21st Century Toecutters: The Rise of Oz Tennis!

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Also seeing as this is an Aussie thread.
Did anyone notice Peter Luczak playing singles qualies at the Swedish Open. He won his first Qualifying match but lost to 1st qualifying seed Mathieu in straight sets.
It was his first singles match since the 2012 Shanghai masters when he lost to GGL.
According to ATP site his doubles comeback was in Lecco Italy in May 2015 at a future where he won the doubles title partnering Aussie Marc Polmans. His first doubles match since May 2012.
Great stuff! http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/players/peter-luczak/l515/overview
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Scathing article on Nick Kyrgios and why he shouldn't play for Australia again. It's a very good read
http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis...-davis-cup-again/story-fndkzym4-1227448682399


Definitely a possibility! I'm basically writing Australia off against Murray so we will need to win the other 3 which is achievable against James Ward or some other player. Doubles will be the most important. As for the final, Argentina shouldn't be hard. Best player is Leo Mayer who Tomic and Hewitt lead 1-0. Belgium wouldn't be too hard in the final as well, best player is Goffin. Australia's best chance at winning I reckon!
Kyrgios is turning into a sad case. A rare young talent of this generation who still has time but needs to fix a lot of things.

I wish all the best for Hewitt (and Groth).
 
Scathing article on Nick Kyrgios and why he shouldn't play for Australia again. It's a very good read
http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis...-davis-cup-again/story-fndkzym4-1227448682399


Kyrgios is turning into a sad case. A rare young talent of this generation who still has time but needs to fix a lot of things.

I wish all the best for Hewitt (and Groth).

No one cares about your school squad Posted at 12:23 PM Today

Oh please! Get off your high horse! Australia should consider themselves lucky our top players putting their hands up to play for their nation. Rafa, Novak, Berdych, Fed and Wawrinka all skipped their ties to look after themselves...guess what? They all lost in the QF's or earlier. Davis Cup is a completely different environment than any Slam and certainly more than your school squad. He will grow and he will learn from this. Tomic and Kyrgios are critical in Davis Cup success moving forward. They do have the potential to team up and win a trophy - putting people who display politically correct, but a hard work ethic on court will not have the skill to do that. Don't forget, that Kyrgios and in particular, Tomic have played pivotal roles in getting Australia back in the World Group. It's been a work in progress for 9 years! I've been to ties where Hewitt and Tomic played in the Oceanic zone to a crowd of 25 people! Funny how people get really interested when Australia starts doing well. As for treating the ball kids like servants - did you see Groth and Hewitt? The kids had no idea what they were doing and all players vented frustrations at their ineptitude.
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
No one cares about your school squad Posted at 12:23 PM Today

Oh please! Get off your high horse! Australia should consider themselves lucky our top players putting their hands up to play for their nation. Rafa, Novak, Berdych, Fed and Wawrinka all skipped their ties to look after themselves...guess what? They all lost in the QF's or earlier. Davis Cup is a completely different environment than any Slam and certainly more than your school squad. He will grow and he will learn from this. Tomic and Kyrgios are critical in Davis Cup success moving forward. They do have the potential to team up and win a trophy - putting people who display politically correct, but a hard work ethic on court will not have the skill to do that. Don't forget, that Kyrgios and in particular, Tomic have played pivotal roles in getting Australia back in the World Group. It's been a work in progress for 9 years! I've been to ties where Hewitt and Tomic played in the Oceanic zone to a crowd of 25 people! Funny how people get really interested when Australia starts doing well. As for treating the ball kids like servants - did you see Groth and Hewitt? The kids had no idea what they were doing and all players vented frustrations at their ineptitude.
This poster, No one cares about your school squad, clearly has no idea. How many times Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Wawrinka, Berdych, etc., have represented their countries? They even won the cup for their countries. I don't know why some Aussies take such a big offence when people say facts regarding Tomic or Kyrgios. It it for their benefit to listen to the correct and constructive criticism and fix the problems. In fact, saying they can do no wrong and let them spoil themselves will destroy them a lot quicker.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
This poster, No one cares about your school squad, clearly has no idea. How many times Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Wawrinka, Berdych, etc., have represented their countries? They even won the cup for their countries. I don't know why some Aussies take such a big offence when people say facts regarding Tomic or Kyrgios. It it for their benefit to listen to the correct and constructive criticism and fix the problems. In fact, saying they can do no wrong and let them spoil themselves will destroy them a lot quicker.
Majority of those players you named didn't have amazing commitment to the Davis Cup. Tomic played all the 2011, 2012, 2013 Oceanic zones AND world group playoffs. Tomic then wins both his rubbers in the 1R 2015 to ensure a QF spot and they dump him. He does the hard yards and gets dumped for "loud music, finger pointing"? He boasts a 14-2 Davis Cup record despite only being 22 showing that he has played countless matches for his country and that's how they treat him? **** weak.
You want to talk about Fed, Nadal, Stan, Berdych?
Berdych didn't play for Czech Republic this year. They were eliminated 1R despite being 3rd seeds
Federer AND Wawrinka didn't play for Switzerland this year and therefore they lost 1R despite being 2nd seeds and defending champions!
Djokovic played the 1R but skipped the QF this year. Serbia were eliminated 1-4 despite being 4th seeds.
Nadal hasn't played for Spain this year in the Europe zone. They lost 2-3. A nation with so many top players and I think they're being relegated to Europe group II in 2016..

