My current SMASH column was posted today, and despite its length, I'm sure I've left players out who should be included.
Also wanted to pass along Charlie Bricker's recent observations from his day at the Orange Bowl last week. I had heard at the Eddie Herr that Sam Querrey was being given the Australian Open wild card--that there would be no tournament to decide its recipient as there was last year, for the men anyway. I confirmed that with Rodney Harmon, the USTA's Director of High Performance at the Orange Bowl, and mentioned it to Bricker.
Bricker also catches up with Alex Bogomolov, the two-time Kalamazoo champion, who was often seen hitting on the clay courts at Crandon Park with Devin Britton, the 16s Eddie Herr finalist, under the direction of USTA High Performance coach Francisco Montana.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006