Showing posts with label Indianapolis Tennis Championships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indianapolis Tennis Championships. Show all posts

Friday, July 18, 2008

Top Four Seeds Reach Indianapolis Semifinals For First Time

Yen-Hsun Lu (left) of Taiwan congratulates James Blake of the US after their match Blake won 6-2, 6-0.<br />
Top Four Seeds Reach Indianapolis Semifinals For First Time

James Blake needed only 45 minutes to reach the semifinals at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships presented by Lilly as he cruised past Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu 6-2, 6-0 on Friday night.

It is the first time since the tournament moved to hard courts in 1988 that the top four seeds have reached the semifinals.

Blake converted five of eight break points and never faced a break point on his serve. Blake won all 20 first serve points and lost only seven second serve points in seven service games.

He will face No. 3 seed and defending champion Dmitry Tursunov in the semifinals. Tursunov came back to defeat Chilean Paul Capdeville 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the last match of the day. Tursunov advanced to his first ATP semifinal since January when he captured the title in Sydney.

After losing his serve twice in the opening set, Tursunov broke Capdeville twice in each of the last two sets. He broke for the first time for a 4-3 lead in the second set and added another break in the ninth game. The Russian raced out to a 5-0 lead in the decisive set with breaks in the second and fourth games.

Although Tursunov fired 12 aces, he double-faulted nine times and compiled only a 42 percent first serve mark. Tursunov converted all four break opportunities while Capdeville was two of three on break point chances.

In the day session, No. 2 seed Gilles Simon advanced to his first career ATP semifinal on American soil as he ousted No. 5 Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Simon rallied from a set and 1-3 deficit to beat Haas for the first time in three meetings. Simon, who is making his Indianapolis debut this week, entered a career-high No. 25 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.

Simon dropped his serve in the 10th game of the opening set and was broken in the fourth game of the second set before coming back. He broke Haas for the first time in the fifth game and then broke the German again in the ninth game. He served it out to level the match at one set each.

In the third set, he broke Haas in the opening game and added another break in the seventh game to secure the victory.

Simon converted four of 12 break points while losing his serve twice in the two hour and two minute match.

Simon, who captured his third career ATP title in Casablanca in May and reached the semifinals in Rotterdam in February, will next take on No. 4 seed Sam Querrey for the first time. The last Frenchman to reach the Indy final was Olivier Delaitre in 1994.

Querrey fired 17 aces and reached the semifinals in Indianapolis for the second straight year with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Bobby Reynolds.

The 20-year-old California native was down a break (1-2) in the third set before breaking back in the next game. Querrey broke Reynolds in the eighth game and then served out the match.

Querrey improved to 22-15 on the season by advancing to his third ATP semifinal (or better). He captured his first ATP title in Las Vegas in March and was a semifinalist in Delray Beach in February.

Querrey converted four of six break points while saving three of five on his serve in the one hour and 16 minute match.

"I stuck with it and fought hard and he eventually made a few errors in the third," said Querrey, who is 2-0 lifetime against Reynolds. "I thought I picked up my game a little bit and served better."


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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bobby Reynolds wraps up birthday win

Bobby Reynolds
Bobby Reynolds wraps up birthday win

Bobby Reynolds celebrated his 26th birthday on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Colombian Alejandro Falla that put him in the quarter-finals of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships.

The journeyman, ranked 90th in the world, will play in the last eight at the ATP level for only the third time in his career after Delray Beach in February and Washington three years ago.

Reynolds beat the heat with a win in just 63 minutes over Falla, ranked 117th.

Celebrations will be kept to a minimum for the winner, who will face a big test in his next match against either crafty veteran Vince Spadea or big-hitting young gun Sam Querrey, seeded fourth.

Instead of marking his birthday, Reynolds said he would be in the stands when his rivals meet later.

"You know what you are getting with both of them,"
said the player whose only major career match win came with a first-round knockout of Marat Safin in the Miami first round four months ago.

