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USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

smucav
11-08-2009, 08:38 PM
http://www.usta.com/USTA/Global/PlayerDevelopment/News/2009/2010_Australian_Open_%20WC_Playoffs.aspx
USTA Australian Open wild card play-offs
Racquet Club of the South
6350 Courtside Drive
Norcross, Georgia
December 5-7, 2009
8 players (men & women)
single elimination

Main draw: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Entry deadline: November 30, 2009
Seeding: November 30, 2009

1 Jesse Levine
2 Donald Young
3 Alex Kuznetsov
4 Lester Cook
5 Michael McClune
6 Ryan Harrison
7 Jack Sock
8 Eric Quigley

Schedule:

Saturday, Dec. 5
Men's and Women's USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs First Rounds
(8 total matches)

Sunday, Dec. 6
Men's and Womens USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs Semi-finals
(4 total matches)

Monday, Dec. 7
Men's and Womens USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs Finals
(2 total matches)

Winner will receive main draw entry into 2010 Australian Open.

Tickets:
https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=6487&cobrand=tan

Ad Wim
11-09-2009, 10:40 AM
WHo will play here? Young guys like Harrison and Britton, or somewhat older and higher ranked guys like Evans and Sweeting?

smucav
11-11-2009, 10:33 PM
http://www.usta.com/sitecore/content/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/Pro_Tennis/PressRelease/Donald_Young_Alexa_Glatch_Compete_For_Australian_O pen_Wild_Card_Playoffs.aspx
USTA
Donald Young, Alexa Glatch amoung initial players invited to compete at USTA's Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:27 PM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., November 11, 2009 -- The USTA announced today that Atlanta’s Donald Young and U.S. Fed Cup team member Alexa Glatch are among the initial list of players invited to compete at its Australian Open wild card playoffs held during the 2009 Infinite Energy Atlanta Challenge at the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in Atlanta, December 4-7. The event will feature an exhibition match on December 4, with the wild card playoffs commencing the next day.

Eight men and eight women will compete in the wild card playoffs. The USTA secured the opportunity through a reciprocal agreement with Tennis Australia where the two national tennis federations exchanged wild cards for the 2010 Australian Open and 2009 US Open.

“Our wild card playoffs support our philosophy of giving players a chance to earn opportunities to compete at the highest level and allows our top emerging players to challenge each other,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, USTA Player Development. “This year we partnered with T&S Events to create an event that allows tennis fans to watch these talented players battle for a berth into the Australian Open.”

Five men have been offered a spot in the event: Ryan Harrison (Bradenton, Fla.), Jesse Levine (Boca Raton, Fla.), Wayne Odesnik (Weston, Fla.), Rajeev Ram (Carmel, Ind.) and Young (Atlanta).

The six women invited to compete are: Madison Brengle (Dover, Del.), Glatch (Newport Beach, Calif.), Christina McHale (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), Asia Muhammad (Henderson, Nev.), Alison Riske (McMurray, Pa.) and Coco Vandeweghe (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.).

John Isner and Christina McHale earned wild card berths into the 2009 Australian Open men’s and women’s singles main draw events last December at the USTA’s wild card playoffs, which were held at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.

In addition to the wild card playoffs, the Infinite Energy Atlanta Challenge will also feature an exhibition on Friday, December 4, featuring 7-time Grand Slam doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, Mardy Fish and John Isner.

The final field for the wild card playoffs will be determined in the next few weeks.

For tickets and more information, go to www.tandsevents.com.

Ontie
11-11-2009, 11:03 PM
Rajeev Ram :eek: :eek:

Ozone
11-12-2009, 12:32 AM
Ryan Harrison?? wtf. And can't Wayne get a direct entry? I hope Sweeting gets one of the last spots.

niezubayern1
11-16-2009, 10:22 PM
No way Ram plays in this now. After his win yesterday in Aachen he is ranked in the high 70s and is pretty much guaranteed automatic entry for the Aussie Open.

Rob_C
11-17-2009, 07:11 AM
Ryan Harrison?? wtf. And can't Wayne get a direct entry? I hope Sweeting gets one of the last spots.

Odesnik is down to 107 in this week's rankings, could possibly go lower depending on whether or not he has pts to defend from last yr or not.

