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I'm 19, I live in Melbourne and train at the Melbourne High Performance Tennis Academy of Tennis Australia. My coach is Peter Luczak.

Sweden F1 – ITF Futures Karlskrona

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After a tough start in Italy, I am now in the town of Karlskrona, Sweden. Karlskrona is a unique city, the distance is short between sights, and the city centre is situated 6 km out in the archipelago! Karlskrona is truely the sunniest city in Sweden!

I play on Tuesday at the F1 ITF Event at KARLSKRONA Address:Arenavägen 19, Karlskrona, 371 55, Sweden

Main Draw: http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/683/mds.pdf

Order of Play: http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/683/mds.pdf

Livescores; http://itfprocircuit.tennis-live-scores.com/scoreboard.aspx?tid=M-FU-SWE-01A-2017

Next Event will be F2 – ITF Futures Bastad

Cheers Blake

 

Italy F11 Futures Event – Santa Margherita Di Pula

Hi everyone,

I flew out last Tuesday to Italy, and will be spending 5 weeks over here in Italy, then Sweden.

I am in Santa Margherita di Pula CA, Italy at the moment for 1 Future event. I play today 2nd match on, draw is below.

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Italy F11 Future Main Draw Link http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/264/mds.pdf

Order of Play: http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/264/op.pdf

ITF scores only this week. Here is the link: http://itfprocircuit.tennis-live-scores.com/scoreboard.aspx?tid=M-FU-ITA-11A-2017

Cheers Blake

 

Japan Challenger – Canberra Futures

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Hi everyone,

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I am back home and training at Melbourne Park before heading overseas on the 28th April, to France and then the USA.

Looking back on the month of March I had some great results and went deep into some tournaments.

My new ranking is at 254 ATP

Keio Challenger, I made the Semi Finals and got beaten by 134 ranked Yuichi Sugita who played too well on the day.

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I went deep in the Canberra Future event and lost the final to Marc. I am looking forward to the next few weeks and will keep you all posted on how I go.

1st Round Win ! Japan Yokohama Challenger

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KimusPics @KimusPics

Stunning win for beating No.5 seed Grega Zemlja 6-2 6-3 to reach the 2R

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Ayumi @ayumiphotos 10h10 hours ago

I like his tennis form. I wanted to model it.

Diego Nebreda @Mamiro10 8h8 hours ago

Race to Milan

Rk - Player - Age - Points - TP - Rk ATP - Week 9

1 - Alexander Zverev - 19 - 340 - 4 - 20 -
2 - Daniil Medvedev - 21 - 250 - 4 - 57 - Dubai
3 - Casper Ruud - 18 - 225 - 4 - 133 - Sao Paulo
4 - Andrey Rublev - 19 - 171 - 4 - 111 -
5 - Noah Rubin - 21 - 165 - 5 - 172 -
6 - Hyeon Chung - 20 - 163 - 4 - 90 -
7 - Alexander Bublik - 19 - 160 - 4 - 137 -
8 - Omar Jasika - 19 - 135 - 4 - 249 -

9 - Frances Tiafoe - 19 - 111 - 5 - 89 - Acapulco
10 - Taylor Fritz - 19 - 110 - 5 - 136 - Acapulco
11 - Quentin Halys - 20 - 99 - 7 - 148 - Wroclaw Challenger
12 - Ernesto Escobedo - 20 - 97 - 4 - 113 - Acapulco
13 - Alex De Minaur - 18 - 84 - 4 - 257 -
14 - Blake Mott - 20 - 83 - 5 - 305 - Yokohama Challenger
15 - Borna Coric - 20 - 75 - 5 - 64 - Acapulco
16 - Michael Mmoh - 19 - 74 - 6 - 182 -
17 - Reilly Opelka - 19 - 71 - 4 - 173 -
18 - Daniel Altmaier - 18 - 70 - 4 - 293 -
19 - Karen Khachanov - 20 - 65 - 6 - 50 - Dubai
20 - Jared Donaldson - 20 - 62 - 6 - 91 -
21 - Akira Santillan - 19 - 56 - 6 - 192 - Sao Paulo
22 - Matteo Berrettini - 20 - 47 - 3 - 339 -
23 - Christian Garin - 20 - 44 - 2 - 188 -
24 - Jaume Munar - 19 - 42 - 4 - 251 -
25 - Duckhee Lee - 18 - 40 - 5 - 135 - Yokohama Challenger
26 - Lloyd Harris - 20 - 39 - 3 - 294 - Yokohama Challenger
27 - Dmitry Popko - 20 - 29 - 3 - 210 - Turkey F8
28 - Hugo Grenier - 20 - 28 - 3 - 419 - Italy F2
29 - Tommy Paul - 19 - 28 - 4 - 301 - USA F9
30 - Corentin Moutet - 17 - 26 - 3 - 440 -

Yokohama, Japan – Challenger

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Thanks to Ayumi @ayumiphotos

Hi everyone,

I am here in Japan. I first played last week at Kyoto Challenger and lost first round and have now moved to Yokohama Japan Challenger. I am in qualies here and here is the draw:

http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/6626/qs.pdf

I play the 3rd round of qualies today at 10.00am (Monday 27 Feb 2017)

Here is the link to livestream

https://livestream.com/ATP/events/7063685?origin=event_published&mixpanel_id=a38174f66ce97-0c0a57d1f-43681f0a-2ee000-a38174f66db93&acc_id=12010496&medium=email

My Tournament Schedule:

27 Feb 2017 – Zhuhai CH

13 March 2017 – Canberra Futures

20 March 2017 – Canberra Futures

or

13 Mar 2017 – Shenzhen CH or Drummondville CH

20 March 2017 – Quanzhou CH

 

 

 

Burnie Tennis Club – Caterpillar Burnie International

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Hi everyone,

I am now in Burnie, Tasmania for the Caterpillar Burnie International Challenger here. I am also playing doubles with Maverick Banes.