"Vince puts a lot of balls back from the baseline, and Sam will try to hurt you with his big serve."


Reynolds was untroubled by Falla, whom he he broke six times in their short meeting.

"It was hot out there," said the winner. "I didn't expect the match to go like this. I won, but I didn't play at half my level.


"I didn't serve well, but I was pleased with my returns. But it's good to go through without playing at your best. You just hope that your best tennis will come in the next match."


Top seed and 2006 champion James Blake aimed to reach the last eight after second-round disappointments at Roland Garros and Wimbledon when he took on Korea's Jun Woong-Sun in an evening match.


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Blake, Lu, Querrey, Reynolds Advance To Indy Quarterfinals

Blake, Lu, Querrey, Reynolds Advance To Indy Quarterfinals

Top seed and 2006 champion James Blake moved into the quarterfinals at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships presented by Lilly with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Korean qualifier Woong-Sun Jun on Thursday night.

The No. 2 American (behind Andy Roddick) reached the quarterfinals (or better) in Indianapolis for the third straight year after going winless in his first three tournament appearances. The 28-year-old Tampa, Fla. resident also improved to 33-15 on the season by advancing to the quarterfinals for the ninth time in 14 tournaments.

Blake went up 5-3 when he capitalized on his fifth break point in the opening set. He then saved a break point in the next game before holding to close out the 35-minute set.

In the second set, Blake broke in the first game but then lost serve in the fourth game. Blake saved two set points at 4-5 before holding. He then broke Jun at 15-40 before serving out the one hour and 12 minute match.

Blake will take on Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals on Friday. Lu beat American wild card Rajeev Ram 6-1, 7-6(1).

Lu, who reached the quarterfinals in San Jose in February, beat American wild card Rajeev Ram 6-1, 7-6(1). Lu converted four of six break points while saving six of eight on his serve in the one hour and 43 minute match. The 24-year-old Taipei native will look to reach his first career ATP semifinal.

Lu, who came into Indianapolis ranked No. 77, just six places off his career-high on June 23, won only 45 percent of his second serve points but Ram was limited to 28 percent.

No. 4 seed Sam Querrey came back to defeat countryman Vincent Spadea 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the quarterfinals for the second straight year. The 20-year-old California native was broken in the opening game of the match, then converted on his 10th break point in the eighth game of the second set. He broke again in the first game of the third set to secure the victory.

Querrey improved his match record to 21-15 on the season, having already surpassed last year's mark of 19-22.

In other second round action, American Bobby Reynolds (pictured) celebrated his 26th birthday on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Alejandro Falla of Colombia.

The No. 90th-ranked Georgia resident, a quarterfinalist in Delray Beach in February, converted six of 10 break points while losing his serve once. Falla only won 19 percent of second serve points (5 of 27) and had a 43 percent first serve mark.

Reynolds will attempt to reach his first career ATP semifinal on Friday when he takes on Querrey in the quarterfinals.

In other quarterfinal match-ups on Friday, No. 3 seed and defending champion Dmitry Tursunov meets Chilean Paul Capdeville while No. 2 Gilles Simon of France takes on No. 5 Tommy Haas of Germany.


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Tommy Haas Advance To Quarterfinals in Indianapolis

Tommy Haas
Tommy Haas Advance To Quarterfinals in Indianapolis

Tommy Haas, 5th seed, is getting back to the winning track in Indianapolis.
Haas reached the quarterfinals after defeating John Isner 6-3, 6-4.

Tommy Haas only needed to brake Isner once in each set to take the win because he was able to saved all three break point chances faced. the match lasted one hour and 15 minutes. This was the third meeting between Haas and Isner and the first win that goes to Tommy.

"I'm really happy about getting that match," said Haas. "It's always very important to have at least one victory against everyone that plays out there, so I'm really pleased with that one."


in the next round Tommy Haas will meet Gilles Simon who is getting very nice results this season.

