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International Regular
Awesome to get a wildcard, really quite stoked. It'll be great to mix it up at the CW Open, see if I can pull some more upsets out of the bag...). Thought Suryakant had the Italian there, hard stuff to fall in the quarters after beating the top seed... Anyway, great read as always SBI:)


International Coach
Wildcards named for CW Open

Two weeks out from the inaugural CW Open, the CWTA has named eight players who have received wildcards into the main draw. As part of the ongoing agreement with Tennis Australia and the Fédération Française de Tennis, two of the wildcards were given to players from those respective nations. The CW Open gets underway in Nixonstown on August 31, with the qualifying draw the week before.


Matt Bre

Alex de Wet

Spas Delev

Martti Korpinen

Sébastien Lachance (FFA)

Scotland Rivers

Suryakant Singh

Harry Thompson (TA)


Qualifying will begin the same week as the tournament in Pickford, so guys who won't play main draw of the CW Open and didn't receive a wildcard (Banks, Stakhanov, Briggs, etc.) have the choice to play Pickford or the Challenger in Karshi (and then Challengers throughout the CW Open), or the quallies.
Is Maxum an automatic Qualifier for this?


International 12th Man
Yessssss! Stoked to crash through the world number 1 team, certainly gives us confidence coming up to the CW Open.


Y no Afghanistan flag
Congrats to Drake and Korpinen in the doubles over my good self and Onwye.

Enjoyed teaming up with Hayden, not too happy that Ross is back.

I need a new doubles partner again... So far I've been with Doh, Banks and Onwye.

SirBloody Idiot

Cricketer Of The Year
Dethroned Blanco in doubt for Clowich assault

French Open champion Daniel Páez Blanco is battling an ankle injury to be fit for the first tournament on CWLand soil as the Clowich Masters gets underway this week in Clowich. In a cruel double blow, Blanco lost his number one ranking and badly rolled his ankle in his quarterfinal loss to Rasmus Olesen, and is in danger of falling further behind American Jason Hall who will this week be named world No. 1 regardless of the result of the final in Montréal taking place this evening. Should Blanco play, he faces a tough draw to make up ground on Hall with the likes of eighth seed József Boros and ninth seed Illya Altman in his section.
2R - Davis Kennedy/Qualifier
3R - Henry Charles/Martti Korpinen (predicted)
QF - József Boros/Illya Altman (predicted)
SF - Radek Špidlá/Juan Moreno (predicted)
F - Jason Hall/Radivoj Daneu (predicted)


Martti Korpinen - A generous draw for the wildcard who will hope to get one of the easier qualifiers (Moss or Ortiz would be grand) to get a spot in the second round. There either Boyd or Charles await, and that should be the end of him.

Heath Davis - Much worse draw for Davis than Harmel was in Montréal as Champion is in good touch and should be too good. If he can get past Champion (who is, in all reality, very unpredictable), a rematch with Radek Špidlá awaits.

Jefferson Drake - Doubles rival Ross Onwye returns from injury in the first round and shouldn't trouble Drake too much, and he has a pretty nice run through to the third round where Špidlá likely awaits (again). He tested him last time before falling in straight sets, so a win isn't out of the realms of probability. From there it gets easier, too.

Roy Daniels - First match back from injury, and he'll be happy that he's playing doubles, too. Won't get past Brdar.

Randy Smeltz - Could make the quarters if everything goes his way, but likely won't. A pretty tough draw with no easy matches, but it could be worse. Bradley is solid but never spectacular, and Moreno is in awful form. Despite that, the Argentine should bounce back in the second.

Jamee Hancianu - An identical draw to Montréal as he, again, has a qualifier first up and Darcy Cowan in the second. Can he get back at the Wimbledon champion? Probably not if his loss from last week is anything to go by.

Sven Oxenstierna - Worse draw than Montréal with the always unpredictable Danijel Micic in the second round. Gets worse, too, with Murdoch and Hall standing between him and the semifinals. Needs to get a wriggle on, though, because if things don't go his way he could lose a top eight seeding for the CW Open.

Jojo Mustard - Will be thanking the tennis gods for handing him a qualifier to try and find form against, but someone like Björn Donaldson or Paolo Mandonna would be the worst case scenario for him. Murdoch isn't great outside of Grand Slams, so he could produce a surprise run to the third round in front of a home crowd.

