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Ginepri Moves One Match Closer to Wild Card as Young Stops Kuznetsov in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 2, 2014 – Years removed from his Top 15 ranking, Robby Ginepri can still play some top-notch tennis.   The 31-year-old American who reached the U.S. Open semifinals in 2005 is one match away from a trip to the French Open as the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card recipient after beating No. 7 seed James Ward 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday.   “It hasn’t...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge Standings Update

(April 28, 2014) Grace Min and Daniel Kosakowski lead the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge Standings as the race for a main draw wild card into the French Open concludes this week at the Tallahassee (Fla.) Tennis Challenger and Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. Tallahassee and Indian Harbour Beach will be streamed live this week on www.procircuit...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Former Champions Headline Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Field

(April 9, 2014) The field for the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger was announced Thursday morning by tournament director Karen Vogter, as two former champions and nine players inside the top 150 will make the trip to the $50,000 event, the last stop on the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge, where players compete for a spot at the French Open.   “We have players from 13...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

American qualifier reaches 1st career quarterfinal

American qualifier Alex Kuznetsov upset eighth-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) to reach his first ATP quarterfinals at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships on Thursday. Kuznetsov, who turned pro in 2004 and just turned 27, finally won the seventh match of his career in his 38th match. Kuznetsov needed 2 hours, 2 minutes for the win, serving 15 aces...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

American qualifier reaches first career quarterfinal with upset

Qualifier Alex Kuznetsov upset eighth-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) on Thursday to reach his first ATP Tour quarterfinal at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships. The American, who turned pro in 2004 and just turned 27, finally won the seventh match of his career in his 38th match. Kuznetsov needed 2 hours, 2 minutes for the win. He will play fourth...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Americans Continue Good Form on Day 3 of Australian Open Qualies

Victoria Duval By Alana Mitchelson (January 10, 2014) MELBOURNE – Qualifying rounds began earlier this week with 224 players competing to secure a place in the first Grand Slam of the 2014 season. Now, only 40 players remain, desperate to fill in the blank spaces of the Australian Open men’s and women’s draws set to commence on Monday. It was a particularly harrowing day for...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Seed Brown Falls While Americans win 8 matches on Day 1 of Australian Open Qualies

By Alana Mitchelson (January 8, 2014) MELBOURNE PARK – Melbourne provided stunning tennis weather conditions for day one of Australian Open qualifying on Wednesday as 128 men’s qualifiers battled it out to edge nearer towards earning one of just 16 currently unoccupied places granting entry into the Australian Open 2014 main draw.   Major upsets were aplenty at Melbourne Park...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Serving up Aces French tennis superstar, Gaël Monfils and his undying passion for playing poker

Athletes have always been idolized by millions because of the immense talent they showcase night in and night out. They are those special breed of consummate professionals who constantly raises the level of competition by doing whatever they can to be ahead of the game. Whether it is improving their core strength by cross training to other sports and spending countless hours inside...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish, Isner win in Citi Open second round

John Isner is pretty good in tiebreakers. The eighth-seeded Isner, coming off a tournament victory Sunday in Atlanta, held off Alex Kuznetsov 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Citi Open on Wednesday. Isner has won 16 of his last 17 tiebreakers, including six of seven in Atlanta. ''I don't hype myself up anymore when the situation comes to that,''...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

French Open Draw

At Stade Roland Garros Paris May 26-June 9 wc-wild card Men Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, vs. David Goffin, Belgium Ivan Dodig, Croatia, vs. Guido Pella, Argentina wc-Alex Kuznetsov, United States, vs. wc-Lucas Pouille, France Alejandro Falla, Colombia, vs. Grigor Dimitrov (26), Bulgaria Alexandr Dolgopolov (22), Ukraine, vs. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia Bernard Tomic, Australia, vs...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Monfils Leads List of French Open Wild Cards

  (May 15, 2013) Former French Open semifinalist Frenchman Gael Monfils leads the list of wild cards for the French Open, the tournament announced on Wednesday. Other wild cards, in the men’s singles main draw: Marc Gicquel (FRA), Alex Kuznetsov (USA), Nicolas Mahut (FRA), Adrian Mannarino (FRA), John Millman (AUS), Lucas Pouille (FRA) and Florent [...]
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

With wild cards, Kuznetsov, Rogers head to Paris

Updates. With AP Photos. By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer A year ago, Brian Baker was the former French Open junior finalist who made it into the main tournament at Roland Garros nearly a decade later thanks to a wild card from the U.S. Tennis Association. Now it's Alex Kuznetsov's turn. He is following in Baker's path somewhat on the way to Paris: Kuznetsov was...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet Alex Kuznetsov and Shelby Rogers, USTA Pro Circuit French Open Wild Card Challenge Winners

The USTA held a conference call with Alex Kuznetsov and Shelby Rogers, the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge winners, who each earned a wild card into the 2013 French Open based on results over the past three weeks on the USTA Pro Circuit. Here is the official transcript of the call from the [...]
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Americans Harrison, Smyczek, Kudla Book Semifinal Spots at Tallahassee Tennis Challenger

