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Audacity
06-23-2011, 06:51 AM
Thought I'd start this thread. :shrug:

Born 24.01.1989. Was a top College player in America.. won just about every award you can name... earnt his first ATP point this week over compatriot Dayne Kelly in an impressive 6-1 6-0 win.

Will add more to this about him later.

RustyOz
06-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Welcome to the Men's Forum Jipper.
What a champion, carved up Kelly in his 1st match, after qualies that is.
In qualifying did not drop a set, conceding only 13 games in 8 sets...

From Townsville, Queensland, tennis has been this banana-bender's game since he was in primary school. JP represented Australia as a Junior at age 12 and was a Junior National Champion at some times over the years. I recall him playing against Nishikori, both aged 13, in the 14&U Nationals in Brisbane. Can't recall the result but JP gave Kei a good match.
He reached a high of 6 in the ITF World Junior's. A tall but slightly built guy, JP found it hard going against the big hitters of his age group such as Lindner, Nicholls, Jones and Klein in the latter part of the Juniors, and elected to go to College in the USA, Tennessee I think, where he has carved out a name for himself. At Tennessee he was the MVP (?) player for 4 years in a row, a USA Collegiate record and has, at various times over the four years, been the No. 1 ranked singles and doubles player, only the 2nd player to be ranked No.1 in both at the same time.
A crafty and intelligent player, JP will trouble many on the Men's circuit. I will follow his progress keenly.
Good luck Jipper.

RustyOz
06-24-2011, 03:23 AM
Jipper advances after dropping a set! Coming back to win the next two sets easily, winning 36 60 61.
On current form should win the next match against No.8 seed Ty Trombetta.

Audacity
06-24-2011, 03:40 AM
Nice overview of his career so far RustyOz, cheers! :yeah:

Good to see him get through R2.

Audacity
06-25-2011, 02:00 AM
J.P. went down 4-6 6-3 3-6 to 8th seed Ty Trombetta.

RustyOz
06-25-2011, 12:23 PM
J.P. went down 4-6 6-3 3-6 to 8th seed Ty Trombetta.

Pooh :mad:

Chris.
06-25-2011, 01:11 PM
Bad luck J.P i think we might have a player here.

Chris.
06-29-2011, 04:34 AM
JP has a solid first round win againt fellow Aussie Jonathan Cooper 6-1 6-0. Has a tough match up in the second round against number 7 seed Austin Krajicek.

RustyOz
06-29-2011, 05:19 AM
Good win by JP. He should get past Krajicek.

RustyOz
06-30-2011, 09:57 PM
But he didn't get past the 6 seed USA's Austin Krajicek, losing 75 62, in the round of 16.
Think Jipper needs more matches at the Pro level.

Into the final in the doubles.

Audacity
07-01-2011, 04:07 AM
Yeah he's had some pretty erratic performances. He will be winning these matches soon.

Snowwy
07-02-2011, 12:14 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=6731420

Great accomplishment, for those who don't know who Cam Newton is, beating him for this award is very good.

RustyOz
07-02-2011, 03:07 PM
Quoted from the article link:

"Cam Newton is no Rafael Nadal.

But then, is John-Patrick Smith?

The SEC apparently holds Smith -- Tennessee's first four-time tennis All-American who finished the Vols' season ranked 10th in the nation -- in higher regard than the NFL's top draft pick, as the conference's athletic directors have made Smith the first Volunteer to win their male-athlete-of-the-year award since Peyton Manning in 1998.

Newton, meanwhile, will have to be content with the Heisman Trophy -- and a BCS national championship.

"The SEC is very proud to honor John-Patrick and Kayla, as they are outstanding examples of what a student-athlete can accomplish, both on and off the field of competition," SEC commissioner Mike Slive said in a news release this week of Smith and Kayla Hoffman, an Alabama gymnast. "Their hard work and dedication to excellence have made them fine representatives of their universities and this conference. We congratulate them and wish them the best in their future endeavors."

Vols tennis standout John-Patrick Smith trumped Heisman winner Cam Newton and hauled away the SEC's top individual prize, winning male athlete of the year award.
For his part, Australian native Smith was only the second player to be named All-American in singles and doubles every year of his career, repeating the feat of Southern California's Rick Leach (1984-87)."

Congratulations JP :worship::):worship:

Audacity
07-21-2011, 02:03 PM
J.P. is playing in another 10K Futures event in the USA. He beat J. Zavala in the first round 6-2 6-1, and now takes on unranked qualifier Z. Nguyen, who beat the 7th seed in straight sets..

Audacity
07-22-2011, 12:04 PM
J.P. wins easy 6-0 6-1! Next up is the world number 418 top seed.

Chris.
07-22-2011, 01:04 PM
Go JP!! Keep it up.

Also in the doubles final with American Benjamin Rogers.:)

Chris.
07-23-2011, 06:05 AM
JP Schocks the number 1 seed and world number 418 6-2 6-0 to reach the semi finals. :worship: Next up Mitchell Frank for a spot in the final. JP had to qualify for this draw and has only droped 6 games in the main draw and is in the semis :hearts:

Hewitt =Legend
07-23-2011, 06:11 AM
Impressive last couple of months for Jippers, the stint in college has done wonders for his game.

Audacity
07-23-2011, 06:41 AM
Nice work mate. :)

RustyOz
07-23-2011, 12:48 PM
Go Jipper

Audacity
07-24-2011, 03:59 AM
J.P. into the final 6-3 6-1! He will verse (WC) Chris Wettengel for the title.

Chris.
07-24-2011, 12:20 PM
Go JP. Take it out!

Smoke944
07-24-2011, 07:06 PM
He won the final 6-1 6-0 :lol:

RustyOz
07-24-2011, 10:50 PM
:D:worship: Smoking Guns Jipper. Well done.

Chris.
07-25-2011, 07:36 AM
What a tournment :worship:

Audacity
07-25-2011, 12:03 PM
Congrats! First title :woohoo:

Hewitt =Legend
07-25-2011, 12:52 PM
Jippers on fire, great stuff and hope he can continue to build on this form for the rest of the season.

RustyOz
07-26-2011, 02:26 AM
Well done to the Townsville kid. Keep the good results coming Jipper.

RustyOz
07-27-2011, 11:00 PM
Jipper finds out how tough life on the pro-tour can be, especially on the Futures Circuit, going down to world No.861 Czech Rudolph Siwy in three long sets 67 64 75 in the first round in Godfrey, Illinois (where is that?).
Tough work after winning a title last week.

Chris.
09-11-2011, 07:15 AM
J.P is playing his first Challenger even after being handed a WC into the main draw of Tulsa in America. He takes on Adam El Mihdawy in the first round. Go JP!

jmf07
09-11-2011, 02:15 PM
He has played a couple of challengers before but this will be the first one out of college. Hopefully he can put in a good showing.