Maybe DY pulled out of the Challengers in Mexico to concentrate on the WC playoffs b/c he couldnt earn enough pts to make the AO cutoff regardless of how well he did, plus the 1st one was on clay.

hduewyrs
11-17-2009, 09:22 AM
I think this is enough .....
I do agree with you. Those are the most effective way

smucav
11-24-2009, 10:13 PM
http://www.usta.com/sitecore/content/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/Grand_Slams/Australian_Open/PressRelease/Players_announced_for_USTA_Australian_Open_playoff s.aspx
USTA
Men's and Women's fields finalized for USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:38 PM

The USTA announced the finalized list of players invited to compete at its Australian Open wild card playoffs held during the 2009 Infinite Energy Atlanta Challenge at the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in Atlanta, December 4-7. The event will feature exhibition matches on December 4, with the wild card playoffs commencing the next day.

Eight men and eight women will compete in the wild card playoffs. The USTA secured the opportunity through a reciprocal agreement with Tennis Australia where the two national tennis federations exchanged wild cards for the 2010 Australian Open and 2009 US Open. The players invited to compete in the Australian Open wild card playoffs include:

MEN:

Ryan Harrison (17, Bradenton, Fla.) – Won first match on ATP World Tour at the age of 15 at the 2008 U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships; Earned career-high ATP ranking (No. 362) last week

Alex Kuznetsov (22, Tampa, Fla.) – 2004 French Open boys’ runner-up (l. to Monfils) won first USTA Pro Circuit Challenger at Winnetka, Ill., in July; currently ranked No. 200 on the ATP World Tour

Jesse Levine (22, Boca Raton, Fla.) – Former Univ. of Florida All-American reached third round of Wimbledon as a qualifier in 2009 (d. Safin in first round); Cracked Top 100 in 2008 and is currently No. 118

Michael McClune (20, Irvine, Calif.) – 2007 USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion has five career USTA Pro Circuit titles; Currently ranked No. 331 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 290 last month

Wayne Odesnik (24, Weston, Fla.) – Earned career-high ranking of No. 77 after reaching first ATP World Tour final in Houston in April; Currently ranked No. 105

Jack Sock (17, Lincoln, Neb.) – Top-ranked player in USTA Boys’ 18s won first career USTA Pro Circuit title in Amelia Island, Fla., last week; Debuted in the ATP World Tour Rankings last month

Ryan Sweeting (22, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) – 2005 US Open boys’ singles champion won his second career USTA Pro Circuit title at the Challenger in Dallas in February; Currently ranked No. 158 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 140 last month

Donald Young (20, Atlanta) – Youngest ITF World Junior Champion at the age of 16 after winning 2005 Australian Open boys’ singles title; also a two-time USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion (2005-06); Earned career-high ranking of No. 73 in April 2008; Currently ranked No. 197

WOMEN:

Lauren Albanese (20, Coral Springs, Fla.) – 2006 USTA Girls’ 18s National Champion reached two USTA Pro Circuit finals this year; Currently ranked No. 172 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

Madison Brengle (19, Dover, Del.) -- 2007 girls’ singles finalist at the Australian Open and Wimbledon member of 2008 U.S. Fed Cup team; won playoffs to earn wild cards into the 2007 and 2008 Australian Opens and the 2008 French Open; Currently ranked No. 164 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 158 earlier this month

Julia Cohen (20, Miami) – 2009 All-American at the University of Miami reached semifinals at USTA Pro Circuit event in Carson, Calif., in May; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 248 last week before dropping one spot

Ester Goldfeld (16, Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Reached first career USTA Pro Circuit final at Brownsville, Texas, in June; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 585 last week before dropping two spots

Christina McHale (17, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.) – 2009 USTA Girls’ 18s singles and doubles National Champion won the Australian Open wild card playoff last year; Currently ranked No. 231 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 204 last month

Asia Muhammad (18, Henderson, Nev.) – Introduced to tennis at the Andre Agassi Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Las Vegas; Reached the final of the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 event in Las Vegas in 2008; Currently ranked No. 379 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 348 in October

Allison Riske (19, McMurray, Pa.) – Runner-up at the 2007 USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships won her first professional title at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Troy, Ala., in October; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 220 last week before dropping a spot

CoCo Vandeweghe (will turn 18 during playoffs, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) – Niece of NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe became first American to win US Open girls’ singles title since 1995 in 2008; Currently ranked No. 325 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 320 in October

John Isner and Christina McHale earned wild card berths into the 2009 Australian Open men’s and women’s singles main draw events last December at the USTA’s wild card playoffs, which were held at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.