Here is the draw: http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/5018/mds.pdf

Here is the link to livestream: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/atp-challenger-tour

or you can watch it here on Epicentre TV : http://www.epicentre.tv/itf-tennis/

Here is the link to livescores: http://www.protennislive.com/LSHD/main.html?year=2017&wkno=99&eventid=&tour=1&lang=en&ref=http%3A//www.atpworldtour.com

Next tournament: Launceston International Challenger starting Monday 6 Feb 2017.

Cheers Blake

Maiden Grand Slam – Australian Open 2017

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What a week! Turning up to play the Australian Open 2017 Qualifying Event after being given a wildcard  from Tennis Australia was a dream come true in itself. I had worked so hard in the lead up to prepare my body and fitness should  I receive a wildcard. I have had my best year to date and could only pray that I received one. After getting through the first round against an opponent I lost to 2 years ago was a major achievement and a step in the right direction, that felt really good and I knew I could take it to these guys at this level.

It’s amazing stuff, to be playing in my first grand slam in my home country where I grew up playing tennis, watching on TV all those years – this is truly special.

My heartfelt thanks goes to Peter Luczak who flew home cutting his Xmas short with family overseas to be here with me for my preparation … words cannot describe how much you do for me and I truly appreciate it. It worked! and I will be forever grateful.

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The story goes….

“Mott beat Ireland’s James McGee 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 to score a place in the main draw and the financial security of a guaranteed $A50,000. For the world 284th-ranked Mott, he can’t wait to find out what life is like in a grand slam. “It’s amazing stuff,” Mott said on Saturday. “To be playing in my first grand slam in my home country where I grew up playing tennis, watching on TV all those years – this is truly special.”

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Australian Open 2017: From building site to main draw – the Blake Mott story

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/australian-open/australian-open-2017-from-building-site-to-main-draw–the-blake-mott-story-20170114-gtrjlo.html

BIG CHANCE: Thirroul’s Blake Mott

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Mott ready to fire on Aus Open debut

Local Sport>Mitch Cohen16 Jan 2017, 9:11 a.m.
 

A lifelong dream will become a reality for Thirroul’s Blake Mott on Tuesday afternoon when the promising talent makes his Australian Open debut.

Just days after cementing his spot at his maiden major tournament through a tense qualifying campaign, the 20-year-old will face-off against French 18th seed Richard Gasquet at Melbourne Park.

Mott could barely contain his excitement.

“It’s amazing stuff,” he said after sealing his spot.

“To be playing in my first grand slam in my home country where I grew up playing tennis, watching on TV all those years – this is truly special.”

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4405095/mott-ready-to-fire-on-aus-open-debut/

To all my family and friends that flew down to Melbourne at spare of the moment thanks so much! I loved having you all here and truly appreciate it the support you gave me.

Cheers Blake

1st Round Win! Aus Open 2017 Qualifying Event

I won my first round match yesterday at the Aus Open Qualifying Event winning against Russian Alexander Kudryatsev 6-1 6-2. I play 2nd round Friday 13th Jan.

I play second match after 10am. Here below is the link to the livestream for the match, click on Court 7 : http://www.ausopen.com/mobile/en_AU/video/live.aotv.html

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Hi everyone,

Below is my side of the draw for the Qualifying Event for the Aus Open 2017. Thank you Tennis  Australia for the Wildcard.

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I’m last match on Court 8.

Go to AusOpen.com.au for live scores

Cheers Blake

Australian Open Wild Card Play-Off & Results for 2016 Snapshot

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I have been afforded  a spot for the play off in the Australian Open 2017 Wild Card event. Play starts Monday the 12th December 2016 at Melbourne Park.  This is for 1 player to win a spot into the Australian Open 2017 Main Draw.

I am very grateful to Tennis Australia and all the Selectors for choosing me as one of 16 Australian Players to get this opportunity.

“Dear Blake,

I hope you are well and congratulations on your results this year!

 Tennis Australia is pleased to invite you to Melbourne Park for the 2017 Australian Open Wildcard Playoff from 12 – 18 December 2016. 

As part of the December Showdown event, the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff will feature 16 of Australia’s best tennis talent, each competing for a Wildcard into the Main Draw of the Australian Open.  Starting in 2002, previous winners of the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff include Jordan Thompson, James Duckworth, Benjamin Mitchell, Daria Gavrilova, Alicia Molik, Jelena Dokic, and Casey Dellacqua. “

The event will be shown live and streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbzrxo9uIUg

My best results this year in snapshot:

1 Challenger Win
3 Futures Finals
2 Futures Semi Finals
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Jan 2016 – Winner – Launceston (Tas) Challenger against Andrey Golubev (6-7 6-1 6-2)

Feb 2016 – Finalist – Port Pirie Future lost to Christopher O’Connell 6-7(6) 6-3 2-6

May 2016 – Quarter Finalist -Tampa, Florida Future lost to Roberto Quiroz 6-2 1-6 3-6

June 2016 – Semi Finalist in Kelowna Canada Futures lost to Peter Polansky 1-6 1-6

July 2016 – Semi Finalist Saskatoon Canada Futures lost to Phillip Bester 4-6 6-4 4-6

October 2016 – Finalist Toowoomba Futures lost to Jamere Jenkins 6-7(5) 6-7(2)

October 2016 – Finalist Cairns Futures lost to Christopher  O’Connell 6-0 2-6 4-6

Nov 2016 – Quarter Finalist Wollongong Futures lost to Maverick Bains 6-4 4-6 3-6

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