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Matthew Barton Thread

jmf07
03-24-2011, 01:08 AM
Into the Quarters of a Spanish future claycourt after having to win 4 matches on Qualies. He also qualified the week before for another Spanish claycourt event and won a round.

Was born on the 18th December 1991. Currently ranked 896 in the world and according to his ITF profile he is currently a member of the NSWIS. He doesn't have a profile on Tennis Australia so I can't say much more but I think Andy (Hewitt=Legend) knows a bit more about him.

RustyOz
03-25-2011, 04:34 AM
Saw Matt play at the Manly Seaside in December. Big lad, has a big serve and a HUGE forehand. Won the singles title. Came from a set down to beat Sadik Kadir, if my memory serves me correctly. From the post-match interview seemed like a likable person with a good attitude. Let's hope he progresses well.
Any news on the QF - nothing posted on the ITF site?

Hewitt =Legend
03-25-2011, 05:27 AM
Yeah, like RustyOz said he has a good serve, big forehand and the backhand is a steady shot. Works with Sandon Stolle and Mantilla has been helping him out recently as well. Isn't the most talented guy out there but hard work and commitment to the sport has got him to where he is today. It's funny, growing up playing with and against him, there were probably about 20 guys that were more talented and had more weapons than Matty, but they had poor work ethic and not the required desire to compete as a professional tennis player.

Plays Pedro Clar-Rossello who is the number 1 seed and in good form this year. Hope Matty can put in a good performance, and one things for sure, he will never give up.

RustyOz
03-26-2011, 03:48 AM
A good performance by Matt against the No.1 seed, going down unfortunately in 3 sets 46 62 62.
Hope he continues to progress and wins more matches.

Hewitt =Legend
03-26-2011, 08:50 AM
Excellent effort from Matty, especially against an in form player like Pedro.

jmf07
03-29-2011, 04:40 AM
Thanks RustyOz and Andy for the info.

Matt got a special exempt into another Spanish Clay future and took out the wildcard Oriol Roca Batalla 64 64 in the first round. Next up is either the second seed Jan-Lennard Struff or Ivan Nedelko.

Chris.
03-31-2011, 04:06 AM
Lost 6-3 6-4 to the the second seed in the second round. Unlucky draw.

jmf07
04-01-2011, 01:08 AM
Yeah unlucky match up for Matt there.

Sombrerero loco
04-03-2011, 11:37 PM
i´ve seen him yesterday, he plays so so hard...he is in the qualifying round, so good luck :)

Sombrerero loco
04-05-2011, 10:18 PM
Matthew Barton:
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RustyOz
04-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Great photos Sombrerero. Now people will be able to recognise him. Btw, Barton beat No.8 seed Belgian Alexandre Folie in the 1st round in 3 sets, not letting a 1-6 first set get him down, and bouncing back to win the next two set 64, 64. Good win.
Barton up against another qualifier, Yannick Hanfmann, ranked 941, similar age and ranking to Barton, so hopefully Matt can get another win here and go deeper into the tournament. Go Matt.

Hewitt =Legend
04-06-2011, 12:37 AM
Great fighting win for Matty, really settling in to the clay over in Europe. Good opportunity to progress further now, hope he can take advantage of it.

Sombrerero loco
04-06-2011, 08:58 AM
yeah, the pics are from his match against folie, the eighth seeded.plays today never before 16:00 so in 5 hours.good luck matt^^

RustyOz
04-06-2011, 10:17 PM
Oh dear, I must have put the mocker on Matt. He went down 46 46 to Hanfmann...

jmf07
04-07-2011, 01:00 AM
Slightly disappointing loss but it's good to see him continuing to qualify for these main draws and winning matches.

Thanks for the pics Sombrerero Loco.

Hewitt =Legend
04-07-2011, 01:15 AM
Bad luck Matty, good effort to qualify and he will learn from this and that's the main thing.

Cheers for the pics Sombrerero..

Sombrerero loco
04-07-2011, 07:48 AM
anyway, he won a point this week so its okay^^ next week will be better.i´ll be there too so i´ll bring some pics from matt for sure :)

Sombrerero loco
04-12-2011, 07:29 PM
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andreas16
04-14-2011, 08:08 PM
cool, great photos Sombrerero loco :). Im a big fan of matt, big forehand, good potential and hard worker. Improving always and i think he will have a big future. I think hes currently in AIS? does anyone know? it doesnt say anywhere that he is?

Sombrerero loco
04-15-2011, 01:05 AM
de rien :)
what is AIS?

jmf07
05-17-2011, 12:47 AM
Playing a 10k Polish Clay Future where in the first round he took out Matt Reid 7-5 4-6 7-5. Reid was the third seed.