In addition to the wild card playoffs, the Infinite Energy Atlanta Challenge will also feature an exhibition on Friday, December 4, featuring 7-time Grand Slam doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, Mardy Fish, John Isner and Melanie Oudin.

For tickets and more information, go to www.tandsevents.com.

Caio_Brasil
11-24-2009, 11:07 PM
The Don should clinch it.

jcempire
11-25-2009, 12:04 AM
1 Ryan Harrison
2 Alex Kuznetsov
3 Jesse Levine
4 Michael McClune
5 Wayne Odesnik
6 Jack Sock
7 Ryan Sweeting
8 Donald Young
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Levine good enough to MD

coasterman9
11-25-2009, 06:21 AM
The Don should clinch it.

why do you say that? I hope he wins it, but you never know with how inconsistent he is.

willoughby
11-25-2009, 10:02 AM
Odesnik will have a direct entry for sure. He shouldn't be playing here IMO

I also want The Don to win this

coasterman9
11-25-2009, 11:12 AM
do we know the 1st round matchups yet?

Rob_C
11-25-2009, 12:43 PM
1 Ryan Harrison
2 Alex Kuznetsov
3 Jesse Levine
4 Michael McClune
5 Wayne Odesnik
6 Jack Sock
7 Ryan Sweeting
8 Donald Young
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Levine good enough to MD

Levine is ranked 118 this week, thats not high enough to guarantee a MD spot. He's going to need 14 withdrawals to get straight in. He is playing the Challenger this week in Mexico, and I guess it's possible he could be playing somewhere next week as well to try to get his ranking high enough to get DA.

Hellraiser
11-26-2009, 01:01 PM
Which ranking date is going to be to make draw for AO?

Ad Wim
11-26-2009, 07:10 PM
Odesnik will have a direct entry for sure. He shouldn't be playing here IMO

He is now 105 and I don't think a lot of people above him will drop in ranking so he isn't secured yet. But 1 withdrawal and he is in, so I agree that he shouldn't be playing here.

Ad Wim
11-26-2009, 07:11 PM
Levine is ranked 118 this week, thats not high enough to guarantee a MD spot. He's going to need 14 withdrawals to get straight in. He is playing the Challenger this week in Mexico, and I guess it's possible he could be playing somewhere next week as well to try to get his ranking high enough to get DA.

I guess if he wins this week or even if he reaches the final, he will get a DA.

coasterman9
12-01-2009, 05:18 PM
any news on the matchups for 1st Round? Any live streaming or updates available for this.

Tzar
12-01-2009, 06:42 PM
No Devin Britton?

duong
12-01-2009, 10:13 PM
He is now 105 and I don't think a lot of people above him will drop in ranking so he isn't secured yet. But 1 withdrawal and he is in, so I agree that he shouldn't be playing here.

Safin will withdraw ;) and so will Santoro :shrug: and probably a few others (Ancic ?)

byledobiec
12-02-2009, 10:17 AM
Which ranking date is going to be to make draw for AO?

Ignoring us. :worship:

Labamba
12-02-2009, 12:48 PM
Safin will withdraw ;) and so will Santoro :shrug: and probably a few others (Ancic ?)

but there will be players with protected ranking

Ignoring us. :worship:

next Monday

smucav
12-02-2009, 07:05 PM
Men's Draw:
(1) Jesse Levine vs. (8) Eric Quigley
(5) Michael McClune vs. (4) Lester Cook
(3) Alex Kuznetsov vs. (6) Ryan Harrison
(7) Jack Sock vs. (2) Donald Young

http://www.usta.com/sitecore/content/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/Grand_Slams/Australian_Open/News/2010/USTA_Australian_Open_Wild_Card_playoffs_schedule_a nd_results.aspx

Saturday, Dec. 5 Order of Play:
11:00 a.m.
Jesse Levine (1) vs. Eric Quigley (8)
Lester Cook (4) vs. Michael McClune (5)
Donald Young (2) vs. Jack Sock (7)
Alex Kuznetsov (3) vs. Ryan Harrison (6)

Sunday, Dec. 6 Order of Play:
1:00 p.m.
Winner of 1/8 vs. Winner of 4/5
followed by
Winner of 2/7 vs. Winner of 3/6

Monday final:
5:00 p.m.
Women's final
followed by
Men's final

coasterman9
12-02-2009, 09:02 PM
thanks smucav. Looks like Levine and Young have a good draw.

