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magic_game
07-19-2005, 04:09 AM
Indianapolis - Carraz def. Blake 7-5 6-7 7-5

magic_game
07-19-2005, 04:31 AM
USO Series TV Schedule (http://www.usopenseries.com/schedule/custom.sps?itype=6680&icustompageid=9692)

Current tournament: RCA Championships (http://www.usopenseries.com/tournaments/default.sps?id=746)

magic_game
07-19-2005, 06:15 AM
Indy day one results - Ginepri def. Ryderstedt 6-1 6-4
Moodie def. Lisnard 6-3 6-3

gugafanatic
07-19-2005, 06:32 AM
That is a shocker of a result for Blake. Another tightly contested match, yet another loss. I really feel for Blake, he just cant seem to string a few results together these days. He played some terrific matches against Hewitt at the US and AUS Open, form worthy of a top 20 player. Carraz is a career journeyman with a dangerous serve, but you would really expect Blake to pull through infront of the home crowd.

magic_game
07-19-2005, 06:40 AM
That is a shocker of a result for Blake. Another tightly contested match, yet another loss. I really feel for Blake, he just cant seem to string a few results together these days. He played some terrific matches against Hewitt at the US and AUS Open, form worthy of a top 20 player. Carraz is a career journeyman with a dangerous serve, but you would really expect Blake to pull through infront of the home crowd.

I knew this one would be tight. Carraz advanced to the semis here last year. Hopefully Blake can get it together because there is no better time to do it than like you said, at home.

magic_game
07-19-2005, 07:00 AM
You would think that more of the "claycourters" like Nadal or Coria would use tournaments like this to warm-up and be prepared for those two masters events before the USO. There really is no harm in playing in these tournaments, but instead they're going out and staying on the red stuff. I mean that season is over. Coria, in particular, would probably get some good results out of tournies like Indy. He is a USO quarterfinalist who went out in 2003 valiantly to none other than Agassi.

Babblelot
07-19-2005, 08:45 AM
Whoa!!!!! Some good stuff from the youngster!


Jan-Michael Gambill vs. Donald Young, 7-6 (12-10)

Babblelot
07-19-2005, 12:35 PM
This one has my attention...

Amer Delic vs. Bjorn Phau, 4-6, 3-1

Delic lead Illinois to 3 NCAA tittles (team in/outdoor and individual) during their 33-0, 2002-03 perfect season--the only one in NCAA history.

However, like most collegiates, he's struggled to find his way on the ATP tour. IIRC, Jeff Morrison is also a former NCAA champion--lost to George Bastl 1R.

Kobble
07-19-2005, 12:46 PM
I wish they would televise the Roddick vs. Tursunov clash. That should be a good one.

Babblelot
07-19-2005, 12:48 PM
I wish they would televise the Roddick vs. Tursunov clash. That should be a good one.
What a horrible draw!

Roddick-Tursunov 2R :shaking head:

Babblelot
07-19-2005, 12:54 PM
Whoa!!!!! Some good stuff from the youngster!


Jan-Michael Gambill vs. Donald Young, 7-6 (12-10)
Gambill def. Young 7-6 (12-10), 6-2

Kobble
07-19-2005, 01:02 PM
Best hope for hardcore fans, the radio. I might check it out just to see what it is like listening to tennis on the radio.

gugafanatic
07-19-2005, 03:24 PM
Roddick will certainly have his hands full against a big-hitting Tursunov.

Kevin Patrick
07-20-2005, 02:42 PM
(16-WC)M Fish (USA) d (WC)A Murray (GBR) 64 46 64
P Goldstein (USA) d (6)M Mirnyi (BLR) 06 63 63
9)P Srichaphan (THA) d G Carraz (FRA) 63 76(3)

gugafanatic
07-20-2005, 02:57 PM
Nice too see the Thai shotmaker beginning to post some results on hard courts.

Fish too strong for Murray. The scott needs some more challenger wins under his belt before he can play with the big boys.

gugafanatic
07-21-2005, 03:12 PM
Round of 16 Singles
Robbie Ginepri def. Paradorn Srichaphan 6-0, 6-4
Paul Goldstein def. Giovanni Lapentti 6-3, 6-2
Nicolas Kiefer def. Kevin Kim 6-1, 6-3
George Bastl def. Mardy Fish 1-2, retired
Karol Beck def. Rajeev Ram 6-2, 6-4
Taylor Dent def. Bjorn Phau 6-2, 6-2

Rusedski currently leading Carlsen 7-6, 3-0. What is going on with Greg, he seems rejuvenated and fancies his chances at a good run in the US Open. The brit seems to be resurrecting his career.