Chris.
09-13-2011, 09:24 AM
J.P has a 6-1 6-7(3) 6-4 win. Tough match up next with Tim Smyczek waiting.

jmf07
09-13-2011, 12:13 PM
:clap2:

jmf07
09-24-2011, 02:00 PM
JP played a 10k US Hardcourt future in Costa Mesa in the state of California. He defeated Nikola Scholtz 7-6 6-4 and then took out Kiryl Harbatsiuk 7-5 6-4 before succumbing to the Russian New Zealander 5th seed Artem Sitak 3-6 5-7.

Audacity
09-24-2011, 02:19 PM
Nevermind, keep going mate.

jmf07
09-29-2011, 08:37 AM
Defeated the German Qualifier Rafael Davidian 6-1 6-2 in the first round of 10k US Hardcourt Future. Next up is the 3rd seed Chris Eaton who also had a very easy first round win although he did get beaten by the young Australian Andrew Whittington last week.

Audacity
09-29-2011, 09:16 AM
GL Jipper!

Audacity
09-30-2011, 03:42 AM
Easily accounts for Eaton 6-4 6-4. Next up is Takanyi Garanganga.

Audacity
10-01-2011, 10:09 AM
Lost 7-5 6-1 :(

jmf07
10-12-2011, 06:21 PM
Another US Future. Won the firstround against Andrei Daescu 6-1 6-4. Next up is the winner of 7th seed Denes Lukacs vs Harrison Adams.

RustyOz
10-13-2011, 12:08 AM
Keep it going JP. Need those points this year.

Chris.
10-16-2011, 07:40 AM
He has made the final. Had a great win in the quaterfinals over number 2 seed and world number Nicholas Monroe 6-0 3-6 7-6(3). In the semis he had another good win against number 6 Adam El Mihdawy 6-2 6-1 who is ranked 430. Takes on world number 490 and number 8 seed Peter Polansky in the final who is yet to drop a set. Go JP!

jmf07
10-16-2011, 01:09 PM
:worship: JP. Polansky will be very tough.

ozfan44
10-16-2011, 04:14 PM
Progressing very nicely!! Polansky is a better player than his current ranking so should be interesting to see the result!

RustyOz
10-16-2011, 08:38 PM
Polansky is coming back from injury. Is a top 200 player, so will be a good test to see where JP's game is.

Chris.
10-17-2011, 06:59 AM
Polansky won the final 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4. Still a great result for him.

jmf07
10-18-2011, 03:07 PM
Very good result. Wasn't expecting him to win a set to be honest.

Chris.
10-21-2011, 02:13 AM
Playing in another US Futures tournment as SE. Beat a qualifier in the first round 6-2 6-4. Then beat number 6 seed Chris Eaton 4-6 6-3 6-4. Takes on a qualifier next and could play Peter Polansky in the semis.

Chris.
10-22-2011, 12:43 AM
Won 7-5 6-4. And will take on Polansky for a spot in the final.

jmf07
10-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Well done JP. He lost to Krajicek in straight sets in July so nice to see him win this time around.

AllezAussies
10-23-2011, 12:42 AM
Well done JP. He lost to Krajicek in straight sets in July so nice to see him win this time around.

And now he has turned around the Polansky result and beaten him in the semis 4 and 4. Will play Jesse Levine in the F27 final. Looks to be making good improvements to his game.

Snowwy
10-23-2011, 12:51 AM
Good result this week making the final.

RustyOz
10-23-2011, 04:02 AM
Well done Jipper, hope he takes out the final. Good on him for turning around losses to two players. Go JP.

Chris.
10-23-2011, 05:30 AM
Take it out J.P!

AllezAussies
10-24-2011, 05:41 AM
Jp lost the final 4 and 3 to Jesse Levine. Still....a great tournament for Jp.

jmf07
10-24-2011, 05:46 PM
Another good tournament. Hopefully it continues.

jmf07
10-24-2011, 08:55 PM
An article from the final. Not too much on JP though.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/10/23/3467121/mansfield-tennis-title-is-jesse.html


By Mark Wright

Special to the Star-Telegram

MANSFIELD -- If things go according to plan, Jesse Levine won't be back for a title defense. His opponent, though, wants another crack at it.

Levine, the No. 4 seed from Boca Raton, Fla., beat Australian John-Patrick Smith in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in the singles final of the Futures of the Mansfield at Walnut Creek Country Club.

"Hopefully I'm not back here next year for good reason," Levine said.

Levine reached the third round of Wimbledon in 2009 and climbed as high as 94 in the rankings. But a knee injury late last year prevented him from competing in tournaments for more than five months, causing him to drop more than 200 spots in the rankings.

"I'm slowly making my way up there, and hopefully I'll be back to 94th or higher soon," Levine said.

The comeback trail has been paved with success of late. In addition to Levine's victory in Mansfield, he won two Pro Circuit events last month in Canada.

"It's a steppingstone," Levine said. "When you go back in the rankings, you have to go back to playing the smaller events and get through those. It feels great doing the work and getting back the hard way."

Levine didn't drop a set throughout the Mansfield event. But he said the windy conditions and fellow lefty Smith made for a challenging final.

"[Smith's] a really tough opponent," Levine said. "He doesn't give you a chance to get in very much of a rhythm."

The unseeded Smith, a four-time All-American at the University of Tennessee and the 2011Southeastern Conference Male Athlete of the Year -- an honor for which he beat out the likes of Cam Newton of Auburn -- won his first professional title earlier this year at a Pro Circuit event in Tulsa.

Smith faced a challenging road to the Mansfield final, including a second-round match against No. 6 seed Chris Eaton in which he came back from down a set to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

"Hopefully I keep getting better and improve and come back next year and win," Smith said.

In doubles, 19-year-old Jordan Cox of Duluth, Ga., won a championship match a year after losing in the singles finals in Mansfield.

Cox and 2009 NCAA singles champion Devin Britton of Brandon, Miss., defeated Sekou Bangoura of Bradenton, Fla., and two-time U.S. Open National Playoff champion Blake Strode of Cary, N.C. After dropping the first set, Britton and Cox came back to win 2-6, 6-2, (10-7).



Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/10/23/3467121/mansfield-tennis-title-is-jesse.html#ixzz1bjcJqqhy

RustyOz
10-24-2011, 09:47 PM
Thanks for that JM - good to read about JP.

jmf07
10-30-2011, 07:37 PM
Lost in the first round of qualies at the Charlottesville Challenger to the second seed Nicholas Monroe 2-6 5-7.

Chris.
11-10-2011, 04:14 AM
J.P got a WC into Knoxville challenger event and took an on Amer Delic in the first round but bowed out in 3 sets. Stil good effort to get a set Delic is very good player.

RustyOz
11-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Good effort by JP against Delic.
That loss ends a poor week by all the Aussies in Challenger tournaments this week, with not one Aussie getting past the first round. Lack of experience on Indoor Hard courts no doubt.

ap10s
11-11-2011, 02:58 AM
When JP was back at the University of Tennessee this week for the Challenger, he got honored on the football field for being the athlete of the year.

