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April 13, 2012



2012 Daily Tennis News Wire -
US Men's Clay Court Championship
Friday Summary

Singles - Quarterfinal: (2) J Isner def. R Sweeting 7-6(7-1) 7-6(7-4)
And so Ryan Sweeting's winning streak here is finally at an end. That means he will stay stuck well below the Top Hundred. But John Isner now needs only one more win to become the #1 American player.

Singles - Quarterfinal: (3) (WC) F Lopez def. (6) C Berlocq 6-4 2-2 retired (Left Calf)
Carlos Berlocq is having the best year of his career, so perhaps it's no surprise that it took a toll. But it's sad that it had to happen as he went into what is presumably his favorite time of the year. If we did everything right (and this is a complicated week, so it's hard to be sure), he will remain at #37.

Singles - Quarterfinal: (4) J Monaco def. (5) K Anderson (WC) 7-6(7-4) 7-5
Another step toward the Top Fifteen for Juan Monaco, but Kevin Anderson will remain near the bottom of the Top Thirty.

Singles - Quarterfinal: (Q) M Russell def. R Harrison 6-1 5-7 6-3
What a week for Michael Russell -- two semifinals, one in singles, one in doubles. This will slow Ryan Harrison's Top Fifty bid, although he is still on track to make it this year.

Doubles - Semifinal Blake/Querrey def. Karlovic/Moser 3-6 6-3 10-8 (Match TB)

Doubles - Semifinal Huey/Inglot def. (WC) Reynolds/Russell 6-3 3-6 10-6 (Match TB)
An amazing week for Michael Russell despite the loss. Pretty amazing for Dominic Inglot, too, who came in at #193 and has increased his points by about 40%.


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