Ginepri said: "That's not the Paradorn I know who was out there. But I know what it's like, I've been on the receiving end.

"It's no fun going out there and getting crushed." BTW this is the first time Ginepri has won three matches in a row this yr. Up next is A.Rod.

Max G.
07-21-2005, 03:38 PM
Good for Greg! :)

Kevin Patrick
07-22-2005, 03:12 PM
Ginepri & Roddick are on serve in the 3rd set. Is anyone watching this?

Kevin Patrick
07-22-2005, 03:20 PM
Ginepri's up a break, serving at 4-3.

Rodzilla
07-22-2005, 03:49 PM
Ginepri def. Roddick 4-6 7-6 7-5 :shock:

Rodzilla
07-22-2005, 03:56 PM
Did anyone watch this? Is Ginepri just in awesome form or did Andy have an off day?

verdasco67
07-22-2005, 06:29 PM
Did anyone watch this? Is Ginepri just in awesome form or did Andy have an off day?

kinda both....

Rodzilla
07-22-2005, 07:03 PM
kinda both....

For some reason, I was expecting that answer. Thanks, verdasco67

Rodzilla
07-23-2005, 01:12 PM
Rusedski def. Kiefer 3-6 7-6 6-4

Ginepri: 5 6 3
Beck: 7 2 3

Rusedski vs. Dent in semis

Rodzilla
07-23-2005, 01:47 PM
Ginepri def. Beck 5-7 6-2 6-3
Rusedski leads Dent 1-0, first set

Rodzilla
07-23-2005, 02:29 PM
Dent is on his way to meet his American compatriot.
Dent leads Rusedski 6-4 1-1

Rodzilla
07-23-2005, 03:00 PM
Dent def. Rusedski 6-4 6-4

FedererUberAlles
07-23-2005, 03:02 PM
Wow, good job Dent. Maybe he can put it togethor and win this.

tennis4losers
07-23-2005, 06:16 PM
i agree w/ gugafanatic

Rodzilla
07-24-2005, 12:15 PM
Ginepri def. Dent 4-6 6-0 3-0 ret.

GotGame?
07-25-2005, 02:11 PM
LA - Goldstein def. Saulnier 6-4 6-4
Kim def. Carlsen 7-6 6-7 6-4
Mello def. Grosjean 1-6 6-2 6-3
Chela/Baghdatis 6-6
Srichaphan/Ancic 0-0

Stanford - Bartoli leads Washington 6-1

gugafanatic
07-25-2005, 02:54 PM
Why does Grosjeans form seem to peak during the grass court season and then all of a sudden you dont hear of him during the hardcourt swing. One would expect his game to translate well to the fast hardcourts. Its a shame really as he is one of the few all court surface players remaining in the mens game.

I believe Tursunov is the darkhouse for this tournament. He seems to be playing well lately. He pretty much eased through qualifying.

gugafanatic
07-26-2005, 03:58 PM
Haas is serving for the match up 6-4, 5-3 against Karlovic.

Nice comeback victory for Haas on the cards.

Blake 3-2 Kiefer ret.

GotGame?
07-26-2005, 06:03 PM
Haas is serving for the match up 6-4, 5-3 against Karlovic.

Nice comeback victory for Haas on the cards.

Blake 3-2 Kiefer ret.

Certainly nice to see Haas in form. I know Karlovic's big serve must do well on hard courts, but I would like to know how his results have been during this stretch in the past?

Blake lucked out, but got to be confidence building as well.

gugafanatic
07-27-2005, 04:00 PM
Singles 2nd rd

R.Mello def A.Hadad 6-3, 6-1

D.Tursunov leads Chela 6-3, 3-3 updated score.

Nike Tennis2005
07-27-2005, 07:49 PM
hows ginepri and blake going?

GotGame?
07-28-2005, 04:12 AM
Malisse def. Haas. 1-6 6-3 6-4 Can someone give me the story on this match? Is the X-man finally in some solid form to make noise?