Here's the report from Tennessee's site with video and photos: http://www.utsports.com/blog/2011/11/john-patrick-smith-honored-as-sec-athlete-of-the-year.html

John-Patrick Smith was honored as 2011 SEC Athlete of the Year during the first quarter Vols' 24-0 victory over MTSU at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night.

Smith finished his time at Tennessee as one of the most successful players to ever step onto the college tennis courts. He became just the second player in the history of the sport to earn All-America honors in singles and doubles all four years of his career. He was also named SEC Player of the Year as a junior and senior, helping lead the Vols to back-to-back conference titles for the first time.

Smith is just the fourth Vol to be selected SEC Male Athlete of the Year and the first since quarterback Peyton Manning in 1998. Baseball star Todd Helton won the award in 1995, and wide receiver Larry Seivers took the honor in 1977.

Hewitt =Legend
11-12-2011, 01:54 AM
Jippers certainly made quite a name for himself on the college circuit, it's a good road to travel down development wise and here's hoping he can make the transition onto the pro tour. He's already had some excellent results and pushing Delic at this stage of his career is a positive sign for the future.

Chris.
11-16-2011, 08:22 AM
J.P came through quallies in a challenger event in America and won his first round match against Wildcard Dennis Nevolo 6-4 7-6(5). Tough match up next against Pierre-Ludovic Duclos.

ozfan44
11-16-2011, 03:30 PM
I reckon JP can cause an upset here!! Loving his recent good form!!

Chris.
11-17-2011, 12:53 AM
J.P through to the QF's with a 6-4 6-4 win. This will do great for his ranking.

Hewitt =Legend
11-17-2011, 01:10 AM
Great win against a player who has been in good form this year.

ozfan44
11-17-2011, 02:10 AM
Great result, Polansky up next....

RustyOz
11-17-2011, 03:07 AM
Well done Jipper. Catching up with your mates in the rankings. Polansky will be a good test to see where JP's game is at the moment.

Chris.
11-17-2011, 03:36 AM
They met twice over the last few weeks in America. Polansky won this first set one in 3 tight sets in a final of a futures tournment. Then the next week Jipper beat him 6-4 6-4. And went on to win the tournment. Would be great to see him in a semi of a challenger event.

Mae
11-17-2011, 04:01 AM
I like the way his name is written out John-Patrick because the name John Smith is so common. I have to confess I have never heard of him because I don't follow College Tennis.

jmf07
11-18-2011, 01:03 AM
JP lost 6-2 6-4

Hewitt =Legend
11-18-2011, 01:13 AM
Bad luck, still a good result reaching the QF.

RustyOz
11-18-2011, 01:36 AM
Still some work to do for Jipper to be competitive regularly at Challenger Level but he will get there. Polansky is a good player, coming off an injury just lately.

Chris.
11-18-2011, 01:46 AM
Bad luck Jipper. Good tournment though.

Hewitt =Legend
12-06-2011, 12:36 AM
Great article here on JP:

John-Patrick Smith, or “JP” as he’s more commonly known, sits casually in his chair next to his hitting partner at Melbourne Park, leans back and twirls his racquet around his finger.

The two young men exchange a laugh and engage in a not-so-serious conversation as they get ready to begin their next short burst of high-intensity training.

It was a casual conversation, yes. But Smith leaves such casualness off the court. When he steps up onto the Plexicushion, it’s with intensity, focus and grit.

That’s not to say Smith is an intense character. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Following his practice hit yesterday, Samantha Stosur steps onto the court to begin her workout. Smith beams, approaches her with great confidence and happily introduces himself.

Extroverted, approachable and getting his name out there.

The 22-year-old kicks off the opening round of the Australian Open 2012 Wildcard Play-off at Melbourne Park today in hope of securing a spot in the main draw of the 2012 Australian Open.

Smith is up against some of the best male tennis players in the country and is going into the event with a positive mindset.

“Win or lose, it’s always a great experience to take away what you can learn from these players,” he says.

“Hopefully it’s a good week in tennis and I’m just looking to finally getting out on court.”

But Smith – currently holding an ATP ranking of 441 – hasn’t built his career on home soil.

Straight out of high school four years ago, Smith wasn’t physically or mentally ready to compete and play tennis full time. So he packed his bags and headed north to the University of Tennessee (UT) in America.

“I was just an 18-year-old kid,” he says.

“I needed direction and pushing, and that’s why the college system is so great because you have those sorts of people in your corner always pushing you to be a better person as well as a tennis player.”

The change of scenery paid off for Smith. After four years making an outstanding name for himself in college tennis, he returned home earlier this year boasting a plethora of awards and honours – 44 since 2008, to be exact.

And an economics degree to go with it.

His most distinguished honour came this year when Smith was voted the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Athlete of the Year – only one of four males in UT history to do so.


The last male athlete from UT to receive the award was Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in 1998 – one of America’s most well-known and established athletes.

It’s clear Smith is in good company.

“It was a great honour, and it’s definitely something I’ll always hold myself to,” he says.

The achievement didn’t go unnoticed, either. In early November, Smith was honoured at halftime of a UT football game at Neyland Stadium in front of more than 100,000 people. It was an experience, he admitted, that words simply can’t describe.


But it wasn’t always smooth sailing for Smith. Despite bursting onto the college tennis scene in his Freshman year, Smith had to adjust to the different – and more hostile – tennis etiquette in America.

Heckling, yelling, talking through points. Even the odd spot of abuse.

“That’s what makes college tennis so tough, you’re not only dealing with your opponent but you’re also dealing with the crowd,” he says.

“And of course the fraternity guys up back making fun of you. It’s things you don’t really experience on a normal basis.”

But Smith took it all in good humour and learnt to embrace the college atmosphere.

“You’ve got to take it in your stride,” he says.

With his time in the college system coming to an end, Smith returned home to Australia, degree in hand, to focus on tennis full-time.

“It’s been a good couple of months that I’ve had on tour so next year I’m just looking forward to setting new goals, and hopefully I can take on as much as I can,” he says.

But tennis isn’t the be-all and end-all for Smith. Like all elite athletes, he needs his down time.

As a Townsville local, he grew up a passionate supporter of the North Queensland Cowboys, and is looking forward to rekindling his love for the team now he’s back in Australia .

“I live and die by those boys up north,” he says with a laugh.

“I’ve always been a big advocate for that team.”

Today will mark Smith’s second crack at playing in the Australian Open as he takes on fellow Queenslander Maverick Banes in the opening round of the Australian Open 2012 Play-offs

“He’s a great kid,” Smith says of Banes.

“I don’t know him too well but he’s played well and he’s had some good results in the US. It’ll definitely be a good match and I’m looking forward to it.”

While he’s not necessarily looking any further than his opening clash, challenges will be aplenty for the 22-year-old if he advances through to the second round.

Awaiting the winner of today’s game is 201 cm Chris Guccione – a well-known figure who is no stranger to the Australian Open after six appearances since 2004.

RustyOz
12-06-2011, 05:07 AM
Good old JP - he's a larrikin. He has a spring in his step and a ready smile. Been playing tennis all his life and loves it.

