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8 of Top-10 Americans in action at HoF Championships

NEWPORT, R.I. — The U.S. summer swing for pro tennis kicks off tomorrow in Newport, Rhode Island at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships where eight of the top-10 Americans will be in competition. The first round of the Main Draw will see two-time defending champion John Isner facing fellow American Ryan Harrison, in what will be their fourth match this season, sixth of their careers. Isner leads the head-to-head, 4-1.

The Isner vs.Harrison match will be second on Center Court on tomorrow’s opening day, with matches beginning at 11 a.m.

New Englander James Blake, a local fan favorite who returns to Newport for the first time since 2005, will play Adrian Mannarino of France in the second match on Center Court tomorrow. Blake comes to Newport fresh off a run into the doubles quarterfinals at Wimbledon, while Mannarino had success on the grass courts as well, advancing to the Round of 16.

Leading off the action in the first match on Center Court wild card Stefan Kozlov will play Michal Przysiezny of Poland. At 15 years old, Kozlov is the youngest player ever in the Main Draw of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Last week he was a quarterfinalist at the Wimbledon boys tournament.

In doubles action tomorrow, Massachusetts native and Brown University graduate James Cerretani will partner with Kenny De Schepper to take on Roland Garros doubles finalist Nicolas Mahut, who is playing with Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

When the first round continues on Tuesday, No. 1 seed Sam Querrey will take on fellow American Tim Smyczek. The first round will also see former world No. 1 and Newport’s 2012 Runner Up Lleyton Hewitt taking on fellow Australian Matt Ebden.

Main Draw competition at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships gets underway tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.

Following is the Singles and Doubles Draw, and Order of Play for the first round and the final Qualifying Round.

For additional information, tickets, and live scoring, visit HallofFameTennisChampionships.com

Main Draw - Singles - First Round

ORDER OF PLAY - MONDAY, JULY 08, 2013

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am [WC] S Kozlov (USA) vs M Przysiezny (POL) R Harrison (USA) vs [2] J Isner (USA) A Mannarino (FRA) vs J Blake (USA) J Levine (CAN) vs Y Sugita (JPN)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am Qualifying - A Pavic (CRO) vs J Smith (AUS) Qualifying - A Kuznetsov (USA) vs F Dustov (UZB)

Not Before 2:00 PM T Smyczek (USA) / R Williams (USA) vs M Matosevic (AUS) / F Moser (GER)

Not Before 4:00 PM J Cerretani (USA) / K De Schepper (FRA) vs [2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am Qualifying - E Chvojka (CAN) vs A Bossel (SUI) Qualifying - I Bozoljac (SRB) vs J Hernych (CZE)

Following is a list of the Main Draw for Singles and Doubles.

Singles - First Round

[1] S Querrey (USA) vs. T Smyczek (USA) [WC] N Mahut (FRA) vs. R Williams (USA) [WC] S Kozlov (USA) vs. M Przysiezny (POL) Qualifier vs. [8] R Ram (USA) [3] I Sijsling (NED) vs. M Viola (ITA) J Levine (CAN) vs. Y Sugita (JPN) M Russell (USA) vs. I Marchenko (UKR) Qualifier vs. [7] K De Schepper (FRA) [6] M Matosevic (AUS) vs. J Sock (USA) Qualifier vs. Qualifier [WC] P Amritraj (IND) vs. F Cipolla (ITA) M Ebden (AUS) vs. [4] L Hewitt (AUS) [5] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs. I Karlovic (CRO) D Kudla (USA) vs. V Pospisil (CAN) A Mannarino (FRA) vs. J Blake (USA) R Harrison (USA) vs. [2] J Isner (USA)

Doubles - First Round

[1] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs. D Kudla (USA) / M Russell (USA) T Smyczek (USA) / R Williams (USA) vs. M Matosevic (AUS) / F Moser (GER) [3] J Blake (USA) / R Ram (USA) vs. A Shamasdin (CAN) / J Smith (AUS) I Marchenko (UKR) / D Molchanov (UKR) vs. I Karlovic (CRO) / D Sharan (IND) M Ebden (AUS) / I Sijsling (NED) vs. [WC] C Harrison (USA) / R Harrison (USA) C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) vs. [4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) R Bemelmans (BEL) / M Przysiezny (POL) vs. [WC] P Amritraj (IND) / S Querrey (USA) J Cerretani (USA) / K De Schepper (FRA) vs. [2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

RESULTS

Qualifying Singles - Second Round Qualifying - A Pavic (CRO) d R Bemelmans (BEL) 67(8) 76(5) 00 Retired Qualifying - E Chvojka (CAN) d M Zverev (GER) 64 63 Qualifying - I Bozoljac (SRB) d J Wang (TPE) 36 63 64 Qualifying - A Kuznetsov (USA) d C Harrison (USA) 62 46 64 Qualifying - J Hernych (CZE) d J Donaldson (USA) 61 63 Qualifying - F Dustov (UZB) d T Garanganga (ZIM) 63 75 Qualifying - J Smith (AUS) d S Bohli (SUI) 76(3) 75 Qualifying - A Bossel (SUI) d D Molchanov (UKR) 46 76(6) 64

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Last night, players joined tournament guests at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport to kick off the only grass court tournament in North or South America.

 

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