There were four tournament finals on which I had curiosity on, so I will be reviewing the finals of ATP Campell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, ATP Mercedes Cup, ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, and the ATP SkiStar Swedish Open. I apologize for not posting for a while, but I am back and I will be posting daily from now on.
The ATP Campell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships (ATP Newport) finalists were John Isner and Llyton Hewitt. Lleyton Hewitt is a tennis veteran who has achieved the number one spot in 2001. He is currently ranked 233rd in the world rankings, and it’s getting lower and lower as time passes. However, you can expect a rank up from Hewitt due to the fact that he advanced to the finals of this tournament. As for John Isner, he is currently ranked 11th in the world rankings, but was in the Top 10 before Wimbledon. I expect that Isner can get back into the Top 10 again, but the fact that he is now 27 years old, it will be hard to go above the top 8. John Isner defeated the veteran with a score of 7-6 and 6-4. Congratulations, John Isner, on your 4th singles title!
John Isner vs Llyton Hewitt Highlights from our partner TheTennisMasters.
In the ATP Mercedes Cup, Juan Monaco (rank 14) faced Janko Tispsarevic (rank 8) in the finals of this tournament. Tipsarevic won his first ever
clay singles title by defeating Monaco with a score of 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. The largest highlight of the match was when Juan Monaco was loosing 4-1 at the second set. Monaco broke back two times and kept his service game, and the game count was at 5 all. Monaco then kept his service game and broke Tipsarevic’s serve in the next game and took the 2nd set from the worlds number 8. On the third set, Tipsarevic broke Monaco’s service game at 3 all, and he took the other three games as well. Congratulations Janko, on your first clay court singles title!
As for the ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Marcel Granollers faced Marin Cilic. I expected for Marin Cilic to win this match, due to the fact that he is recently on a roll, and I predicted right. Cilic defeated Granollers, 6-4,6-2. Cilic was leading 5-0 against Granollers in the second set, but Granollers was able to keep his serve, and break one service game, but was broken back again from the world number 18, Marin Cilic, ending the second set with a score of 6-2. Cilic has now achieved his 8th singles title in his career so far. Congratulations Cilic!
And at last, David Ferrer faced Nicolas Almagro in the finals of the ATP SkiStar Swedish Open. The battle of the Spaniards. David Ferrer is ranked number 5, and Nicolas Almagro is ranked number 10 in the world rankings as of July 14th 2012. Ferrer took the first break at 2-3, and he dominated 3 games in a row, taking the first set. David Ferrer ended the second set with a backhand winner, and now David Ferrer has 16 singles titles, and has achieved his fifth title this year.
In other news, Roger Federer has now made a new record of being in the number one place for 287 weeks, overwriting the previous record which was from Pete Sampras who held 286 weeks.
I’m proud and honored to beat Pete’s record as he was my childhood hero and I’ve always looked up to him.
The pictures on this post do not belong to CLN, as they all are from TENNIS.com