Hewitt =Legend
12-06-2011, 05:28 AM
He has a good shot against Gooch.

Hewitt =Legend
12-07-2011, 12:01 AM
JP just got up over Gooch 7-5 7-6(3). Excellent win, he's looking good here.

Consigliere
12-07-2011, 03:28 AM
i cant get over how nerdy looking he is

scotthongkong
12-07-2011, 05:53 AM
Great win for JP and he is a great character and lovely person to boot. A eal shot in the arm for Aussie mens tennis. He will have a lot of players worried at the play offs. My pick to win the thing. Go JP

RustyOz
12-07-2011, 09:04 PM
Good rap from Todd Woodbridge after JPs win over Gooch:
Published in SMH on Wednesday 7th December 2011

Guccione out of Aust Open wildcard event
Robert Grant - December 7, 2011 - 3:39PM .AAP

Six months ago John-Patrick Smith didn't have any sort of tennis ranking.

On Wednesday he pulled off one of the best wins of his brief career, beating Davis Cup player Chris Guccione in the first round of the Australian Open wildcard tournament.

And six months from now, according to Davis Cup team manager Todd Woodbridge, Smith could be inside the world top 200.

Advertisement: Story continues below Guccione, the fourth seed, went down to the Queensland US college graduate in straight sets, losing 7-5 7-6 (7-3).

In the battle of the left-handers, Smith, 22, was able to quickly bring the towering Guccione's big serve under control and seized an early break.

He played steadily while the Victorian was plagued by unforced errors.

"I played well and served well and made sure I made a lot of returns, that was one of my goals, and I made him play a lot of balls," Smith said.

"He missed a few of his first serves early and I was able to get control of his second serve, which was a bit of a surprise."

Smith said he would not work out a schedule for 2012 until the end of this week but he said his ranking already was around No.440.

Woodbridge said Smith was one of the younger players Tennis Australia would be watching closely.

"He was unranked coming out of college but his ranking is moving very quickly and I wouldn't be surprised if in the next six months he wasn't in the top 200," Woodbridge said.

Earlier, top seed Greg Jones, from NSW, eased into the second round with a straightforward 6-2 6-3 victory over Queenslander Gavin Van Peperzeel.

And women's top seed Casey Dellacqua bounced back after her shock loss on the first day to beat Emelyn Starr, the eighth seed from NSW, 6-1 6-1.

Dellacqua was the subject of a major upset in the first of her round robin matches when she fell to 15-year-old Wimbledon junior champion Ashleigh Barty from Queensland.

Barty continued her march towards the semi-finals when she collected her second straight win, defeating Stephanie Bengson of NSW 6-2 6-4.

© 2011 AAP



I like the part where Todd relates to JP being young:
Woodbridge said Smith was one of the younger players Tennis Australia would be watching closely.


JP is older than Jonesie - by exactly 1 week (so where does that put Jonesie?)

Hewitt =Legend
12-08-2011, 07:54 AM
Nice article and you're right about Jones. He deserves some wildcards this summer, at the very least one into Sydney.

RustyOz
12-08-2011, 08:30 PM
... and you're right about Jones. He deserves some wildcards this summer, at the very least one into Sydney.

I am sure Jonesie would appreciate any WC's thrown his way but if you have to play AO qualifying there is not much incentive to win your 1st round at Sydney, as you could then potentially miss the qualifying tournament, dependant on schedule and weather. If you are playing you want to win.
The Grand Slam is the one they all want to play.

Chris.
12-09-2011, 05:54 AM
Went down in 3 sets to Michael Look. He was up 3-1 in the final set :sad:

Rae777
12-24-2011, 04:03 AM
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2011/12/24/293131_sport.html

Chris.
12-31-2011, 08:32 AM
JP goes down in 3 sets to Michael Look. He served for the match :sad: not sure if he held match points though.

scotthongkong
12-31-2011, 10:53 AM
Bugger! So close!

ozfan44
01-01-2012, 08:07 AM
That was such a shit draw for whichever of them lost....

Chilenaitor
01-08-2012, 05:28 PM
next tournaments soon? or past results?

Chris.
01-10-2012, 06:49 AM
J.P Smith takes on Farrukh Dustov in first round of AO quallies should get the win.

Chris.
01-11-2012, 04:11 AM
J.P Smith goes down in 3 sets :sad:

Chilenaitor
01-11-2012, 04:23 AM
good match..

Chris.
01-29-2012, 12:40 AM
J.P Smith takes on number 8 seed Yuichi Sugita in the first round of Burnie. Tough first round.

scotthongkong
01-29-2012, 04:34 AM
Come on JP. Winnable match here.

Chris.
03-19-2012, 07:33 AM
J.P Smith is back playing he played a futures tournment in Canada but lost in the semi finals to eventual winner and world 293 Stefan Seifert 7-6(8) 4-6 6-2.

Chris.
05-07-2012, 08:25 AM
J.P Smith wins a futures tittle in America and only dropped one set :woohoo:!

n8
05-07-2012, 10:11 AM
Good one JPS.

Audacity
05-07-2012, 03:29 PM
:yeah:

RustyOz
05-07-2012, 10:51 PM
Well done Jipper - wins both singles and doubles at Vero Beach.
If he is not worn out, he has a good chance of repeating the dose at Orange Park this week.

Chris.
05-14-2012, 08:30 AM
With the new rankings this week J.P Smith is in the top 300 he is ranked 300 :)

RustyOz
05-14-2012, 09:48 PM
And more to come no doubt from JP.
Well done Jipper!

Ausie
06-04-2012, 10:00 AM
Nottingham

1st Rnd Qual

Smith - Bloomfield 7-5 7-6(4)

Next opponent - Mischa Zverev

RustyOz
06-04-2012, 11:57 AM
Solid win. Zverev will be tougher - go Jipper

Ausie
06-04-2012, 02:21 PM
Nottingham

2nd Rnd Qual

J.P. Smith - Zverev 7-5 6-2

Ausie
06-04-2012, 07:08 PM
Nottingham

Final Rnd Qual

J.P.Smith - Kendrick 7-6(4) 6-7(2) 6-7(7)

RustyOz
06-05-2012, 03:44 AM
Aaarggh - that's a toughie. Old man Kendrick shoulda retired.

Audacity
06-05-2012, 04:52 AM
Ouch :o

Chris.
06-05-2012, 07:57 AM
Shame he couldn't take the wn after a very good win against Zverev.

Ausie
06-09-2012, 11:43 AM
AEGON Nottingham Challenge 2

Qualifying

J.P.Smith - S.Bohli 3-6 4-6.

Ausie
06-16-2012, 05:34 PM
Unicef Open ’s-Hertogenbosch

Qual 1st Round

J.P.Smith - G.Diarra 6-4 6-4

2nd Round

J.P.Smith - M.Reid 4-6 6-1 6-4

Chris.
06-17-2012, 01:16 AM
Too bad he has to play Petzschner next I really wanted him to qualify.

scotthongkong
06-17-2012, 06:04 AM
Good luck against Petzchener!

