In the second day of competition at the Racquet Club of the South in Peachtree Corners, local favorite Robbie Ginepri makes strong comeback after an elbow injury.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Former top-15 player and local hero Robby Ginepri made a triumphant return to the ATP World Tour as he defeated Tommy Haas 6-4, 7-5 in the first round. In his first tour-level appearance since the 2010 US Open, American Robby Ginepri defeated German Tommy Haas 6-4, 7-5 in one hour and 44 minutes. The 29-year-old Georgia resident, a former World No. 15, had been sidelined since injuring his arm in a biking accident last September. Hass is also coming back from an injury and is competing in only his fifth tournament of the year. Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt won 89 percent of his first serve points to dismiss American qualifier Phillip Simmonds 6-4, 6-4. Hewitt was down a break early in the first set but won it back quickly and only …
In another match, India's Somdev Devvarma
prevailed over American Ryan Sweeting at the ATP World Tour event held this week at Peachtree Corners' Racquet Club of the South.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, the first day of the Atlanta Tennis Championships brought together former World No. 4 James Blake and Latvian Ernest Gulbis, an ATP World Tour champion last year. In the featured match played on center court Blake dropped the first set leaving the veteran from the USA down 4-0 in the second-set tiebreak, but then he reeled off the next seven out of eight points to force the third set. With Blake up a break, rain forced an hour-and-18-minute weather delay. After the players returned to the court, Blake won the next three games to take the match 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-2. During the match, Blake saved 17 of 20 break points, including all nine in the third set. The biggest battle of the day came on court one, with American Ryan Sweeting …