Simon has made it into the quarterfinals at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships getting past Benjamin Becker 7-5, 3-6, 6-0 in one hour and 45 minutes.

Gilles Simon bagled his opponent in the third set as he dropped just three points on serve and converted on four of his seven break point chances.

This year Simon has made the quarterfinals or better at five tournaments and his best results was the title win at Casablanca. He also reached a career-high No. 25.

Paul Capdeville, from Chile, advanced to his first ATP quarterfinal of the season after defeating Joseph Sirianni, a qualifier, 6-3, 6-4.
Capdeville won 78 percent of his service points during the 1 hr., 15 min. match to post consecutive ATP match wins for the first time since reaching the Washington quarterfinals last summer.

During the first round Capdeville upset Robby Ginepri, 7th seed.
He next faces defending champion Dmitry Tursunov, who moved through to the quarterfinals after Wayne Odesnik withdrew prior to the match with a back injury.


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Indianapolis Tennis Championships Wednesday Results

Indianapolis Tennis Championships Wednesday Results

The quarterfinals are set in Indianapolis after the second round matches were complete on Wednesday.

Three seeded players were able to advance. Gilles Simon, second seed, defeated Benjamin Becker in 3 sets while Tursunov, 3rd seed, had a free pass after Odesnik was forced to retire due to a back injury.

Tommy Haas, 5th seed, scores a 2 set win over Isner. Paul Capdeville join the seeds in the quarters with a victory over qualifier, Sirianni.

Check out all the scores from Indianapolis...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Singles - Second Round
[2] G Simon (FRA) d B Becker (GER) 75 36 60
[3] D Tursunov (RUS) d W Odesnik (USA) W/O (back)
[5] [WC] T Haas (GER) d J Isner (USA) 63 64
P Capdeville (CHI) d [Q] J Sirianni (AUS) 63 64

Doubles - Quarterfinals
H Levy (ISR) / J Thomas (USA) d [3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS) 64 36 11-9

Doubles - First Round
[WC] D Nestor (CAN) / F Niemeyer (CAN) d [1] M Bhupathi (IND) / L Paes (IND) 64 36 12-10 - saved 1 M.P.
[2] M Damm (CZE) / P Vizner (CZE) d S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) 75 63




Tuesday, July 15, 2008

James Blake advances in Indianapolis

James Blake
James Blake advances in Indianapolis

James Blake, top seed, began his 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships campaign on Tuesday with a first round victory over Dudi Sela.

Blake recently made second-round exits at both the French Open and Wimbledon but he looked more comfortable playing in the US event and advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 triumph.

The 2006 Indianapolis Champion will next meets qualifier Woong-Sun Jun, who notched his first ATP main draw win by defeating Chris Guccione 6-4, 7-6(4) in one hour and 23 minutes.

Sam Querrey, 4th seed and one of 11 American players that are still in competition here, also was in action on Tuesday and enjoy a 2 sets win, 6-4 and 6-4, over Go Soeda.

Tommy has scored a win today against Levine and this is what he said:
"It's always difficult when you play each other for the first time in a match. We've known each other for quite a long time and we practice together once in a while, but a match is a totally different story... I played a couple good points late in the tie-break to get it going my way."


Tommy Haas, 5th seed, advanced with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory over Jesse Levine, while Fabrice Santoro, 6th seed, and Tomas Bellucci, 8th seed, were not as fortunate.

Santoro came to Indianapolis after defending his Newport title on Sunday. He will not have the chance for two in a row after Rajeev Ram sent him packing with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 triumph.

“It was certainly a quality win,” Ram said. “He doesn’t really give you anything, so putting together two sets of good tennis is great.”


Bellucci won the first set against Alejandro Falla before he felt to the Colombian 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Other winners on Tuesday included Vincent Spadea, Bobby Reynolds, Wayne Odesnik, John Isner and Korean qualifier Woong-Sun Jun.

With the win, Jun gets a meeting with Blake in the second round.