Yeah great commitment
 
Majority of those players you named didn't have amazing commitment to the Davis Cup. Tomic played all the 2011, 2012, 2013 Oceanic zones AND world group playoffs. Tomic then wins both his rubbers in the 1R 2015 to ensure a QF spot and they dump him. He does the hard yards and gets dumped for "loud music, finger pointing"?
Why do you continue to try and make it seem like atomic shouldn't have been arrested? You were doing the same thing in the other thread. Tomic was being disruptive and was asked to leave and once he refuses he is therefore trespassing and can be arrested. He wasn't arrested for loud music or pointing fingers.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Why do you continue to try and make it seem like atomic shouldn't have been arrested? You were doing the same thing in the other thread. Tomic was being disruptive and was asked to leave and once he refuses he is therefore trespassing and can be arrested. He wasn't arrested for loud music or pointing fingers.
Firstly, loud music was the reason the neighbors complained. The police report explicitly mentioned "loud music" and pointing fingers aggressively. And I don't think Tomic should have been arrested. It would be much easier to escort him out of the building using security guards. I can't for the life of me understand why police needed to be called. There was no violence, no physical altercation. He was "trespassing" at a location he had paid for, i'm not saying that gives him the right to disturb but he didn't break into the hotel room, he was there originally as he was allowed to be. If i'm in a nightclub or even a nice hotel room and i'm being annoying and loud but not violent and i'm forced to leave, i'd be very surprised to see police show up and not just escort me to leave but actually arrest me, require me to pay $2000 bail and all that. I can't understand why several police needed to be called for such a non-issue.
 
Firstly, loud music was the reason the neighbors complained. The police report explicitly mentioned "loud music" and pointing fingers aggressively. And I don't think Tomic should have been arrested. It would be much easier to escort him out of the building using security guards. I can't for the life of me understand why police needed to be called. There was no violence, no physical altercation. He was "trespassing" at a location he had paid for, i'm not saying that gives him the right to disturb but he didn't break into the hotel room, he was there originally as he was allowed to be. If i'm in a nightclub or even a nice hotel room and i'm being annoying and loud but not violent and i'm forced to leave, i'd be very surprised to see police show up and not just escort me to leave but actually arrest me, require me to pay $2000 bail and all that. I can't understand why several police needed to be called for such a non-issue.
Yes the loud music was the original complaint from the hotel but what got him in trouble was the fact that he refused to leave the hotel when he was asked. That is why the only charges filed were for trespassing and resisting arrest. And yes you are trespassing once he refused to leave. If you are in a nice hotel and refuse to leave when asked then you are breaking the law and can be arrested. I'm not saying whether or not I agree with that but that's how it is.
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Majority of those players you named didn't have amazing commitment to the Davis Cup. Tomic played all the 2011, 2012, 2013 Oceanic zones AND world group playoffs. Tomic then wins both his rubbers in the 1R 2015 to ensure a QF spot and they dump him. He does the hard yards and gets dumped for "loud music, finger pointing"? He boasts a 14-2 Davis Cup record despite only being 22 showing that he has played countless matches for his country and that's how they treat him? **** weak.
You want to talk about Fed, Nadal, Stan, Berdych?
Berdych didn't play for Czech Republic this year. They were eliminated 1R despite being 3rd seeds
Federer AND Wawrinka didn't play for Switzerland this year and therefore they lost 1R despite being 2nd seeds and defending champions!
Djokovic played the 1R but skipped the QF this year. Serbia were eliminated 1-4 despite being 4th seeds.
Nadal hasn't played for Spain this year in the Europe zone. They lost 2-3. A nation with so many top players and I think they're being relegated to Europe group II in 2016..


