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April 4th, 2015

ATP Previews: Isner in Houston, Ugly in Casablanca

The Bryan brothers, coming off the Miami Open title, are the top seeds in doubles…The tournament celebrates its 15th year in Houston after moving about in the U.S. since 1910…Former champs in the field are Verdasco (2014), Isner (2013), and Hewitt (2009).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:34 pm in ATP, Casablanca, Houston, Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 14th, 2012

MUST SEE VIDEO: Watch John Isner Get Hit By A Lob And Lose The Point!!

Watch John Isner actually get hit by a lob. It really happened!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:36 pm in Videos | 7 Comments »

April 9th, 2011

Karlovic Towers Over Isner, Fish Upset in Houston; Wozniacki v. Jankovic in Charleston

Ivo Karlovic continues his comeback, Azarenka stays hot while Wozniacki plays Jankovic in Charleston.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:26 am in Clay Season | 6 Comments »

April 5th, 2011

Harrison, Blake, Dr. Ivo Today at U.S. Clay Courts in Houston

Americans went 1-for-3 in the final round of qualifying play on Monday as American Donald Young lost to Ivo Karlovic in straights, Americna Rajeev Ram lost to Chile’s Paul Capdeville in three, American Alex Bogomolov Jr. lost to Croat Franco Skugor in three, and American Tim Smyczek gained the main draw after defeating Canadian Frank Dancevic in three sets.

Posted by Staff @ 10:19 am in Tennis | Comments Off

April 11th, 2010

Chela Beats Querrey, Wawrinka Claims ATP Title

“Every one of his service games in the second set was deuce, break point, ad-in, and I was just babying the ball around too often,” Querrey said. “I need to step up and take chances. You can work that in practice all you want, but it’s not the same. You’ve got to tell yourself I’m going to do it in a match. I’m just scared to do it. You can’t be scared to go out there and do that. If I play like this, I’m going to win the occasional [ATP World Tour] 250 and final and win some rounds at a Masters [1000], but I’m not going to get to that next level where I want to be playing like that. I need to step up and take more chances.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 4th, 2010

Previews: Odesnik in ATP Houston, Oudin at WTA Ponte Vedra

The claycourt season officially begins with two events each on the men’s and women’s tours this week: Grand Prix Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco Surface: clay $450,000 ADHEREL Seeds: Stan Wawrinka, Guillermo “G-Lo” Garcia-Lopez, Victor Hanescu, Lukasz Kubot, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Simon Greul, Olivier “The Roach” Rochus, Florent Serra Floaters: Arnaud Clement, Richard Gasquet Notes: Kubot after [...]

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 9th, 2009

Resurgent Hewitt, Isner, Odesnik Win at ATP Houston

“I’d rather get through as quickly as possible,” Hewitt told the media, “but I’ll take the wins any way I can get them. I probably could have closed it out a little more comfortably, but the conditions were blustery.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 8th, 2009

Houston, We Have a Problem…with Blake, Fish

“He kind of forces you into that the way he plays defense,” Blake said. “It’s no excuse for some errors, especially the ones I made at key times.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:07 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

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