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Week 27, Winnetka (Winner: John-Patrick Smith)

Action Jackson
06-13-2012, 02:37 AM
Week 27, Winnetka, USA

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Location: Winnetka, Illinois, USA
Type: $50K
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Balls:
Site: Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship, A. C. Nielsen Tennis Center, 530 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka, IL 60093; phone: 847-446-1700 ( Tournament Desk), 847-501-2065 (A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center)
Starting Date: July 2
2011 Champion: James Blake (USA)
Tournament website: http://nielsenprotennis.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winnet...53176988031263


Entry List:

Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 100
Pospisil, Vasek CAN 103
Levine, Jesse USA 111
Ram, Rajeev USA 119
Baker, Brian USA 123
Becker, Benjamin GER 124
Reynolds, Bobby USA 127
Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 130
Sweeting, Ryan USA 134
De Voest, Rik RSA 143
Bubka, Sergei UKR 165
Udomchoke, Danai THA 168
Van der Merwe, Izak RSA 175
Weintraub, Amir ISR 177
Yani, Michael USA 180
Ginepri, Robby USA 181
Duckworth, James AUS 187
Grigelis, Laurynas LTU 192
Wang, Jimmy TPE 200
Smyczek, Tim USA 202
Baker, Jamie GBR 203
Kuznetsov, Alex USA 211
@Krajinovic, Filip SRB 214
Mitchell, Benjamin AUS 236


First Round

Tennys Sandgren (USA) def. (1) Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-1 6-4
(q) Ante Pavic (CRO) def. Greg Jones (AUS) 7-6(4) 6-4
(WC) Bradley Klahn (USA) def. Amir Weintraub (ISR) 6-0 6-4
(6) Sergei Bubka (UKR) def. Roman Borvanov (MDA) 6-3 6-4

(3) Bobby Reynolds (USA) def. Charles-Antoine Brezac (FRA) 7-6(2) 6-7(8) 6-4
(q) John-Patrick Smith (AUS) def. Matt Reid (AUS) 6-3 6-2
(ALT) Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) def. Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) 7-6(4) 6-1
Rhyne Williams (USA) def. (5) Rik De Voest (RSA) 6-1 6-3

(7) Ricardas Berankis (LTU) def. Jimmy Wang (TPE) 6-4 6-3
(WC) Mitchell Frank (USA) def. (q) Jeff Dadamo (USA) 6-4 6-2
(WC) Dennis Nevolo (USA) def. Michael Yani (USA) 1-6 7-6(6) 6-4
(4) Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) def. (WC) Blake Strode (USA) 6-1 6-4

(8) Danai Udomchoke (THA) def. Pierre-Ludovic Duclos (CAN) 6-0 6-4
Tim Smyczek (USA) def. (q) Luka Gregorc (SLO) 4-6 6-3 6-1
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) def. James Duckworth (AUS) 6-2 3-6 7-6(2)
(2) Ryan Sweeting (USA) def. Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) 6-1 6-2



Second Round

Tennys Sandgren (USA) def. (q) Ante Pavic (CRO) 6-4 6-3
(6) Sergei Bubka (UKR) def. (WC) Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-3 6-4
(q) John-Patrick Smith (AUS) def. (3) Bobby Reynolds (USA) 6-3 6-4
(ALT) Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) def. Rhyne Williams (USA) 6-1 6-4

(7) Ricardas Berankis (LTU) def. (WC) Mitchell Frank (USA) 6-7(3) 6-3 7-5
(4) Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) def. (WC) Dennis Nevolo (USA) 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2
(8) Danai Udomchoke (THA) def. Tim Smyczek (USA) 6-4 6-0
(2) Ryan Sweeting (USA) def. Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-3 6-3


Quarter Finals

(6) Sergei Bubka (UKR) def. Tennys Sandgren (USA) 6-4 6-4
(q) John-Patrick Smith (AUS) def. (ALT) Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 6-2 1-0 RET
(7) Ricardas Berankis (LTU) def. (4) Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) 6-4 4-6 6-3
(2) Ryan Sweeting (USA) def. (8) Danai Udomchoke (THA) 6-1 6-2

Semi Finals

(q) John-Patrick Smith (AUS) def. (6) Sergei Bubka (UKR) 2-6 6-1 6-4
(7) Ricardas Berankis (LTU) def. (2) Ryan Sweeting (USA) 7-6(2) 6-4


Final

(q) John-Patrick Smith (AUS) def. (7) Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 3-6 6-3 7-6(3)

Chase Visa
06-13-2012, 10:11 AM
Nice EL.

Hopefully one of Levine, Baker or Becker take it out.

