Found November 30, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
Heineken_open_22d8
(November 30, 2012) HOUSTON – Two players in the Top 15 of the ATP World Tour rankings highlight the initial entries into the 2013 US Men’s Clay Court Championship that will be held April 8-14, 2013, at River Oaks Country Club. John Isner, who at No. 14 is the top ranked American, and No. 11 Nicolas Almagro, a Spaniard who is one of the most accomplished clay-court players in the world, have both committed to participate in the 2013 event. The news comes just before individual session tickets and the very popular “Champ Pass” go on sale on tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 1). The Champ Pass for the 2013 US Men’s Clay Court Championship includes a ticket to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions. “The Champ Pass” usually sells out before the tournament begins. A limited number of season ticket packages are still remaining. Information on tickets can be found at www.mensclaycourt.com or by calling 713-874-6294. Isner was runner-up at the 2012 US Men’s Clay Court Championship, falling to Juan Monaco in the final. This season he became the No. 1 American and reached the Top 10 for the first time while winning a career-high 45 matches. He won two titles in 2012, bringing his career total to five in 12 finals. Twice in the past three seasons Isner has hit more than 1,000 aces to lead the ATP. Almagro has led the ATP in clay-court match wins three times in the past five seasons. With a career record of 206-97 on clay courts, he joins Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Tommy Robredo as the only active players with more than 200 wins on the surface. All 18 of his career ATP finals appearances have been on clay, and his 12 clay titles are second among active players behind Nadal’s 36. “We pride ourselves on being a United States championship as well as the nation’s only clay-court ATP tournament,” said tournament director Van Barry. “To get early commitments from the top American as well as one of the most accomplished clay-court players on Tour really helps us achieve both of those goals. We look forward to John coming back to River Oaks and welcoming Nicolas for the first time.” Additional player commitments as well as a full schedule of special events will be announced in the weeks leading up to the 2013 US Men’s Clay Court Championship.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Isner and Almagro Win on Day One of Miami Tennis Cup

John Isner (November 30, 2012) Miami, FL – Attendance grew on stadium court at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, FL. on Friday evening, as tennis enthusiasts flocked to see some of the world’s best players perform during the night session on day one of the Miami Tennis Cup. Alejadro Falla, Colombia’s top-ranked player, took to the court against Spain’s Nicolás...

Isner Splits with Coach

(November 30, 2012) John Isner and coach of three years Craig Boynton have severed ties. No. 14 Isner will work with former Monica Seles coach Mike Sell. Isner reached a career high No. 9 in the world in April this year “I had a great run with Craig, learned a lot and felt like I improved every year,” Isner said in an e-mail to the New York Times. “I just felt like it was time...

John Isner and Nicolas Almagro win on Day One of the Miami Tennis Cup

Miami, FL – December 1st, 2012: Attendance grew on stadium court at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, FL. on Friday evening, as tennis enthusiasts flocked to see some of the world’s best players perform during the night session on day one of the Miami Tennis Cup. Nicolas Almagro (credit: Getty Images for The Miami Tennis Cup) As the vodka bottles were uncorked in the...

Isner beats Ferrero in Miami Tennis Cup

John Isner beat recently retired Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Friday night in the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition event. Isner won seven straight points in the first-set tiebreaker after dropping the first two. Ferrero, the 2003 French Open champion, surrendered his serve in the eighth game of the second set to enable Isner to serve for the match. In the first match, Nicolas...

Roddick Stuns Murray, Almagro Tops Isner in Miami Tennis Cup Semis

Andy Roddick (December 1, 2012) Andy Roddick will face No 11 Nicolas Almagro in the final of the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition event on Sunday. The recently retired Roddick dismantled No. 3 Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals of the event while Almagro topped the hard-serving John Isner 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, FL, home of the Sony Open...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.