RustyOz
06-17-2012, 08:58 AM
A toughie but still a great opportunity.
Go Jipper.

Ausie
06-17-2012, 01:15 PM
3rd Round

J.P.Smith - P.Petzschner 2-6 6-7(3)

Ausie
07-06-2012, 07:43 AM
Nielsen Pro Tennis Championships Winnetka
QUALIFYING SINGLES

1st Round

J.P. Smith - BYE

2nd Round

J.P. Smith - D. King-Turner 6-2 6-3

Final Round

J.P. Smith - F. Wolmarans 7-5 7-5

MAIN DRAW SINGLES

1st Round

J.P. Smith - M. Reid 6-3 6-2

2nd Round

J.P. Smith - B. Reynolds 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinal's

J.P. Smith - M. Ledovskikh 6-3 1-0 Ret.

kidbourbon
07-06-2012, 06:20 PM
He is playing right now against Bubka.

http://www.flashscore.com/tennis/

scotthongkong
07-07-2012, 04:31 AM
and he won! He is also into the doubles final after only having to play one match (two walkovers along the way)
Good luck against Berankis. JP then plays team tennis next week for Orange county which will be an exciting opportunity for him. JP is playing really well and is looking to soar up the rankings in a hurry!

Chris.
07-07-2012, 04:54 AM
Wow what a great week. Hope he can take the tittle out against Berankis. Go Jipper!

Audacity
07-07-2012, 08:02 AM
What an incredible week even if he loses. Biggest match of his career.

Smoke944
07-08-2012, 02:30 AM
W 3-6 6-3 7-6(3) 2 MPs saved

scotthongkong
07-08-2012, 02:49 AM
an awesome effor and result for a wonderfully nice young man. Fantastic! Now onto orange County to play team tennis. Come on JP!

kidbourbon
07-08-2012, 03:15 AM
Huge huge huge win. Congrats JP.

Chris.
07-08-2012, 05:42 AM
What a great week as a qualifier! :woohoo: lost the doubles final 1-6 6-2 10-6 though. Anyone know what his ranking will go up to? I can hear US Open quallies calling his name.

scotthongkong
07-08-2012, 07:16 AM
JP would have to be in the reckoning for the US Open wild card I would think. Hope so anyway!

Sam21
07-08-2012, 10:20 AM
he'll go up to about 210 if i added it all up right... it was a great week for JP, very unexpected. i thought he might fall at the last hurdle against Berankis because he's looked the goods from when i've seen him play.

as for the US Open wildcard, he's definately put his hand up with his performance this week. it'd be great to see someone different get one, but i have a feeling Hewitt will get it again if his ranking isnt high enough...

RustyOz
07-08-2012, 10:20 PM
Great result for JP. Good week, some excellent wins.
JP definate for US Open qualies. Hewitt will get the MD WC.
Can expect some WC's maybe into other events for JP, due to his College record. They love him over in the states, and why not!
Go Jipper...

aussie_fan
07-09-2012, 06:04 AM
:lol: at people thinking he's a shot at the US Open WC.

Great week for him though, now can be full time on the challenger tour with that ranking and of course US Open qualies. Interesting to see how he goes on from here.

Sam21
07-09-2012, 09:18 AM
well no one is expecting him to get the US wildcard, it'd just be nice if someone else other than Lleyton got it i reckon.

Ausie
07-09-2012, 12:16 PM
Lleyton even if win the tournament this week will not have time to login to the U.S. Open, and he will get a wild card, WC does not get Smith, for one simple reason, it not a player in Davis Cup.

Chris.
07-29-2012, 03:47 AM
Vancouver CH:

Smith Vs Hernych

Chris.
10-31-2012, 01:13 AM
John won his first round in Charlotsville against Robert Farah 6-3 6-1. Takes on 6th seed Bobby Reynold in the second round. He is also in doubles with John Peers seeded 2 they won the first round 5-7 7-6(5) 10-2.

Chris.
11-02-2012, 04:39 AM
Through to the Quaterfinals with a 7-6 7-6 win over Reynolds. Plays Van Der Mere in the next round.

Chris.
11-03-2012, 09:42 AM
Went down in 3 tough sets. I wonder what his chances of getting a AO WC are?

Ad Wim
11-09-2012, 09:12 AM
Very good rin in ChV, beating good challenger players like Farah and Reynolds.
Too bad he lost to Klahn next week, but that is also a guy climbing the rankings.

Hope JP keeps this up going into Australia in a few months.

Ausie
11-11-2012, 09:40 AM
JSM CHALLENGER OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

R32 - J.P. Smith - Suk-Young Jeong

Ausie
11-14-2012, 09:23 AM
R32 - J.P. Smith - Suk-Young Jeong 6-3 6-3. Next opponent - Chris Guccione

Ausie
11-14-2012, 06:19 PM
R16 - J.P. Smith d. C. Guccione 7-6(3) 3-6 6-4

RustyOz
11-14-2012, 09:12 PM
Good win by JP. Pushes his case for a WC for the AO.

Chris.
11-15-2012, 07:21 AM
Smyczek will be very tough. Hopfully he gets the win.

Ausie
11-15-2012, 07:20 PM
QF - J.P.Smith - T. Smyczek 5-7 6-7

ozfan44
11-16-2012, 03:39 AM
Tough match, still another strong showing here, really putting himself in the mix for a md wilcard at the 2013 AO!!

Ausie
12-09-2012, 09:28 PM
No Ferrari but newcomer Smith is ready to motor :lol:

WHILE Bernard Tomic scoots around the Gold Coast in his yellow Ferrari - unable to make the Davis Cup team but adamant he will become ''the best player one day to play this game'' - Australian No. 5 John-Patrick Smith keeps building the foundation of a successful tennis career.
In sharp contrast to 20-year-old Tomic, Smith took the path of education, travel and experience, and may now be in the prime position to take Tomic's Davis Cup place.

The 23-year-old is the No. 2 seed for the Australian Open play-off, which starts on Monday. The play-off is an invitational event for 16 Australians and the winner will be awarded a wildcard into the Open.
Smith has reason to feel confident, having settled into the rhythm of professional tennis after an extraordinary experience at college in (appropriately) Tennessee, which culminated in his being named the South-East Conference athlete of the year and presented to a crowd of 102,000 people at a college football game. ''I was saying to myself, 'one step at a time, don't fall over or do something embarrassing','' he says of the presentation, which is on YouTube.

Smith earned the prestigious title through his academic pursuits, sporting achievements, community service and leadership.
''We did Habitat for Humanity [building homes for people in need], reading to young kids, community service at hospitals, delivering meals on wheels, things like that,'' he says. ''It was a really great experience. The American system is great. You're playing every day, you're in a team environment, you go to school - you've got a lot on your plate and it keeps you really busy. You make great friendships. It all makes you a better tennis player. I think it will really help me down the road.''

