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Old 11-18-2009, 06:53 AM   #136
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Nice to see Taylor win another match
He will probably take down Widom, but then it will be really tough vs Levine! We`ll see if his fitness is on a high level!I also hope Russel reaches final here, as he needs to get into Aus Open main draw!
Sweeting is another guy to watch!
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:56 AM   #137
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Nice to see Taylor win another match
He will probably take down Widom, but then it will be really tough vs Levine! We`ll see if his fitness is on a high level!I also hope Russel reaches final here, as he needs to get into Aus Open main draw!
Sweeting is another guy to watch!
I hope that too. He has a good draw to reach at least the semifinals.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:04 AM   #138
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Ram and Dent, you guys are beasts! Not too sure about your fysical conditions bit winning these matches is great!
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Default Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Main Draw]

FIRST ROUND

Kevin Kim USA [1] vs Dennis Nevolo USA [WC] | 6-1 6-3
Blake Strode USA [WC] vs. Vincent Spadea USA | 7-5 6-2
Ryan Sweeting USA vs. Scoville Jenkins USA | 6-3 6-2
Jamie Baker GBR vs. Robert Kendrick USA [8] | 3-6 6-4 6-2

Taylor Dent USA [4] vs. Izak Van Der Merwe RSA | 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
Todd Widom USA vs. Michael Yani USA | 5-1 ret. (right elbow)
Ramon Delgado PAR vs. Ruben Gonzales USA [WC] | 6-1 6-1
Jesse Levine USA [5] vs. Jesse Witten USA | 7-6(6) 6-3

Bjorn Rehnqvist SWE [Q] vs. Cecil Mamiit PHI [LL]* | 6-2 7-5
Nicholas Monroe USA [WC] vs. Ilija Bozoljac SRB | 7-6(3) 4-6 6-1
Michael McClune USA vs. Alex Kuznetsov USA | 7-5 6-4
Michael Russell USA [3] vs. Arnau Brugues-Davi ESP [Q] | 6-1 6-2

Kevin Anderson RSA [7] vs. Filip Prpic SWE | 6-3 3-6 6-3
Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] vs. Ryan Harrison USA [ALT] | 6-2 6-4
Kaden Hensel AUS [Q] vs. Ryler DeHeart USA | 6-3 3-6 7-6(3)
Rajeev Ram USA [2] vs. Luka Gregorc SLO | 6-2 7-6(5)

*Mamiit replaces Somdev Devvarman IND [6] - right shoulder
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DOUBLES DRAW | FIRST ROUND

Martin & Ram [USA, 1] vs. Gaston & Harrison [USA, WC]
Battistone & Battistone [USA] vs. Czerwinski & Nevolo [USA, WC] | 7-6(4) 4-6 10-7
J. Delgado & Fruttero [GBR/USA] vs. Hensel & Hubble [AUS, 3] | 4-6 7-6(2) 10-6
Kuznetsov & Witten [USA] vs. Anderson & Gonzales [RSA/USA, WC] | 6-4 6-4

Jenkins & Simmonds [USA] vs. Kumar & Rowe [USA, Q]
Emmrich & Siljeström [GER/SWE, 4] vs. Aaron & Schwartz [USA, LL]*
Bloomfield & Raja [GBR/IND] vs. Inglot & Rizza [GBR/USA]
Huey & Mankad [PHI/IND, 2] vs. Monroe & van der Merwe [USA/RSA]

*Aaron & Schwartz replace Kendrick & ??? - left knee
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SECOND ROUND

Kevin Kim USA [1] vs. Blake Strode USA [WC]
Ryan Sweeting USA vs. Jamie Baker GBR
Taylor Dent USA [4] vs. Todd Widom USA
Ramon Delgado PAR vs. Jesse Levine USA [5]

Bjorn Rehnqvist SWE [Q] vs. Nicholas Monroe USA [WC]
Michael McClune USA vs. Michael Russell USA [3]
Kevin Anderson RSA [7] vs. Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q]
Kaden Hensel AUS [Q] vs. Rajeev Ram USA [2]
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Default Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Main Draw]

Hey guys...I'll be at most of the matches for the rest of the week (although I have to work most of tomorrow), and will try to give updates when possible.

I called last year's winner after the first round, and will try to do the same this year. Based on all the matches that I saw in the 1st round, I think that Ryan Sweeting is the man to beat this year. I have seen Sweeting play on clay, slow hard, and fast hard, and I think that it is very safe to say that he prefers the faster surfaces (and the U of I indoor courts are lightning quick). He seems to be moving quite well, and is simply crushing the ball at the current moment. I watched Sweeting and Odesnik play a hard fought three setter last year, and Sweeting seems to be far fresher this week than he was coming into this tournament last year. Kevin Kim absolutely dominated Rajeev Ram on this surface last year, and I think that he is the only true roadblock for Sweeting (I know, I know, calling the #1 seed as the biggest roadblock isn't much of a prediction, but challengers are a completely different animal as most of you know). Kevin Anderson isn't quite as optimistic as we was entering the tournament a year ago, and unfortunately has had a lot of setbacks since winning this tournament at his alma mater last year.

The heartbreak of the day for the local fans had to be Ryler deHeart. Ryler played at the U of I and lives in Champaign, and had a lot of fans rooting for him. This was his first tournament in several months after a back injury, and hopefully he'll recover well in the offseason (he's a really nice guy). It'll be interesting to see how his conqueror does against another U of I guy, Rajeev Ram. For the 2nd straight year, tournament organizers gave a WC to U of I #1 player Dennis Nevolo, and for the 2nd straight year he got dusted pretty quickly. The odd thing is that Nevolo is really undersized and seems to prefer to grind, which is a horrible style of play for his own indoor "home courts."

Good luck to everyone's rooting interests for the rest of this week!
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:51 PM   #144
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sweeting saves tripple break point to take the first set vs. Baker 6-4
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Ryan 6-4 6-4
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*Aaron & Schwartz replace Kendrick & ??? - left knee
Aaron/Schwartz replaced Brett Joelson/Robert Kendrick
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Ryan 6-4 6-4
Hope he's serious this time.

He would break into Top 100 first time if keeps positive going
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Sweeting is going to surprise us all I think. He came out of nowhere to have a solid last year in juniors age 17/18 to take the US Open Boys and finish 3 in the world ITF. Late developer physically - he seems to have shot up 5 inches in 4 years - look at the 05 pictures!!! pretty slight guy. COuld be a nice 2010 story for a guy who didnt play a pro match (even as a junior) until 2006. GO RYAN!
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levine and delgado 1 set all 4 all
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:04 AM   #150
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Levine breaks at 5-4 to take the match vs. Delgado
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