There are five players remaining in the Houston draw and four of them are twenty-four years and younger.  Three of them are twenty-two and younger. Sam Querrey, the sole American left in the draw, at thirty-one is the oldest player and expected to win the title. However, he will have to get by the young…

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A Ruud Awakening For Monteiro

Rio Open, Brazil [85] Thiago Monteiro (BRA) vs. [208] Casper Ruud (NOR) The 18-year-old wild card is already showing his mental fortitude.  In the first round Ruud took out the veteran clay court Brazilian player, Rogerio Dutra Silva.  Then he took out the Spaniard, Roberto Carballes Baena, to get to the quarterfinals. I could sense he…

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