Defending champion and third seed Dmitry Tursunov moved into the second round on Monday with a straight-sets win over fellow Russian Igor Kunitsyn.

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Video: Indianapolis 2008 - Battistone Brothers

Indianapolis 2008 - Battistone Brothers

Using twin-handle racquets, Brian Battistone (serving) and brother Dann entertain fans in Indianapolis Tuesday despite losing their first-round doubles match to Harel Levy and Jim Thomas.

Check out the way he serves ... so wierd I never seen something like that before...

Indianapolis Tennis Championships Tuesday Results and 7/16 Order of Play

Indianapolis Tennis Championships Tuesday Results

Tommy Haas, 5th seed, is back into the winning field after defeating Jesse Levine in 2 sets.
Fabrice Santoro, 6th seed and Newport Champion, did not have the some success. Santoro lost to Ram, who got in the main draw thanks to a wild card in 2 close sets.

Fabrice Santoro was not the only seeded player that was upset on the first round of Indianapolis. Tomas Bellucci, 8th seed, battle during 3 sets but felt to Alejandro Falla.

Check out all the scores from Indianapolis.... matches are still being played...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Singles - First Round
[1] J Blake (USA) d D Sela (ISR) 76(2) 62
[5/WC] T Haas (GER) d J Levine (USA) 76(4) 62
[WC] R Ram (USA) d [6/WC] F Santoro (FRA) 76(6) 64
A Falla (COL) d [8] T Bellucci (BRA) 36 64 61
W Odesnik (USA) d A Qureshi (PAK) 64 75
B Reynolds (USA) d F Dancevic (CAN) 67(6) 63 62
J Isner (USA) d R Kendrick (USA) 75 64
[Q] W Jun (KOR) d C Guccione (AUS) 64 76(4)
V Spadea (USA) d D Young (USA) 62 64
G Soeda (JPN) vs [4] S Querrey (USA)

Doubles - Fiirst Round
R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d [4] I Kunitsyn (RUS) / D Tursunov (RUS) 26 75 10-6
A Fisher (AUS) / T Phillips (USA) d N Mahut (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 64 64
S Lipsky (USA) / D Martin (USA) d Y Lu (TPE) / K Pless (DEN) 60 60
H Levy (ISR) / J Thomas (USA) d [WC] B Battistone (USA) / D Battistone (USA) 62 63


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Singles - Second Round
B Becker (GER) vs [2] G Simon (FRA)
[3] D Tursunov (RUS) vs W Odesnik (USA)
[5] [WC] T Haas (GER) vs J Isner (USA)
[Q] J Sirianni (AUS) vs P Capdeville (CHI)

Doubles - Quarterfinals
[3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS) vs H Levy (ISR) / J Thomas (USA)

Doubles - First Round
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / L Paes (IND) vs [WC] D Nestor (CAN) / F Niemeyer (CAN)
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) vs [2] M Damm (CZE) / P Vizner (CZE)




James Blake eyes return to glory in Indianapolis

James Blake
James Blake eyes return to glory in Indianapolis

James Blake, who took the Indianapolis Championship title in 2006, will try to regain his form on home soil this week.

Blake is the top seed and on Tuesday will start his 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships campaign with a first round match against Dudi Sela.

James Blake didn't do well at the grand slams so far this season, he recently made second round exits at Roland Garros and Wimbledon to fall to 13-12 all-time in European majors.

Even he did not had a great European season Blake always does better in the US were he has won five of his 10 career titles and reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals twice.

In 2006 he took the title here in Indianapolis after defeating Andy Roddick.
When he came back in 2007 to defend that title he felt in the quarters against Sam Querrey.

Even on home soil, however, the eighth-ranked Blake has endured some baffling loses this season.

He reached the final at Delray Beach in February only to lose to then-No. 244 Kei Nishikori - an 18-year-old from Japan who became the youngest player to win an ATP title since Lleyton Hewitt in 1998.

