Monthly Archives: July 2014

Isner right to be upset by Washington scheduling

TweetJohn Isner was not only upset by Steve Johnson at the ATP 500 Citi Open in Washington. He was pretty upset by tournament organizers, too, who scheduled him on an outside court. An ATP 500 event is a big deal, and in American men’s tennis right now, John Isner is the biggest deal of them […]

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Washington ATP Round up Day 3: John Isner Knocked out, Berdych Through

Washington

TweetJohn Isner, the fifth seed, was upset in the round of 32 at the Citi Open in Washington by countryman Steve Johnson. Johnson, ranked 68, won the match 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (6). That the match should be decided on a breaker was no surprise, but that Isner should not emerge the winner was. This […]

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Washington Day 2 ATP round-up: Hewitt through, three seeds out on day two

Washington Citi Open

TweetLleyton Hewitt, the 14th seed, made it through to the third round of the ATP 500 Citi Open in Washington when he beat Marinko Matosevic 6-4, 6-3. Hewitt served at 55 percent, winning 74 percent of those points. He also returned well, breaking his opponent 5 times. Two seeds safely through were Kevin Anderson (7), […]

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Washington Day 1 ATP Round up

Washington

TweetDay 1 of the ATP 500 Citi Open in Washington saw Robby Ginepri continue the good form he showed in Atlanta with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Alejandro Falla. The 2005 US Open semi-finalist will play top seed Tomas Berdych in the next round. Lukas Lacko and Marinko Matosevic also carried over their fine Atlanta […]

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John Isner Wins Atlanta Open

Isner

TweetJohn Isner defended his BB&T Atlanta Open title, beating the unseeded Israeli Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. The top seed served 15 aces and won 85% of his first serves. Isner’s return game was also effective. He had two break points in the match, and won them both. Sela did have a chance on the Isner […]

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John Isner to face Dudi Sela in Atlanta Open final

Atlanta

TweetJohn Isner, the top seed and defending champion will get another chance to win big at the ATP 250 BB&T Atlanta Open after beating Jack Sock  7-5, 6-4 in their semi-final clash. Isner will meet unseeded Dudi Sela in the final. Sela beat Benjamin Becker 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to reach his second ATP final. Isner […]

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Atlanta Open Quarter-final round up

Atlanta

TweetJohn Isner, the tiebreak king, proved once more why he deserves that title as he edged eighth seed Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (8) in the first set of their quarter-final at the BB&T Atlanta Open. Once Isner had survived that close encounter, he broke for 4-3 in the second, and took the set 6-4 to reach […]

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Atlanta Open ATP Round up Day 4

Atlanta

TweetTop seed John Isner had to battle past Robby Ginepri 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to make it through to the last eight of the ATP 250 BB&T Atlanta Open. Isner hit 30 aces to serve his way out of trouble as he was just a tiebreaker away from being upset by the world No.281. Eight […]

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Atlanta Day 3 Round up

Atlanta

TweetIt was a mixed day for the seeded players at the BB&T Atlanta Open. 2009 U.S Open Series champion and ninth seed Sam Querrey was upset by Dudi Sela 6-2, 6-4. The Israeli’s return game was too good for Querrey who managed only 53 percent of his first serves in and could only stand by […]

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Atlanta Open Day 2 Round-up

Atlanta Open

TweetThe second day of the BT&T Atlanta Open was a smooth one as far as the seeds on show were concerned. Sixth seed Denis Istomin won, beating Rajeev Ram 6-1, 6-4. The other seed playing was Marinko Matosevic who beat Victor Estrella Burgos 6-0, 6-2. The big match of the day in terms of home […]

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