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MOTT CROWNED DARWIN CHAMPION

Darwin, NT, 29 September 2019 | Asher Packman 

Wildcard Blake Mott has powered his way to a second consecutive Australian Pro Tour title with a decisive victory over Calum Puttergill in the Darwin International final.

After claiming the Cairns title last week in his first professional tournament back from a two-year hiatus, the former world No.220 took command from outset, holding his unseeded Queensland opponent at bay to secure the match 6-1 6-4.

“This one was pretty special, it’s been a tough week with the heat up here and backing up after a lot of matches in Cairns as well, “Mott said. “It was a really good one to win.”

“I’ve had a really good mindset with taking each match as it comes,” he added. “Just going out there and trying to zone in on every point. That’s really what has paid dividends.”

The 23-year-old couldn’t have asked for a better start to his recent return.

“When you come back and you’re mentally fresh, everything feels quite new again. I think I’ve really stoked up that feeling excitement and I want to just keep on enjoying my tennis. Obviously, it’s been a great two weeks but hopefully it’s just the beginning.”

While Mott claimed back-to-back crowns, Cabrera took out both singles and doubles titles in Darwin, partnering for the first time with Destanee Aiava to defeat second seeds Alison Bai and Jaimee Fourlis on Friday.

MOTT CLAIMS CAIRNS TITLE

Cairns, QLD, 22 September 2019 | Asher Packman  

 

Wildcard Blake Mott completed the perfect return to professional tennis on Sunday, defeating third seed Vladyslav Orlov to claim the 2019 Cairns International title.

After a tight opening set, Mott pulled away from his Ukrainian opponent to win 7-5 6-2, earning his first ITF World Tennis Tour title in eight finals attempts.

He had only won one previous professional title, at the ATP Challenger event in Launceston in 2016.

“It’s been a fantastic week,” said Mott, 23. “Just to be at the end of it, to get the title here after such a big lay-off and my first title after making so many finals. It’s pretty special.”

After stepping away from the game just over two years ago, Mott showed some of the form this week that propelled him as high as world No.220 in 2017.

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“I’ve got to have some belief that my level can do some damage in these events,” he said. “I always knew that if I was in a good place mentally and my body was doing well, I could make it happen.

“I was just looking to come out here to compete and fight hard for every point. It’s a great start but it really is just the beginning of a journey back.”

Mott pointed to his renewed love of the game and enjoyment of competing again as underpinning his success in Cairns.

“The pure freshness of it, whereas back where I was last time there wasn’t really a whole lot of that,” he said. “That’s the way I keep seeing it, a fresh start and an opportunity to create a new version of myself, my game and my mindset.”

BLAKE MOTT EMBARKS ON TENNIS COMEBACK

Melbourne, VIC, 25 July 2019 | Matt Trollope

Blake Mott is targeting a return to professional tennis at September’s Australian Pro Tour tournament in Cairns after two years away from the game.

Mott, 23, revealed in an in-depth interview with SEN’s The First Serve that he would be coming back to the sport with a renewed sense of perspective.

“A lot of it is a build-up of experiencing life outside the sport, and just getting familiar with not travelling constantly, having a bit of home life, getting that consistent balance,” he told the show’s host Brett Phillips.

“But I think for me the (most significant) thing has been working with a lot of juniors, as a coach. I found a lot of passion again and a lot of drive to really be a good role model and inspire a lot of the kids that have touched me in many ways.

“If I can have the opportunity to play in another Grand Slam, I think my whole outlook would just be completely different.”

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 Big thank you to @BrettAPhillips, @TheFirstServeAU & the @1116sen team for having me in the show last night! Loved sharing a small part of my journey. Catch the show via http://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=401254 

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Mott’s story shares some commonality with the path taken by Ash Barty, who stepped away from the sport for a similar length of time. Both born in April 1996, Mott and Barty came through the developmental pathway together and were frequently a part of the same international junior tours, forging a friendship along the way.

