Top-Seeded Isner in ATP Newport Quarters Today; Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Tomorrow
by Staff | July 21st, 2017, 10:29 am
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All-American quarterfinal play awaits fans today at the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I., where on Friday top-seeded John Isner will square off against fellow American Dennis Novikov, and American Bjorn Fratangelo will face No. 4 seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert.


Novikov is a former USTA Boys’ 18s national hardcourt champion, and Fratangelo a former French Open juniors winner. The winners will meet in the Saturday quarterfinals.

The other semifinals were set on Thursday when Peter Gojowczyk upset No. 2-seeded defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6(5), 6-7(1), 7-6(4), saving a match point.

“I’m very happy. It’s my second [semifinal],” said Gojowczyk. “I was once in 2013 in Doha. I was there, playing well, too, and now I’m here in Newport and enjoying it.”

Karlovic rained down 30 aces during the contest.

“In the end it didn’t go my way. That’s life, that’s tennis,” the 38-year-old Karlovic said. “That’s how it goes sometimes. I was not really moving well…Serve was good. Volleys were OK so I have to look at the positives and continue with my journey.”

In the semis the No. 131-ranked Gojowczyk will meet Aussie Matthew Ebden, who reached his first ATP quarterfinal after defeating Tobias Kamke 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 win over Tobias Kamke.

Prior to the Saturday semifinals the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, inducting Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick, will be live on Tennis Channel starting at 11:30 a.m. EST.


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7 Comments for Top-Seeded Isner in ATP Newport Quarters Today; Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Tomorrow

Humble Rafa Says:

Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I.

Dell Technologies..okay


thark Says:

You put Serena in the trunk for taking time off to have her first child? What is wrong with you, T-X?


chrisford1 Says:

Good for Kim – she was one of the finest pure athletes in pro tennis in her time. Won enough to get in, liked by everyone.

While I am happy Andy Roddick got in, I agree with others it was a close call for the one Slam winner. Meaning if he had not been American but a Moldavian or Columbian – he may not have gotten a ticket to the Hall. Still, he was the only American male in Top 10 all the time, keeping the torch lit, so US Tennis gives big appreciation for 10 years of excellence.


skeezer Says:

“Still, he was the only American male in Top 10 all the time, ”
Uh? Please clarify.


monterey Says:

Roddick is a pretty funny guy. Today he said he will use his vote on future IHOF inductees to prevent Federer from getting a unanimous acceptance vote….to get back at him for all those losses.

From the TENNIS.com article:

Roddick won one Grand Slam and lost to Federer in the finals four times. He says he doesn’t ask himself what would have happened if he hadn’t come along at the same time of perhaps the greatest player.

He says the first text he got when he woke up Saturday was from Federer. Says Roddick: “He makes it extremely hard not to like him as a person.”


Truth Says:

The attention-seeking “cancer cure foundation owner” Dickm… voted Fed for sportsman of the year too. What a coincidence…
Amateur people also can be Hall of Famers, just for declaring Fed the GOAT.

It’s a Hall of Fraud, like O.J. Simpson getting praise for being a lowlife.
It’s embarrassing that hacks are considered gentlemen of tennis.
Abuse, Mickey Mouse events and boring talentless chokefests are “achievements”.
Poor Clijsters had to reduce herself to sitting through the Hall of Fame muppet’s typical self-aggrandizing unfunny “jokes”.

Why not give law breaking thugs awards?
Sponsor money matters more than talent; it’s easy to cover up weakness with xenophobic mental midget phonies that played victims & made money off of miserable, stupid Federer gloryhunting.


Truth Says:

Oh no, this forum will be just like mtf. Boohoohoo.
All AndyMira posts and fake Fed fan “surprise reactions”. Nothing else…

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