Sombrerero loco
06-13-2012, 07:01 PM
GL pospisil, krajinovic, mitchell, duckworth

SapELee
06-16-2012, 02:20 PM
GL to the Americans + Krajinovic, Pospisil, and Wang.

Filo V.
06-16-2012, 02:28 PM
I hope one of Igor, Bobby or Brian win so they get into the top 100 and make the USO direct entry. I think/hope Jesse will already be there before this event. Also GL to Benni as well.

yesh222
06-17-2012, 04:58 PM
Baker won't be here hopefully. He'll still be playing in the second week at Wimby! (A man can dream, can't he? :) )

Dupuis2006
06-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Anyone know if Rhyne Williams will play here?

juddy96
06-20-2012, 07:06 PM
Good luck to Vasek!

Justin

kidbourbon
06-27-2012, 12:04 AM
Anyone know if Rhyne Williams will play here?


He is supposed to be. http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/Winnetka,_IL_Challenger_-_Entry_List.pdf

Dupuis2006
06-28-2012, 06:01 AM
He is supposed to be. http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/Winnetka,_IL_Challenger_-_Entry_List.pdf

Cool! thank you!

Kante
06-30-2012, 12:58 PM
Both Baker's, Ginepri, Krajinovic, Kunitsyn Levine, Pospisil and Van der Merwe out, Delic from ALT too.
Borvanov, Duclos, Reid, Brezac, Williams, Sandgren, Nielsen, Jones in.

outrider
06-30-2012, 01:08 PM
Nielsen OUT because he is playing doubles at Wimbledon.

smucav
06-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Wild cards:
Dennis Nevolo
Bradley Klahn
Mitchell Frank

outrider
06-30-2012, 08:07 PM
Good to see Klahn playing on this level.
What happened to him in the last year?
Last match was at USO Q last year.
Will he also play doubles with Ryan Thacher?

Smoke944
06-30-2012, 08:09 PM
Good to see Klahn playing on this level.
What happened to him in the last year?
Last match was at USO Q last year.
Will he also play doubles with Ryan Thacher?

He was finishing out his college career. And I don't think Thacher will play professionally at all.

CooCooCachoo
07-01-2012, 08:23 AM
Qualifying Draw:

John-Patrick Smith AUS [1] has a Bye
Fares Ghasya LBA vs. Daniel King-Turner NZL
Konrad Zieba USA [WC] vs. Oleg Dmitriev RUS
Fritz Wolmarans RSA [5] has a Bye

Carsten Ball AUS [2] has a Bye
Carlos Llanes ARG vs. Jared Hiltzik USA [WC]
Stephen Hoh AUS [WC] vs. Eric Quigley USA
Luka Gregorc SLO [7] has a Bye

Adrien Bossel SUI [3] has a Bye
Ryan Rowe USA vs. Anthony Jackson USA
Erik Graves USA vs. Tim Kopinski USA [WC]
Ante Pavic CRO [6] has a Bye

Devin Britton USA [4] has a Bye
Brian Page Jr USA [WC] vs. Gregory S. Andrews USA
Mark Verryth AUS vs. Blake Bazarnik USA [WC]
Jeff Dadamo USA [8] has a Bye

outrider
07-01-2012, 09:12 AM
Great to see a lot of College players at a CH Q...

Bazarnik can trouble Verryth a lot if he has a good day.

Smoke944
07-01-2012, 03:27 PM
md:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/228/mds.pdf

Moder
07-01-2012, 03:41 PM
Q-First Round
(1)John-Patrick Smith (AUS) bye
Fares Ghasya (LBA) vs Daniel King-Turner (NZL)
(WC)Konrad Zieba (USA) vs Oleg Dmitriev (RUS)
(5)Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) bye
(2)Carsten Ball (AUS) bye
Carlos Llanes (ARG) vs (WC)Jared Hiltzik (USA)
(WC)Stephen Hoh (AUS) vs Eric Quigley (USA)
(7)Luka Gregorc (SLO) bye
(3)Adrien Bossel (SUI) bye
Ryan Rowe (USA) vs Anthony Jackson (USA)
(WC)Tim Kopinski (USA) vs Erik Graves (USA)
(6)Ante Pavic (CRO) bye
(4)Devin Britton (USA) bye
(WC)Brian Page Jr. (USA) vs Gregory S. Andrews (USA)
Mark Verryth (AUS) vs (WC)Blake Bazarnik (USA)
(8)Jeff Dadamo (USA) bye

