Hall Of Fame Tennis Championships, defeating No. 2 seeds Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins 7-6(3), 6-3.

“It means a lot,” said Gonzalez, who finished runner-up two years ago in Newport (w/Rettenmaier). “It’s a great place, I enjoy playing here. I’m happy to come back here and now win it. I hope to come back next year to defend the title.”

Lipsky added, “It’s exciting to win any title. It’s my sixth year here - I’ve made the semis [a couple times] - so it’s nice to get over the hump and win the title. It was a good match today. Those guys played well. They’re a good team and so little determines wins and losses, but we played one good return game and it was enough.”

Gonzalez and Lipsky converted the only break of serve in the match and won 34 of 39 points on their first serves to lock up the final victory in 78 minutes.

The Mexican/American tandem won on their team debut last year at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, defeating Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the final. Gonzalez improved to 4-2 in ATP World Tour doubles finals, while Lipsky evened his record to 7-7. In March, they also captured an ATP Challenger Tour title in Dallas.

“We’re pretty comfortable with each other,” said Lipsky. “We had a couple good results as well, we won Barcelona last year and a Challenger this year, so we know how each other play and it’s definitely a good way to start our renewed partnership.”

British pair Fleming and Hutchins suffered their first defeat in a tour-level final together, having won all three of their previous title match appearances. They triumphed at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships and AEGON International in Eastbourne earlier this season.
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Re: ATP - Newport - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2012, 06:36:36 AM »
ISNER STOPS HEWITT TO RETAIN NEWPORT TITLE



Top-seeded American John Isner successfully defended his grass-court title at the Campbell’s Hall Of Fame Tennis Championships with a 7-6(1), 6-4 victory over former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt on Sunday in Newport.

Isner takes home $68,220 and 250 South African Airways ATP Ranking points as the champion, while Hewitt earns $35,920 and 150 points.

“It feels very good,” said Isner. “It’s never easy coming to a tournament where in a previous year you won it. There’s a lot of pressure on you. You don’t do well, your ranking’s going to drop… I did well, I defended those points and I kept my ranking where it’s at. More importantly than that, I gained a lot of confidence from this week just as I did last year. I had a great, great summer last year. I hope to have much of the same this year.”

After both players failed to capitalise on their one break point chance in the opening set, Isner built a 4-0 lead in the tie-break and closed it out on his first of five set points.

He broke Hewitt in the third game of the second set, and after the Australian saved one match point on serve in the ninth game, Isner clinched the victory with his 16th ace after one hour and 32 minutes.

“I’m always very confident going into a tie-break,” stated Isner. “I kept my head this whole week very well. I honestly could’ve lost in the first round, I was down break points in the third set against a really big server. That’s how tennis is sometimes. I kept my head and I was able to persevere.”

Isner extended the American title streak at this ATP World Tour 250 tournament to four straight years. In 2011, he had broken the “Casino Curse” in Newport by becoming the first top seed to win the title since the inaugural edition in 1976.

The 27-year-old North Carolina native has now won four titles from 11 finals. He was contesting his third final on as many surfaces this season, following his runner-up finishes on hard court at the BNP Paribas Open (l. to Federer) and on clay in Houston (l. to Monaco).

Hewitt, 31, lost for the first time in a grass-court final (7-1). He was bidding to win his 29th singles title and first since 2010, when he defeated Roger Federer in Halle.

He had come to Newport at No. 233 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, after being sidelined nearly four months due to toe surgery. He was making his sixth main draw appearance of the season and first in Newport since his debut in 1998.

“It’s done a lot of good [for my confidence],” Hewitt reflected. “A lot of positives have come out of this week. Grass is a tough surface to come back on after any kind of surgery, and especially foot surgery, where my movement is such a big thing, because on grass you’re in the wrong positions a lot of the time. You’ve got to have that confidence in your footwork.

“Even at Wimbledon, I didn’t feel totally comfortable with my footwork and it’s taken matches and practice and a lot of time over the last week-and-a-half here in Newport and I feel like that’s starting to come, which is a good thing, not only for the Olympics in a couple week’s time, but obviously looking forward to the US Open and the rest of the year.”
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