Thank god Milos came through in the end. Would be such a shame to lose the set and the match when he was up 3-1! I still think it was unnecessary to take it to a tiebreak, but at least he won it and that's what matters.
Also supporting known chokers Verdasco, Lopez and Monaco
Nice wins for the boys. Milos will no doubt gain a lot of confidence from getting his first single DC win and first win in 5 sets. He was a little lucky that Estrella lost his nerve serving for the match in the 4th, but Milos also needed not to crack, so good for him.
The qualifying draw is out for the Canadian futures. Looks like a relatively weak draw, with the exception of Chvojka, who for some reason is entered in qualifying and not the main draw.
I'd say off the top of my head that the qualifiers will probably be Chvojka, then the 2nd spot will go to someone I don't know, I don't think Matuzsewski will get it (i've actually hit with him before), Berard might be able to grab the third spot, and Peliwo vs Kuzdub for the 4th, Kuzdub is a lot more experienced at this level, and Peliwo is still a kid, so it'll be close. Kelsey Stevenson is my pick for the 5th spot, Di Feo will probably get the 6th, but Hoang won U18 Provincials a little while ago, so he's pretty good. I'll take El Tabakh for the 7th spot, and by the way Nemcsek, even though he's listed as Hungarian played in OTA his whole life. My last pick is Tom Dynka, even though Zach Green and Mario Albu have been doing well in the OTA level recently. Apparently Mario Albu used to play right handed but recently switched to left handed... just something I heard.
So in the Tulsa Challenger, we have Klingemann in the doubles final with his American partner Joelson (they qualified for the main doubles draw by advancing through the doubles qualifying draw) and just beat Duclos/Pospisil in the SFs to reach the finals. They play unseeded South African team of Anderson and Wolmarans for the title.
Another interesting doubles final involving a Canadians is in Bosnia where Shamasdin playing with his new partner Croat L. Zovko (they are seeded number 1) faces Shamasdin's old partner James Cerratani and Czech David Skoch (seeded number 2). Should be interesting!
Also, in Spain, Bester is in the Semis where he will face Poland's Igor Budjo (ranked 1100). We also have a THIRD Canadian in a doubles final, Bester and Canadian partner Kamil Pajkowski face the number 1 seeds Burrieza-Lopez/Marti of Spain.