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Nostradamus

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Harder to return the big milos serve on grass. Odds are much better for Mackie on hard courts against the big hitting raonic.
Well lets admit it, Milos is better talent than Mackie. but Mackie knows Milos game really well cause Raonic practices at UCLA tennis center often and I will bet you he hit with Mackie on more than few occasions in practice.

 
Did anyone mention Yannick Hanfmann yet? I think he has a great game, but I haven’t heard much about him recently? I know he mentioned on his Instagram he has some type of injury and is done for the season.
 
Joe Salisbury University of Memphis wins Vienna Open ATP 500 doubles with Neal Skupski LSU. Looks like Salisbury will finish the year around 30, Skupski 33 or so ATP doubles rankings.
 

Nostradamus

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Why are guys like Sangren and Bradley klahn playing in the challenger this week ? I thought they didn't have to since they are top 100 now to get into Australian open next year ?
 

JW10S

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Why are guys like Sangren and Bradley klahn playing in the challenger this week ? I thought they didn't have to since they are top 100 now to get into Australian open next year ?
Because they want to improve their rankings as well as earn a little money and there are no main tour events on the calender now. Sandgren is unlikely to repeat his AO success he had this year and will probably see a big drop in the rankings after the 2019 event so he's hoping he can offset that some even if it's just by a little. It is common for players ranked 60-100 to play challengers along with main tour events to maintain their rankings.
 

Nostradamus

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Because they want to improve their rankings as well as earn a little money and there are no main tour events on the calender now. Sandgren is unlikely to repeat his AO success he had this year and will probably see a big drop in the rankings after the 2019 event so he's hoping he can offset that some even if it's just by a little. It is common for players ranked 60-100 to play challengers along with main tour events to maintain their rankings.
We could see Klahn repeat the success Sangren had at the Australian open last year in 2019 aussie open. that will get his ranking up in 30's.
 

JW10S

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https://www.livescore.com/tennis/2018-11-13/

Klahn and Fawcett headline the Houston Challenger event tomorrow. Go Card. I predict Klahn vs Fawcett final
Well, so much for that. I don't know why Fawcett was even given a wildcard into the main draw since he lost in the 1st round of qualifying in the previous two tournaments, what a waste...they should have given it to someone more deserving.

And as an aside, Klahn and Fawcett were in the same quarter of the draw (which was posted before yesterday) so no way they could have met in the final anyway...
 
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may not be very important to a lot of people here, but currently Baylor player Roy Smith has been tearing through some recent pro events and just beat a solid Harrison Adams in the second round of the Houston challenger!
 

JW10S

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may not be very important to a lot of people here, but currently Baylor player Roy Smith has been tearing through some recent pro events and just beat a solid Harrison Adams in the second round of the Houston challenger!
Good for Smith, unlike Fawcett he proved worthy of receiving a wildcard entry into the main draw.
 

Nostradamus

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He played a heck of a match against Smith! Call me biased but I think one of the bigger take aways from the match was seeing the potential that Roy Smith has moving forward!
Agree Roy is a great player with future potential. Not sure if he will crack the top 50 though. But Klahn on the other hand was moving like top 10 player with his back now at 100 %, he is playing also like top 50 player for sure. Look for him to get to quarterfinals at the Australian open 2019
 
Agree Roy is a great player with future potential. Not sure if he will crack the top 50 though. But Klahn on the other hand was moving like top 10 player with his back now at 100 %, he is playing also like top 50 player for sure. Look for him to get to quarterfinals at the Australian open 2019
Just pretend Roy goes to Standford and you can then predict him as a top 10'er.
 
Agree Roy is a great player with future potential. Not sure if he will crack the top 50 though. But Klahn on the other hand was moving like top 10 player with his back now at 100 %, he is playing also like top 50 player for sure. Look for him to get to quarterfinals at the Australian open 2019
Just pretend Roy goes to Standford and you can then predict him as a top 10'er.
Unbeknownst to most folks, Roy is currently enrolled in Standford’s online EMBA program. He will absolutely be the #1 player in the world soon. ;)
 
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