Tennis

Wednesday at River Oaks: No. 1 Seed John Isner To Play On Center Court

Wednesday night brings the return of John Isner to the Center Court at the  2016 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. The former champion is the tournament’s number one seed. Isner is seeking his 50th career clay court win on Wednesday. The No. 1 American is also closing in on another milestone as he enters the match with a 296-183 record.

Inner (World No. 15) will face fellow American Denis Kudla (World No. 59), who is attempting to reach a quarterfinal for the fourth time on his career. He has reached two grass court quarterfinals in his career, and last summer reached his first on hard courts in Atlanta.

RESULTS – Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Singles First Round
[5] Sam Querrey (USA) d. [LL] Reilly Opelka (USA) 6-4 7-6(4)
Donald Young (USA) d. [6] Steve Johnson (USA) 6-4 6-3
[7] Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) d. Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 6-0 6-0
[WC] Tommy Paul (USA) d. [8] Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 6-2 6-3
Benjamin Becker (Germany) d. Michael Berrer (Germany) 7-6(6) 6-0
[WC] Tim Smyczek (USA) d. [Q] Nicolas Kicker (Argentina) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4
[Q] Matthew Barton (Australia) d. [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3 6-4
Lukas Lacko (Slovakia) d. [PR] Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 6-1 7-5
Fernando Verdasco (Spain) d. [Q] Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) 6-4 6-3

Doubles First Round
[1] Bob Bryan (USA)/Mike Bryan (USA) d. Denis Kudla (USA)/Donald Young (USA) 3-6 6-1 11-9
[3] Eric Butorac (USA)/Scott Lipsky (USA) d. [WC] Marcos Daniell (New Zealand)/Artem Sitak (New Zealand) 6-4 6-4.
Chris Guccione (Australia)/Andre Sa (Brazil) d. Julian Knowle (Austria)/Igor Zelenay (Slovakia) 5-7 7-6(3) 10-2

SCHEDULE – Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Stadium Court – Noon start
Paolo Lorenzi (Italy)/Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) vs. [2] Philipp Petzschner (Germany)/Alexander Peya (Austria)
Not before 1pm
Juan Monaco (Argentina) vs. [2] Benoit Paire (France)
[5] Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Benjamin Becker (Germany)
Night Session – 6 pm start
[1] John Isner (USA) vs. Denis Kudla (USA)
Hyeon Chung (Korea) vs. [WC] Tommy Paul (USA)

Court 3 – 4pm start
[PR]Brian Baker (USA)/Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) vs. Victor Estrella Burgos (Dominican Republic)/Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico)

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