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 - Feb 08 WTA - Feb 08
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Andy Murray2 Angelique Kerber
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Agnieszka Radwanska
5 Rafael Nadal5 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Kei Nishikori7 Flavia Pennetta
8 Tomas Berdych8 Carla Suarez Navarro
9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga9 Petra Kvitova
10 Richard Gasquet10 Lucie Safarova
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