Rob_C
12-03-2009, 07:30 AM
The participants for the men's WC have changed again.

Sandgren is out, and Witten is in.


Saturday, Dec. 5 Order of Play:
Jesse Levine (1) vs. Jack Sock (8) 11 a.m.
Alex Kuznetsov (4) vs. Lester Cook (5)
Jesse Witten (2) vs. Ryan Harrison (7)
Donald Young (3) vs. Michael McClune (6)

As for Britton, all of the players above are ranked ahead of him. Britton is the last ranked player in the US, maybe in the entire ATP, at 1708 or something like that.

byledobiec
12-03-2009, 03:20 PM
next Monday

thanks for the 3rd time.:wavey:

smucav
12-03-2009, 06:04 PM
As for Britton, all of the players above are ranked ahead of him. Britton is the last ranked player in the US, maybe in the entire ATP, at 1708 or something like that.#1493 (as of November 30th):
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx?d=30.11.2009&c=USA&r=0#

Smoke944
12-03-2009, 11:55 PM
Witten out and Eric Quigley in :rolleyes: :lol:

Rob_C
12-04-2009, 12:21 AM
#1493 (as of November 30th):
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx?d=30.11.2009&c=USA&r=0#

Yeah, he moved up 297 places from the week before.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Br/D/Devin-Britton.aspx?t=rh

sagroove
12-04-2009, 03:38 AM
The participants for the men's WC have changed again.

Sandgren is out, and Witten is in.


Saturday, Dec. 5 Order of Play:
Jesse Levine (1) vs. Jack Sock (8) 11 a.m.
Alex Kuznetsov (4) vs. Lester Cook (5)
Jesse Witten (2) vs. Ryan Harrison (7)
Donald Young (3) vs. Michael McClune (6)

As for Britton, all of the players above are ranked ahead of him. Britton is the last ranked player in the US, maybe in the entire ATP, at 1708 or something like that.




Why did the draw and participants change? I am very confused. Would someone kindly please explain it to me??

Thanks
marc

Ad Wim
12-04-2009, 09:06 AM
Witten out and Eric Quigley in :rolleyes: :lol:

So Harrison is playing this guy now? Or have they drawn everything all over again?

DUN I LOVE
12-04-2009, 01:14 PM
Men's Draw:
(1) Jesse Levine vs. (8) Eric Quigley
(5) Michael McClune vs. (4) Lester Cook
(3) Alex Kuznetsov vs. (6) Ryan Harrison
(7) Jack Sock vs. (2) Donald Young

Where is Odesnik? :)

chowdahead25
12-05-2009, 05:13 AM
My picks for this:
Levine d. Quigley
Cook d. McClune
Harrison d. Kuznetsov
Young d. Sock

Levine d. Cook
Young d. Harrison

Young d. Levine

Should be a fun little tourney.

Ozone
12-05-2009, 04:17 PM
Where is Odesnik? :)
Wayne can get a direct entry. And I'm pissed that Ryan Sweeting didn't get into this:mad:

Ozone
12-05-2009, 04:20 PM
My picks for this:
Levine d. Quigley
Cook d. McClune
Harrison d. Kuznetsov
Young d. Sock

Levine d. Cook
Young d. Harrison

Young d. Levine

Should be a fun little tourney.
Young vs Harrison will be a bitch fest. Here are my predictions.

Levine d. Quigley
McClune d. Cook
Kuznetsov d. Harrison
Young d. Sock

Levine d. McClune
Kuznetsov d. Young

Levine d. Kuznetsov

Smoke944
12-05-2009, 10:39 PM
Jesse Levine (1) def. Eric Quigley (8), 6-2, 6-2
Michael McClune (5) def. Lester Cook (4), 6-3, 6-2
Ryan Harrison (6) def. Alex Kuznetsov (3), 6-3, 6-3
Donald Young (2) def. Jack Sock (7), 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

tae04
12-05-2009, 11:33 PM
Yes Donald!!

Ozone
12-06-2009, 03:25 AM
Surprising win for Harrison. Kuz is having a bad end to his year.
Surprising set won from Jack Sock

coasterman9
12-06-2009, 05:40 AM
any clips or pictures from the event?

