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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2850 on: September 26, 2014, 08:05 PM »
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I haven't, no.

And trust me, just because the two most high-profile college graduates are big servers, doesn't mean they all are! Devvarman (who Andy beat this week) and our very own Ed Corrie (who thrashed former top 100 player Zopp to make another final today both came from the college system. Personally think it's a great system for those not ready to storm up the rankings in their teens - for maturing, improving and generally giving themselves a backup if it doesn't work out.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2851 on: September 26, 2014, 08:20 PM »
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Farris Gosea - good job I know he is British as ITF livescore confused the hell outta me the other night by changing his flag from the Union Flag to the Libyan flag!
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2852 on: September 27, 2014, 12:23 PM »
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Ed Corrie won title in Sweden today Very Happy
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2853 on: September 27, 2014, 02:19 PM »
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And with that win Ed will break the top 250 for the first time. Smile He could also become the GB #3, just ahead of Kyle, Liam and the three Dan's - depending on how Kyle and Liam fare in the Sacramento Challenge this week.

Elsewhere Liam was thrashed by the top seed Smyczek in the QFs (but will still set a new CH), Gosea finally lost (going down to another college player (or now former college player) Sarkissian).

In Portugal Alex Ward (in his comeback tournament) is into the final, after beating a resurgent Josh Ward-Hibbert in the semis (who is finally finding some form again after a miserable spell at the NTC).
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2854 on: October 07, 2014, 09:28 PM »
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Liam Broady won today Very Happy
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2855 on: October 08, 2014, 10:09 AM »
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And that's having lost in qualifying too! Gets in as lucky loser and takes out the WR148 Frank Dancevic 3&6 for a career-best scalp. Mind you, Dancevic only has one win since Wimbledon (!).

Kyle goes down 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to the WR200 James McGee (Ireland's #1) to put an end to a pretty miserable American swing (he's been competitive in some tough draws mind, against the likes of Querrey).

Meanwhile Brydan Klein and Ed Corrie continue to fly.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2856 on: October 11, 2014, 02:15 PM »
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Josh Milton came through in 3 sets in first qualie round in Stockholm Very Happy
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2857 on: October 11, 2014, 10:09 PM »
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Ed Corrie had Top Seed Dustin Brown, went down in 3 sets but pushed him hard!
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2858 on: October 20, 2014, 12:20 PM »
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Two British champions this week as the fast-rising Liam Broady won yet another $15k futures title, beating Dimitar Kutrovsky 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-0 - despite his opponent serving for the match and having FOUR championship points. Liam was 1-6, 3-5 down at one point.

He also thrashed the third seed and in-form Brazilian Henrique Cunha 6-0, 6-4 in the semi-finals. Liam also won the doubles, beating the above SF and F opponents in the final (they must be sick of him by now).

Liam will now break the top 250 for the first time (at around 240) and is not far off securing a spot in the Australian Open qualifying.

NB. Some great pics here: http://www.moodswingssite.com/2014-Futures-of-Mansfield-Main/ and here: http://www.moodswingssite.com/2014-FOM-Finals/


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Some of Cam Norrie as well, who Liam beat in the all-British QF. Cam has been posting some great results in the few tournaments he's played lately, but he's just started college out in the US so won't be on tour much.

Cute:

http://www.moodswingssite.com/2014-FOM-Finals/i-Z6Pss7h/A

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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2859 on: October 20, 2014, 06:41 PM »
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Really glad Liam has at last started to play well. Remember his dubs matches at Junior Wimbledon. And in gr8 demand in practise as  a left hander. So promising.
It's such a massive leap from juniors to the adult tour.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2860 on: Yesterday at 01:40 PM »
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A great week for Tom Farquharson, who after a torrid injury-hit year has stormed through the Manchester field (with just two British seeds, Cox and Rice) to claim his second career singles title. He took out two foreign seeds and the two highest-ranked non-seeds en route, dropping just one set (the first set in the first round to the 7th seed).

Early last year he was on the brink of top 400 after a great run of form but has had a horrible time of it since, with constant injury niggles and issues. He's struggled to regain form this season but seems to have suddenly returned to his best this week.

Should shoot back up to around the 550 mark a week Monday, and hopefully now can have an injury-free run to get himself in the top 400 and beyond, where he belongs. He's still only 22 (turning 23 next February) and apart from a clump of 28 points in March, has almost nothing to defend.
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