Yeah great commitment
Nonsense. Have a look at Fed, Nad, Djoko, Waw and Berd's DC stats.


Roger FEDERER:
First year played 1999
Total nominations 26
Ties played 26
Singles (W/L) 38/8
Doubles (W/L) 12/9


Novak DJOKOVIC:
First year played 2004
Total nominations 22
Ties played 22
Singles (W/L) 27/7
Doubles (W/L) 3/2


Rafael NADAL:
First year played 2004
Total nominations 16
Ties played 15
Singles (W/L) 21/1
Doubles (W/L) 3/4
Total (W/L) 24/5


Stan WAWRINKA:
First year played 2004
Total nominations 24
Ties played 23
Singles (W/L) 21/13
Doubles (W/L) 4/12


Tomas BERDYCH:
First year played 2003
Total nominations 28
Ties played 28
Singles (W/L) 28/14
Doubles (W/L) 20/2

Now have a look at those two young Aussies.

Bernard TOMIC:
First year played 2010
Total nominations 9
Ties played 9
Singles (W/L) 14/2
Doubles (W/L) 0/0


Nick KYRGIOS:
First year played 2013
Total nominations 4
Ties played 4
Singles (W/L) 3/3
Doubles (W/L) 0/1


Can you see how many times those other players you mentioned represented their countries? All in the middle of their busy schedules and hard battles through the rankings near the top as well. Those guys usually play many, many more matches throughout the year than Bernie or Nick, mostly because they usually go deeper into the tournaments they go into. Yet, they have made themselves available so many times for their countries' DC ties. You can never accuse those guys for not committing themselves to DC duties. They also set good examples for the younger players by acting professionally and not partying hard nor getting drunk on the eve of DC. They don't tank during any DC matches either - they give their all for their countries, not half hearted attempts. Amazing you are ready to criticize them for lacking in commitment yet staying fully behind the two problematic young brats.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Nonsense. Have a look at Fed, Nad, Djoko, Waw and Berd's DC stats.


Roger FEDERER:
First year played 1999
Total nominations 26
Ties played 26
Singles (W/L) 38/8
Doubles (W/L) 12/9


Novak DJOKOVIC:
First year played 2004
Total nominations 22
Ties played 22
Singles (W/L) 27/7
Doubles (W/L) 3/2


Rafael NADAL:
First year played 2004
Total nominations 16
Ties played 15
Singles (W/L) 21/1
Doubles (W/L) 3/4
Total (W/L) 24/5


Stan WAWRINKA:
First year played 2004
Total nominations 24
Ties played 23
Singles (W/L) 21/13
Doubles (W/L) 4/12


Tomas BERDYCH:
First year played 2003
Total nominations 28
Ties played 28
Singles (W/L) 28/14
Doubles (W/L) 20/2

Now have a look at those two young Aussies.

Bernard TOMIC:
First year played 2010
Total nominations 9
Ties played 9
Singles (W/L) 14/2
Doubles (W/L) 0/0


Nick KYRGIOS:
First year played 2013
Total nominations 4
Ties played 4
Singles (W/L) 3/3
Doubles (W/L) 0/1


