Estoril Open 2017: Harrison and Venus win doubles title

Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus captured their first title as a team, beating David Marrero and Tommy Robredo in the final of the Estoril Open.

Estoril Open, 07.05.2017 - The Finals!

Estoril Open, 07.05.2017 - The Finals!

A good day for the former big American hope who celebrated his birthday on court:

Estoril Open, 07.05.2017 - The Finals!
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Indian Wells 2017

Thanks a lot to Tony for sharing his story and pictures!

Participated in the WTA Draw Ceremony with 2009 BNP Paribas Open Champion Jelena Jankovic and 17-year-old rising star CiCi Bellis.

Tony with CiCi Bellis and Jelena Jankovic

The NextGenATP players are here to help with the draw and so am I at the BNP Paribas Open.

NextGen ATP players

Taylor Fritz, Daniil Medvedev, Borna Coric, Karen Khachanov, Reilly Opelka, Stefan Kozlov:

NextGen ATP players

Picking Federer in the Men’s Main Draw, so you can thank me if that 4th Round Roger/Rafa match happens!

Tony with Ryan Harrison

Check out the men’s singles draw and the women’s singles draw.

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Grigor Dimitrov

A few years ago, he was pegged as the next big star of American tennis. Ryan Harrison, 22 is now out of the top 100 and has never reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament. He was ousted by Wimbledon semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets 6-2 7-6 6-2. Next opponent for Dimitrov: Dudi Sela.

Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov
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No big names like yesterday (I had ground passes today), but some interesting matches and practice sessions.

I arrived quite late today and headed to court 9 to watch Mikhail Youhzny and John Isner at practice:

Court 9 at Roland Garros

Mikhail Youzhny

Mikhail Youzhny

Mikhail Youzhny
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The official 2013 Wimbledon championships won’t be with us for a good few months yet, but many people are looking forward to it already.
If you adore tennis and can’t wait to be sitting in on the live events again, you could always gear up for the season now by checking out 2013’s potential players.

Heather Watson

At just 20 years of age, Heather Watson is already ranked in the top 50 of the WTA. The British-born player will be the UK’s hopeful for the 2013 women’s singles.
She began playing tennis when she was seven and has already had some amazing highlights in her career.

Heather Watson

Playing style

Watson has impeccable footwork that will certainly stand her in good stead for 2013, as well as having great balance and a huge arsenal of shots. She favours a two-handed backhand.

Notable wins

Watson managed to make it to her third round in the 2012 Wimbledon championship, making her the first British woman since 2002 to do so.
At that time she was ranked 103rd, yet managed to beat Iveta Benesova (ranked 52nd) and Jamie Hampton (ranked 84th).
She also won the 2012 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championship, beating Chang Kai-chen (ranked 82nd) in the final. This also made her the first British woman to win a WTA title since 1988.

Kei Nishikori

The Japanese tennis player sits in 19th place in the ATP rankings and 2013 is gearing up to be the best in his career.
Nishikori first started playing tennis at the age of 5 and played in his first ATP event when he was just 17.

Kei Nishikori

Playing style

Nishikori has a very distinctive playing style, being both speedy and powerful on the court.

Notable wins

Kei’s notable wins to date include the 2011 Swiss Indoors Basel tournament (beating Novak Djokovic) and the quarter finals of 2012 Australian Open (beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison was born in Louisiana, USA, and already has some impressive achievements to brag about at age 20. He’s spearheading the new American tennis movement, which hopes to relive the USA’s tennis heyday.
He currently ranks in 69th place.

Ryan Harrison

Playing style

Harrison is famous for his powerful playing style, much of which is fuelled by his great athleticism. His strong serve is his trademark, although he also showcases an incredibly controlled forehand.

Notable wins

In 2012 Harrison appeared in all four of the Grand Slam events. He managed to make it to the quarter-finals in the US Open and the French Open, both impressive achievements at such a young age.
He also managed to reach the semi-finals of the SAP Open for the third time running.

In 2013 you should keep an eye out for these three players to see how their careers progress – they could be the next big tennis stars!

This article was written by Wimbledon Debenture Holders, a boutique website for Wimbledon tickets.
Photos by Tennis Buzz: Heather Watson French Open 2012, Kei Nishikori Bercy 2012, Ryan Harrison French Open 2012.

Enjoy some pics and vids of Ryan Harrison on Day 2:

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison

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