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Old 07-09-2012, 11:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
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210 -- JP Smith
266 -- Tennys Sandgren
279 -- Rhyne Williams


This is the first week Rhyne hasn't been the highest ranked among the three. Perhaps that will motivate him and he'll step it up and win the Binghamton NY challenger.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Tennys lost in the first round at Binghamton.
Rhyne took out the #1 seed. Next up Mitchell Frank, who he should work over pretty good.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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2012 Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs: Rhyne Williams, the Luke Skywalker of American Tennis - YouTube



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Old 12-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Great news. Rhyne wins the playoff wildcard and will be in main draw of Australian Open. John Patrick Smith lost in the semi-final of a separate wildcard playoff.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:57 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Came here to post just that. I was getting updates on twitter. He was hitting his forehand so well they started calling him Rhyne Del Potro.



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Old 12-17-2012, 03:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Here is a decent write-up with some pictures and what not.

Williams beats Smyczek to win USTA
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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All three former Vols are doing fairly well. The rankings don't look impressive, but they've been steadily climbing from in the 500s. Rhyne has been playing challengers whereas Tennys and JP have been playing futures. Challengers are tougher than futures. Also, Rhyne made it into the main draw of a Master Series 1000. He lost in the first round, but that is still impressive. Tennys and JP will have to start playing Challengers if they want their ranking to keep going up. At some point, Futures aren't going to be giving them enough points. It's of course a trade off between winning a futures event and getting 12 points vs. trying to get 27 or whatever points from a challenger vs. losing in the Challenger and only getting 9 points or something. But at some point, if these guys want to be players, they gotta start playing bigger tournaments.

I would have told you 9 or so months ago that Rhyne would be well ahead of Tennys and JP, but the latter two have been doing pretty well. JP, in particular, will have a fine career as a doubles specialist if the singles thing doesn't work out for him.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 296 (+37)
Doubles: 391 (+5)
Note: Cracked the top 300 for the first time in his career after reaching the quarterfinals of the Rome 2 Challenger ... Playing a $10,000 Futures this week in Spain.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 300 (+36)
Doubles: 170 (+12)
Note: Ranked in the top 300 for the first time too after sweeping the singles and doubles titles two weeks ago at Vero Beach, Fla. ... Reached doubles final last week at the Orange Park (Fla.) Futures ... Off this week.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 338 (+11)
Doubles: 335 (-2)
Note: Points added for semifinal appearance at the Vero Beach (Fla.) Futures ... Reached singles final last week at the Orange Park (Fla.) Futures ... Playing this week at the Tampa (Fla.) Futures, also a $10,000 Futures event
I don't follow Vols tennis very closely, but wasn't JP better than Williams while they were at UT?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I don't follow Vols tennis very closely, but wasn't JP better than Williams while they were at UT?
William was the better singles player.

Williams, btw, just won a challenger.

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