GotGame?
07-28-2005, 04:50 AM
V. Williams def. Mirza 6-3 6-2

I was hoping for an upset...

gugafanatic
07-28-2005, 05:36 AM
V. Williams def. Mirza 6-3 6-2

I was hoping for an upset...

Williams stated that Mirza played very well and the scoreline was not a true reflection of the match. I hope to see Sania continue her rapid ascent up the rankings.

GotGame?
07-28-2005, 05:42 AM
Williams stated that Mirza played very well and the scoreline was not a true reflection of the match. I hope to see Sania continue her rapid ascent up the rankings.

It's nice to see Williams employ her relaxation technique, and even if I'm not a fan, she looks like some one to watch out for. If Venus admitted that, then Mirza must have played well. I'm hoping the same...

Kevin Patrick
07-28-2005, 09:32 AM
GotGame?

"The onslaught of aces was supposed to have come the day before against a huge Croatian, not from a Belgian baseliner on Wednesday night.

Tommy Haas of Germany got past the first hurdle (Ivo Karlovic) with relative ease, but didn't have enough survival skills to fend off Xavier Malisse of Belgium. Malisse hit 18 aces and double faulted only twice in defeating the defending champion Haas, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, in the second round of the Mercedes-Benz Cup at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Haas was seeded fourth, continuing the tournament's three-day pattern. Two rounds have not quite been completed and there are only two seeded players remaining: No. 1 Andre Agassi and No. 2 Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia. Hrbaty won his second-round match earlier on Wednesday, and Agassi will play Kevin Kim today in the second round.

For the first half an hour, it looked as though Haas would have little trouble joining Hrbaty in the quarterfinals.

"After the first set, I thought I was going to be in the locker room too," Malisse said in his on-court interview.

Especially since Malisse had not been able to win consecutive matches on the tour since Memphis during the indoor season in the winter and had only two wins in 10 previous matches against Haas. Haas had won their last four meetings, all in straight sets.

But Malisse hung in there and the match turned when he broke Haas early in the second. The decisive service break in the third set came at 2-2. Malisse broke Haas at 30, hitting a forehand winner down the line. Haas had the chance to get the service break back, trailing 4-3, but Malisse fought off one break point, serving his way out of trouble.

Haas was asked if his recent idleness he suffered an ankle injury by stepping on a ball at Wimbledon during the warmup factored into the loss.

"I wouldn't say that. I felt physically pretty good, to be honest," Haas said. "I played a really good first set, flawless tennis on my side."

He lamented the lost break chance in the third set.

"I had another chance to break him to get even, and didn't make him play again," Haas said. "When you play on the top level like this and you don't use your chances or make your opponent play, then therefore I don't deserve it."

Malisse will next play Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina, who defeated lucky loser Dmitry Tursunov of Russia, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Also, in the second round, Ricardo Mello of Brazil defeated qualifier Amir Hadad of Israel, 6-3, 6-1, and Hrbaty beat Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/tennis/la-sp-tennis28jul28,1,189902.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-tennis

GotGame?
07-28-2005, 10:32 AM
Looks like after the first set, Malisse found himself and had one of those days. I read that Malisse was trying to put more emphasis on his serve and volley. I see the stats with his serve, but can you tell of his attempts at rushing the net? Too bad Haas had to run into something like this, but hopefully both these players can keep getting into form. Thanks, Kevin.

Kevin Patrick
07-28-2005, 12:28 PM
Srichaphan d Goldstein 6-1,6-4 to advance to quarters, will meet winner of Agassi-Kim

Kevin Patrick
07-28-2005, 01:57 PM
Agassi d Kim 6-2, 7-5

GotGame?
07-29-2005, 01:01 PM
Ginepri def. Blake 6-3 7-6, No surprise really

Clijsters def. Sugiyama 6-1 6-2

gugafanatic
07-29-2005, 02:54 PM
Chela just took out Mallise in staight sets. 6-4, 7-6

An unheralded Argentine into the semi of a hardcourt event and we still have Brazilian Ricardo Mello in the quarters. I watches Chela play Hewitt at Aus Open, and he is not a great mover with a reasonable forehand and a consistent game. Typical X-MAN result though, plays a great match against Haas and then gets beaten up by Chela. With all due respect to Chela, he also took out Tursunov with ease in the third set.

gugafanatic
07-30-2005, 03:23 PM
Agassi rolling 6-4, 5-2 against Chela

Agassi is playing at a high level. Against Srichapan he produce some delicate dropshots and great passing shots on the run. He could be a serious contender (maybe top 3) for the US Open.

