Sunday, July 17, 2011

Let's Talk Tennis: The Summer Clay Season

My Tennis Fantasy

Current Overall Standing: 25th
My MVP for the Week: Potito Starace (Italy) with $15,986, losing to Robin Soderling (Sweden) in the quarterfinals of the SkiStar Swedish Open

Photo via Jungle Key

This is a nice time of year for a guy like Starace. Clay is his best surface and the post-Wimbledon European clay swing is generally avoided by the bigger names as they rest up for the coming North American hard court slog. Unfortunately for Starace, Sweden's own #1 did show up for this one and Starace landed in his quarter of the draw.

Golden Squid Report

Jurgen Melzer (Austria) has won yet another doubles title, teaming up with his buddy Philipp Petzschner (Germany) to take the MercedesCup. This is Melzer's eleventh men's doubles title overall, his fourth with Petzschner. At the moment, Melzer is ranked twelfth in the world in both singles and doubles.

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