Smith, who grew up in Townsville, spent four years at college in Knoxville (where he is still based) between 2007 and 2011 and graduated in economics and business administration. He says he might end up working on Wall Street once he's done with sport.
''I did school because you don't want to put your eggs all in one basket,'' he says. ''A lot of kids right now have done that and it's hurt them. You meet so many people going through college. We met one guy during a Thanksgiving thing we did and he was telling us about how his life went wrong with drugs. He told us about how the little things in life make all the difference - being polite, not holding grudges - it was good to listen to that and process his words.

''I really think that if you can balance things like your health, school, sport, family, those important things in life, I think you'll be better equipped to handle the demands of sport.
''You can do an ACL, tear a rotator cuff, and there's your career done. You don't want to look back and think, 'I should have prepared myself for this'.''

That's not to say Smith lacks focus. He says he's made ''a lot of sacrifices'' for tennis and is committed to reaching his potential. And, with Tomic struggling, he might find himself taking a big leap soon, with selection in the Davis Cup team. ''I'm pretty close,'' he says. ''In singles I'm 244, doubles 103. I think it puts me pretty close now Tomic is out. Hopefully they'll put me in there. It would be great. Unbelievable.''

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/no-ferrari-but-newcomer-smith-is-ready-to-motor-20121208-2b2eh.html#ixzz2Eb2pfN7w

Chirag
12-12-2012, 04:21 AM
he wins , I liked what I saw today :yeah: Hope he can go far

Sam21
12-29-2012, 04:50 AM
JP lost his first round match of quallies in Brisbane to Kudla 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5. he had match point on Kudla's serve at 5-4 :sad:

Chris.
12-29-2012, 04:52 AM
Jipper :sad:

jmf07
12-29-2012, 05:02 AM
That's a tough loss. He and John Peers just missed making the doubles draw and are first alts.

Chris.
01-05-2013, 12:04 AM
Was meant to play top seed Michael Llodra in Sydney qualies. But Llodra pulled out so he played Simon Ede instead and won 6-3 7-6(7)

Chris.
01-05-2013, 04:30 AM
Through to the final round of qualfying in Sydney with a 6-2 7-5 win over Anreas Haider-Maurer.

The_Aussie17
01-05-2013, 04:05 PM
Would love to see him make the main draw and get on Ken Rosewell Arena even if it is against a great player if love to see him play, and hopefully again at the Open

RustyOz
01-06-2013, 09:02 PM
JP lost in three sets in final round of qualifying to Souza.
I really thought he was going to win considering the heat, but maybe for the slightly built Smith, three tough matches in two days is too much strain.
Why does Sydney insist on playing the qualies over only two days? I am sure most of the other ATP events have qualifying over 3 days - just like Brisbane and Auckland.

jmf07
01-06-2013, 11:29 PM
JP lost in three sets in final round of qualifying to Souza.
I really thought he was going to win considering the heat, but maybe for the slightly built Smith, three tough matches in two days is too much strain.
Why does Sydney insist on playing the qualies over only two days? I am sure most of the other ATP events have qualifying over 3 days - just like Brisbane and Auckland.

Some of the players probably prefer it as it gives them an extra day before the AO Qualies.

BeyondGrateful
01-09-2013, 10:55 PM
Got the WC for the AO. So exciting.

JP has a website: www.jpsmithtennis.com that is regularly updated if you are interested. Hope he gets a great draw at the Oz Open!

Chris.
01-11-2013, 12:16 AM
AO Round 1:

(WC) Smith Vs Souza

Souza beat im in qualifying in Sydney so it will be tought but he can win it.

ag6858
01-13-2013, 11:01 AM
Definitely a winnable match for JP, Souza's never really impressed me. Hopefully it will be on a tv court.

RustyOz
01-13-2013, 07:10 PM
Jipper looking confident and in form on the practise court on Saturday.
Last time he played Souza he was a bit tired from the previous match, hopefully this time a fresh JP can take Souza down.
Go JP

jmf07
01-14-2013, 12:50 AM
Joao Sousa from Portugal and not Joao Souza from Brazil. It could be a close match but I think Sousa deserves to be the favourite. The winner plays Murray so a big opportunity for JP.

scotthongkong
01-15-2013, 02:34 AM
and he went down 4/6 1/6 4/6.perhaps not quite over his abdominal injury sustained in sydney. What a shame as I felt this was a winnable match for him.

Ausie
01-27-2013, 07:53 AM
McDonalds Burnie International

J.P. Smith AUS [8] vs M. Barton AUS

Ausie
01-28-2013, 08:35 AM
John lost 2-6 2-6

Ausie
02-05-2013, 11:26 AM
West Lakes, Adelaide, Australia

R32 John-Patrick Smith AUS d. Andrea Arnaboldi ITA 6-3 7-6(4)

Ausie
02-06-2013, 05:57 AM
R16 John Patrick Smith AUS - Stephane Robert FRA 6-7(4) 3-6

Ausie
03-30-2013, 06:32 AM
Torneo Internacional Challenger Leon, Mexico - Hard

Q1 [1] John-Patrick Smith AUS v [WC] Eduardo Peralta-Tello MEX

Ausie
03-30-2013, 08:21 PM
Q1 [1] John-Patrick Smith AUS v [WC] Eduardo Peralta-Tello MEX 6-4 6-3

RustyOz
04-01-2013, 09:35 AM
Jipper won the 2nd round of qualifying, so into the final round.
Hope he qualifies... one more match to win.

Ausie
04-01-2013, 10:43 AM
Q2 [1] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Mate Pavic CRO 6-1 6-4

RustyOz
04-01-2013, 09:54 PM
Smithie goes down to Skugor 60 in the 3rd after winning 1st set and losing 2nd set in the tie-break. Hope he is not injured.
Expected him to qualify here.

Chris.
04-02-2013, 01:33 AM
John sneaks in to the main draw as a lucky loser. Plays Amir Weintraub tomorrow.

RustyOz
04-03-2013, 01:31 AM
Unfortunately also lost to Weintraub in straight sets.

Ausie
05-07-2013, 09:58 AM
Kun Ming

R32 [Q] John-Patrick Smith AUS - [WC] Bowen Ouyang CHN 6-1 6-4

Chris.
05-08-2013, 01:02 AM
John : cheer: battle of the Aussies next against Matt Reid.

Ausie
05-09-2013, 06:02 AM
R16 [Q] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Matt Reid AUS 7-6(5) 6-2. Next Matthew Ebden

RustyOz
05-10-2013, 12:05 AM
Good win for JP over an in-form Matt Reid.
Now take that winning formula into the match against Smebden, the WC specialist (he has so much luck in these draws, it is incredible)

RustyOz
05-10-2013, 05:19 AM
Jipper tips Ebden out with a come-from behind win, outlasting Ebden to win 36 63 64.
Go JP Smith.

RustyOz
05-12-2013, 07:55 AM
Jipper went down to muscle man Bogomolov after winning first set 61, but then lost 63 63.

