anyone attending the newport champions event?

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by Moose Malloy, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Moose Malloy

    Moose Malloy Legend

    Dec 27, 2005
    or watching it on tv? I can't find it on TTC, its on NESN?

    its the first senior event on grass, here are the results so far:

    Cedric Pioline def. Mikael Pernfors
    Todd Martin def. Richard Krajicek
    Jim Courier def. Mal Washington

    Pat Cash def. Cedric Pioline
    John McEnroe def. Mikael Pernfors
    Todd Martin def. Mal Washington

    Richard Krajicek def. Jim Courier
    Pat Cash def. Mikael Pernfors

    This is Washington's debut on the senior tour
  2. Borat72

    Borat72 Banned

    Jul 14, 2007
    No, what is this event?
    And what the hell is NESN?
  3. Craig Carter

    Craig Carter Rookie

    Oct 7, 2005
    ^^^^^Go to bed, Condi.

    I forgot that they were down there this week. Great venue, especially at this time of year. Plus, watching these guys on grass is a lot of fun!
  4. Moose Malloy

    Moose Malloy Legend

    Dec 27, 2005
    Mac & others are commentating how difficult it is to play on grass, since they havent played on it since they retired. Pioline got schooled by the oldtimers!

    Pat Cash def. Cedric Pioline 76,62
    John McEnroe def. Cedric Pioline 63,62

    looks like the final will be Martin vs Cash or Mac. this is one of Cash's best performances on the senior tour.

    and this is considered 'fast grass.'

    its a shame sampras didn't enter, he won't get many more chances to play on grass again.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2007
  5. rasajadad

    rasajadad Hall of Fame

    Apr 24, 2006
    Western MA
    I would have gone in a heartbeat if I could have seen Pete play Mac on grass!
  6. Moose Malloy

    Moose Malloy Legend

    Dec 27, 2005
    NEWPORT, R.I. – Todd Martin defeated fellow American John McEnroe 7-5, 7-5 Sunday in the final of the $142,000 Gibson Guitar Champions Cup at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Martin earned $50,000 for the title, his second on the three-year-old Outback Champions Series, a collection of tennis events around the world for champion tennis players over the age of 30. Martin also earned 800 points to surpass Pete Sampras into first place in the points standings on the Outback Champions Series that determines the year-end champion of the series.

    Martin used his strong serve and volley game that helped him reach two Wimbledon semifinals to overpower the 48-year-old McEnroe, himself a three-time Wimbledon champion.

    “I have always had an accurate serve,” said Martin, who played his first ATP tournament on the grass courts at the Hall of Fame in 1990. “The simplicity of my serve has always allowed me to serve so good. John didn’t get many racquets on my serve. Although he does put pressure on a second serve so I had to really mix it up. My serve today really helped me, although I struggled on my second serve.”

    Martin’s only previous tournament victory on the Outback Champions Series came in Boston in 2006, where he ironically beat McEnroe in the final. McEnroe was seeking his first Outback Champions title.

    “It was close and I just couldn’t get it done,” said McEnroe, who earned $32,000 for his runner-up showing. “I played well. I got back into the match, but it was tough to pull it out. I was right there. I just got a little stiff. I got to give Todd credit. He played well.”

    Martin was playing in his third consecutive Outback Champions Series final, having lost title matches in May in Boston and Athens, Greece to Pete Sampras. Martin may get another chance against Sampras at the next Outback Champions Series event – The Championships at The Palisades in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 26-30 – where both Sampras and Martin are in the eight-player field. Martin will also look to expand on his 400 point lead over Sampras in the year-long points race. After four events in 2007 on the Outback Champions Series, Martin leads with 2000 points, following by Sampras with 1600 points.

    McEnroe’s runner-up showing in Newport earned him 600 points to move him from fifth-place to third place in the standings with 1400 points. Wayne Ferreira, who was forced to withdraw from Newport with a right wrist injury, dropped from second place to fourth place in the standings. Outback Champions Series co-founder Jim Courier, who defeated Pat Cash 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 (Match Tie-Break) Sunday in the third-place match, earned 200 points in Newport, but dropped from fourth to fifth place in the rankings.

    Its crazy how competitive Mac is with guys who were destroying him in his last years on the main tour.

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