http://www.stevegtennis.com/2012-challenger-qualifying-winnetka/


Main Draw:
First Round
(1)Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Tennys Sandgren (USA)
Greg Jones (AUS) vs (q)
Amir Weintraub (ISR) vs (WC)Bradley Klahn (USA)
Roman Borvanov (MDA) vs (6)Sergei Bubka (UKR)
(3)Bobby Reynolds (USA) vs Charles-Antoine Brezac (FRA)
Matt Reid (AUS) vs (q)
Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) vs Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS)
Rhyne Williams (USA) vs (5)Rik De Voest (RSA)
(7)Ricardas Berankis (LTU) vs Jimmy Wang (TPE)
(WC)Mitchell Frank (USA) vs (q)
Michael Yani (USA) vs (WC)Dennis Nevolo (USA)
(WC)Blake Strode (USA) vs (4)Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
(8)Danai Udomchoke (THA) vs Pierre-Ludovic Duclos (CAN)
(q) vs Tim Smyczek (USA)
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) vs James Duckworth (AUS)
Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) vs (2)Ryan Sweeting (USA)

http://www.stevegtennis.com/2012-challenger-winnetka/

Nathaliia
07-01-2012, 08:16 PM
pity sandgren got becker in R1 :facepalm: :facepalm:

i was curious what he could show here after his run in futures
esp. that many of these players here are able to be beat

Zambanas
07-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Good luck to both Lithuanian fellows!!! Both of them could pick up some good points in this tournament, because of the pretty good draws they have got. :)

Ad Wim
07-02-2012, 08:33 AM
How can Berankis be playing this? He wasn't in the EL.
It says alternate to his name, but he can't be seeded then. Or was it a left-over WC?

CooCooCachoo
07-02-2012, 09:40 AM
How can Berankis be playing this? He wasn't in the EL.
It says alternate to his name, but he can't be seeded then. Or was it a left-over WC?

There is no left-over WC :shrug:

Vilnietė
07-02-2012, 01:10 PM
How can Berankis be playing this? He wasn't in the EL.
It says alternate to his name, but he can't be seeded then. Or was it a left-over WC?

I'm not sure how exactly it worked, but be replaced Rajeev Ram (who withdrew too late, I guess)
And I don't see the reason why alts can't be seeded if they get in before the draw is released.

Ad Wim
07-02-2012, 02:10 PM
But for being an alternate, he has to be an alternate on the entry list right? And he wasn't.
And if Ram withdrew too late, it should have been a LL.

Or maybe they couldn't find a LL and asked him?
Strange situation, because he wasn't in the EL at all.

Vilnietė
07-02-2012, 03:10 PM
But for being an alternate, he has to be an alternate on the entry list right? And he wasn't.
And if Ram withdrew too late, it should have been a LL.

Or maybe they couldn't find a LL and asked him?
Strange situation, because he wasn't in the EL at all.

I agree, it was strange for me too... He said that he will play qualies. However, when the qualies draw was released I didn't find him there, but then I read on Twitter that he got in the MD because Ram Rajeev withdrew.

Zambanas
07-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Who cares? The guy will just make this tournament better. He is through to the secord round after beating Jimmy Wang 6-4 6-3. Come on Rycka!!!

Smoke944
07-02-2012, 07:05 PM
Rhyne retired up 6-1 3-1 :scared: hope he's ok

Kepasa
07-02-2012, 07:08 PM
what a shit??? what has happened to williams??

Smoke944
07-02-2012, 07:09 PM
what a shit??? what has happened to williams??

Must be a serious injury such as a sprained ankle or something

Kepasa
07-02-2012, 07:10 PM
i can believe it... how can it be..

Kepasa
07-02-2012, 07:17 PM
does anyone knor whar happened with williams??

SapELee
07-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Rhyne retired up 6-1 3-1 :scared: hope he's ok

:bigcry: I hope it is nothing serious.

Kepasa
07-02-2012, 07:20 PM
maybe you can call to the office? I cant believe ho lost it... ho broke de voest to have 3 1 and retired... i just cant believe it... omg

156mphserve
07-02-2012, 07:22 PM
Wow, what happened to Williams:sad:

SapELee
07-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Tennessee Tennis‏@Vol_Tennis

Score may be wrong online: Rhyne Williams beats De Voest 6-1, 3-1 ret. at Winnetka. Score has Williams retiring but reports say otherwise


Okay, so what is it?

Kepasa
07-02-2012, 07:26 PM
where did you find this?

SapELee
07-02-2012, 07:28 PM
From twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Vol_Tennis

Kepasa
07-02-2012, 07:30 PM
what is this page fro? is it official?

Kepasa
07-02-2012, 07:31 PM
do they know that williams won or jus saw the result like we did...

SapELee
07-02-2012, 07:35 PM
They said "reports say otherwise". They must have other sources, maybe they called the tournament. I don't know.

Kepasa
07-02-2012, 07:40 PM
i hope it is really just a mistake...

