Sam beat Monroe 6-4 7-5 in his 2nd round encounter, and Alberto Francis 6-2 5-7 7-6(3) in his QF yesterday, to book his place in the semi-finals. He will face the Sampras slayer Bastl for a place in the final today.
Sam lost 6-4 6-3 in the final today. Ah well he still had a good week though.
He is the 6th seed at the Baton Rouge challenger next week. He will face Brendan Evans in the 1st round. That is a tricky draw for him, and playing in back to back weeks is always difficult.
Brendan beat Sam in 3 sets and bagelled him in the 2nd set at Dallas earlier this year.
Sam fought back to win an extremely hard fought contest against Evans 5-7 6-4 6-4 in the 1st round at Baton Rouge. To be honest, I wouldn't have been surprised at all if Sam had lost yesterday, and I'm not expecting much from him this week, but hey hopefully he can continue to prove me wrong.