GotGame?
07-30-2005, 03:37 PM
Not bad for Agassi... He's not playing upper echelon players, but definitely confidence building to keep beating guys this way. I don't think I recall Andre being the dropshot kind of guy. He must be following suit with the other players on the growing trend of the use of the dropshot. Can't say I find many flaws with using a dropshot correctly.

I hope Agassi does put up some top level stuff at the Open. Federer/Agassi, Agassi/Safin, and Agassi/Hewitt will be matches I will look forward do. I agree that he is top three material. It goes like this for me: 1. Federer 2. Hewitt 3. Agassi. You never know if Safin could just jump into that or maybe a surprise guy like Ginepri, but...

Muller def. Ginepri 7-6 7-5

Further spoilers:
V. Williams def. Jankovic 6-3 6-3
V. Williams def. Schnyder 2-6 7-6 6-2

GotGame?
07-31-2005, 11:58 AM
Clijsters/Williams 5-5

Matthew
07-31-2005, 12:00 PM
Coria leads Moya 6-2 4-6 2-0.

GotGame?
07-31-2005, 12:01 PM
Coria leads Moya 6-2 4-6 2-0.
Not part of the USO series though. There is a thread on the Coria/Moya match, maybe you should also post the live score there as well.

GotGame?
07-31-2005, 12:07 PM
Clijsters leads Williams 7-5 1-0

bcslice
07-31-2005, 12:18 PM
Seems like Venus is tanking the second set away. It's discouraging to see her play like she doesn't care again. She could definitely use the ranking points. Being down 4-1, you have to wonder if she even is interested in coming back after her match with Schnyder.

Matthew
07-31-2005, 12:39 PM
Not part of the USO series though. There is a thread on the Coria/Moya match, maybe you should also post the live score there as well.

I was actually just asking my mom if that was part of the USO series. My baaaad.

Kim takes the title 7-5 6-2. If she doesn't wear herself out in the next few weeks, I think she'll win the USO.

GotGame?
07-31-2005, 02:14 PM
Agassi leads Muller 6-4 2-2

gugafanatic
08-01-2005, 04:36 PM
Legg Mason Classic Washington DC

J.Blake def J.R.Lisnard 6-4, 6-3

J.Hernych def J.Delgado 6-4, 6-3

ragnaROK
08-02-2005, 09:18 AM
Where has Moya been anyway? I havent heard much of him this year. Big drop from last year.

Babblelot
08-02-2005, 09:25 AM
Where has Moya been anyway? I havent heard much of him this year. Big drop from last year.
Nagging shoulder injury. He did make a final Sunday, losing to Coria, which is a good result for him. But the pain in his shoulder is recurrent.

gugafanatic
08-02-2005, 03:39 PM
DC

B.Reynolds def A.Clayton 7-5, 6-4

Good win for the young big hitting American. He had a good run at this yrs Aus Open after qualifying before falling to Nadal.

L.Horna def Scud 7-5, 6-4 (The misery continues)

G.Muller def Sanguinetti 6-3, 6-4

R.Ginepri def K.kim 6-2, 6-3

Max G.
08-03-2005, 12:24 AM
DC

B.Reynolds def A.Clayton 7-5, 6-4

I wouldn't call that much of a good win. One wildcard beating another...

efice32
08-03-2005, 01:40 AM
Bobby Reynolds = Vanderbilt!!! yeah yeah!! Go Tennessee!! Vandy sucks though...GO VOLS '05 SEC CHAMPS!!!

VamosRafa
08-03-2005, 01:46 AM
What is this thread about anyway?

These events aren't big enough to warrant their own spoilers????

The claycourt events are getting those. Of course, they do feature top players, or at least they have lately.

efice32
08-03-2005, 01:50 AM
good point, u'd think some european players would come and play the uso series events b/c of the extra $$$, or at least that's what the usta thinks. lol.

VamosRafa
08-03-2005, 02:02 AM
good point, u'd think some european players would come and play the uso series events b/c of the extra $$$, or at least that's what the usta thinks. lol.