As a consolation JP and Grothie took out the double title, winning 64 61. It will give his dubs rankings a boost.

Ausie
06-02-2013, 02:43 PM
Nottingham, Great Britain

Q1 [5] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Sean Thornley GBR 7-6(3) 6-3

Ausie
06-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Q2 [5] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Jamie Baker 4-6 3-6

RustyOz
06-03-2013, 02:59 AM
Noooo JP, whatcha doing boy?

AussieAdz
06-17-2013, 04:50 AM
JP has drawn the Tall Czech youngster Jiri Vesely in first round quals. Interestingly Vesely has played no grass court matches at senior level!

Chris.
06-17-2013, 05:31 AM
Very tough one.

Ausie
06-17-2013, 04:16 PM
QR1 John-Patrick Smith AUS - [5] Jiri Vesely CZE 6-7(3) 3-6

Ausie
07-07-2013, 05:51 PM
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

QR2 [7] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Stephane Bohli SUI 7-6(3) 7-5

RustyOz
07-07-2013, 10:37 PM
Go Jipper - Plays Ante Pavic next, who knocked off the No.1 seed ( 1 set all, Bemelmans ret.inj.).
JP can win this match and qualify.

Daniel.
07-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Massive drop in the rankings by 110 places or something :(
He won't get into US Open qualies by the look of it.

AussieAdz
07-08-2013, 11:40 AM
Its halfway through 2013 - What do we think for JP Smith this year? Pass or Fail and why?

Ausie
07-08-2013, 05:18 PM
QFR [7] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Ante Pavic CRO 6-4 3-6 6-7(3)

RustyOz
07-08-2013, 11:14 PM
Smithy - has just had a big drop in ranking, out of the top 300, due to not defending his win in Winnetka Challenger last year.

Has only won 74 pts this year, but only has 41 to defend the rest of the year. With no pts to defen before US OPen cut-off still needs a few good tournaments to make the US Open qualies draw.

Fail, unfortunately, compared to last year, so far.

AussieAdz
07-09-2013, 01:52 AM
Watched JP play Kudla in Brisbane qualies and was fortunate enough to have Tony Roche sit next to me for all of 30 seconds! Asked him what he thought of JP's game and he said, "second serves a bit short aye..."

Pretty much sums it up. JP is capable of good result but don't think he has the size or serve to take him to the top level.

I'm going a fail but only just on the basis of disappointing results at the Challenger level

RustyOz
07-15-2013, 10:43 PM
JP gets up over fellow Oz Jones in a close match 6-2, 6-7(8), 6-4.
Tough to play a mate that you've known for so long... but someone had to win...

kidbourbon
07-17-2013, 05:30 PM
I'm rooting for JP to get his ranking back up where it was.

AussieAdz
07-18-2013, 12:45 AM
JP went down to 2nd seed Mischa Zverev 6-4 7-6 in 2nd Rd

RustyOz
07-23-2013, 11:19 PM
Smithy on a roller coaster ride, going down in the first round singles in Lexington.

His doubles are going well, but not following it up with consistent results in the singles. He wil miss out on singles qualies at the US Open (assuming cut for the Open goes on next week's ranking).

Chris.
08-07-2013, 01:08 AM
John lost to the number 2 seed Donskoy in the first round of Aptos 6-3 2-6 7-6(4). Good effort to get a seat and take it to a third set tiebreak against a top 100 player.

RustyOz
08-24-2013, 11:17 PM
JP Smith not playing a Futures this week?
How'd he go?

Playing in Canada F6 $15k Futures, JP is into the final with a 61 62 win over England's Ed Corrie.

Seeded No. 2, Jipper plays No.7 seed Ante Pavic (ATP 371)from Croatia in final, who beat the No.1 seed Filip Canadian Peliwo along the way

RustyOz
08-26-2013, 03:50 AM
Hehe - Jipper sneaks a Futures title and valuable points whilst attention is focussed on US Open qualifying.
The 24-year-old, currently ranked No.304, defeated seventh seed Ante Pavic of Croatia in the final, 3-6 6-4 6-3.
Nice going JP...

AussieAdz
09-16-2013, 04:57 AM
Pretty good week last week for JP. He reached the SF of Istanbul Challenger, beating Munoz de la Nava, Kravchuk and Basic in the process. Went down to Illya Marchenko.

RustyOz
09-16-2013, 07:23 AM
Yeah - good week for JP, that should take him back below 250 in the singles.
Playing in Taiwan this week, if he can get there from Istanbul in time.

Daniel.
09-17-2013, 07:40 AM
Taiwan first round Smith wins 6/4 7/5 over Hiroki Kondo. Good win after travelling a long way.

Looks like J.P is very motivated after his big rankings drop a couple of months ago. With a decent week here he could be top 200. He'll be in AO qualies anyway so I'm sure he feels less pressure now which hopefully allows his for better results.

Also looks like he's just focussing on singles for a few tournaments. Good move mate!

Ausie
09-19-2013, 10:02 AM
R2 John-Patrick Smith AUS - Greg Jones AUS 6-4 6-4

RustyOz
09-19-2013, 10:00 PM
Good win by JP, as Jonesie knocked off the No.5 seed Rajeev Ram in the first round.
JP served amazingly at over 75%. The weather was diabolically hot too - Michael Russell and one other player retiring from heatstroke in their matches.
JP faces up against 4th seed American Jack Sock (ATP88) next - let's knock him off JP...

Ausie
09-20-2013, 07:27 AM
QF John-Patrick Smith AUS - [2] Jack Sock 6-7(7) 3-6

RustyOz
09-20-2013, 09:59 PM
A close match for JP - looks like he had had set point in the tie-break. Just could not break the jock Sock, and lost his serve in the second game of the second set when 40-15 up. A tough one... but another decent week for JP which will see him near his ranking best of 210, or even better than.

RustyOz
10-01-2013, 10:32 PM
A disappointing, surprising loss for JP in Sacramento, against USA wild card Jamere Jenkins (ATP542), going down 36 16. Hope all is well with Smith, perhaps courts to quick for Jipper.

Redline
10-02-2013, 02:13 AM
A disappointing, surprising loss for JP in Sacramento, against USA wild card Jamere Jenkins (ATP542), going down 36 16. Hope all is well with Smith, perhaps courts to quick for Jipper.

He went deep in the doubles last week so perhaps he had limited preparation? Thats one he should have won.

RustyOz
10-08-2013, 10:53 PM
JP Smith takes the long road but gets it done with a good three set win over USA's Steve Johnson (ATP150) 76(6), 26, 64.
Almost through away that first set when a mini-break up and serving for the set, then had to battle to win the tb 8-6.
Go Jipper...

RustyOz
10-09-2013, 09:39 PM
JP gets the better of Rajeev Ram 76 64 and advances to the quarter-final round.
Plays No.1 seed Denis Kudla (ATP97) next. Has his work cut-out but could rattle a volatile Kudla.

Chris.
10-10-2013, 10:13 AM
Really good win. Hopefully finding form now.