Smoke944
07-02-2012, 07:46 PM
Scoreboard switched now to say Williams by ret. :p

willoughby
07-02-2012, 07:46 PM
They fixed it on the scoreboard now.

kidbourbon
07-02-2012, 10:28 PM
This is the scoreboard off the tournament's website? So it was De Voest who retired for sure?

spectator
07-03-2012, 02:47 AM
I was there today. Seriously hot! Sorry I didn't keep tract of all the matches. Bad me. I could only stand to watch one match though.

CooCooCachoo
07-03-2012, 07:08 AM
This is the scoreboard off the tournament's website? So it was De Voest who retired for sure?

ATP has it as Williams won 6-1 3-1 Ret.

Other results:

Ledovskikh beat Grigelis 7-6 (4) 6-1 :help:
Berankis beat Wang 6-4 6-3
Nevolo beat Yani 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-4
Chiudinelli beat Strode 6-1 6-4 :D
Udomchoke beat Duclos 6-0 6-4
Kuznetsov beat Duckworth 6-2 3-6 7-6 (2) :D

Yani sent into near-retirement, I think.

Smoke944
07-03-2012, 08:35 PM
Klahn d. Weintraub 6-0 6-4

Smoke944
07-04-2012, 03:08 AM
Sandgren d. Becker 6-1 6-4

SapELee
07-04-2012, 03:10 AM
Sandgren d. Becker 6-1 6-4

Between Williams, Sandgren, Buchanan, and Domijan, who do you think will have the best post-college career?

Smoke944
07-04-2012, 03:11 AM
Between Williams, Sandgren, Buchanan, and Domijan, who do you think will have the best post-college career?

Tough question :lol:
Brb, I will give my thoughts in a second.

Smoke944
07-04-2012, 03:44 AM
Well first of all, I think Domijan has by far the most potential. Yeah his movement and backhand obviously need work, but his forehand is HUGE and he has the type of serve you expect for a guy of his size.
Only thing is, I've never seen him as very passionate and I'm not sure if we can be positive that he will fulfill all his potential.

As for Chase, he is a solid all-around player that I think should concentrate on clay, because it suits his game best. Having said that, I'm not sure if he will ever go out of his way to play red clay tournaments.

Tennys and Rhyne are both pretty talented baseliners that I think will have great results on American hardcourts.

To answer your question, I think Domijan should as long as he puts in the work.

CooCooCachoo
07-04-2012, 07:34 AM
Wow, Sandgren :worship:

CooCooCachoo
07-04-2012, 07:40 AM
First Round

Tennys Sandgren USA beat Benjamin Becker GER [1] 6-1 6-4
Ante Pavic CRO [Q] beat Greg Jones AUS 7-6 (4) 6-4
Bradley Klahn USA [WC] beat Amir Weintraub ISR 6-0 6-4
Sergei Bubka UKR [6] beat Roman Borvanov MDA 6-3 6-4

Bobby Reynolds USA [3] beat Charles-Antoine Brezac FRA 7-6 (2) 6-7 (8) 6-4
John-Patrick Smith AUS [Q] beat Matt Reid AUS 6-3 6-2
Mikhail Ledovskikh RUS [ALT] beat Laurynas Grigelis LTU 7-6 (4) 6-1
Rhyne Williams USA beat Rik De Voest RSA [5] 6-1 3-1 Ret.

Ricardas Berankis LTU [7/ALT] beat Jimmy Wang TPE 6-4 6-3
Mitchell Frank USA [WC] beat Jeff Dadamo USA [Q] 6-4 6-2
Dennis Nevolo USA [WC] beat Michael Yani USA 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-4
Marco Chiudinelli SUI [4] beat Blake Strode USA [WC] 6-1 6-4

Danai Udomchoke THA [8] beat Pierre-Ludovic Duclos CAN 6-0 6-4
Tim Smyczek USA beat Luka Gregorc SLO [Q] 4-6 6-3 6-1
Alex Kuznetsov USA beat James Duckworth AUS 6-2 3-6 7-6 (2)
Ryan Sweeting USA [2] beat Benjamin Mitchell AUS 6-1 6-2

CooCooCachoo
07-04-2012, 07:42 AM
Second Round:

Tennys Sandgren USA vs. Ante Pavic CRO [Q]
Bradley Klahn USA [WC] vs. Sergei Bubka UKR [6]
Bobby Reynolds USA [3] vs. John-Patrick Smith AUS [Q]
Mikhail Ledovskikh RUS vs. Rhyne Williams USA

Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] vs. Mitchell Frank USA [WC]
Dennis Nevolo USA [WC] vs. Marco Chiudinelli SUI [4]
Danai Udomchoke THA [8] vs. Tim Smyczek USA
Alex Kuznetsov USA vs. Ryan Sweeting USA [2]

On Court
07-04-2012, 09:28 AM
why kendrick, russel and kosakowski play at panama not here?