Ad Wim
12-06-2009, 09:22 AM
Young losing a set to this guy :lol:

Levina and Harrison in straight, very nice. Beat Young now, Ryan!

coasterman9
12-06-2009, 07:58 PM
any update on the Levine match?

Ozone
12-06-2009, 11:22 PM
Oh Lord. Young vs Harrison. Im glad this match is played in the U.S. so we dont have to be laughed at. Should be a very bitchy match.

sagroove
12-07-2009, 12:56 AM
any score updates??????

smucav
12-07-2009, 01:55 AM
Sunday, Dec. 6 Results:
Jesse Levine (1) def. Michael McClune (5), 7-6, 6-4
Ryan Harrison (6) leads Donald Young (2), 6-3, 4-0

Monday final:
5:00 p.m.
Christina McHale (3) vs. CoCo Vandeweghe (4)
followed by
Jesse Levine (1) vs. TBA

sagroove
12-07-2009, 02:02 AM
Sunday, Dec. 6 Results:
Jesse Levine (1) def. Michael McClune (5), 7-6, 6-4
Ryan Harrison (6) leads Donald Young (2), 6-3, 4-0

Monday final:
5:00 p.m.
Christina McHale (3) vs. CoCo Vandeweghe (4)
followed by
Jesse Levine (1) vs. TBA

Ryan Harrison won 6-3, 6-4

Well done Ryan

Win this tournament!!!

chowdahead25
12-07-2009, 02:54 AM
Les:unsure:

Ad Wim
12-07-2009, 08:43 AM
Wow Ryan! That's at least a good ending to the year.

CooCooCachoo
12-07-2009, 04:55 PM
Great win for Harrison indeed. But Jesse should beat him quite easily.

CooCooCachoo
12-07-2009, 04:56 PM
And I kind of hope Vandeweghe takes the women's WC. McHale hasn't really amounted to much in the chances she has had so far.

Smoke944
12-07-2009, 09:07 PM
final is 3 out of 5 btw

SHB
12-08-2009, 03:20 AM
Per Colette Lewis' twitter page (she's a junior tennis blogger), Harrison beat Levine 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 to claim the AO main draw wild card.

http://twitter.com/zootennis

Jarl_02
12-08-2009, 03:45 AM
Per Colette Lewis' twitter page (she's a junior tennis blogger), Harrison beat Levine 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 to claim the AO main draw wild card.

http://twitter.com/zootennis

I hope this is actually true

Chip_s_m
12-08-2009, 06:55 AM
I hope this is actually true

Don't worry, she's very professional and is in the know. She wouldn't report a result unless its accurate. Very good news indeed.

Ad Wim
12-08-2009, 08:52 AM
Wow, if this true :eek:

Great win for Ryan, but again an incredible big loss by Jess :help:

Labamba
12-08-2009, 01:53 PM
nice win for Harrison :yeah:

horrible scoreline for Levine

Labamba
12-08-2009, 04:20 PM
USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs

Saturday, Dec. 5 Results:
Jesse Levine (1) def. Eric Quigley (8), 6-2, 6-2
Michael McClune (5) def. Lester Cook (4), 6-3, 6-2
Ryan Harrison (6) def. Alex Kuznetsov (3), 6-3, 6-3
Donald Young (2) def. Jack Sock (7), 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Sunday, Dec. 6 Results:
Jesse Levine (1) def. Michael McClune (5), 7-6 (3), 6-4
Ryan Harrison (6) def. Donald Young (2), 6-3, 6-4

Monday, Dec. 7 final:
Ryan Harrison (6) def. Jesse Levine (1), 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

first GS main draw appearance for the youngster :yeah:

http://www.usta.com/sitecore/content/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/Grand_Slams/Australian_Open/News/2010/USTA_Australian_Open_Wild_Card_playoffs_schedule_a nd_results.aspx

Certinfy
12-08-2009, 04:28 PM
Awesome :D So happy it has gone to him :D

Start da Game
12-08-2009, 04:30 PM
that overrated donald duck clown is out again?

Voo de Mar
12-08-2009, 04:31 PM
:lol: at Young.

Jem
12-08-2009, 04:50 PM
Watched this last night, and Harrison looks like the real deal to me -- strong serve, first and second, excellent groundstrokes off both sides, the ability to defend well, good net play, great court coverage. Looks like a solid American prospect. He might even have some clay court wins in his game!