Sombrerero loco
05-17-2011, 08:07 AM
ohhh well done
!!

jmf07
05-19-2011, 02:12 AM
No luck in the second round with him being defeated by James Duckworth 6-2 1-6 5-7. He is on the entry list for a Polish future next week but he is currently 3rd alt.

Sombrerero loco
05-19-2011, 07:14 AM
lets hope he wont have to play the qualies, come on!!

Hewitt =Legend
05-19-2011, 12:58 PM
Tough matchup, they've played each other over 100 times and never easy to play a mate..

jmf07
05-27-2011, 12:19 AM
Matt had a disappointing 6-3 6-1 loss to Adam Chadaj in the first round of a 15k Polish clay future.

Chris.
06-01-2011, 02:14 PM
Matt had a good 3 set win in a Futures Tournment. Takes on the number 2 seed next.

RustyOz
06-02-2011, 02:06 AM
Not enough grunt from Barton to down the No.2 seed Recouderc, as he goes down 62 64, in the second round of the Polish $10k Futures tournament.
Hopefully in main draw next week and can get a run of wins going.

Sombrerero loco
06-02-2011, 07:18 AM
ok matt, won a point and not a nice draw later.better luck next week, come on!

Chris.
06-23-2011, 01:16 AM
Matt lost in a Futures tournment in the first round to the number 1 seed Dusan Lojda 6-2 6-7 6-3. Bad luck Matty did well to take a set.

Sombrerero loco
06-23-2011, 01:18 PM
ouch =( he fought well anyway

RustyOz
06-23-2011, 10:40 PM
A good fight by Barton. He has the guns, just needs more experience and to learn when and how to fire them.

Chris.
07-04-2011, 02:08 AM
Matt is playing a Futures tournment in Spain where he takes on a Qualifier in the first round.

Chris.
09-08-2011, 08:08 AM
After not playing for a few months Matt is playing in Alice Spring Futures tournment and is through to the QF's after beating a qualifier 6-1 6-1. Keep going Mate.

Chris.
11-04-2011, 06:52 AM
Matt playing in Austraia this week is through to the semis after beating Nick Lindhal in straight sets. Take it out Matty!

Hewitt =Legend
11-04-2011, 08:48 AM
Great work Matt. Him and Duckworth are close friends, no doubt Ducky's success this year is spurring Matty on. Hope he can go all the way.

Sombrerero loco
11-04-2011, 09:44 AM
matt :hearts: good luck in the semis!!

Hewitt =Legend
11-05-2011, 06:16 AM
Matty went down 4 and 4 to Colin. Still a good week for him.

Sombrerero loco
11-06-2011, 09:06 PM
matt great week :hug:

Chris.
12-30-2011, 10:20 AM
Matt is playing qualifying at a challenger event in Noumea he is the number 2 seed and got a bye in the first round and takes on WC Johann Godard for a spot in the main draw.

Hewitt =Legend
12-30-2011, 10:23 AM
haha, bit harder than the manly seaside where he is usually competing in the final at this time of the year.

Hope he plays well..

Sombrerero loco
12-30-2011, 02:03 PM
gl matt!!

Chilenaitor
01-08-2012, 05:26 PM
matt plays in AO qualies? or Juniors?

Sombrerero loco
01-08-2012, 06:56 PM
he cant play juniors for a couple of years :facepalm:

Chris.
03-04-2012, 08:29 AM
Kyoto QR1: Barton Def (WC) Fukui 6-0 6-0.
QR2: Barton Def (7) Statham 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5.
QR3: Barton Def (1) Ghedin 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Really good win in the final round against the top seed and world number 299. Do some damage here Matty!

Sombrerero loco
03-04-2012, 08:56 PM
please win some rounds in md now!

jmf07
03-05-2012, 08:38 AM
Nice first round matchup against Klaasen. Matt has a very good chance. Klaasen has been woeful of late.

RustyOz
03-06-2012, 09:05 AM
Matt hangs tough and wins a long match 6-4 in the 3rd set. Won the 1st set 7-4 in the tie-break, lost the 2nd set 6-8 in the tie-break. Go Matt.

scotthongkong
03-06-2012, 09:07 AM
well done to Matt. Great win there.

Sombrerero loco
03-06-2012, 12:19 PM
wow, impressive!!

jmf07
03-07-2012, 05:25 AM
Interesting. He took the first set against Tatsuma Ito 6-3. Got the early break and kept it although Ito had a few Break Points at 4-2 on Barton's serve. Hopefully he can keep it up.

jmf07
03-07-2012, 06:29 AM
Had two break point opportunities early on in the second set but failed convert and once Ito got the second set it was all one way traffic in the third. Hopefully that third set doesn't ruin what was a fairly impressive week.

