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2012 Farmers Classic

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

It’s my first day of coverage of the main event at the Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz!

Here are the final scores from the matches that I featured, with their current ranking in parenthesis:

(#89) Igor Andreev d. (#114) Dudi Sela 7-6(4), 6-4

(#91) Paolo Lorenzi d. (#613) Bradley Klahn 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

It was great to see Klahn still battling his heart out, even when he was down 0-5 in the third, and match point. He refused to “play it safe” and really went for the lines! He saved five match points, and even had a break point! A great effort by the recent Stanford graduate!

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- Marcus Tennis

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2012 Farmers Classic Preview

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

The Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, qualifying began today!
I took a trip out to the Sycamore Courts at UCLA to check it out:

Here are the final scores from the matches that I featured with their current ATP World Tour rankings in parenthesis:

(#657) Bradley Klahn d. (#297) Ricardo Hocevar 6-2, 3-0 retired

(#558) Louk Sorensen d. (#154) Ricardo Mello 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-6(3)

Not only was Louk the first player representing Ireland to win a Grand Slam event main draw match in the Open Era (2010 Australian Open), his father, Sean, was the first Irishman to play a Grand Slam main draw match in the Open Era, going out in the first round of Wimbledon in 1977. (Matt Doyle reached the fourth round of the US Open in 1982, but played under the American flag then, only becoming an Irish citizen in 1985).

Get your info and tickets here: farmersclassic.com

There’s more tennis to go to, as well!
The World Team Tennis season has one week left! The next match for the OC Breakers is Monday night, July 23rd, so don’t miss out!

Go to the official OC Breakers website to sign on to their email list and get tickets here: BreakersTennis.com
Be sure to tell ‘em that you saw them on GroundsPass.net!

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- Marcus Tennis

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2011 Farmers Classic VI

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Hey Tennis Friends!

It’s semifinal day at the Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz!
Television coverage continues, so, there’s a few things for me to wrap up . . .

Here are the final scores from the matches that I featured:

Mark Knowles / Xavier Malisse
d. Yen-Hsun Lu 4-6, 6-4 [10-7]

Ernests Gulbis d. Alex Bogomolov 6-2, 7-6(4)

Somdev Davvarman / Treat Conrad Huey
d. Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram 7-6(6), 6-7(8) [10-4]

Get your info and tickets here: farmersclassic.com

Don’t forget to share GroundsPass.net with your other Tennis Friends, and I’ll see you next time, with more tennis, . . . outside the lines!

- Marcus Tennis

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2011 Farmers Classic V

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Hey Tennis Friends!

It’s quarterfinal day at the Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz!
Television coverage started today, but, not for all matches. I have a couple of clips from the stuff you cannot get anywhere else!

Here are the final scores from the matches that I featured:

Ryan Harrison d. Yen-Hsun Lu 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Alex Bogomolov, Jr. d. Thomaz Bellucci 1-6, 6-4, 6-1

Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram
d. Marcos Baghdatis / Michael Russell 6-1, 7-6(4)

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- Marcus Tennis

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2011 Farmers Classic IV

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Hey Tennis Friends!

The Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, is in its fourth day!
From this day forward, there will be less and less tennis to see, as the draw gets narrowed down!

Here are the final scores from the matches that I featured:

Alex Bogomolov d. Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3

Igor Kunitsyn d. Ryan Sweeting 7-6(4), 7-6(6)

Yen-Hsun Lu / Frank Moser
d. Michael Berrer / Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-4

Mardy Fish d. Gilles Muller 7-6(1), 6-1

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- Marcus Tennis

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