Key Biscayne and the 65s
The big pro tournament on now is at Key Biscayne (Miami), which starts its second week today; and meanwhile, the men’s USTA 65 Clay Court Championships are being played at the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club.

If you watched on TV yesterday, you saw a very lackadaisical #2 seed, Andy Murray being knocked out by American Mardy Fish, 6-4, 6-4. Will Andy ever keep it together for two solid weeks to be able to win a Grand Slam?

And the day before, and equally slow-moving Novak Djokovic exited.

I will be there on Tuesday to see who is left in the draw; and will report on any ‘pearls of tennis wisdom’ learned.

During the coverage, Justin Gimelstob showed the top American players. Of course Andy Roddick is still tops in the country; but did you see who is now the #2 US player????

Tommy Haas! He lives near Tampa, just became a citizen and would like to play for the US.

USTA Clay Court Championships:
Bill Plummer (that Florida lefty, who beat Tom and me in Ft. Myers in January), just got knocked out of the doubles by a should-have-been-seeded team. He reports that the attendance this year is dramatically lower than last year; but there is still many of “the usual suspects” there.

One of these years, I will make the commitment to play in this one to see if I can possibly win a round or two.

If you are interested in the Senior amateurs, check out the draw for New Orleans: USTA 65s

2 thoughts on “Key Biscayne and the 65s

  1. Over here at Sea Oaks Beach and Tennis in Vero Beach, we are thinking about adding a senior tennis event in March or April next year. We tried this two years ago but cancelled because we could not get a date before May. The question is whether players in other events would come here to our 16 hard-tru cts.? &when?

    Hi Gene – seems like the logical time would be when the other Super Senior events are on that coast, no? geo

  2. Re: a Supersenior event in Vero Beach… If you look at the West Coast schedule, You’ll see a 1 week break in the events… I. E. There’s 9 tournaments in 10 weeks this year– Jan 4 – Mar 14, 2010. Advice: Find out when the break week is next year, & try to have an event at Vero Beach, THEN. Good luck.

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