RustyOz
03-07-2012, 06:36 AM
Matt could not maintain the rage. Lost the 2nd set to Ito and was 0-4 in the 3rd unfortunately, last score I saw. A mountain to climb...

Sombrerero loco
03-07-2012, 08:07 AM
matt :hug: he had a great week here

RustyOz
03-07-2012, 08:05 PM
Matt went down with a bagel in the 3rd set, 60. I hope it was not a tank or that he is not injured. Needs to be tougher in those situations, to have a bit more ticker when the going gets tough.

Chris.
03-07-2012, 11:33 PM
A big chance missed there still good week Matt.

jmf07
03-23-2012, 02:05 AM
Had a good win against Brydan Klein in the first round of the clay futures tournament up in Ipswich. Takes on Rhys Michael Johnson in the second round.

Chris.
03-23-2012, 06:00 AM
Should be an easy win in round 2.

Sombrerero loco
03-23-2012, 09:42 AM
wow impressive first round result!

jmf07
03-24-2012, 01:02 AM
Won his second round match 6-4 6-4 but then lost to Sam Groth in the Quarters 7-6 6-4.

Hewitt =Legend
04-21-2012, 12:47 AM
Matty having a superb week in Taipei, battling his way through to the semi finals with wins over top 200 players Millot and Weintraub. All this after being the last direct entrant as well. Plays British number 2 James Ward for a spot in his maiden futures final. Good luck mate.

Sombrerero loco
04-21-2012, 09:11 AM
this semifinals points will be good for his ranking :)

Chris.
04-21-2012, 11:11 AM
He lost 3-6 6-3 7-6. Great effort against the world number 153.

Chris.
07-17-2012, 11:38 PM
An-Ning ch:
(Q) Barton vs (5). Ze zhang.

Tough match good luck Matt.

Sombrerero loco
07-18-2012, 05:19 PM
really tough loss today, nice scoreline even though he lost! keep going matt :)

RustyOz
07-19-2012, 02:14 AM
Another agonizIng loss by Matt, 67(5) 75 46.
At least he is putting himself in a position to win these matches against good opposition.
Keep battling Matt, you will get rewarded.

Chris.
07-23-2012, 07:39 AM
Wuhan CH:

QR1: (2) Barton def bye
QR2: (2) Barton def Sato 6-3 7-6(5)
QR3: (2) Barton def Zhang 6-1 6-3

Round one: (Q) Barton vs (Q) Saville.

scotthongkong
07-23-2012, 08:42 AM
Wow..not sure how to call this match. At least we will have one man into the second round.

Sombrerero loco
07-23-2012, 08:56 AM
nice matty. please win that match

RustyOz
07-23-2012, 10:23 PM
Wuhan CH:

QR1: (2) Barton def bye
QR2: (2) Barton def Sato 6-3 7-6(5)
QR3: (2) Barton def Zhang 6-1 6-3

Round one: (Q) Barton vs (Q) Saville.

Tough result to predict.
Barton has the fire-power.
Saville has the technique and quality.
Who has the composure? :confused:

Chris.
07-24-2012, 08:01 AM
Luke won 1-6 6-4 6-1.

Sombrerero loco
07-24-2012, 08:37 AM
matty :hug:

RustyOz
07-24-2012, 10:29 PM
Tough result for Matt.
Good first set. Converted the opportunities better.
Saville just served too well for the match, at a phenonemal 75%, saving 2 bp's in the 2nd set and facing none in the 3rd set.

Chris.
09-09-2012, 04:34 AM
Australia F6 Futures:
R32 [4] Matthew Barton (AUS) def Michael Venus (NZL) 3-6 6-1 6-3
R16 [4] Matthew Barton (AUS) Def [WC] Harry Bourchier (AUS) 6-4 6-4
QF [4] Matthew Barton (AUS) Def [8] Nick Lindhal (AUS) 6-2 6-3
SF [4] Matthew Barton (AUS Def [2] Michael Look (AUS 6-3 6-4
FINAL [4] Matthew Barton (AUS) Def [1] Samuel Groth (AUS) 7-6 6-3

Congrats to Matty winning his first Futures tittle! :woohoo: Good luck in Adelaide next week Matt.

Sombrerero loco
09-09-2012, 09:35 AM
yeah matty :bowdown: :woohoo:

RustyOz
09-09-2012, 10:39 PM
Go Matty Barton. Well done son.
1st of many more we hope.

Chris.
01-04-2013, 11:53 PM
Sydney QR1:

Barton Def Karlovic 6-7(0) 7-6(5) 7-6(5)

:woohoo: Is that Matts first top 100 win?