In his only other championship match this year, Blake was upset in Houston by Marcel Granollers, who was ranked 84th in the world at the time.

James Blake is a great fighter and he will for sure give his all in front of his people.

Information from Yahoo Sports Tennis - Here
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Monday, July 14, 2008

Dmitry Tursunov begins his title defends with win at Indianapolis Tennis Championships

Dmitry Tursunov begins his title defends with win at Indianapolis Tennis Championships

Dmitry Tursunov, is the third seed and defending champion at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, which is the first of six ATP tournaments that comprise the US Open Series.
Dmitry began his campaign with a 6-3, 7-5 win over fellow Russian Igor Kunitsyn.

After a nice first set Tursunov found himself down in the second but the 2007 champion got the break back and the broke against to serve for the match
Dmitry had 2 match points, but he couldn't convert those opportunities and was in danger of being broke by Igor but fought back to close out the match in one hour and 25 minutes.

Tursunov will play against the winner of the match between Wayne Odesnik and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

Gilles Simon, second seed, defeated compatriot Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in his first round match.
Simon, who is ranked 25 and won his third career ATP title at Casablanca will meet Benjamin Becker, in the second round.
Becker enjoy 2 set a win over Kristian Pless, 6-3 and 6-4, in his opening match. He served 10 aces and converted on four of his 13 break point chances.

Robby Ginepri, 7th seed, and 2005 Indianapolis Champion, was upset by Paul Capdeville in 2 sets, 6-4 and 6-2. The match was one hour and 15 minutes.
Ginepri had good results on hard court at the beginning of the year when he reached consecutive semifinals at Delray Beach, San Jose and Las Vegas but there was not much that he could do here.

Two qualifiers faced each other in the first round and Joseph Sirianni was leading the match 6-3, 1-2 when Mikhail Ledovskikh retired with an ankle injury.
Sirianni, 35 years old, reached his first career ATP semifinal in January at Adelaide.

Yen-Hsun Lu needed to battled hard to win 7-6(2), 7-6(12) over qualifier, Justin O'Neal, in one hour and 53 minutes.

Lu is having a nice 2008 that allowed him to get his career-high ranking of 71 two weeks ago, by winning two Challenger-level titles in five finals. He also reached an ATP quarterfinal at San Jose in February.



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Indianapolis Tennis Championships Monday Results and 7/15 Order of Play

Indianapolis Tennis Championships
Indianapolis Tennis Championships Monday Results and 7/15 Order of Play

Gilles Simon, second seed, started his campaing at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships with a 3 set win over Nicolas Mahut.

Dmitry Tursunov, 3rd seed, was also victorious today. He defeated his compatriot Kunitsyn in 2 easy sets.

The upset of the day came when Robby Ginepri was surprised by Paul Capdeville and lost in 2 sets.

Check out all the scores from the Indianapolis Tennis Championships and Tuesday order of play...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Singles - First Round
[2] G Simon (FRA) d N Mahut (FRA) 62 36 63
[3] D Tursunov (RUS) d I Kunitsyn (RUS) 63 75
P Capdeville (CHI) d [7] R Ginepri (USA) 64 62
B Becker (GER) d K Pless (DEN) 63 64
[Q] J Sirianni (AUS) d [Q] M Ledovskikh (RUS) 63 12 ret. (ankle)
Y Lu (TPE) d [Q] J O'Neal (USA) 76(2) 76(12)

Doubles - Fiirst Round
[3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS) d J Blake (USA) / S Querrey (USA) 46 63 10-6
R Ram (USA) / B Reynolds (USA) d C Guccione (AUS) / R Kendrick (USA) 76(5) 46 10-4


Indianapolis Tennis Championships Tuesday order of play
Coming soon...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Indianapolis Tennis Championships Qualy Sunday Results and 7/14 Order of Play

Indianapolis Tennis Championships
Indianapolis Tennis Championships Qualy Sunday Results and 7/14 Order of Play

The qualy at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships came to an end today and the top seed, Joseph Sirianni, was able to male it through with a 3 set win over Stephen Bass.