SirBloody Idiot

Cricketer Of The Year
Stage set for Montréal rematch

Whilst Jefferson Drake and Martti Korpinen will be focussing on their final in Montréal this afternoon, they again face a semifinal showdown with Hugh James and Ralph Robinson in the semifinals of this week's Clowich Masters. This time, however, they receive a slightly tougher draw with a possible second round showdown with Krohmal/Shvelidze and a brutal quarterfinal with either Andueza/Emelio or Varga/Varga awaiting.

On the other side of the draw, Ross Onwye rejoins his brother Hayden who last week made the quarterfinals alongside Rob Bowenburg to move to outright third in the individual rankings. Heath Davis and Jojo Mustard will hope to rectify their loss in the second round in Montréal, but have been given a cruel draw with Umag champions Harmel/Parmentier and Washington champs Bradley/Donaldson battling to face them.

In an attempt to get some hardcourt practice under their belt ahead of the CW Open, singles stars Juan Moreno, Kim Vollan (teaming with brother Tom for the first time at ATP level), Becker Haas and Zhijun Sun have taken the opportunity to play in doubles tennis.


SirBloody Idiot

Cricketer Of The Year
Rogers Cup
Sunday - Canada Masters - Montréal (Canada)

Men's Singles (Seeds - Finals - Section 1 - Section 2 - Section 3 - Section 4)
Men's Doubles (Finals - Top Half - Bottom Half)

  • New world No. 1 Jason Hall has celebrated his ascent to the top of the tennis world by claiming his maiden ATP Masters Series title with a 7-6(4), 6-1 victory over Denmark's Rasmus Olesen in the final in Montréal. Hall was troubled in the first set by Olesen who managed to come back from 1-3 down to send Hall further inside a set than he's gone all week. But after earning a mini break early, Olesen bottled his slender lead to allow Hall to take the set 7-4 in the breaker. From there it was one way traffic as Olesen struggled to hit the mark with his aggressive tennis. Down 0-5, Olesen avoided the bagel but soon handed Hall three championship points in the next game. Hall accepted the second with an ace to atone for his loss in the Miami final to Radivoj Daneu.

  • Seeded players out: Rasmus Olesen.
  • A dynamite match tiebreaker from Jefferson Drake and Martti Korpinen has helped the CWLanders to the first Masters Series doubles title in a three-set win over unseeded Andrej Konc and Evgeniy Maximov. For Konc and Maximov to win, they would be forced to come from a set down for the fifth straight time as the third seeds took the first 7-5. The Slovak-Belarusian pair looked in a good position to do so as they took the second set 6-3 and then the opening point of the championship tiebreaker. But their momentum ended there as Drake and Korpinen steamrolled the unseeded duo to seal the title in three. (Drake / Korpinen d. Konc / Maximov, 7-5, 3-6, 10-3)

  • Seeded players out: None.
Open Castilla y Leon
Final - Segovia (Spain)

Men's Singles (Finals - Top Half - Bottom Half)
Men's Doubles (Doubles)

  • Spain's Javier Villaneuva has charged inside the world's top seventy for the first time in his career after upsetting sixth seed Marc Carretero in the final of the Tretorn Serie+ Challenger in Segovia. After two tight first sets, Villaneuva found confidence at the right time of the third to take his second Challenger title 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-3. In the doubles, Indian pair Ritwik Bhutia and Harpreet Gupte finally look like returning to their best form after a 7-5, 6-3 win over Denis Prevost and Jean Tiquet to secure the title.

  • Seeded players out: Marc Carretero.
  • Seeded players out: Denis Prevost/Jean Tiquet.


SirBloody Idiot

Cricketer Of The Year
Clowich qualifying
August 17-23, I

Seeds: (cut: Hau Li-an - 177)
1 Ion Andueza
2 Pascaul Schmidt 
3 Paolo Mandonna 
4 Mark Harmel 
5 Hayden Onwye
6 Tom Vollan 
7 Ninteh Doh 
8 Li Ming-Wang 
9 Yves Parmentier 
10 Vladimir Gryzlov 
11 Oscar Highsmith 
12 Adam Murray 
13 Morton Blundell    WD
14 Anvar Juraev 

