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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:

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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Next Tournament : Decatur Future and then Canada Challenger


Hi everyone,

Sorry about the delay in posting, I injured my neck in my last match against Christian Harrison. All good now, feeling much better after a visit to the Chiropractor.

My next tournament is in Decatur USA. It is a Future event and here is the draw.

Order of Play :

Live scores Link:

ps. Then I am on to my last tournament of this trip and that is the Canada Challenger in Gatineau, Canada  $75,000 – Hard Court Tournament. Post to come.

Cheers Blake

Kelowna Futures – Canada F4

Hi everyone,

I am here at Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament and into the Quarter Finals. Sorry about the delay in getting the links up.

Here is the main draw link:

Here is the Order of Play:

Here is the livescores link :

Here is a great pic of the Kelowna city

Next Challenger Savannah CH USA

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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:

All links below:

Qualifying draw:

Main draw:

Livestream Link:

Cheers Blake

Through to Port Pirie – Future F1 Final

Hi everyone,

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:’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100036586


Order of Play:’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100036586

Cheers Blake

My First Title Win! Career-first ATP Challenger title in Launceston

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Hi everyone,

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.

Cheers Blake