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Aljaz Bedene

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The entry cut is 6 weeks prior to the event, so the French has already been done and Wimbledon will be in about a month, meaning he would have to win a couple of challengers in that time.

US Open a more realistic goal.
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Bedene beat De Greef 2&3 to make the QFs here.

The 57 points he's picked up this week more than cover the 33 he was defending, and he now has nothing to defend until Wimbledon in two and a half months. Good opportunity to really surge up the rankings now.

Takes on Vesely (WR 49) in the quarters.
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Yeah and clay is his best surface so he can get some good results over the next few months.

Vesely hasn't been very consistent this year so definitely another winnable match for Aljaz.
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Good to have a Brit who is good on clay <runs>
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Good to have a Brit who is good on clay <runs>

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Good to have a Brit who is good on clay <runs>
Come on - Andy isn't that bad!!  I'd like to see him win a c/c title though, even a 250 will do - for the meantime!
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Come on - Andy isn't that bad!!  I'd like to see him win a c/c title though, even a 250 will do - for the meantime!


Agree, on both counts - and I do realise that Andy isn't that bad on clay, and neither really is Wardy, but have we had a Brit actually WIN a title on the red stuff?
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Unfortunately Aljaz went down 1&4.
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Agree, on both counts - and I do realise that Andy isn't that bad on clay, and neither really is Wardy, but have we had a Brit actually WIN a title on the red stuff?
Assuming we can include doubles in this, Tim Henman and his French partner, Olivier Delaitre, defeated Jiri Novak and David Riki 6-2, 6-3, in the final of MC in 1999.
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So, not many titles on the red stuff then LOLOL
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So, not many titles on the red stuff then LOLOL

Fred Perry won the French Open in 1935. Not sure if a British player has won a clay singles title (aside from Challengers/Futures) in the 80 years since though! Hopefully Andy can correct this stat in a couple of weeks. Smile
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Fred Perry won the French Open in 1935. Not sure if a British player has won a clay singles title (aside from Challengers/Futures) in the 80 years since though! Hopefully Andy can correct this stat in a couple of weeks. Smile
I'd forgotten about Fred.  For the record though, in 1995 Greg Rusedski reached the final of Coral Springs in the US where he was defeated 6-4, 6-2 by Todd Woodbridge.  Prior to that Mark Cox reached three c/c finals, but apart from those two I can't find any British male player I know of, in my time anyway, who achieved the same, although in 1963 at the age of 22 Mike Sangster reached the SF of the French Open where he lost to eventual champion Roy Emerson of Australia 8–6 6–3 6–4.
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