First Round
(1)Ion Andueza ESP d. (WC)Michal Simr CZE 6-2 6-3
Murphy S'ua SAM d. (11)Oscar Highsmith GBR 6-2 4-6 6-4
Johan Ortiz COL d. (2)Pascaul Schmidt SUI 6-1 4-6 6-4
Björn Donaldson SWE d. (ALT)Gunnar Valsson ISL 7-5 6-0    [Valsson replaces Blundell]
(3)Paolo Mandonna ARG d. Hau Li-an TPE 6-0 3-6 6-2
Sam Lazzeri USA d. (8)Li Ming-Wang CHN 3-6 6-2 7-6(1)
(4)Mark Harmel BEL d. Ivars Emsis LAT 6-2 6-0
(14)Anvar Juraev UZB d. Victor Zsasz SUI 6-4 7-5
(5)Hayden Onwye MAR d. Alex Rojas CHL 7-5 3-6 6-4
(10)Vladimir Gryzlov RUS d. Gjorji Dinov MKD 6-3 6-4
Sebastian Moss GBR d. (6)Tom Vollan NOR 2-6 6-1 6-1
(12)Adam Murray AUS d. (WC)David Briggs CWL 6-1 6-3
(7)Ninteh Doh JPN d. (WC)Vladimir Stakhanov CWL 6-4 7-6(2)
(9)Yves Parmentier BEL d. (WC)Randy Banks CWL 7-5 6-2

Qualifying Round
(1)Ion Andueza ESP d. Murphy S'ua SAM 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4
Johan Ortiz COL d. Björn Donaldson SWE 7-5 6-4
(3)Paolo Mandonna ARG d. Sam Lazzeri USA 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
(14)Anvar Juraev UZB d. (4)Mark Harmel BEL 6-1 6-2
(5)Hayden Onwye MAR d. (10)Vladimir Gryzlov RUS 6-2 6-3
(12)Adam Murray AUS d. Sebastian Moss GBR 6-0 6-2
(9)Yves Parmentier BEL d. (7)Ninteh Doh JPN 6-1 6-4
1st Round Matches
(Q)Anvar Juraev UZB vs. Davis Kennedy CAN
(Q)Yves Parmentier BEL vs. (WC)Martti Korpinen CWL
Jamee Hancianu CWL vs. (Q)Hayden Onwye MAR
(Q)Adam Murray AUS vs. Jojo Mustard CWL
(Q)Paolo Mandonna ARG vs. Patrick Pascaul FRA [rematch from 1R in Montréal]
Ivan Genov BUL vs. (Q)Johan Ortiz COL

SirBloody Idiot

Cricketer Of The Year

How close are we to the top of Doubles now?
No real change in the individuals as you both jump Ross Onwye on the rankings to be equal sixth.

In the Race, you jump to four points ahead of Onwye/Onwye in third, and look pretty certain to play in the World Tour Finals with a 118-point gap between you and Andueza/Emelio in fifth.

SirBloody Idiot

Cricketer Of The Year
Rankings - 17 August, I

ATP Men's Singles - 1-50

ATP Men's Singles - CWLand - 1-33

ATP Men's Doubles - Individual - 1-30

Other CWLanders:
Rob Bowenburg - 50 (+31)
Brett Read - 75 (-6)
Spas Delev - 104 (-2)
Randy Banks - 194 (-4)
Scotland Rivers - 216 (-4)

ATP Men's Doubles - Race


International 12th Man
Awesome stuff. Was great to get the title, really pleased with where our doubles is heading.

SirBloody Idiot

Cricketer Of The Year
Blanco, Micic to miss Montréal

Former world No. 1 Daniel Páez Blanco has withdrawn from the Clowich Masters this week with an ankle injury, and faces a race to be fit for the CW Open starting August 31 in Nixonstown. Blanco injured his ankle in his quarterfinal loss to Rasmus Olesen in Montréal and has been replaced by lucky loser Mark Harmel of Belgium. Frustrating Serb Danijel Micic has also withdrawn with a calf strain, but is expected to be fit for the final Grand Slam of the year. He has been replaced by Japanese lucky loser Ninteh Doh.


Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
Opens up my half of the draw. As Bowenburg will testify to, Doh is a bit rubbish.

Time to start winning. Though the home crowd will no doubt be behind Drake.


Y no Afghanistan flag
Amen to that!

How does it work though? Doh surely doesn't automatically get a round 2 berth does he.

SirBloody Idiot

Cricketer Of The Year
Amen to that!

How does it work though? Doh surely doesn't automatically get a round 2 berth does he.
Nah. He replaces Micic and plays Brookes. Harmel gets the bye, but he - like the other seeds 2-8 - only gets first round points if he loses to Juraev/Kennedy.