Can you see how many times those other players you mentioned represented their countries? All in the middle of their busy schedules and hard battles through the rankings near the top as well. Those guys usually play many, many more matches throughout the year than Bernie or Nick, mostly because they usually go deeper into the tournaments they go into. Yet, they have made themselves available so many times for their countries' DC ties. You can never accuse those guys for not committing themselves to DC duties. They also set good examples for the younger players by acting professionally and not partying hard nor getting drunk on the eve of DC. They don't tank during any DC matches either - they give their all for their countries, not half hearted attempts. Amazing you are ready to criticize them for lacking in commitment yet staying fully behind the two problematic young brats.
Well it's not nonsense because Berdych, Fed, Stan, Nadal and Djoko (QF) didn't play this year. And of course those players have more ties and games then Tomic, they're 5-11 years older then him! Despite his age he still boasts 14-2 record. He's 22 has a better record then those players did by his age, and it's not true that they have busier schedules. Tomic has played far more tournaments in 2015. Djoko stands at 18, Fed 19 whilst Tomic stands at 28..
What I said was they weren't playing the Davis Cup year in year out which is shown by the fact that barely any have played it this year. The big players generally are in the world group and only have to play a few matches to win the entire title whilst Tomic played the playoffs and the zones and in the years they had qualified, the main group.
Tomic wasn't getting drunk on the eve of DC, he was kicked out of the team for exposing the lack of respect shown by Tennis Australia, they slashed funding to the Tomic family because of the abusive father, blamed it on Tomic's off court antics despite him keeping a low profile in 2014. Tomic doesn't tank his DC matches, Kyrgios does and I can't stand him, i'm not defending him here. Tomic put in the hard work to secure Australia a spot in the QF and they threw him out. His record shows that he thrives on DC matches and has helped Australia go from Oceanic zones to playoffs all the way to the world group and they treated him poorly. End rant
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Well it's not nonsense because Berdych, Fed, Stan, Nadal and Djoko (QF) didn't play this year. And of course those players have more ties and games then Tomic, they're 5-11 years older then him! Despite his age he still boasts 14-2 record. He's 22 has a better record then those players did by his age, and it's not true that they have busier schedules. Tomic has played far more tournaments in 2015. Djoko stands at 18, Fed 19 whilst Tomic stands at 28..
What I said was they weren't playing the Davis Cup year in year out which is shown by the fact that barely any have played it this year. The big players generally are in the world group and only have to play a few matches to win the entire title whilst Tomic played the playoffs and the zones and in the years they had qualified, the main group.
Tomic wasn't getting drunk on the eve of DC, he was kicked out of the team for exposing the lack of respect shown by Tennis Australia, they slashed funding to the Tomic family because of the abusive father, blamed it on Tomic's off court antics despite him keeping a low profile in 2014. Tomic doesn't tank his DC matches, Kyrgios does and I can't stand him, i'm not defending him here. Tomic put in the hard work to secure Australia a spot in the QF and they threw him out. His record shows that he thrives on DC matches and has helped Australia go from Oceanic zones to playoffs all the way to the world group and they treated him poorly. End rant
Tomic and Kyrgios will miss their share of ties for their individual careers many times in the future. Anyway, it looks like you are truly loyal to your players, a fact which I must respect, so let's wait and see what happens. It would be nice if they somehow figure it out and come back with the right attitudes.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Wally Masur aka Davis Cup captain opens up about the decision to swap Kyrgios/Kokk for Groth Hewitt, how to beat Great Britain and of course, Tomic.

In regards to Tomic
"Would I like Bernie back? Yes, but there’s going to be conditions and that goes beyond me, it’s really a Tennis Australia board decision.

I don’t think Tennis Australia are willing to compromise what they stand for. They jeopardised their ability to win the Kazakhstan tie by not playing Bernie, so they made a strong stance. But everybody does their penance and Bernie deserves a chance to play Davis Cup again, so if there’s a solution, you try to find it. We want to work with the players and make sure that everyone who represents Australia is in good standing with the federation."

Great call saying they jeopardized the team.
 
I've had quite a bit to do with TA over time. It's time somebody spoke up, the place is a train wreck. Fact.

In other news, the much maligned Bernie looks to be headed for a final rematch worth Dr Ivo in Bogota. Well, if he beats Michael Berrer in the semis, anyway.

What's Krygios doing?
 

gregor.b

Professional
Why do you continue to try and make it seem like atomic shouldn't have been arrested? You were doing the same thing in the other thread. Tomic was being disruptive and was asked to leave and once he refuses he is therefore trespassing and can be arrested. He wasn't arrested for loud music or pointing fingers.
John still has a soft spot for his son. If Bernie gets arrested, he can't play and then daddy doesn't get paid.
 

reaper

Legend
I've had quite a bit to do with TA over time. It's time somebody spoke up, the place is a train wreck. Fact.