Qampunen
07-04-2012, 09:41 AM
Quite an impressive defeat from Benni :eek:
The change from grass to hard court could have played against him.
He did lose lo Levodskikh (outside the top 300) at Hertogenbosch too.:rolleyes:
I'm sure that as soon as he gets used to playing in hard courts again he'll be getting
far in the tournaments :)
Good luck, Benni!... and congratulations to Sandgreen ;)

Nathaliia
07-04-2012, 10:05 AM
I am not a specialist on US players :tape: but at least Sandgren already has done an impact on the futures tour, so he is the most likely to have success... now this win over Becker like Benji was some amateur...

Williams also showed himself from a good side already

Nathaliia
07-04-2012, 10:06 AM
why kendrick, russel and kosakowski play at panama not here?
russell and kosakowski probably wanted clay, and kendrick maybe wanted sightseeing :D

well, they expected lots of local mugs to be easy to beat probably, unlike in US challenger where you get nothing for free in most cases

apparently all 3 americans had bad draw in panama

outrider
07-04-2012, 10:24 AM
kendrick is playing panama because his good friend witten get a direct entry there and they will play doubles together, too.

CooCooCachoo
07-04-2012, 10:26 AM
why kendrick, russel and kosakowski play at panama not here?

Russell and Kosakowski prefer to play on clay.

As for Kendrick, he's coaching Polansky so just follows whatever his protege wants. Which is to play on clay. Dumb.

Holmzy
07-04-2012, 10:41 AM
As for Kendrick, he's coaching Polansky so just follows whatever his protege wants. Which is to play on clay.

Since when has Robert been coaching Peter? Source? Last I hear he was coaching Ryan Sweeting! They were with eacother in the UK playing Nottingham challengers and then ryan went on to Wimbledon. When did this sudden change occur?

CooCooCachoo
07-04-2012, 12:22 PM
Since when has Robert been coaching Peter? Source? Last I hear he was coaching Ryan Sweeting! They were with eacother in the UK playing Nottingham challengers and then ryan went on to Wimbledon. When did this sudden change occur?

You are right, my memory messed up entirely. (Not aided by the fact that Kendrick wasn't there, as far as I could tell, during Ryan's Q3 match against Torebko. Or he was very, very quiet.)

Then I really don't understand why Kendrick is here.

Holmzy
07-04-2012, 12:27 PM
Russell and Kosakowski prefer to play on clay.

As for Kendrick, he's coaching Polansky so just follows whatever his protege wants. Which is to play on clay. Dumb.

You are right, my memory messed up entirely. (Not aided by the fact that Kendrick wasn't there, as far as I could tell, during Ryan's Q3 match against Torebko. Or he was very, very quiet.)

Then I really don't understand why Kendrick is here.

No worries my friend we all make mistakes haha! Maybe since Robert found some form in Nottingham, maybe he's ditched Ryan to revive his own career and give it one more shot! Maybe he is still coaching him but not to the degree of travelling around to the tournaments Ryan wants to play

Filo V.
07-04-2012, 12:29 PM
Panama is played on a hardcourt.

Holmzy
07-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Panama is played on a hardcourt.

No it's not, watched matches yesterday on stream, all clay court tournament

Filo V.
07-04-2012, 01:47 PM
Really? I thought that was Lima that was streamed.

Keyser Soze
07-04-2012, 03:01 PM
Williams losing first set vs Ledovskikh 1-6 in 17 minutes :facepalm:

out_here_grindin
07-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Nice win for Nevolo yesterday. Talented player who played for Illinois. Had some nice 3rd set bagels vs Rhyne Williams, Cunha and Domijan all in college. He had some heart issues but gladly that looks all fixed.

out_here_grindin
07-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Well first of all, I think Domijan has by far the most potential. Yeah his movement and backhand obviously need work, but his forehand is HUGE and he has the type of serve you expect for a guy of his size.
Only thing is, I've never seen him as very passionate and I'm not sure if we can be positive that he will fulfill all his potential.

As for Chase, he is a solid all-around player that I think should concentrate on clay, because it suits his game best. Having said that, I'm not sure if he will ever go out of his way to play red clay tournaments.

Tennys and Rhyne are both pretty talented baseliners that I think will have great results on American hardcourts.

To answer your question, I think Domijan should as long as he puts in the work.

I have questions about Domijan's desire as well. He does not give the best effort when the going gets tough. Seems to be a quitter at heart.