RustyOz
10-12-2013, 07:17 AM
JP loses to No.1 seed Kudla in Tiburon in straight set 64 75.

RustyOz
10-30-2013, 03:24 AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE CHALLENGER

1st Round: JP Smith was surprisingly bundled out in straight sets 63 62 by the No. 3 seed veteran Michael Russell (ATP96). Expected JP to push Russell but not to be...

scotthongkong
10-30-2013, 08:10 AM
wish he was back here getting fit and getting used to the heat for the summer coming up.

RustyOz
11-06-2013, 01:06 AM
KNOXVILLE CHALLENGER

Two Aussies in the tournament and they draw each other (three actually as Jarryd Chaplin got a WC into the tournament courtesy of the local College which he attends). Bad luck for them but that means that at least Australia will be represented in the second round. And that was not Jipper, who went down to Sam Groth in straight sets 36 36. Sam served well and did not face a bp in the match while Jipper faced 5bps, dropping serve three times.
I expected Jipper to win that, as he returns well normally and his consistent game style could wear Sam down and cause Sam to make errors, or pass Sam at the net, but not to be.

RustyOz
11-11-2013, 01:42 AM
KNOXVILLE CHALLENGER

Doubles : Ex-collegiate gun JP Smith and big serving Sam Groth take out the doubles title in Knoxville with a come from behind 67(6) 62 10-7 win over fellow Aussie(? really) Carsten Ball and singles finalist Canadian Peter Polansky.

Well done the Aussies

RustyOz
11-13-2013, 08:15 PM
Champaign Challenger

Rnd 2: JP through to the GF round with a good 63 64 win over alternate Sanam Singh (ATP322).
JP has had a dream draw, getting a 63 75 win over WC Tim Kopinski in the 1st round.
(JP yet to have a win over a top 100 player this year).
Ride that luck JP... perhaps next round - plays the winner of Sock/Sandgren in QF round.

RustyOz
11-15-2013, 01:14 AM
Champaign Challenger

QF Rnd: JP goes down in a heap to USA's Tennys Sandgren (ATP23) 26 06. Not his best performance, judging by the score-line.

Still alive in the doubles though, playing with Grothie in the QF.

scotthongkong
11-15-2013, 06:03 AM
J.P's singles seems to have stalled. Great doubles results though.he and Sam into the doubles semis now. Hopefully a double triumph for Sam!

Ausie
01-07-2014, 06:56 AM
R1 John Patrick Smith AUS v Benjamin Mitchell AUS

Ausie
01-08-2014, 08:22 AM
R1 John Patrick Smith AUS - Benjamin Mitchell AUS 7-5 6-3

Sombrerero loco
01-08-2014, 01:36 PM
nice victory. he is starting the year very well so far

Ausie
01-10-2014, 04:14 AM
John Patrick Smith AUS - [4] Denis Kudla USA 2-6 2-6

RustyOz
01-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Not a good result. JP appeared flat and had trouble with the heavier balls. Too many flat forehands into the net. Expected a better performance from JP

Ausie
02-04-2014, 07:59 AM
West Lakes, Australia

R1 [5] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Mitchell Krueger USA 6-0 6-2

Ausie
02-05-2014, 07:13 AM
R1 [5] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Luke Saville AUS 7-6(6) 6-1

Chris.
02-07-2014, 01:07 AM
J.P lost to top seed Klahn in the quarterfinals 6-3 7-6.

Freak3yman84
03-06-2014, 01:23 AM
Qualified for Indian Wells :bowdown:

RustyOz
03-06-2014, 07:55 PM
JP Smith - you little beauty, now crack a main draw win or two.
He just loves the conditions and lighter balls in the USA.

VAMOS!!
04-05-2014, 05:54 AM
Houston QR1:
John-Patrick Smith AUS vs (8) Illya Marchenko UKR

Chris.
04-05-2014, 07:05 AM
Don't think Smith will be winning this match given his form.

RustyOz
04-06-2014, 01:12 AM
JP wnet down 46 26 to Marchenko.
Expected better, think JP must be carrying an injury ??
If not, off to the practise courts...

Ausie
04-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Santaizi ATP Challenger Taipei

R1 John-Patrick Smith AUS vs [WC] Chieh-Fu Wang TPE

Ausie
04-28-2014, 09:18 AM
R1 John-Patrick Smith AUS - [WC] Chieh-Fu Wang TPE 6-4 7-5

Ausie
04-30-2014, 07:19 AM
R2 John-Patrick Smith AUS - Ti Chen TPE 6-3 7-6(2)

Ausie
05-02-2014, 06:58 AM
QF John-Patrick Smith AUS - [8] Hiroki Moriya JPN 6-3 6-2

VAMOS!!
05-02-2014, 10:21 AM
Really nice win John :yeah:

RustyOz
05-02-2014, 11:19 PM
Good run by Jipper, hope he can roll Ito next.

Ausie
05-03-2014, 09:20 AM
SF John-Patrick Smith AUS - [6] Tatsuma Ito JPN 1-6 7-6(3) 6-4

VAMOS!!
05-03-2014, 09:57 AM
:bounce: :yeah:

Chris.
05-04-2014, 05:22 AM
Crazy to think he is in the final. Just a few weeks ago he was in very bad form.

Ausie
05-04-2014, 11:19 AM
F John-Patrick Smith AUS - Gilles Muller LUX 3-6 3-6

jmf07
05-04-2014, 01:49 PM
Tough way to end the tournament with two finals losses but still a fantastic week for him. Hopefully he can keep it going in Korea.

Ausie
05-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Busan Open Challenger Tennis

R1 [9] John-Patrick Smith AUS - Amir Weintraub ISR 1-6 2-6

RustyOz
05-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Ouch - not even close JP

scotthongkong
05-15-2014, 12:55 AM
JP loses to Weintraub all the time.

RustyOz
05-19-2014, 10:50 PM
JP not playing French Open Qualies. He withdrew.
Is he injured? Or what?
Is that why Weintraub gave JP a touch-up in his last match?

Ausie
06-01-2014, 09:34 AM
AEGON Trophy Nottingham, Great Britain

QR1 [3] John Patrick Smith AUS - [WC] Sergei Bubka UKR

Ausie
06-01-2014, 02:08 PM
QR1 [3] John Patrick Smith AUS - [WC] Sergei Bubka UKR 6-2 6-2

Ausie
06-01-2014, 08:27 PM
QR2 [3] John Patrick Smith AUS - Takanyi Garanganga ZIM 7-6(4) 6-2

RustyOz
06-01-2014, 10:19 PM
That's the way JP - now qualify

Ausie
06-02-2014, 04:49 PM
QR3 [3] John Patrick Smith AUS - Edward Corrie GBR 2-6 6-3 6-4

RustyOz
06-02-2014, 10:26 PM
JP grinds through. Lucky for him Corrie had to play two three set matches in one day. Hope JP gets a good first round opponent.

Chris.
06-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Plays Kyrgios in the first round.