Gallant Performance From Galan

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Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Houston [39] Steve Johnson (USA) vs. [241] Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) The twenty-two-year-old Colombian had never won an ATP Tour match prior to this tournament. Johnson was the two-time defending champion and expected to have an easy walk to the quarterfinals; however, the young Colombian had…

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Three Americans in the Semis

Johnson one of three Americans in the semis

Fayez Sarofim & CO. US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Houston [9] John Isner (USA) vs. [51] Steve Johnson (USA) They were tied at four wins apiece; thus, tonight’s match could have gone to either player. Understandably, with both players having a big serve, the first set went to a tiebreak. The first mini-break went to…

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American Success At Roland Garros

ROLAND GARROS, France Twenty-six American players entered the main draw (11 men and 15 women).  Round three gets underway tomorrow and only six remain. John Isner [21] just keeps on winning tiebreaks with his big serve.  He defeated Paolo Lorenzi 6-3, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) today to get to round three where he will face Karen Khachanov,…

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Why Does A Player Lose A Set 6-0?

Memphis Open, Tennessee Today we saw [30] Steve Johnson (USA) lose a match to [103] Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) in straight sets after losing the first set 6-0.  Despite taking the lead in the second set, Johnson was distracted mentally and could not maintain his focus to consolidate his lead.  Kukushkin, is a decent player, but to defeat a player…

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Johnson, New #1 US Player

Western & Southern Open, Ohio [10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [23] Steve Johnson (USA) Johnson won their only previous encounter last year; however, a lot was at stake today for Johnson and the level of tension was elevated.  A victory would improve his ranking, making him the number one ranked US player on the ATP…

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Johnson, Keys And Nadal Move On

RIO OLYMPICS, Brazil [22] Steve Johnson (USA) vs. [84] Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)  Johnson just keeps going.  He’s into the quarterfinals after dismantling Donskoy’s game earlier today.  Johnson won 6-1, 6-1.  Things get a little tougher in the next round as he potentially gets Andy Murray.  Can Johnson continue his run and get to the semifinals?…

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