Chilenaitor
01-04-2013, 11:55 PM
big match!!

n8
01-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Excellent win.

Chris.
01-05-2013, 04:29 AM
Through to the final round of qualies with a 7-5 6-1 win over Ito. Backs up after playing for 3 hours earlier. Impressive.

RustyOz
01-05-2013, 05:34 AM
Two top 100 hundred wins in a day !!! Go Matt Barton.
It pays to train hard - hitting on Xmas Eve and Boxing Day paid off.

Great match against Karlovic - would have been very nerve-wracking - showed some ticker there.

Ausie
01-27-2013, 08:01 AM
McDonalds Burnie International

R32 M. Barton AUS vs J. P. Smith AUS [8]

Chris.
01-28-2013, 06:50 AM
Through to the second round with a 6-2 6-2 win :eek:

scotthongkong
01-28-2013, 07:27 AM
I am a little surprised at the ease of this scoreline. It looked though that Matt was playing well and JP was making a shitload of unforced errors. Good luck in round 2.

Sombrerero loco
01-28-2013, 08:21 AM
yeah matty :woohoo:

RustyOz
01-28-2013, 08:59 AM
Good result from a player currently in form. JP Smith has been niggled with a few minor injuries of late but I think Matts power, with the balls being used heavier than the USA balls JP is used to, being a factor in this scoreline.

n8
02-01-2013, 12:01 PM
Barton's amazing 2013 continues as he progresses into the semi-finals of Burnie with a 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3 victory over 2nd seed Polansky.

Sombrerero loco
02-01-2013, 12:02 PM
top 350 next monday and new high career ranking for matty

scotthongkong
02-01-2013, 07:29 PM
this is great to see. I think that Matthew is the form player of the moment and I would love to see him reach the final and play Millman. Exciting times.

RustyOz
02-01-2013, 08:52 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Great to see Matt playing well, consistently.
Great start to the year and hope he can keep the wins coming.
Nothing like confidence to aid your already good game.
Keep going Matt.

Chris.
02-02-2013, 01:19 AM
Matt lost to Robert 7-6 7-6.

scotthongkong
02-02-2013, 01:24 AM
Bugger! What a shame. So close!

RustyOz
02-02-2013, 04:31 AM
Great showing by Matt. Those close matches.... win some lose some.
Now for Westlakes.

Sombrerero loco
02-02-2013, 07:50 AM
matt :hug:

Ausie
02-05-2013, 11:20 AM
West Lakes, Adelaide, Australia

R32 Matthew Barton AUS d. [8] Alessandro Giannessi ITA 4-3 Ret.

Sombrerero loco
02-05-2013, 01:37 PM
nice chance here to get to the qfs and even sfs, come on

Ausie
02-06-2013, 05:53 AM
R16 Matthew Barton AUS d. Luke Saville AUS 6-2 6-2

Sombrerero loco
02-06-2013, 08:00 AM
yeah matt :woohoo: now qfs. it will be really tough against tobert though. please avenge yourself, and johny millman

Chris.
02-08-2013, 04:51 AM
Matt is in some seriously good form. Beat Robert 6-4 6-1. Now takes on Lokbov for a spot in the final. Good chance here.

scotthongkong
02-08-2013, 05:35 AM
Great score line there from Matthew over the form player from France. Lokbov beat Sam Groth today in two tie breakers but after coming through the qualifying he might be feeling the effects of all this tennis. Good luck to Matt.

Chris.
02-08-2013, 06:25 AM
Lokbov didnt come through qualifying this week.

Sombrerero loco
02-08-2013, 07:32 AM
matt in the semifinals :drool:

n8
02-09-2013, 12:52 AM
Barton's form continues with a 6-1 7-5 win in the semi-finals. Lobkov had set points at 6-1 4-5*.

Definitely top 300 now. :yippee:

n8
02-09-2013, 01:01 AM
Matthew withdrew from Australia F1 next week but will be in action again the Sydney Challenger starting later this month. It's interesting that he's only played tour level qualifying and Challengers this year but the way he's going he might not have to go back to Futures (chances are he will play some but things are sure on the up).

Hewitt =Legend
02-09-2013, 01:17 AM
Smart choice. No point playing against the same players for another week for less points and money.

His training block over the holidays and christmas period is reaping him massive rewards at the moment...

Chris.
02-09-2013, 01:32 AM
Matt :worship: if he wins he will go to about 240. If he loses he will be at 274. Which is a massive ranking jump of 71 places :eek:

scotthongkong
02-09-2013, 03:37 AM
wishing Matt all the best in the final tomorrow. Ward will be a challenging opponent but I am sure he can do it. Exciting times!

