ATP Challenger Tour wrote a great story re my Launceston Challenger win in February, link above.
I am about to finalise plans for my next trip overseas which looks like being confirmed as Canada then US until August this year.
I will keep you all posted on the tournaments as I enter them and schedule.
Back in Florida and lost a tough match at the Sarasota Open qualies. I had many chances and just couldn’t get the one that mattered and consolidate my chances. I will get back to training hard now I am feeling better and head to Savannah Challenger next. Ps. me and Marc lost the doubles qualies also. Onto next week…
Savannah Challenger website: http://savannahchallenger.com/
All links below:
Qualifying draw: http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2016/5067/qs.pdf
It’s been another big week and I am through to the final of the Port Pirie Final tomorrow.
I can now confirm I head to America after this event. A Challenger event in Drummondville Canada and will stay for possibly 6 weeks in USA playing hard court Challenger’s and a few Futures events.
Thanks to Peter Luczak again this week, who is a great coach and mentor to me. He is amazing to have by my side and I can’t thank him enough. I am not travelling to USA with Pete but will catch up when I get back. Thanks Marc Polmans who has been a great travel buddy and we truly gel as a team with Luch. Marc has also had an amazing week making today’s semi final, so great to see a hard worker and great guy in Marc get these good results.
You can hit the links here :
Main Draw: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100036586
Order of Play: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100036586
Yesterday I won my maiden ATP Challenger Final in Launceston Tasmania. With a 6-7 – 6-1 - 6-2 win over number 221 Andrey Golubev from Russia.
My sincere thank you goes out to Peter Luzcak who battled on with me all week and gave me the most amazing advice and mentorship of my whole career. He was truly my rock down there, kept me grounded and I want to thank him for that. Glen Newberry and Agnes Petocz were also there to cheer me on, who have been one of my major supports all my tennis life and dear friends who have been with me since I was six or seven. So happy to have them their for this moment!
This day to me still seems like a miracle and feels very surreal. I fought hard until the last point was over. I am so happy right now and want to continue with this belief and with hard work can make it again at this level.
I want to thank Rob Aivatolgou who was mid flight from Canada while I played the Final but always there for me thanks Rob.
Sorry to leave it so long and not keep you all up to date. But I’ve been having a rest as I came home from South Korea with a sore arm and am resting it for a couple of weeks.
I had some MRI scans and x-rays and it shows nothing serious.
I’ll be checking it out and see how we go in the next few weeks, but the rest has done me good will be hitting again soon.
Wednesday I play in Changwon Korea Futures.
I didn’t play my best in the Semi Final last week and allowed my opponent to get on top of me. I wasn’t aggressive enough at times and played his style of tennis. I played my best tennis in the quarter final and attacked the ball aggressively, Liam my coach gave me some great advice and I listened to what he was saying. I will take this great week positively and play aggressive this tourn. Overall a great week.
Here is the draw: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100034490
Here is the Order of Play: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100034490
I’m in the Semi Finals of the Korea Futures event here in Daegu. I got through my match today 6-2 7-5.
I play tomorrow Saturday 23 May. Check the order of play for what time later tonight or early morning in Aus. Cheers Blake
Here is the link to the main draw : http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100034489
Here is the Order of Play : http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100034489
Here is the livescores link : http://scores.itftennis.com/?alias=itf&layoutid=72&versionid=1&language=en&tID=M-FU-KOR-01A-2015
After a great training block in Melbourne and new racquets thanks to Wilson and my Manager Rob Aivatoglou. I’m here in Bangkok playing the Thailand F3 Futures event. I feel great and ready to play some tennis, I’m overseas now for 4 to 5 weeks then back home for a week then off to Canada USA..
Here is the link to the draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2015/2201/mds.pdf
Here is the link to the Order of Play: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2015/2201/op.pdf
Here is livescores: http://scores.itftennis.com/?alias=itf&layoutid=72&versionid=1&language=en&tID=M-FU-THA-03A-2015
Will keep you all updated cheers Blake