The second seed, Brendan Evans, was surprised by Justin O'Neal, 8th seed, and failed to advance.

Mikhail Ledovskikh, 3rd seed, and Woong -Sun Jun, 4th seed, also won today.

Check out all the scores from the Indianapolis Tennis Championships and the order of play for Monday...

Qualification Singles
Woong -Sun Jun def. Sonchat Ratiwatana 6-4, 6-4
Mikhail Ledovskikh def. Sunil Kumar Sipaeya 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Joseph Sirianni def. Stephen Bass 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
Justin O'Neal def. Brendan Evans 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Indianapolis Tennis Championships Monday Order of Play

STADIUM - Matchs Start At: 12 Noon
Kristian PLESS (DEN) vs Benjamin BECKER (GER)
Not Before 2:00 PM
Paul HANLEY (AUS)/Jordan KERR (AUS) vs James BLAKE (USA)/Sam QUERREY (USA)
Nicolas MAHUT (FRA) vs Gilles SIMON (FRA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Igor KUNITSYN (RUS)
Paul CAPDEVILLE (CHI) vs Robby GINEPRI (USA)

GRANDSTAND - Matches Start At: 1:00 PM
Joseph SIRIANNI (AUS) vs Mikhail LEDOVSKIKH (RUS)
Yen-Hsun LU (TPE) vs Justin O'NEAL (USA)
Not Before 5:00 PM - Possible Court Change
Chris GUCCIONE (AUS)/Robert KENDRICK (USA) vs Rajeev RAM (USA)/Bobby REYNOLDS (USA)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Indianapolis Tennis Championships: Last three champions vie for more Indy glory

James Blake
Indianapolis Tennis Championships: Last three champions vie for more Indy glory

Defending champion Dmitry Tursunov, 2006 winner James Blake and 2005 champion Robby Ginepri are hoping to be high contenders in the title chase at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, the tournament that marks the summer hardcourt run to the US Open.

Tursunov, Blake and Ginepri did not have the best grass court season they had hope for. Robby lost in the first round, James in the second and Tursunov in the third but they are ready to leave all that behind to make the most out of their hardcourt season.


Like on grass on the cement, things can change fast and the former winners will all want to kick-start their campaigns this week in the challenging heat and humidity of the Indianapolis Tennis Center.

Andy Murray was going to be here as well, he was one of the top players that was highlighting the draw but he pulled out because he wants to rest before the Beijing Olympics and the US Open.

"Andy wants to take some rest and recharge his batteries before a very gruelling period including the Beijing Olympics," said a spokesman.

Andy Murray is not the only player that pulled out, Hyung-Taik Lee of South Korea, with an ankle injury, and Kei Nishikori, who is suffering with the stomach muscle, also withdrew from the Indianapolis Tennis Championships.

James Blake claimed the Indy title two years ago over Andy Roddick, but was humbled a year ago in the quarter-finals. This year Blake is the top seed and will face Dudi Sela in the first round.

Robby Ginepri is seeded seventh and will play Paul Capdeville in the first round.

Dmitry Tursunov, third seed, will bring his quirky humor to the court a year after winning the second of three 2007 ATP titles. He plays fellow Russian Igor Kunitsyn.

The California-based Tursunov claimed the trophy a year ago over Canadian surprise Frank Dancevic, who returns as an unseeded danger-man. Dancevic will get a first-round chance for revenge after a four-set Wimbledon loss against American Bobby Reynolds, winner of their last two matches.

Also in the field: two-time quarter-finalist Tommy Haas and flashy French veteran Fabrice Santoro, in on a special exempt after reaching weekend play on grass at Newport.