Tim Smyczek (copyright: Tallahassee Tennis Challenger) TALLAHASSEE, FL, May 2, 2013 – The red, white and blue rolled on Thursday at the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger. No. 2 seed Ryan Harrison played some of his best tennis of the week at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event, beating fellow American Donald Young 7-6 (5), 6-4 to book a place in the semifinals at Forestmeadows Tennis...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kuznetsov gets wild card for French

Alex Kuznetsov earned a wild card into the French Open's main draw from the U.S. Tennis Association based on results on the USTA Pro Circuit. The 26-year-old Kuznetsov, of Richboro, Pa., and Tampa, Fla., had the best combined results at clay-court challenger tournaments in Sarasota, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Tallahassee, Fla. He is currently ranked 176th. Kuznetsov was the junior...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Kuznetsov gets USTA wild card for French Open

Alex Kuznetsov earned a wild card into the French Open's main draw from the U.S. Tennis Association based on results on the USTA Pro Circuit. The 26-year-old Kuznetsov, of Richboro, Pa., and Tampa, Fla., had the best combined results at clay-court challenger tournaments in Sarasota, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Tallahassee, Fla. He is currently ranked 176th. Kuznetsov was the junior...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Former French Open Boys’ Finalist Alex Kuznetsov Claims USTA French Open Wild Card

(May 1, 2013) USTA Player Development announced that Alex Kuznetsov, 26, of Richboro, Pa., and Tampa, Fla., has earned a main draw wild card into the 2013 French Open by winning the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge. This year, the USTA awarded one men’s singles main draw wild card into the French Open [...]
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Kuznetsov Q&A: USTA Roland Garros Wild Card Hopeful on His Start and Goals in Tennis

Alex Kuznetsov, currently ranked No. 176 in the world. May 1, 2013 — The last three weeks have been a game-changer for 26-year-old Alex Kuznetsov as he has shot up the rankings one hundred spots to world No. 176, and is also in the lead for the USTA Roland Garros wild card as part of the Har-Tru Wild Card Challenge. Last month, the Ukraine-born and Pennsylvania-raised Kuznetsov...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Thirteen American Men Accepted Into Australian Open Qualies

James Blake (December 18, 2012) Thirteen American men have been accepted into the Qualifying draw of the 2013 Australian Open. They include James Blake, Jack Sock, Steve Johnson, Denis Kudla, Alex Kuznetsov, Wayne, Rajeev Ram, Tennys Sandgren, Tim Smyczek, Ryan Sweeting, Michael Yani and Donald Young.   Rhyne Williams also was accepted into qualifying, but Williams claimed a wild...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Qualifying Results

At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Purse: $1.03 million Surface: Hard-Outdoor Tuesday Singles Men First Round Tuesday Brydan Klein, Australia, def. Alexios Halebian, United States, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Karol Beck (24), Slovakia, def. Alex Kuznetsov, United States, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Roberto Bautista-Agut (5), Spain, def. Marek Michalicka, Czech Republic, 6-3...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Farmers Classic Qualifying Results for July 22, 2012

2012 Farmers Classic Qualifying Results Sunday, July 22 Los Angeles Tennis Center-UCLA SINGLES (Second Round) – Alex Kuznetsov, U.S., def. Clement Reix, France, 6-2, 6-3; Bradley Klahn, U.S., def. Tim Smyczek, U.S., 6-0, 2-6, 6-3; Chris Guccione, Australia, def. Jeff Dadamo, U.S., 6-2, 6-4; Louk Sorensen, Ireland, def. Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, Canada, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Jimmy Wang...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Farmers Classic – Qualifying results and Sunday Schedule

2012 Qualifying Results Saturday, July 21 Los Angeles Tennis Center-UCLA Singles (First Round) – Clement Reix, France, def. (1) Ryan Sweeting, U.S., 6-2, 5-3 (ret.); Alex Kuznetsov, U.S., def. Pedro Zerbini, Brazil, 6-2, 6-1; Bradley Klahn, U.S., def. Ricardo Hocevar, Brazil, 6-2, 3-0 (ret.); Tim Smyczek, U.S., def. Mitchell Frank, U.S., 6-1, 6-4; Chris Guccione, Australia, def...
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July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Notes & Quotes from Day 2 of Qualifying at the BB&T Atlanta Open

Atlanta, GA USA – Notes & Quotes from the BB&T Atlanta Open Day 2 Qualifying Hot Arrival Two time champion Mardy Fish arrived today at the BB&T Atlanta Open a little early as planned to get acclimated to the heat. Before leaving Los Angeles he talked about why he decided to arrange an early trip from the west coast for this tournament:   “I’m doing everything...
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July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

World TeamTennis Pro League – Results for Tuesday, 7/10

World TeamTennis Pro League – Results for Tuesday, 7/10 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete: Sacramento Capitals def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 22-16 (OT) Women’s Doubles – Asia Muhammad\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Karolina Pliskova\Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) 5-4 Men’s Doubles – Mark Knowles\Alex Kuznetsov (Capitals) def. James Blake...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Australian Open Road

Road to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open: Men Rafael Nadal (2) First Round - def. Alex Kuznetsov, 6-4, 6-1, 6-1. Second Round - def. Tommy Haas, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Third Round - def. Lukas Lacko, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Fourth Round - def. Feliciano Lopez (18), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Quarterfinals - vs. Tomas Berdych (7). Roger Federer (3) First Round - def. Alexander Kudryavtsev, 7-5,...
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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