Collegians in summer ITF/ATP events

jcgatennismom

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Fearnley makes good use of his WC winning in straight sets. It took him 6 match points to get through 12-14TB. He had a lucky draw to play a Qualifier ranked 188. Walton at #95 sailed through his 1st rd in straights vs #72. I see his coach is listed as fellow former Volunteer Andrew Roberts who is listed with acting credits in the recent Challenger movie. Too bad Jubb lost in 5; after dominating the 1st 2 sets, he lost a close 3rd set in TB
 

scmyers

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TCU Jake Fearnely wins first round match at Wimby. Big ups to him on making the most of his WC. Win an NCAA then 2 months later win at Wimbledon, livin the dream. (Short lived with Djokovic next, but you never know)
 

jcgatennismom

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Amazing aggressive performance by Fearnley vs Djoker. Had hope he could take 4th set to TB-too bad he wasn’t able to break late in 4th and he had those DFs late in 4th. Unknown outside college tennis, he now will have a pro tennis fan base esp among Brits. Maybe Newport will give him a WC into Qualis; he’s on the alternate list. He is in Qualis for Chicago CH for the following week-maybe he can be bumped up to MD via WC. TDs might get some more attendees to come see the guy who took a set off Djoker in his 1st slam…For British juniors, he’s another argument to try US college tennis before pros. As I stated in an earlier post, already 7/9 Brits under 29 in top 300 played college tennis. Draper is the only one<25 who didn’t.
Too bad Walton couldn’t pull out the win in his 5 set 2nd round loss in 5th set TB-think he had a mini break early in TB but a few loose points and he couldn’t hold on. Still great progress for Adam to reach CH of 93 two(?) years out of Tenn

While Vukic didnt take a set vs Carlos, he had some great shots features on Wimbledon highlights from that set and TB. He was runner up to Fritz at ATL 250 last year-maybe it will be a Vukic Shelton final this year. I also hope Wolf who is playing US challengers can qualify at ATL 250 (he was QFist in 23), win some MD matches, get a WC into Cincy Qualis and get back in top 100. He and Eubanks had a great 2023 but need to salvage 2024 with good performances on US HCs prior to Open. Eubanks dropped to #128 live and needs a great performance at Newport and a WC into ATL 250 to avoid Qualis at US Open. He would have gotten in directly into ATL but he must have planned to play Newport and Washington but after WDon 1st rd loss, he will only get in Wash via WC or Q.
 
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Sureshot

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Tien wins again today in 3. Hope he has some legs left for tomorrow.
Tien was on the ropes but Sekulic double faulted twice in a single game in the second set to surrender the advantage. And that’s the only opening Tien needed. I like Sekulic. Has a good power game with a punishing forehand. Tien on the other hand doesn’t miss. Contrasting styles but room for both on tour.

Basavareddy is playing so well. Nothing seems to faze him. And him and Baris are in the doubles final after they got a walkover. Iirc these guys won the USO boys doubles only a couple years ago. How cool that they are now competing together at the Challenger level. These two, Quinn and Zheng are standouts from that class which also includes Anthrop, Gorzny, Bernard. What a bunch of elite talent all with a good shot of making a mark at the highest level.
 

Wild Card

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Wimbledon Mens Singles- an all college match
A win for Broom and Fery 6-4,6-4. Fery was scampering around all over the place .

L64: Nuno Borges ( Mississippi State) & Arthur Rinderknech (Texas A & M) (POR/FRA) CR 611 (362+249) vs (WC) Charles Broom (Dartmouth/Baylor) & Arthur Féry CR 570(Stanford) (185+385)

In the Men’s Singles, Rinderknech involved in some kinda altercation with a Fritz carrying on from FO 2023…….

Taylor Fritz told his Wimbledon opponent, Arthur Rinderknech, to "have a nice flight home" after beating him in their second-round match on Thursday.
Fritz was involved in a heated French Open clash with the Frenchman Rinderknech at Roland Garros last year, in which he shushed the rowdy home crowd after winning match point and was booed for minutes afterwards.
Rinderknech made reference to the match ahead of their Wimbledon meeting, and said in comments reported by French media: "The atmosphere will be quieter and he won't cry as much."

 

mikej

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon Mens Singles- an all college match
A win for Broom and Fery 6-4,6-4. Fery was scampering around all over the place .