SapELee
07-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Well first of all, I think Domijan has by far the most potential. Yeah his movement and backhand obviously need work, but his forehand is HUGE and he has the type of serve you expect for a guy of his size.
Only thing is, I've never seen him as very passionate and I'm not sure if we can be positive that he will fulfill all his potential.

As for Chase, he is a solid all-around player that I think should concentrate on clay, because it suits his game best. Having said that, I'm not sure if he will ever go out of his way to play red clay tournaments.

Tennys and Rhyne are both pretty talented baseliners that I think will have great results on American hardcourts.

To answer your question, I think Domijan should as long as he puts in the work.

Thanks. I agree that Alex has a lot of potential and it looks like he might stay in school for another year :sad:.

However, I like Chase's game the most. He kinda reminds me a little of Brian Baker from the baseline (dictating points with good ballstriking and great backhand).I probably don't follow tennis as long as you, but I wonder why he decided to go to college (his junior resume seems the most impressive out of this group and he had sucess on the pro circuit as a junior winning his lst title at aged 16)?


I am not a specialist on US players :tape: but at least Sandgren already has done an impact on the futures tour, so he is the most likely to have success... now this win over Becker like Benji was some amateur...

Williams also showed himself from a good side already

Well to be fair, they both turned pro since last year and have been playing regularly on the pro circuit whereas Buchanan just graduated and Domijan still plays with an amateur tag during school breaks. I expect Buchanan to rise in the ranking (already won a title in his first tournament since graduation and really is undefeated so far except for that one loss due to withdrawal; probably jinx him now :lol:).

Honestly, I hope they all do well :p.

SapELee
07-04-2012, 03:41 PM
I have questions about Domijan's desire as well. He does not give the best effort when the going gets tough. Seems to be a quitter at heart.

:sad:, does Buchanan have the same issue?

Smoke944
07-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Ledoviskikh d. Williams 6-1 6-4, lost 4 points on serve in the match with 15 aces and 0 DFs :spit:

SapELee
07-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Wow Rhyne, that was kind of pathetic.

RonaldGomez
07-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Impressive serve numbers for the russian !

out_here_grindin
07-04-2012, 03:54 PM
:sad:, does Buchanan have the same issue?

Well Buchanana has really stepped it up in the last few months. I would have said yes not long ago. Chase used to fade in big matches as well and not have the will to impose his game vs players ranked above him even if he was more talented. But it looks like he is changing that.

Smoke944
07-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Impressive serve numbers for the russian !

Yep. On a good day he is very tough to beat. Probably that plus Rhyne is mental when things aren't going his way.

out_here_grindin
07-04-2012, 03:59 PM
There we go JP.

Smoke944
07-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Americans 0-4 so far today :p

SapELee
07-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Tenessee 1-1 so far, will Tennys join Rhyne or JP?

SapELee
07-04-2012, 04:08 PM
Americans 0-4 so far today :p

We are guaranteed one win since Sweeting is playing Kuznetsov now :p

Smoke944
07-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Let's see what Dennis can do here

SapELee
07-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Let's see what Dennis can do here

Can you describe his game for me? I don't really know much about him.

Ad Wim
07-04-2012, 04:45 PM
WTF Berankis?! Only lost 4 points on serve till the TB and the lost the set with a df.
Is this Frank such a big server?

Berankis better not lose this match...

Rumblingbelly
07-04-2012, 04:50 PM
Did anybody see the Becker match yesterday? I had money on Becker and curious why he lost so badly.

out_here_grindin
07-04-2012, 04:50 PM
WTF Berankis?! Only lost 4 points on serve till the TB and the lost the set with a df.
Is this Frank such a big server?

Berankis better not lose this match...

Frank is not a big server at all. He is a pusher pretty much. game very similiar to Devvarman

Smoke944
07-04-2012, 04:51 PM
Can you describe his game for me? I don't really know much about him.

Solid baseliner. Like most of these Americans, really :lol:

WTF Berankis?! Only lost 4 points on serve till the TB and the lost the set with a df.
Is this Frank such a big server?

Berankis better not lose this match...

Nah Frank's not a big server, just a very good counterpuncher.

Keep it up Mitchell :boxing:

Ad Wim
07-04-2012, 04:53 PM
Frank is not a big server at all. He is a pusher pretty much. game very similiar to Devvarman

Then it's even worse, losing a set to a pusher with just 1 bp.
But let's blame it to lack of matches.

2nd set is going better already.

Holmzy
07-04-2012, 05:23 PM
Really? I thought that was Lima that was streamed.

Ye Panama is being streamed live on Bet365. I watched Gonzalez and Massu matches. Very good quality streaming

Filo V.
07-04-2012, 05:36 PM
Well in that case, it's an even worse loss than I imagined for Nico :tape:

Also, Kendrick on clay isn't a winning proposition :help:

Filo V.
07-04-2012, 05:37 PM
Marco C. taking an injury timeout after blowing the first set and falling down the early break in set two.

