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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2670 on: February 08, 2014, 08:15 PM »
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QF: (4) Oli Golding WR 400 beat (Q) Javier Pulgar-García (ESP) UNR 6-4 6-0

SF: (4) Oli Golding WR 400 v (7) Joao Domingues (POR) WR 549 (CH 542 in Nov 2013)

Oli is now on a 16 match win streak.

In-fact, having lost the opening three games, Oli then stormed back dropping only the one further game.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2671 on: February 08, 2014, 08:36 PM »
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Three Brits competed in the Memphis qualies draw today, two of them wildcards (Connor Glennon and David O' Leary) faced each other, with Glennon winning 6-1 6-2, the other Joe Salisbury beat former World #287, Jose Hernandez of the Dominican Republic, 7-6 6-1. Connor next plays 7th seed Bobby Reynolds, while Joe plays either 6th seed Gastao Elias, or Evan King of the USA.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2672 on: February 08, 2014, 09:15 PM »
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Thanks for all the info. I have registered for the British Tennis site and will look at the others.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2673 on: February 08, 2014, 11:11 PM »
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Three Brits competed in the Memphis qualies draw today, two of them wildcards (Connor Glennon and David O' Leary) faced each other, with Glennon winning 6-1 6-2, the other Joe Salisbury beat former World #287, Jose Hernandez of the Dominican Republic, 7-6 6-1. Connor next plays 7th seed Bobby Reynolds, while Joe plays either 6th seed Gastao Elias, or Evan King of the USA.
Hernandez is not just the former #287 but the current #291. That's a very impressive win for Salisbury, who looks another promising talent.

All three are at college in the US hence the wild cards. Salisbury and Glennon seem to be quite talented. Worth watching out for in the future.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2674 on: February 10, 2014, 02:14 PM »
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QF: (4) Oli Golding WR 400 beat (Q) Javier Pulgar-GarcĂ­a (ESP) UNR 6-4 6-0

SF: (4) Oli Golding WR 400 v (7) Joao Domingues (POR) WR 549 (CH 542 in Nov 2013)

Oli is now on a 16 match win streak.

In-fact, having lost the opening three games, Oli then stormed back dropping only the one further game.

SF being played at last, Oli leading 7-6 4-1.
Surely they could have played indoors somewhere instead of getting so behind with the schedule?
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2675 on: February 10, 2014, 02:30 PM »
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Oli wins 7-6(2), 6-2 to make the final.

17 wins in a row (not incl. a withdrawal back end of last year).

Hopefully they will get final finished today. Oli's next tournament is already underway, although due to the rain they're only 1/4 way through QR1 (with four qualifying rounds to play!). Crazy stuff.

FINAL: (4) Oli Golding WR 400 v (6) Stanislav Vovk (RUS) WR 502 (CH 414 in 2012)
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2676 on: February 10, 2014, 07:15 PM »
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Golding becomes the 5th Brit in the first six weeks of the year to win a title (after Edmund, Smethurst, Rice and Farquharson), beating Vovk 6-1, 6-3 in the final to claim his 5th title and 18th successive win.

Not a bad first tournament back!

Should rise to a new career high around #360 next Monday.

Also shout out to Ed Corrie who has qualified for the Bergamo Challenger (taking out the top seed in qualifying today) and Dan Cox who won his R1 match in the Kolkata Challenger.

Unfortunately Dave Rice (Quimper) and Josh Milton (Kolkata) both went out in qualies - Dave getting thrashed and Josh going out in 3 sets in the FQR.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2677 on: February 10, 2014, 07:16 PM »
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Golding becomes the 5th Brit in the first six weeks of the year to win a title (after Edmund, Smethurst, Rice and Farquharson), beating Vovk 6-1, 6-3 in the final to claim his 5th title and 18th successive win.

Not a bad first tournament back!

Should rise to a new career high around #360 next Monday.

How do the Futures Points work? I assume wining gets them something?

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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2678 on: February 10, 2014, 07:20 PM »
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How do the Futures Points work? I assume wining gets them something?

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There are three grades, depending on the prize money.