Granted, Levine played a poor match, but the 17-year-old just had too many weapons for his older opponent. Wishing both players good luck in Australia.

smucav
12-08-2009, 05:05 PM
http://www.usta.com/sitecore/content/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/Grand_Slams/Australian_Open/News/2010/USTA_Australian_Open_Wild_Card_playoffs_schedule_a nd_results.aspxCoco Vandeweghe and Ryan Harrison received wild-card entries into the main draw of the 2010 Australian Open after winning the USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoff, held Dec. 4-7 at the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center, in Atlanta. Vandeweghe defeated Christina McHale, 7-6 (2), 0-6, 6-3, and Harrison beat Jesse Levine, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3.

CooCooCachoo
12-08-2009, 05:53 PM
:speakles:

So comfortably. I was expecting the score to be similar but the other way around. Wow, that must a great confidence boost to the guy.

While I was supporting Jesse in the final, I do generally prefer younger and less experienced players getting these kind of opportunities, so I am happy to see Ryan get his shot in the MD. Jesse should stand a good chance in qualifying.

CooCooCachoo
12-08-2009, 05:55 PM
:lol: at Young.

There's hardly any reason to laugh at it; it seemed like Harrison was simply on fire this play-off, as he eased past all his opponents. Young actually came back from 4-0 down in the second set too.

CooCooCachoo
12-08-2009, 05:56 PM
Horrible loss for Levine, but full credit to Harrison for a great week. Hopefully he doesn't disappoint.

Ivanatis
12-08-2009, 05:56 PM
no:(

Byrd
12-08-2009, 06:04 PM
All aboard......

Chip_s_m
12-08-2009, 06:14 PM
I hope he draws Tomic...

Ad Wim
12-08-2009, 06:35 PM
Great Ryan! :woohoo:

Bad from Levine though, lots of very big losses to mediocre players lately. Hope he rests and relly breaks through next year.

JMG
12-08-2009, 06:37 PM
The Don will go through the real qualifying to earn extra points there.

Everko
12-08-2009, 07:06 PM
This means zero. He will go down like Dimitrov and Young

Luinir
12-08-2009, 07:38 PM
Ryan Harrison = Future GOAT

:)

tangerine_dream
12-08-2009, 09:38 PM
Great news for Ryan. :woohoo:

Johnny Groove
12-08-2009, 09:43 PM
That Jack Sock guy is a good prospect too.

Roddickominator
12-08-2009, 09:44 PM
Pretty surprised that he beat the Donald and Levine like that....stringing together solid matches is tough for the young guys. I don't expect big things from the kid quite yet, but this is an encouraging result.

Geo
12-08-2009, 11:53 PM
great wins for Harrison! :yeah: only 17.

NYCtennisfan
12-09-2009, 12:22 AM
Levine is a solid player so I never expected Harrison to win so easily against him.

Dupuis2006
12-09-2009, 01:16 AM
WTH? :eek:

Action Jackson
12-09-2009, 01:22 AM
Good stuff from the youngster.

thegreendestiny
12-09-2009, 02:31 AM
Welcome aboard!
http://tombraiderfanboy.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/bandwagon.jpg

The Freak
12-09-2009, 04:53 AM
That Jack Sock guy is a good prospect too.

He is really good.

I played him 3 years ago in a national tournament. I got two games :)

:lol:

setrg
12-09-2009, 02:37 PM
I have to admit I'm shocked at those results from Harrison. Levine is no joke....and he had a relatively good last season.

I dont mean to be mean, but boy...Harrison's technique doesn't scream "futur great of the game".


proof : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8JNKuM1x-s

His weirdly crooked preparation on the forehand looks a lil' roddick'ish....I guess he's a fan.

Jem
12-10-2009, 03:57 AM
I have to admit I'm shocked at those results from Harrison. Levine is no joke....and he had a relatively good last season.

I dont mean to be mean, but boy...Harrison's technique doesn't scream "futur great of the game".


proof : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8JNKuM1x-s

His weirdly crooked preparation on the forehand looks a lil' roddick'ish....I guess he's a fan.

I didn't see much wrong with his technique. His groundstokes off both sides were superb and didn't show much weakness. It's great to see an American who's so solid from the baseline and shows patience to boot while being able to crack winners off both sides.