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Might as well create a thread for this guy. NCAA champ. Didn't lose a college match from November onwards.

He's currently in the $15k future tournament in Sacramento. He's into the semis after beating top seed and world #240 Philip Bester. Hasn't lost a set yet.
 

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He has an excellent chance of winning this tournament. I hope he plays Kosakowski in the final and that DK plays better than their previous matches.
 

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An interesting player to check out in this draw is Steve Johnson. As the 2011 NCAA tennis champion, he will receive a Wild Card and compete in the US Open. He is playing in Los Angeles this week and will meet Gilles Muller in the first round (with the winner to meet Fish). He has talent and could surprise someone at the US Open, so it might be worth checking out his form now.
http://thebigtip.com.au/tennis/what-watch-week-ferrero-aims-stay-top-100
 

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Woow...so far 6-4 6-4 1-1 1st round of USOPEN

Keep going man

could be first ATP win, of course first Slam match
that would change his career
 

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he could make more noise here
 

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Johnson has been killing people in college. Undefeated this year and ranked #2(behind Mitchell Frank, but will change soon). He's going to try and make it 4 national titles in 4 years for his Trojans then take the individual title.
 

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USC's Steve Johnson reacts after a point during the finals of the NCAA college tennis championship against Virginia Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Athens, Ga. USC won the title.



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Boooooooooooooo!!!! He's good though, real good. Good chance of having a better career than Rajeev Ram, Amer Delic, Somdev Devvarman, and other decent college turned pro athletes.
 

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Road in the NCAA individual tournament:

def Roy Kalmanovich 6-2 6-3
def Nassim Slilam 6-3 6-2
def Neal Skupski 6-3 5-5(ret)
def Alex Domijan 6-0 5-7 6-1

pretty much dominated Domijan today, had a hiccup in the 2nd set but in the end it wasn't an issue. He has Bradley Klahn tomorrow in the semifinals. He is 7-3 vs Klahn in his collegiate career.
 

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I wonder what road Johnson will take this summer. He should definetly try to qualify for the US Open series events. He is on fire, time to strike while the iron is hot.
 

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Steve begins his professional career tomorrow against Jimmy Wang. Tough draw as he just qualified for Wimbledon. Let's go :cool:

Also, it has to be said that I don't know if he has ever played an official match on grass before :scratch:
 

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I'm really excited that he can truly begin his professional career now. It should be a good one. :)
 

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Bottom section of Newport Qualifying Draw:

(4)Sergei Bubka (UKR) vs Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)
Chris Guccione (AUS) vs Richard Bloomfield (GBR)
Jimmy Wang (TPE) vs Steve Johnson (USA)
Charles-Antoine Brezac (FRA) vs (7)James Ward (GBR)
 
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