The majority are $10k (18 points for the winner, 10 for the RU, 6 for SFs, 2 for QFs, 1 for R1).
There are also quite a lot of $15ks (27 for W, 18 for RU, 8 for SF, 3 for QF, 1 for R2)
And then you have the odd $15k + H (hospitality) - (35 for W, 20 for RU, 10 for SF, 4 for QF, 1 for R2).

In effect winning a low grade Futures is worth the equivalent of making the QFs of a mid-grade Challenger, so worth their weight if you can win one. Making the final is also productive, and the SFs get the equivalent of making R2 of a low-grade Challenger.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2679 on: February 10, 2014, 10:26 PM »
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Well done Oli - great start to the year in difficult conditions with all the hanging about and uncertainty. I watched a bit of the SF, really noisy machinery and wind so had to turn the sound off.

James Ward playing In Quimper tomorrow about 7pm, and Ed Corrie in Bergamo not before 12

Just noticed there's free live stream of these tournaments
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/02/7/ATP-Challenger-Tour-Live-Stream-Bergamo-Quimper.aspx

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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2680 on: February 11, 2014, 02:29 PM »
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Ed just pulled off one of the best wins of his career:

(Q) Ed Corrie WR 324 defeated (5) Marco Cecchinato (ITA) WR 168 7-6(8) 6-3

Plays Laurynas Grigelis in R2, who dominated the British futures at the back of 2013 and first one of 2014.

Kyle Edmund also won his opening match in Zagreb $15k.

Lots of Brits in action this week:

Murray (WR6) @ Rotterdam 500 (R1)
Ward (WR178) @ Quimper CH (R1)
Cox (WR250) @ Kolkata CH (R2)
Corrie (WR324) @ Bergamo CH (R2)
Edmund (WR319) @ Croatia FU $15k (R2)
Willis (WR387) @ Thailand $10k (R2)
Golding  (WR397) @ Portugal FU $10k (R1)
Gabb (WR436) @ Turkey $10k (R1)
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2681 on: February 11, 2014, 05:46 PM »
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Am I being thick, lol no need to answer that.... ....but am wondering why they don't go to the same tournaments for mutual support etc. Or are the tournaments so small, they'd just end up playing each other?
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2682 on: February 12, 2014, 11:00 PM »
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Gut-wrenching defeat for Dan Cox this morning who lead the top seed Nedovyesov 4-2 in the 3rd set before losing the last 4 games on the trot. Would have been the second best win of his career.

Edmund had a ridiculously easy passage to the QFs with two guys ranked outside the top 1000. Faces Dubarenco next, who is 20 and only ranked a few players below him.

Willis into the QFs, Gabb into R2 and Golding still nowhere near playing his opener.

Am I being thick, lol no need to answer that.... ....but am wondering why they don't go to the same tournaments for mutual support etc. Or are the tournaments so small, they'd just end up playing each other?
Multiple reasons. Different players belong to different clubs, have different schedules or target different surfaces. Often a few go round together, with the LTA funded players (which has not been released this year but is evident from those who have coaches - Evans, Golding, Edmund, Broady, etc) tending to do their own thing. It's mainly scheduling, really, opting between Futures and Challengers and which surfaces they favour.

Willis and Burton always go round together, with their sponsor/manager more interested than doubles seemingly and determined to get them a doubles WC for Wimbledon by getting them top 250... even though it's no guarantee of a WC, especially when they're just playing the Asian Futures circuit.

Last year Broady, Golding, Bambridge, O'Mara and Martin all went out and played a few Futures together at the end of the year (with Golding dominating them, Bambridge and Broady locking out the SFs).
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2683 on: February 12, 2014, 11:46 PM »
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^^ Do they share coaches at all? Who travels with who - I know Evo has been with Julien Hoferlein. What about the likes of Edmund, Broady, Golding, Ward?

Has there been any play in Portugal? Looks like they haven't even finished qualifying. Oli waiting to play his first round match?

Surely if it is hard court they can move at least some of it indoors?
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2684 on: February 13, 2014, 05:33 AM »
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@TMH
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