DONALD YOUNG JR., & OTHER AMERICAN TENNIS PLAYERS HOPE TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM IN DELRAY BEACH BY RICKY DIMON

Written by: on 16th February 2015
Memphis Open tennis tournament
DONALD YOUNG JR., & OTHER AMERICAN TENNIS PLAYERS HOPE TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM IN DELRAY BEACH BY RICKY DIMON

epa04620337 Donald Young of the US hits a return shot to Kevin Anderson of South Africa in their semi-final round Memphis Open tennis match at the Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 14 February 2015. EPA/TANNEN MAURY  |

For the most part it was a solid week at the Memphis Open for Americans, especially Donald Young and Sam Querrey. Both men reached the singles semifinals and Young also finished runner-up in doubles with partner Artem Sitak.

 

There is no rest for the weary throughout the month of February, and this American hard-court swing is no exception. Young, Querrey, and plenty of others are getting right back in action at the Delray Beach Open.

 

“Thanks Memphis, Tenn for the support this [week],” Young posted on Instagram on Sunday. “Was a good [week] for me reaching the singles semis and my first tour dubs final! Moving on to Delray…”

 

The world No. 58′s Delray Beach campaign will begin on Tuesday against Ivan Dodig. Young is looking to build on Memphis wins over Adrian Mannarino, Denis Kudla, and Bernard Tomic. He is now 6-3 for the season and has not lost in the first round in any of three events. Dodig has also advanced out of the opening round in all four of his tournaments in 2015. The 86th-ranked Croat is coming off a 6-4, 7-6(5) second-round loss in Memphis to John Isner.

 

Isner, who was edged out in a pair of tiebreakers by Querrey in the Memphis quarters, will go up against Marinko Matosevic on Tuesday. The world No. 19 is 3-0 lifetime against Matosevic with all three victories coming in 2014 (Madrid, Atlanta, and Cincinnati). Isner has held 39 of 40 service games versus the Aussie and has fired 56 aces past him in seven sets.

John Isner of the US hits a return shot to Ivan Dodig of Croatia in their second round Memphis Open tennis match at the Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 11 February 2015. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Querrey, meanwhile, will contest his Delray Beach opener against Alejandro Gonzalez. All of the Americans are looking to join Kudla, their countryman, in the second round after the wild-card entrant took care of Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-4 on Monday.

Sam Querrey of the US hits a return shot to John Isner of the US in their quarter final round Memphis Open tennis match at the Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 13 February 2015. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ricky contributes to 10sballs.com and also maintains his own tennis website, The Grandstand.

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