In other news, the much maligned Bernie looks to be headed for a final rematch worth Dr Ivo in Bogota. Well, if he beats Michael Berrer in the semis, anyway.

What's Krygios doing?
You say Tennis Australia is a train wreck... can you give any examples?
 
There are so many. Massive inequities in funding and selection, favoritism, nepotism, lots of people employed on the basis of, well, who knows?

A quick look at the people employed at state level by TA all around the country reveals a lot. So many positions that would ideally be filled by experienced coaches and administrators (many of whom apply for these positions) are occupied by clueless infants who have returned from a div II college scholarship in the mid-west with nothing more than a second class baseline game and a third rate degree in Sports Administration. Co-incidentally the two prime requisites for a senior position in TA.


Anyway, Bernie rolls into the final in Bogota
 
Bernard Tomic says Tennis Australia’s multi-million-dollar investment in him was ‘value for money’
  • LEO SCHLINK
  • SUNDAY HERALD SUN
  • JULY 25, 2015 10:23PM

Bernard Tomic wants Tennis Australia to improve funding. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

BERNARD Tomic has taken a swipe at critics who claim greed is the driving force behind his standoff with Tennis Australia.

Rumoured to have received millions of dollars in support from TA, Tomic says he single-handedly funds sister Sara’s development.

At odds with TA because of the funding dispute, Tomic says he is the family’s “sole breadwinner”.

“To my detractors, I say the following,” he said. “I am 22 years old. I pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in wages, expenses and fees from my tennis earnings.

“Professional tennis requires serious financial expenditure. I am self-funded. I also fund all of the expenses of my entire family, including my sister’s tennis development.


“I am the sole breadwinner in the Tomic household.

“The anonymous keyboard warriors who relentlessly knock me don’t know about the responsibilities I accept every day.”

Tomic says there is no point in meeting with Tennis Australia over his comments about funding.

TA cut ties with Tomic’s father, John, in December after he attacked, via email, TA’s director of performance, Pat Rafter.

Friction intensified at Wimbledon last month when Tomic unloaded publicly on Rafter, TA chief executive Craig Tiley and president Steven Healy.

His comments prompted his sacking from the Davis Cup team.

Tomic admitted at Wimbledon he had received significant financial support from TA.

“A lot of money was invested in me, for sure,” he said.

“But whatever they invested in me, they got in return 10, 20-times more. That’s 100 per cent certain.”

Industry sources suggested the total figure could be as much as $4 million.

Tomic’s career earnings in prizemoney recently topped $3 million.

Australia’s highest-ranked male player at No.29, Tomic says he will not meet with TA to discuss a Davis Cup return until he is happy with funding for junior players.

http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/vict...-value-for-money/story-fnpp4dl6-1227456954100
 

reaper

Legend
That article appears to be having a dig at Tomic. "Industry sources" say T.A. spent $4 million on him, he has career earnings of $3 million, and is "100% certain" he's repaid their investment 10-20 times over.
 

Supertegwyn

Hall of Fame
That article appears to be having a dig at Tomic. "Industry sources" say T.A. spent $4 million on him, he has career earnings of $3 million, and is "100% certain" he's repaid their investment 10-20 times over.
That's not counting a lot of factors though; who knows what money the sponsorship + awareness created through Tomic's tennis has done for TA.
 

reaper

Legend
If he's sold 40 000 extra tickets at $100 per go that gets you to $4 million. Is anyone aware of any particular spike in attendance figures for matches when Tomic is playing?
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
I'm happy for him...took some courage to compartmentalize all the DC and arrest drama so quickly and get back to the winner's circle. Maybe he can build some momentum leading up to the USO. It didn't work out that way in '14 but he will have a better ranking to possibly avoid bad draws (2R loss to Ferrer won't happen with seeding).
Well it was a walkover. ;)
But yeah Tomic doesn't have the best performance at the US Open despite winning it as a junior. Reaching the 3R or 4R would be great!
 