L64: Nuno Borges ( Mississippi State) & Arthur Rinderknech (Texas A & M) (POR/FRA) CR 611 (362+249) vs (WC) Charles Broom (Dartmouth/Baylor) & Arthur Féry CR 570(Stanford) (185+385)
Broom is the answer to ‘what grad student transfer did Ben Shelton beat as a teenage true freshman who graduated HS early, to clinch the team NCAA title’

I’ll always appreciate his contribution to UF lore
 

andfor

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Basavareddy and Baric moves into the final. too easy too easy
Kozlov retired again. A sad pattern I hope he can fix.

I like Tien tomorrow. Both players serves don’t come across as a weapon. Tien’s ground game at this time seems to have a little more punch than NB and will be the difference.

Don’t forget college players Ram Illinois and Salisbury Memphis are still in it.
 
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Nostradamus

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Kozlov retired again. A sad pattern I hope he can fix.

I like Tien tomorrow. Both players serves don’t come across as a weapon. Tien’s ground game at this time seems to have a little more punch than NB at this time and will be the difference.

Don’t forget college players Ram Illinois and Salisbury Memphis are still in it.
Fear of the Tree too much for him
 

JLyon

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To be fair he ‘created’ that cakewalk - he just convinced someone to quit after ten games that had taken out the 1 seed
Nihesh had 2 straight retirements in singles and a w/o in doubles SF, he should extremely fresh
 

tennisfan17

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Nihesh loses to Learner in 3. Was Nihesh injured? No way he could lose to a player like Tien. I know Learner is on a hit streak and is really good and a future top 200 player (minimum imo) but still!
 

Sureshot

Hall of Fame
Emma Navarro with the massive upset of Gauff and now through to the quarters. This after her clinical dismissal of Osaka earlier. She has quietly snuck past Peyton Stearns as the front runner amongst the new US women. Also love her steady demeanor with no outbursts or crazy post-win celebrations. May she continue to go from strength to strength. What a gem!
 

10S-NE1?

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Emma Navarro with the massive upset of Gauff and now through to the quarters. This after her clinical dismissal of Osaka earlier. She has quietly snuck past Peyton Stearns as the front runner amongst the new US women. Also love her steady demeanor with no outbursts or crazy post-win celebrations. May she continue to go from strength to strength. What a gem!
Definitely love her demeanor on court. Enjoyed watching her play at the NCAAs.
 
It’s troubling how nishesh cannot even play 5 (incomplete) matches in a row without needing to call for a physio. Tough as a fan because if it happens in literally every tournament you can’t keep using it as an excuse, prob just need to accept he’ll never be fully healthy
 

Sureshot

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It’s troubling how nishesh cannot even play 5 (incomplete) matches in a row without needing to call for a physio. Tough as a fan because if it happens in literally every tournament you can’t keep using it as an excuse, prob just need to accept he’ll never be fully healthy
Agree. Actually the highlights above show him hunched over for a while after being wrong footed by Tien. He then didn’t move for Tien serves that were returnable but ended up being aces. The physical brutality of the pro tour is unforgiving and there are no excuses. Kyrgios, Del Potro and Thiem are examples of exceptional talent undone by injuries. Basavareddy is quite remarkable given his two knee and wrist surgeries but as you point out no one cares. But props to Tien on his first Challenger title while still five months shy of turning 19. Excited for him.
 

ey039524

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Nostradamus

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Sometimes players lose, even if they're not injured. Sometimes they get tired. Sometimes they are outplayed. It happens.
not in this case. Basavareddy was dominating Tien til he injured his leg and that 3rd set he was pretty much playing on one leg... sold like Zeverev did against boyfriend of that ticktoc influencer
 

mikej

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not in this case. Basavareddy was dominating Tien til he injured his leg and that 3rd set he was pretty much playing on one leg... sold like Zeverev did against boyfriend of that ticktoc influencer
as a saying goes, ‘half the people don’t care about your problems, and the other half are glad you have them’

Count every opponent he’ll have trying to make a living on tour among the latter
 
Guys I know I’m a Stanford fan but nishesh is actually always injured. You can clearly tell from watching highlights. As Mike says no body cares tho except for opponents who can try to exploit.
 
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jcgatennismom

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Nikesh is already playing another challenger today in Winnipeg vs Hady Habib (Tex A&M?). Interesting 2nd rd match is Wolf vs Spizzirri. Lots of Buckeyes there-Tracy, Boulais, and Kingsley lost in Qs. Trotter made it to MD. Did Trotter even play higher than 3 or 4? He is doing better on Tour than guys who played 1.
 
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Sureshot

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Well he isn’t seriously injured if he’s playing already. There’s no way he’d take the court with anything more than a tweak.

Trotter I think got to play 1 occasionally in his final year. Iirc he had a stellar record that season. Kingsley is having a tough time. His form from the NCAAs seems to have carried over.
 
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