Filo V.
07-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Sandgren def. Pavic 6-4 6-3
Sweeting def. Kuznetsov 6-3 6-3

misty1
07-04-2012, 05:45 PM
it really would be a shame if rycka lost this match when he has not faced a single break point

misty1
07-04-2012, 05:48 PM
rycka serving for the match

Filo V.
07-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Oh no, was it Dennis who took the medical? Total collapse after being *2-0 up, barely winning points the last three games.

Berankis serving for the match at *6-5 third set.

misty1
07-04-2012, 05:55 PM
rycka takes the match, serving it out at love

7-5 in the 3rd

CooCooCachoo
07-04-2012, 06:34 PM
Ryan :yeah:

outrider
07-04-2012, 08:30 PM
Impressive serve stats today from Berankis and Ledovkskikh

Berankis won 47 of 49 points with his first serve (9 aces) and faced no break point in the whole match although lost the first set.
Ledovskikh won 25 of 25 points with his first serve (15 aces!) and he dropped only four points on second serve.

:eek:

Zambanas
07-05-2012, 07:14 AM
It makes it even more impressive for Berankis, to have such a weapon as he has... His serve is great for a guy who's height is 1,75 metres. On a good serving day when his FS percentage is about 65% he can be a threat to most players on tour, because when he gets his 1st serve in, he barely loses any of them. :)

CooCooCachoo
07-05-2012, 08:18 AM
Second Round

Tennys Sandgren USA beat Ante Pavic CRO [Q] 6-4 6-3
Sergei Bubka UKR [6] beat Bradley Klahn USA [WC] 6-3 6-4
John-Patrick Smith AUS [Q] beat Bobby Reynolds USA [3] 6-3 6-4
Mikhail Ledovskikh RUS beat Rhyne Williams USA 6-1 6-4

Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] beat Mitchell Frank USA [WC] 6-7 6-3 7-5
Marco Chiudinelli SUI [4] beat Dennis Nevolo USA [WC] 6-7 6-3 6-2
Danai Udomchoke THA [8] beat Tim Smyczek USA 6-4 6-0
Ryan Sweeting USA [2] beat Alex Kuznetsov USA 6-3 6-3

CooCooCachoo
07-05-2012, 08:19 AM
Phew, Marco :yeah:

Smyczek :sobbing: Terrible scoreline.

CooCooCachoo
07-05-2012, 08:20 AM
Doubles | Quarter Finals

Peers & Smith [AUS, 1] vs. Borvanov & Grigelis [MDA/LTU]
Frank & Klahn [USA, WC] beat Bossel & Brezac [SUI/FRA] 6-3 6-4
Sandgren & Williams [USA] vs. Udomchoke & Wang [THA/TPE, 3]
Berankis & Weintraub [LTU/ISR] vs. Britton & Dadamo [USA]

Filo V.
07-05-2012, 11:09 AM
Bottom half of the draw is stronger than the top half, with all the seeds having gone through to the QF.

Hopefully Tennys makes the finals.

CooCooCachoo
07-05-2012, 11:10 AM
Tennys needs to play doubles with Carsten Ball.

Tennys & Ball FTW.

Honzicekkk
07-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Tennys should beat Bubka IMO.

BeyondGrateful
07-05-2012, 05:39 PM
Ledovskikh is either sick or tanking this match.

RonaldGomez
07-05-2012, 06:31 PM
Ledovskikh unable to play a single tournament healthy from beginning to end :facepalm:

misty1
07-05-2012, 07:56 PM
rycka wins in 3 over chiudinelli

10 double faults is a concerning stat though

CooCooCachoo
07-05-2012, 09:31 PM
Marco :sobbing:

Vilnietė
07-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Ryčka :woohoo:

CooCooCachoo
07-06-2012, 07:15 AM
Doubles Semi Finals

Peers & Smith [AUS, 1] beat Frank & Klahn [USA, WC] Walkover
Sandgren & Williams [USA] vs. Britton & Dadamo [USA]

CooCooCachoo
07-06-2012, 07:16 AM
Quarter Finals

Sergei Bubka UKR [6] beat Tennys Sandgren USA 6-4 6-4
John-Patrick Smith AUS [Q] beat Mikhail Ledovskikh RUS 6-2 1-0 Ret.
Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] beat Marco Chiudinelli SUI [4] 6-4 4-6 6-3
Ryan Sweeting USA [2] beat Danai Udomchoke THA [8] 6-1 6-2

Zambanas
07-06-2012, 10:38 AM
What do you guys think of Berankis vs Sweeting match? Who's the favourite? What will be the keys for both guys to win the semi and get to the final?

nole_no1
07-06-2012, 07:19 PM
Bubka is losing to Smith...completely unexpected :facepalm:

CooCooCachoo
07-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Yes :speakles:

Smith is having a really good year. He had some pretty decent results when he was at Univ of Tennessee, but this is even better.

