Nalbandian v Blake in Washington; Harrison, Isner Also in Action
by Staff | August 2nd, 2011, 3:40 pm

Some good matches tonight in Washington. David Nalbandian, who caught fire a year ago at this time, opens his title defense against James Blake in the marquee match.

American teen Ryan Harrison opens in about 30 minutes against Mischa Zverev. The 19-year-old Harrison just reached back-to-back semifinals in Atlanta and LA.

John Isner is also on tonight against Tobias Kampke and in a match between two former Top 5 players on the mend, Tommy Haas battles Fernando Gonzalez.

Top seed Gael Monfils will play tomorrow against the winner of Tuesday Alex Bogomolov-Ryan Sweeting affair.

After an Atlanta title and LA final, second-seeded Mardy Fish withdrew yesterday from the tournament with a bruised right heel. Fish was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Wayne Odesnik who received a bye.

Former champion Andy Roddick withdrew from the field last week because of an abdominal injury.

STADIUM start 4:00 pm
[WC] R Harrison (USA) vs M Zverev (GER)
Not Before 5:00 PM
T Haas (GER) vs F Gonzalez (CHI)
Not Before 7:00 PM
J Blake (USA) vs [8] D Nalbandian (ARG)
[11] J Isner (USA) vs T Kamke (GER)

GRANDSTAND start 4:00 pm
R Sweeting (USA) vs A Bogomolov Jr. (USA)
[Q] T Smyczek (USA) vs G Dimitrov (BUL)
[16] J Nieminen (FIN) vs I Kunitsyn (RUS)
[3] M Llodra (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs K Anderson (RSA) / P Hanley (AUS)

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4 Comments for Nalbandian v Blake in Washington; Harrison, Isner Also in Action

jane Says:

Blake handled Nalby with no problems.

funches Says:

If Blake beats Isner, he’ll win the tournament.

That match will come down to a few points. Blake usually does not win those points, but I have a feeling he might do it this time. If he played Harrison in the quarters, he’d overpower him, winning in a similar score to the match today.

Kimberly Says:

Odesnick the user and snitch. Apparenlt most of the players arerallying around Kendrick and have even formed a free Kendrick Facebook page?

jane Says:

^ Kimberly, Murray tweeted this regarding Kendrick:

Robert kendrick should not be banned, he failed a test for taking a sleeping pill! Can’t see how that is performance enhancing! Free kendo
Andy Murray Twitter sent on 1 August 2011 | 8:07 pm

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