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04-08-2016 10:06 AM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

Nearly came back in the TB, was down 2-5, then got to 5-5, but alas....
04-07-2016 10:41 PM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

Barton gets Socked in the second round, 26 67.
He pushed Jack in the second set, swopping breaks of serve with the YankTank before losing 5-7 in the 2nd set tie breaker.

Hope Barton is thirsty for more MD ATP action in the coming months
04-06-2016 08:06 AM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

How exciting! great work Matt!
04-06-2016 03:19 AM
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Excellent Matt! It's really going well right now. Memories of Matt falling short with a CH of #201 make his performances this year even sweeter.

Now he's schooled some nextgen Americans, it's time to meet their leader, defending champ
04-05-2016 11:52 PM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

Great result for Matt, beating 18 year old rising star Frances Tiafoe (ATP 174) 63 64.
That should give him some confidence.
Next round, up against Jack Sock, should be some big serving in that match...

Go Matt
04-05-2016 11:05 PM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

Into the Second Round of ATP 250 US Men's Clay Court Championship!
Thanks everyone for the support.
wow matt!
04-04-2016 01:56 AM
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I have to hand it to Matthew, he's done some really smart scheduling during the opening months of this season.

First, he heads to Auckland when everyone else is in Australia and takes advantage of a weak draw and sluggish Kudla and Johnson to probably get more rankings points than he would have any other way.

Then, he heads to America - and while he may not have had much success at Indian Wells or Drummondville, by hanging around he has managed to win the Calabasas futures and now qualify in Houston.

Really, the key thing for Barton is to find enough points by mid-May to keep in that 250-300 band where you get in to many of the weaker Challengers, because after that he is defending nothing for over 5 months (thanks to last year's ankle injury) so in his current form he can really zoom up those rankings if he stays fit.
04-04-2016 12:43 AM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

R1 (Q) Barton Vs (WC) Tiafoe,

Not a bad R1, but frances loves the clay so will be tough to get the win
04-03-2016 07:09 PM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

7-6(2) 6-1 over Opelka. Another ATP main draw there are good opportunities too... I believe he could draw Tiafoe or Smyczek (or an upset-prone Verdasco).
04-03-2016 01:16 AM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

Nice and a very winnable FQR!
04-02-2016 08:50 PM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

Excellent win on clay, 6-3 6-4 over #181 Andreozzi in Houston. In the qualification round he faces Reilly Opelka.

Go Matt!
03-30-2016 11:07 AM
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Needs to step in up in challengers though cmon!
03-29-2016 07:31 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

he is having a pretty good season so far indeed!
03-27-2016 10:24 PM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

Congrats on winning the Calabasas Futures Matt played well to not drop a set including a great win in the final against an in form Laaksonen.
03-07-2016 06:56 AM
Re: Matthew Barton Thread

Yay another ATP event to have a crack in
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