Monday, July 30, 2018

Weekend Tennis Roundup

John Isner beat fellow Trumperster Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in a two-hour final to win the Atlanta Open. Isner, who also beat Harrison to win last year's title, has now won the event five of the last six years.

Good win for Ryan Harrison to get there, though, beating Hyeon Chung in a three-set thriller in the quarters.

He even made "SportsCenter"!

Ryan Harrison helped brother Christian keep passion for tennis

Speaking of Harrisons: got to see Christian Harrison, Ryan's younger brother, play in World Team Tennis the other night on The Tennis Channel. He's quite a looker -- and will be even hotter when he "fills out" like his brother.

He gave his parents a shout out on Instagram on their 29th wedding anniversary -- plus "five years of dating," as he notes!

Nikoloz Basilashvili battled back against defending champion Leonardo Mayer of Argentina to claim a stunning maiden Tour title at the German Open in Hamburg, winning 6-4, 0-6, 7-5. The world No. 81 from Georgia cane through qualifying to win it! 

Italian dreamboat Matteo Berrettini beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(9), 6-4 to win the Swiss Open on Sunday. Berrettini was playing in his first ATP final, wrapping up his fifth straight-sets win of the week in one hour and 45 minutes. 

He then returned to win the doubles crown also, with (his dad?) Daniele Bracciali. Berrettini had never won a tour-level doubles match before this!

Olga Danilovic of Serbia won her first WTA title when she beat Russian wild card Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 6-7 (1), 6-4 in the Moscow River Cup on Sunday. It was the first meeting on the tour between the two 17-year-olds, with Danilovic becoming the first player born in the 2000 to win a WTA event.

And lastly, in the 250 tournament in Nanchang,  China's second seed Wang Qiang claimed her first WTA title after her compatriot Zheng Saisai was forced to retire injured trailing 7-5, 4-0 in the ­Jiangxi Open final on Sunday.

Irish stud and Benoit Paire love interest James McGee is back ...

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Andy Murray vs. Wayne Rooney ...

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