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Wimbledon Qualifying 2017

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Hi everyone,

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

 

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