Zambanas
07-07-2012, 01:03 AM
Berankis takes the first set in the breaker 7-6(2)

Ad Wim
07-07-2012, 07:14 AM
What a great win by Berankis!

CooCooCachoo
07-07-2012, 08:21 AM
Ryan :sobbing:

Vilnietė
07-07-2012, 08:32 AM
Ričardas :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

SKozak
07-07-2012, 08:35 AM
Bubka is losing to Smith...completely unexpected :facepalm:

Bubka wanted to play on grass in Newport today :)

Vilnietė
07-07-2012, 09:04 AM
Bubka wanted to play on grass in Newport today :)

I hope he'll lose the first match there :rolleyes:

Smoke944
07-08-2012, 02:28 AM
J.P. Smith saves MPs and takes the title. Amazing effort.

misty1
07-08-2012, 02:32 AM
absolutely disgusting rycka

huge chance blown here. Really should have won this match

had all the momentum in the world after breaking back in that 3rd set..there's just no excuse for it

ibreak4coffee
07-08-2012, 02:41 AM
Its after matches like this you have to start to question how far Berankis can go - inexcusable choke

misty1
07-08-2012, 02:45 AM
i just dont understand how you go from good wins over chiudinelli and sweeting to losing to J.p smith

i agree coffee, its matches like this that raise serious questions about his future

its like confidence and momentum mean nothing to him

JamieMU30
07-08-2012, 02:58 AM
Berankis, wow :confused:....He does this quite often, so not really surprised...Horrible loss, though...Guess this will push him into a huge slump now...The dude has a permanent brain injury it seems :haha:

out_here_grindin
07-08-2012, 03:06 AM
Amazing week for Smith. So glad to see him do well. Very classy guy and great competitor. Hope he can catapult off of this.

BeyondGrateful
07-08-2012, 04:39 AM
J.P. Smith saves MPs and takes the title. Amazing effort.

It WAS a great effort by John-Patrick Smith! He fought for every point, game, set, and ultimately the match. He never stopped competing.

The crowd reminded me of a college match. Berankis had quite the contingent of Lithuanian fans who live near Chicago and the atmosphere was loud and fun. Great night for tennis!

So proud of JP!!!

CooCooCachoo
07-08-2012, 07:46 AM
Wow Smith :worship: What a week.

Zambanas
07-08-2012, 08:22 AM
Berankis :facepalm:

The Rocket
07-08-2012, 08:23 AM
Fantastic week for Smith and great effort :worship:

Nathaliia
07-08-2012, 10:49 AM
was this choke for real rycka? :facepalm:

nole_no1
07-08-2012, 10:51 AM
What in the world Berankis :facepalm:

CooCooCachoo
07-08-2012, 03:40 PM
We can all facepalm Berankis, but he had a great week actually reaching the final here. So look on the positive side of things :yeah:

misty1
07-08-2012, 04:04 PM
We can all facepalm Berankis, but he had a great week actually reaching the final here. So look on the positive side of things :yeah:

its pretty hard too at the moment. he had 3 game points for 5-2 and played a shit tiebreaker after having 2 match points in the previous service game. He had alot of chances to win that match

Vilnietė
07-08-2012, 06:45 PM
its pretty hard too at the moment. he had 3 game points for 5-2 and played a shit tiebreaker after having 2 match points in the previous service game. He had alot of chances to win that match

Ugly loss, but he hasn't played this much tennis since November, he'll get back in a rythm :) Next ATP tournaments for him, he'll have a chance to prove himself there :)

misty1
07-08-2012, 07:16 PM
Ugly loss, but he hasn't played this much tennis since November, he'll get back in a rythm :) Next ATP tournaments for him, he'll have a chance to prove himself there :)

tis match just reminds me alot oif the melzer match at the USD open in 2010. He had so many chances in that last set to win but didnt take any. I dont think this is about match play because he';s done this constantly and its frustrating to watch

Vilnietė
07-09-2012, 08:40 AM
I dont think this is about match play because he';s done this constantly and its frustrating to watch

Constantly chocking? For me it's very frustrating that he is constantly injured. For example this February he admitted that he was feeling pain all the time since the previous summer but he was still trying to pretend that everything is OK and that he can play, when even his non-profesional fans could see that he was not moving on court as before, he was crouching during the match. In Lithuania we are even joking that he has the same beginning of the story like Brian Baker :D