“I remember having a coffee with her when we were about 18, similar age when she stepped away and we were sort of relating to some of the difficulties (of life on tour),” Mott said.

“Obviously she was on a very big scale, playing Aussie Open at such an early age and having that exposure as the ‘next best thing’.

“To see her take that time away, even try another sport, it’s inspiring. Definitely had a lot of familiarities (relating her journey to what I was experiencing).”

Schedule Update

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Hi everyone,

I am doing a training block at the moment at the Melbourne Park National High Performance Academy until the first week in August then heading overseas for the hard court season in preparation for the US Open Qualifying event.

Schedule:

7 August 2017
Aptos, CA, U.S.A. Qualifying Drawhttp://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/467/qs.pdf

14 August 2017
Odlum Brown Vanopen Vancouver, Canada

tournament badgeUS Open Qualifying New York, NY, U.S.A. 2017.08.21 – 2017.09.27

http://www.usopen.org/index.html

Cheers Blake

Wimbledon Qualifying 2017

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Hi everyone,

28/06/2017 -

I went down today in my 2nd Round qualifying match at Wimbledon Q,  5-7 4-6 to Alexander Bublik. So grateful to be here, what an experience! Alexander was too good on the day, congrats to him and best of luck with qualifying.

Cheers Blake :)

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Sunday 25 June 2017 – wimbledonLogo

Wimbledon draw for Qualifying is done!

I will place the link to lives cores and the draw when it becomes available.  I play Monday – Court 4 – Second match on after 11am UK time (Aus time 10.30pm approximately)

Here is the draw: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/index.html?event=QS

Order of Play: I’m on Court 4, 2nd match on after 11:00am start

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html

Livescores link: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/stats/11139ms.html

Gentlemen’s Qualifying Singles – First Round

Cheers Blake

NEW CAREER HIGH RANKING – 222 !!

 

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Hi everyone,

My new career high ranking  is at 222.

It’s been a while since I updated my posts, but here I am in Venice playing a Challenger event. I made it through to the Semi Finals and lost to the eventual winner.

I am moving to Vicenza, Italy to play the Challenger there, which I was awarded a SE due to me being in the Semi at Mestre, Italy. Which is 1 hour away.

I play today Tuesday 30th May 1st on at 11am Italy time. Here is the order of play http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/7015/op.pdf

Here is the draw: http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/7015/mds.pdf

Don’t forget as Mr Barclay does that the link to the livestream is https://livestream.com/ATP I may not be on a livestream court today, but save it for future matches.

The hotel is nice this week, as last week’s was not. NO wifi and not good food. So happy this one, which is the Marriot in Vicenza is a much better room and venue.

SCHEDULE:

Next Week 5th – 11th June – No tennis, week off travel to UK
12th – 18th June ATP 250 Mercedes Cup – Stuttgart, Germany
19th – 25th June Challenger Ilkley, Great Britain
26th June, Wimbledon Qualifying
then HOME to Aus!

 

 

 

Sweden F2 Futures Event – Bastad and then my first ever ATP 250 in Stuttgart

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Schedule:

Mestre CHALLENGER 22/05/2017
Surbiton CHALLENGER  5/06/2017
Stuttgart QUALIFYING ATP  250 Mercedes Cup

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Hi,

I didn’t play as well as I should have in Karlskrona, Sweden in my quarter final event, moving on I am now in Bastad, Sweden playing the last of my 2 Futures events here. I play today 16th May. Here is the draw http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/349/mds.pdf

It’s beautiful here in Bastad and after this tournament I am playing the Challenger Event in Mestre, Italy. I am in the Main Draw there. Here is the draw http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2017/7021/mds.pdf

I will then be playing my first ever ATP 250 in Stuttgart the 250 Mercedes Cup. Then on the 26th June I will be playing the Wimbledon Qualifying Event.

 

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