RustyOz
02-09-2013, 04:42 AM
Go Matty Barton. Go the Northern Beaches lad. Hope he plays off of his a face tomorrow. Go son.

Sombrerero loco
02-09-2013, 08:43 AM
matt :bowdown: please this tomorrow. what an amazing week he is having

The_Aussie17
02-10-2013, 03:05 AM
Matty gets up 6-2 6-3, smashed the Brit amazing win.

Chris.
02-10-2013, 03:43 AM
Matt :bowdown: amazing 2 weeks. Take a well earned rest. Top 250 :woohoo:

RustyOz
02-10-2013, 06:00 AM
Woowhee. Great result Matt. Challenger title under your belt and more to come. Don't back off now, keep going.

scotthongkong
02-10-2013, 07:23 AM
definitely one of our form players. I watched him play in Sydney and was really impressed by his power and variety of shot. His family seated behind us were really lovely too. Well done to Matt and hope he can follow in the footsteps of Marinko and Matthew Ebden and step up quickly.

Sombrerero loco
02-10-2013, 08:20 AM
just no words :bowdown: top 250 tomorrow...amazing

n8
02-11-2013, 04:03 AM
Up to #242 after being outside the top 600 less than a year ago.

Sombrerero loco
02-11-2013, 08:35 AM
this should put him into GS qualies :) great jump matty

The_Aussie17
02-27-2013, 03:55 AM
Barton beat Millman today 6-3 6-3. He hit 16 aces in just that little amount of time, amazing stat haven't seen anything like that from anyone off the top of my head.

n8
02-27-2013, 04:08 AM
Barton's form continues. :worship:

Robert will be tough, they are 1-1 in Challengers this year.

RustyOz
02-27-2013, 07:22 AM
Barton beat Millman today 6-3 6-3. He hit 16 aces in just that little amount of time, amazing stat haven't seen anything like that from anyone off the top of my head.

Great serving. People will think he's on 'roids - has had an amazing rise up the rankings since Xmas.

Well done on the win - plenty more to come based on that performance against Millman.

The_Aussie17
03-02-2013, 05:48 AM
Barton will play a Japanese wildcard in the first round at Kyoto, Masato Shiga who is the same age as Barton but only ranked 1154 in the world.

Sombrerero loco
03-02-2013, 07:59 AM
really winnable one, good news

Sam21
03-04-2013, 10:22 AM
keeps the good form going with a 6-0 6-3 win over Shiga... he only lost 5 points in the first set :) the third seed Zhang has pulled out so now Matt will play Uchiyama or a lucky loser next round... good chance to make a challenger quarter final overseas!

Hewitt =Legend
03-04-2013, 08:08 PM
Things keep falling into place for Matty. Hope he can take advantage of this little opening...

RustyOz
03-04-2013, 09:03 PM
Faarrk - that is getting lucky...
Almost Ebden like...

n8
03-07-2013, 10:17 AM
Yes! 4th consecutive Challenger quarter-final (or better). Plays 8th seed Dominik Meffert next in Kyoto. One win away from the top 200.

Sombrerero loco
03-07-2013, 10:41 AM
semifinals in doubles too, with john millman :)

RustyOz
03-07-2013, 09:25 PM
Yes! 4th consecutive Challenger quarter-final (or better). Plays 8th seed Dominik Meffert next in Kyoto. One win away from the top 200.

Yep - following that stat as well. Just a smidgen away from Top 200. Who would have thought at the beginning of the year. Definitely will go top 200 this year, is well placed points wise in the front of the year (has very little to defend - only 30 points to end June).
Go Matt Barton - play fearless tennis.

On a similar note - a lot of the lesser ranked Aussies (not top 120) are well placed to progress well in the first half of the year, with few points to defend:
Millman - 22pts until May, then a crunch 60pts mid May, but very little (14 pts) from then to September
Barton - 30 pts until end June ;)
Reid - 10 pts until July :D
Jones - O pts until June :devil: :)
Feeney - 1 pt until end July :devil: :)
Kyrgios - 3 pts until August, then not much after :worship:
Bolt - 6 pts until Junes :)
Saville - 7 pts until mid May :)
Klein - 12 pts until May (but 39 pts to end May and another 18 in June):(

So Jones and Fenney have least points to defend the remaining half of the year (due to injuries last year most probably) - now need the results.

Groth has the most to defend - 98 to end May, :eek: with
Duckworth (56 pts) and Smith (58 pts) to end May :(

Of the top 120:
Hewitt - 0 pts to Mid Jul, then 150 in July and 70 in early Aug :worship:
Mato- 41 pts in Mar then another 157 in May and more in June (93) :eek:
Bernie - 100 pts to May, 120 in May and 45 in June :eek:
Ebden - 106 this tournament, 10 in April, then 32 in June (most of those 10 pointers for 1st round loss in Master's events !!) :p;)
so Hewitt best placed here - just needs to win some matches.