What the USTA thinks doesn't seem to matter. The US Open lead ups to date are basically in this thread, and to say they are exciting would be a major overstatement.

Let's hope Montreal will warrant it's own *spoiler* thread. Will be nice to have the claycourters join the foray, so at least we'll have some players we recognize in the draw. I have not been overly impressed by the current US Open series draws. But I know that will change in Montreal.

The games will begin next week . . . . .

Babblelot
08-03-2005, 07:38 AM
Will be nice to have the claycourters join the foray, so at least we'll have some players we recognize in the draw. I have not been overly impressed by the current US Open series draws.
:p :p :p
This is week #3 of the US Open Series. Don't blame the USTA if the claycourters chose to stay in Europe.

J.I. Chela's been here...in fact, there are a number of claycourters in Washington.

Tchocky
08-03-2005, 07:43 AM
You guys are talking about several tournaments and past and current results that this thread is so confusing.

gugafanatic
08-04-2005, 02:10 PM
I.Karlovic def G.Rusedski 7-6, 6-2

Good going for Ivo, I myself thought he could only play on grass but he has been posting some results on hardcourts this year. He must be making some decent returns to beat Rusedski soo convincingly.

Journeyman A.Clement upsets G.Muller 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Breakthrough for Bobby Reynolds def Hernych 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
First q-final appearance on the main tour.

gugafanatic
08-04-2005, 05:08 PM
Berdych bt Grosjean 7-5, 6-2

Srichaphan bt Moodie 6-3, 7-6

Thai shotmaker beginning to return to his best form.

Berdych showing that he can adapt to all surfaces. Coming off a 3 set defeat against Nadal (final in Bastad) and q-finals in Stuttgart.

Babblelot
08-05-2005, 11:55 AM
Karlovic takes the first set 7-6 (7) off Roddick (eeeks!)

Pierce takes the first set 6-4 off Schnyder (C'mon Patty!!!)

Kevin Patrick
08-05-2005, 11:58 AM
Srichaphan d Horna to reach semis

Babblelot
08-05-2005, 12:15 PM
Pierce up a break in the 2nd, 4-3 :(

Babblelot
08-05-2005, 12:29 PM
This one's getting very interesting.

Karlovic 5-4 in the 2nd; on serve, naturally

Babblelot
08-05-2005, 12:35 PM
Down goes Schnyder, 4-6, 3-6 :( :(

Rafa's boy
08-05-2005, 12:38 PM
Down goes Schnyder, 4-6, 3-6 :( :(

I keep hearing things about Schnyder from time to time. Does she have any potential to be a slam winner? I hear that her game is similar to Nadal's, or is it not?

Babblelot
08-05-2005, 12:41 PM
Roddick breaks Karlovic at 5-5, takes the 2nd set 7-5!!!!!

Babblelot
08-05-2005, 12:50 PM
I keep hearing things about Schnyder from time to time. Does she have any potential to be a slam winner? I hear that her game is similar to Nadal's, or is it not?
My honest answer is no on both counts.

If you were to compare her to a man, I'd compare her to Santoro. She's one of the very few lefties on the women's circuit and is what I would refer to as a "junkballer." She uses all kinds of spin and varries her pace. Players who love pace and a consistent ball have a difficult time with her.

Nadal's mental toughness has never been questioned. Quite the opposite for Patty...but I still love her! ;)

efice32
08-05-2005, 12:50 PM
3-3 second set, Karlovic to serve.

Babblelot
08-05-2005, 01:05 PM
Roddick unable to convert on 2 break chances, Karlovic holds, leads 4-3 3rd set

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Roddick breaks, leads 5-4 in the 3rd!!!! C'mon Andy!

Babblelot
08-05-2005, 01:10 PM
Roddick wins 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-4

AngeloDS
08-05-2005, 01:11 PM
6-4 in the third. He was very lucky that Karlovic got tired.

devila
08-06-2005, 12:22 AM
Wrong. He was gifted the 1st set after Roddick double faulted and threw away a break point.

gugafanatic
08-06-2005, 01:05 PM
Roddick def Srichaphan 7-6, 6-2

The American fired down 13 aces and did not face a single break point. Looks like Andy is beginning to get the confidence back.

I feel like I'm in a groove," said Roddick.

"I feel like I've turned the corner to playing well. I hit the ball well, got it doing what I wanted."