Hardly a walkover. Case of beating the opponent in front of you. Nobody wins an ATP event that doesn't earn it, ask every other current Australian player, only Hewitt has ever won one and Tomic has three at 22
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Tomic's steadily moving up the rankings. He is basically at the highest ever position in the rankings now. Will be interesting to see how he does in the next 12 months. Kyrgios is now no. 37, Kokkinakis is no. 72 and Duckworth is no. 95. Good stuff.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Tomic's steadily moving up the rankings. He is basically at the highest ever position in the rankings now. Will be interesting to see how he does in the next 12 months. Kyrgios is now no. 37, Kokkinakis is no. 72 and Duckworth is no. 95. Good stuff.
I am disappoint neither Kyrgios or Kokki entered Atlanta, where they could have moved up with nice runs. I think they need to be in NA early to have the best chances to get good results at Montreal, Cinci and USO. Hope they play Washington.
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
I am disappoint neither Kyrgios or Kokki entered Atlanta, where they could have moved up with nice runs. I think they need to be in NA early to have the best chances to get good results at Montreal, Cinci and USO. Hope they play Washington.
Maybe they are regrouping, practising together? This US HC season will be important especially for Kyrgios with all the recent controversies. I think he will be a threat on fast HC. Let's see.
 

Oz_Rocket

Professional
Nick's been practicing a lot on hardcourt with Daniel Guccione and James Frawley among others (and with all the rain we've had lately our 4 indoor hardcourts have been great). Not sure when he's heading off but it should be soon.
 
Is he still walking in at ten o'clock and telling the coaches to forget the schedule they had worked out because he was going to go play some points?

(I have seen him do and say exactly that, well, I left some words out that I can't repeat here)
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
In case you thought this week was boring, next week is the Citi Open
Main draw players from Aus include
Tomic
Groth
Kokkinakis
Duckworth
Hewitt

Qualies:
Ebden
Millman
Wow, a contingent of Aussies. One of them could possibly win there. It should help to have your mates around.
 
It amazes me that Kyrgios isn't playing a tournament like this. It would be a good opportunity for a breakthrough title or at least final run. Does he already feel like he's too good for these tournaments?
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
It amazes me that Kyrgios isn't playing a tournament like this. It would be a good opportunity for a breakthrough title or at least final run. Does he already feel like he's too good for these tournaments?
Very nice! Let's hope they get spread throughout the draw and win a few matches.
Wow, a contingent of Aussies. One of them could possibly win there. It should help to have your mates around.
Yup it's good for the Aussies. I have no idea why Kyrgios isn't playing. I swear the kid only wants to master the majors, only seems to care about the grand slams it seems!
 
It amazes me that Kyrgios isn't playing a tournament like this. It would be a good opportunity for a breakthrough title or at least final run. Does he already feel like he's too good for these tournaments?
Kyrgios seems to have arm problems every now and then, he probably does not want to overdo things then burn out early.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Tomic has a bye to the 2nd round. Will face either Johnson or Lacko. Johnson defeated him in June. If Tomic can win that then he will most likely face 6th seed Dimitrov.
Hewitt faces a qualifier and if he wins that he'll face 7th seeded Lopez
Groth faces Bellucci and if he wins, Victor Troicki
Duckworth gets a qualifier and then Nishikori if Ducky wins.
Kokkinakis withdrew
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
1R of Citi Open complete.
Matosevic out along with JP Smith.

Hewitt defeated Smith to reach the 2R and will play Feliciano Lopez
Duckworth defeated Harrison and is currently down 5-4 on Nishikori's serve in the 2R
Groth beat Bellucci and will next face Troicki
Tomic will play Johnson in R2. Johnson defeated him in Halle in June. D:

If Groth and Hewitt win their matches they'll play eachother in the 3R and we would be guarenteed a player in the QF.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
1R of Citi Open complete.
Matosevic out along with JP Smith.

Hewitt defeated Smith to reach the 2R and will play Feliciano Lopez
Duckworth defeated Harrison and is currently down 5-4 on Nishikori's serve in the 2R
Groth beat Bellucci and will next face Troicki
Tomic will play Johnson in R2. Johnson defeated him in Halle in June. D:

If Groth and Hewitt win their matches they'll play eachother in the 3R and we would be guarenteed a player in the QF.
Groth wins in straights. Rusty up a set and on serve deep in the second.:)
 

Oz_Rocket

Professional
Groth is clearly in a happy place. Chock full of confidence after a great Wimbledon and gutsy Davis Cup performance. A few years ago you'd have taken money on him not to crack the top 100 but he's well entrenched now.
 
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