The_Aussie17
03-08-2013, 12:39 AM
Yep - following that stat as well. Just a smidgen away from Top 200. Who would have thought at the beginning of the year. Definitely will go top 200 this year, is well placed points wise in the front of the year (has very little to defend - only 30 points to end June).
Go Matt Barton - play fearless tennis.

On a similar note - a lot of the lesser ranked Aussies (not top 120) are well placed to progress well in the first half of the year, with few points to defend:
Millman - 22pts until May, then a crunch 60pts mid May, but very little (14 pts) from then to September
Barton - 30 pts until end June ;)
Reid - 10 pts until July :D
Jones - O pts until June :devil: :)
Feeney - 1 pt until end July :devil: :)
Kyrgios - 3 pts until August, then not much after :worship:
Bolt - 6 pts until Junes :)
Saville - 7 pts until mid May :)
Klein - 12 pts until May (but 39 pts to end May and another 18 in June):(

So Jones and Fenney have least points to defend the remaining half of the year (due to injuries last year most probably) - now need the results.

Groth has the most to defend - 98 to end May, :eek: with
Duckworth (56 pts) and Smith (58 pts) to end May :(

Of the top 120:
Hewitt - 0 pts to Mid Jul, then 150 in July and 70 in early Aug :worship:
Mato- 41 pts in Mar then another 157 in May and more in June (93) :eek:
Bernie - 100 pts to May, 120 in May and 45 in June :eek:
Ebden - 106 this tournament, 10 in April, then 32 in June (most of those 10 pointers for 1st round loss in Master's events !!) :p;)
so Hewitt best placed here - just needs to win some matches.

Great bunch of stats there cheers.

So Saville hasn't been in a great patch lately but with a few lucky results and some runs he should see himself inside the top 300 for RG, same with Bolty with only 6 to defend he could really do well in the 2 upcoming Aus futures being the 3rd seed at the first one. I'd put my money on him to be in the RG qualifying list as probably an alternate but right up the top. Jones is playing some great tennis at the moment so he really should return to the top 250 if not better before his points start coming on, Millman soon to be top 150??? And Barton I think will be similar but slightly behind. Klein mmm not in really any great form apart from winning the doubles title last week so hopefully that sparks the kid up to get some good results. Reid and Feeney just chugging along under the radar both would be great to see in Wimbledon and RG qualifying.

Injury free Groth should be able to defend most of not all of those points, Duckworth is going to be the one in that group to drop in my opinion down the rankings a little. But I hope he proves me wrong and can start to find some consistent wins.

Ebden hopefully can at least make the second round here at Indian Wells you'd think anyway...

Hewitt top 50 here he comes...

Matosevic did well in Memphis to defend those points the week after in Delray Beach, maybe a win or two at IW see him up again and then hope he can play well on the dirt.

Tomic the man great win this morning, please back it up against Gasquet then knock out that spud Janowicz. I'm tipping him to be seeded at Roland Garros so don't let me down Bernie.

So who else thinks everyone of these players RustyOz has mentioned will at least play either qualies in the next two slams? All very much should, cannot wait to see a huge bunch of Aussies over seas in events like that willing one another along to get the wins and all try to better each others results.

The_Aussie17
03-08-2013, 02:42 AM
Barton gets great win over 8th seed Meffert 3-6 6-3 6-4. Wouldn't have a clue about the stats seen as my live scoring wasn't working but at least he won, lets hope Millman gets up in his clash and they meet one another in the semis.

ozfan44
03-08-2013, 03:17 AM
They are in opposite halves of the draw.

Both won so one win each away from an all aussie final :woohoo:

Chris.
03-08-2013, 04:19 AM
Millman is already in top 150 now by the way :p

But yeah all Aussie final please.

The_Aussie17
03-08-2013, 05:53 AM
Millman is already in top 150 now by the way :p

But yeah all Aussie final please.

He is 161 my friend?

jmf07
03-08-2013, 06:38 AM
Great to see him take the form overseas.

He is 161 my friend?

If he loses his next match he would still be provisionally ranked at 143.

Sombrerero loco
03-08-2013, 08:46 AM
yeah he means next week
matt :)

RustyOz
03-08-2013, 09:06 PM
Matt into top 200 (me thinks) - with much much more to come this year.
Needs to serve off his face next match and get to his 2nd Challenger final of the year,

Chris.
03-09-2013, 03:51 AM
Matt lost in straight sets. Still a great week cracked the top 200 what a amazing start to the year it has been for him.