Article from Indianapolis Tennis Championships - Here

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Indianapolis Tennis Championships Qualy Saturday Results

Indianapolis Tennis Championships
Indianapolis Tennis Championships Qualy Saturday Results

First round of the qualy is over at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships and seven of the eight seeds made it to the last round and will be fighting tomorrow for a place in the main draw.

Joseph Sirianne, top seed, defeated Filip Krajinovic in 2 sets.
Second seed, Brendan Evans, did not have much problems against Sanchai Ratiwatana who's bother, Sonchat, was the one who upset 7th seed, Justin Diao Natale, in 3 sets.

Check out all the results from the Indianapolis Tennis Championships....

Mikhail Ledovskikh def. Taylor Fogleman 7-5, 6-3
Sunil Kumar Sipaeya def. Jim Thomas 6-4, 6-2
Sonchat Ratiwatana def. Justin Diao Natale 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0
Brendan Evans def. Sanchai Ratiwatana 6-3, 6-2
Woong-Sun Jun def. Scott Lipsky 6-4, 7-5
Justin O'Neal def. Jason Marshall 6-1, 6-2
Joseph Sirianni def. Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-4
Stephen Bass def. Brad Pomeroy 6-3, 6-4





Indianapolis Tennis Championships Main Draw

Indianapolis Tennis Championships
Indianapolis Tennis Championships Main Draw

The Indianapolis Tennis Championships Main Draw has been released and the top seed is James Blake, who in the first round will meet Dudi Sela, from Israel.

Gilles Simon is the second seed and he will play against Nicolas Mahut for a place in the second round.

The defending champion, Dmitry Tursunov, will begin his campaign against his compatriot, Igor Kunitsyn.

Check out the complete Indianapolis Tennis Championships Main Draw....

BLAKE, James USA vs 2 SELA, Dudi ISR
QUALIFIER vs 4 GUCCIONE, Chris AUS
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE vs 6 QUALIFIER
RAM, Rajeev USA vs 8 SANTORO, Fabrice FRA

TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS vs 10 KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
ODESNIK, Wayne USA vs 12 QURESHI, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK
QUALIFIER vs 14 QUALIFIER
CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI vs 16 GINEPRI, Robby USA

BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA vs 18 FALLA, Alejandro COL
REYNOLDS, Bobby USA vs 20 DANCEVIC, Frank CAN
YOUNG, Donald USA vs 22 SPADEA, Vincent USA
SOEDA, Go JPN vs 24 QUERREY, Sam USA

HAAS, Tommy GER vs 26 LEVINE, Jesse USA
ISNER, John USA vs 28 KENDRICK, Robert USA
PLESS, Kristian DEN vs 30 BECKER, Benjamin GER
MAHUT, Nicolas FRA vs 32 SIMON, Gilles FRA



Andy Murray withdraws from Indianapolis

Andy Murray
Andy Murray withdraws from Indianapolis

Andy Murray has withdrawn from Indianapolis Tennis Championships, that begins next week, to better prepare for the Olympics and the U.S. Open.

“Andy wants to take some rest and recharge his batteries before a very gruelling period including the Beijing Olympics,” a spokesman said on Friday.

Murray has returned to the world’s top 10 after reaching the quarter-finals at this year’s Wimbledon where he lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.


Murray is still scheduled to play in the Toronto Masters which starts on July 21 but was quoted by the BBC saying:

“I’m playing less tournaments after Wimbledon because I have to make sure I have enough rest days and am not burnt out by the time I get to the U.S. Open. It’s a tough stretch.”

He added that playing in next month’s Beijing Games was one of his main priorities this season.

“It’s not just about the tennis, it’s about being in such a great competition. Very few athletes get the chance to do it these days. If you’re lucky you might get the chance… once in your career. To do it at 21 is great and I want to do well.

“It is an honour to represent your country and I am looking forward to it.”

Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Italian Simone Bolelli have also pulled out of the Indianapolis event for personal reasons, while injuries have forced South Korean Lee Hyung-Taik (ankle) and Japan’s Kei Nishikori (stomach muscle) to withdraw.


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