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US Men's Clay Court Championship
Singles - First Round: (5) K Anderson (WC) def. J Souza
Kevin Anderson needs two more wins to earn enough to count toward his point total, but because so many players above him are losing Monte Carlo points, he appears certain to rise no matter what he does this week.
Singles - First Round: R Harrison def. (7) A Bogomolov Jr. 4-6 6-3 6-4
Maybe Alex Bogomolov Jr. should have stayed an American. He certainly hasn't accomplished much since "defecting." He will remain stuck around #40.
Singles - First Round: B Reynolds def. (8) I Karlovic 7-6(7-5) 2-6 6-3
No return to the Top Fifty for Ivo Karlovic, it seems.
Singles - Second Round: (3) (WC) F Lopez def. P Lorenzi 6-4 7-6(7-4)
One report claimed that Feliciano Lopez "overpowered" Paolo Lorenzi in this match. Given that Lopez trailed in the first set, and was constantly playing catch-up in the second, "overpowered" seems a bit strong. But he came through, helped by four aces in the tiebreak. Unfortunately for him, he needs a final to earn any points.
Singles - Second Round: (6) C Berlocq def. B Phau 6-1 6-0
One more win would probably take Carlos Berlocq to #35.
Doubles - First Round: (2) Knowles/Malisse def. Emmrich/Siljestrom 5-7 6-2 10-6 (Match TB)
Doubles - First Round: (4) Brunstrom/Norman def. Delgado/Skupski 6-4 6-7(6-8) 10-5 (Match TB)
Doubles - First Round: (WC) Reynolds/Russell def. Cerretani/Fruttero 6-3 6-3
Doubles - First Round: Huey/Inglot def. Ito/Soeda 6-4 7-6(8-6)
Doubles - First Round: Blake/Querrey def. Souza/Zeballos 2-6 7-6(12-10) 10-8 (Match TB)