Action Jackson
03-09-2013, 04:20 AM
Barton will come back to Sydney for training block to prepare him for European clay and grass season.

Last year losing first round futures and this year started the season well. The bigger tests are coming.

Sombrerero loco
03-09-2013, 08:26 AM
matt :hug: huge week even though he lost here

Southend Aussies
03-10-2013, 02:15 PM
Matt lost in straight sets. Still a great week cracked the top 200 what a amazing start to the year it has been for him.

He'll either be just on 200 or 201, 202 or 203. Either way he's had a massive 2 months.

n8
03-19-2013, 08:12 AM
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Chris.
04-17-2013, 08:14 AM
Matt beat qualifier Gianni Mina 6-4 7-6(5) in the first round of Mexico he will play second seed Dudi Sela in the second round.

Southend Aussies
04-17-2013, 11:29 PM
Matt beat qualifier Gianni Mina 6-4 7-6(5) in the first round of Mexico he will play second seed Dudi Sela in the second round.

Lost to Dudi Sela in straight sets. Will remain just outside top 200 again.

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scotthongkong
04-19-2013, 09:22 AM
He had break points to win that second set........I came back to the live scores and he had lost the last 4 games to go down in straight sets. Not a bad loss though as Sela is quality but I was surprised how quickly it must have fallen away!

Chris.
04-20-2013, 08:43 AM
Matt finds him self playing ATP this week! He is in the qualifying draw of Barcelona seeded 12 takes on Matwe Middelkoop in the first round. Come on Matty!

Sombrerero loco
04-20-2013, 08:57 AM
please win today!!

n8
04-20-2013, 09:05 AM
This is very exciting. I love Matthew's confident scheduling. Even when had a 'Futures ranking', he still played a lot of Challenger qualifying. I think this aggressive scheduling will pay dividends.

RustyOz
04-20-2013, 09:23 AM
Big game, should play big matches.
It pays to see where your game is, how you compare and what you should be working on. And if you are good enough, time to soar.
Go Matt Barton.

Southend Aussies
04-20-2013, 12:57 PM
Only problem is he plays Ernests Gulbis if he wins for a main spot in the draw..... Gulbis is probably the in-form players on the tour outside the top 20 at the moment.

Sombrerero loco
04-20-2013, 01:53 PM
he still has to win today. indeed he is 0-2 down atm

Southend Aussies
04-20-2013, 03:13 PM
I think the occasion got to Matt. Lost 6-4 6-2 to Matwe Middlekoop. Not confident on his serve and just couldn't find a rhythm. Still it will be great experience and he now heads to Munich or Estoril next week.

Sombrerero loco
04-20-2013, 04:32 PM
probably munich, but lets see

Chris.
04-21-2013, 05:28 AM
Bad luck Matt. Good luck in the next tournment.

Chris.
04-27-2013, 06:56 AM
Matt is back trying his luck in ATP qualifying in Munich this week. He takes on third seed and world number 98 Sergiy Stakhovsky. Tough match. Good luck Matt.

Chris.
04-27-2013, 12:19 PM
Matt went down 7-6(5) 6-2.

Sombrerero loco
04-27-2013, 12:40 PM
it was a really tough draw :hug:

Southend Aussies
04-27-2013, 02:45 PM
I just get the feeling he's 12 months away from this level. Should play more challengers and get into MD of ATP events. Plays in Rome challenger next week.

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Daniel.
04-27-2013, 10:15 PM
Good on him for giving this level a go.
I agree he is not quite there yet, but he needs to get a taste in order to know what he needs to step up into.
I'm excited about the year ahead for Matt.
Hanging around ATP qualies losing 1st or 2nd round each time gets you no where tho so go back & get some wins now & may be hit some US hardcourt ATP qualies in a few months.

n8
05-20-2013, 10:18 PM
Good qualifying draw for Barton. He plays Di Wu in the first round, who has only has two clay wins in his career (Davis Cup versus someone ranked 1511 and a Challenger qualifying match in 2009). His second round match (if he makes it) will be against a hard courter too.

scotthongkong
05-21-2013, 12:32 AM
Good luck to Matthew over the Chinese player. He should be able to win this.

Ausie
05-21-2013, 10:34 AM
Q1 Matthew Barton AUS - Di Wu CHN 2-6 3-6

james82
05-21-2013, 12:23 PM
thought the match would be closer but knew di wu would win hes a good talent

AussieAdz
06-17-2013, 04:46 AM
Matt has drawn Farrukh Dustov who beat Sam Groth in French Open qualies

Chris.
06-17-2013, 05:28 AM
Tough one. Good luck Matt.

