Blake, Haas Top-Seeded at ATP Houston


Posted on April 14, 2008

James Blake and Japan's Kei Nishikori will replay their final earlier this year at the Delray Beach event, this time in the first round this week at the USA Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston, Tx., on clay.

In the Delray Beach hardcourt final, the teenage Nishikori nipped Blake for his first career title.

Also seeded this week in Houston are Tommy Haas, Mardy Fish, Sam Querrey, Agustin Calleri, Dudi Sela, Marcel Granollers-Pujol, and Oscar Hernandez.

Other American hopefuls in the field are qualifier Ryan Harrison, Vince Spadea who opens again Calleri, wildcard Hugo Armando, Donald Young, Robby Ginepri who starts against Sela, Wayne Odesnik and wildcard Amer Delic who square off in the first round, and John Isner who could face the No. 2-seeded Haas in the second round.
Rankings
ATP - Apr 21 WTA - Apr 21
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 David Ferrer5 Simona Halep
6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Milos Raonic9 Maria Sharapova
10 John Isner10 Dominika Cibulkova
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