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Friday, September 1, 2006

Ernesto Looming; Expect Rerun of Agassi/Baghdatis on CBS Saturday

After staying up for the entire Agassi/Baghdatis epic last night, I'm a bit bleary today, but despite the 100% chance of rain in New York forecast for Saturday, I'm excited to be only hours away from experiencing more great tennis live.

I've heard that the junior qualifying has already been moved indoors to the Sound Shore tennis club, a very long bus ride from the BJKNTC. I remember it well from 2004, and was so grateful that the trek wasn't necessary last year, when the weather the second week was perfect. Provided our flight actually goes as scheduled, we'll just stay around the Media Center getting our bearings and hoping some night matches are played.

Marcia Frost has the results of Friday's qualifying at collegeandjuniortennis.com.(The Harrison Endara match is not yet finished).

Somehow I missed that Sam Querrey, Vania King, Alexa Glatch and Phillip Simmonds are writing diaries for usopen.org. I was watching USA Network's coverage most of today and therefore got to see a few games of Querrey's four-set loss to Gaston Gaudio. I was hoping for a win, of course, so that I might get a chance to see him play for the first time in a year, but Gaudio was too tough. Maybe next year.

Over at tennisrecruiting.net, Bob Greene caught up with Lauren Albanese, and he confirms, as I heard Tracy Austin say on TV, that she has turned pro.


Anonymous said...

Collete one question
where is bernard tomic in the quaifying draw? I thought he said that he was going to be the youngest player to make it to the USOPEN JR Main Draw with out a wildcard. I dont see him in the qualifying draw for any reason that i dont know he is in the main draw?

Colette Lewis said...

Tomic played the Oceania Closed in Fiji a week or two ago--lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual winner Joel Lindner of Australia. He's now 144 in the ITF rankings, which means he probably would have gotten in the qualifying, but it's a long way to travel for perhaps one match. He might still have a chance to be the youngest next year at age 14?

Anonymous said...

Collete this was his comments about the US OPEN. "Tomic believes that within three months he will become the youngest boy yet to contest the US Open without a wildcard". This was in the article you gave to us in july. He is promising all this stuff but he has to back up what he is saying. So i dont know what happend about he not playing the USOPEN.