Ausie
06-17-2013, 04:24 PM
QR1 Matthew Barton AUS - Farukh Dustov UZB 6-3 2-6 4-6

AussieAdz
06-18-2013, 02:08 AM
Disappointing loss for Matt given he was up a break 2-1 in the third... Still been a good year for him and I think the hard court season will suit his game.

RustyOz
07-08-2013, 11:21 PM
Barton started so well at the beginning of the year, it suggested a spectacular year for him. But something must have worn off, as he has failed to duplicate his amazing start to the year.

He has earned 173 pts so far this year, and has 43 pts to defend. So if he can get back to his early year form, confidence and fitness, he could have a good second half to the year. He only has 6 pts to defend before the US Open cut-off, so will make the qualies draw. Let's hope it starts again for him there.

Pass

AussieAdz
07-09-2013, 01:49 AM
I agree with you RustyOz!

To be fair to Matt I think he has gone from futures last year straight into Challengers this year, where a lot of others have a couple of years at futures level prior to going into Challengers. Will do him good over time and he has had a few really good wins this year.

Pass for me

Sombrerero loco
07-09-2013, 09:39 AM
he is playing 15k future in canada this week =) he is top seed there

AussieAdz
07-09-2013, 11:48 PM
he is playing 15k future in canada this week =) he is top seed there

Needs to make at least QF, probably should make the Final

scotthongkong
07-10-2013, 05:23 AM
time to get some wins on the board again and build momentum.

AussieAdz
07-11-2013, 11:01 PM
He is through to QF and will play in form Aussie Jono Cooper

Chris.
08-20-2013, 06:35 AM
Matt plays Americas finest Donald Young in the first round of the US Open qualifying.

Sombrerero loco
08-20-2013, 10:05 AM
young is still in winstom salem?
good luck matt!!!

Chris.
08-20-2013, 10:30 AM
Young didn't play Winston Salem :confused:

RustyOz
08-21-2013, 01:01 AM
Oooohhh Matty Barton... going so well against DY at 5-5 in the first set, serving first and then...
the implosion...
Drops serve to trail 5-6, loses set 5-7 and then dumps his bundle. Loses 8 games in a row to acquiesce 5-7, 0-6 and bow out of the US Open qualifying at the first hurdle. Must say it was a tough draw, up against DY.

Sombrerero loco
08-21-2013, 08:40 AM
matt :tape:

Redline
10-20-2013, 11:04 AM
Anyone know wjy Barton is not playing Melbourne? I haven't seen his name anywhere else.

RustyOz
10-20-2013, 08:50 PM
Anyone know wjy Barton is not playing Melbourne? I haven't seen his name anywhere else.

Withdrew first round (or lost) in Alice Springs Futures and then did not play Sydney, so presume he is injured. Last I heard he was down on confidence and was just training but did have some niggling injuries. A pity, he started the year so well but has been down hill for him since then.

Southend Aussies
10-20-2013, 09:43 PM
Anyone know wjy Barton is not playing Melbourne? I haven't seen his name anywhere else.

Was listed in Melbourne but withdrew due to injury. Was in Sydney for the ITF events but didn't play and was still injured then. I suspect he'll be working towards the AO playoff at the December Showdown.

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Sombrerero loco
11-09-2013, 09:26 AM
still injured :hug:

Ausie
01-07-2014, 07:05 AM
R1 Matthew Barton AUS - Marsel Ilhan TUR

Chilenaitor
01-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Nice Chances! GL!

Ausie
01-08-2014, 02:24 AM
R1 Matthew Barton AUS - Marsel Ilhan TUR 1-6 1-6

Daniel.
01-08-2014, 04:20 AM
Is he still injured or what? Is he gonna be another one who never recovers from injury and retires?

Sombrerero loco
01-08-2014, 09:49 AM
still injured it seems :hug: im scared he is defending everything in like 1 month...

Ausie
02-04-2014, 08:05 AM
R1 Matthew Barton AUS - Jose (Rubin) Statham NZL 6-3 6-1

Sombrerero loco
02-04-2014, 09:19 AM
yas :bowdown: keep winning please!!

Ausie
02-06-2014, 08:50 AM
R2 Matthew Barton AUS - [Q] Cameron Norrie GBR 7-5 6-4

Sombrerero loco
02-06-2014, 10:11 AM
go matty :bowdown: moriya next

Ausie
02-07-2014, 06:33 AM
QF Matthew Barton AUS - [4] Hiroki Moriya JPN 4-6 6-1 3-6

Sombrerero loco
02-07-2014, 08:55 AM
matt´s ranking =( will be under 400 next monday now =( but great week though