All Champions

Madison Keys
Madison Keys
This past weekend had some dramatic sports results from California to England to Germany. Here are some of the highlights…

Silver Ball Winner

Congratulations to Fred Drilling for beating #1 seeded Jimmy Parker and then winning the Silver Ball at the National 70s Hardcourt Championships in Irvine, California.

Gold Ball Winner

And Naples own Phil Landauer won the 65 hardcourt doubles national championships to remain undefeated this year. According to number-cruncher extraordinaire, Winder Bill, he projects that Phil will be #1 in the country.

For the full results in the 65s and 70s singles and doubles, click HERE

McEnroe vs. Lendl

Did you know that Johnny Mac is now coaching Canadian Milos Raonic and Ivan is back with Andy Murray? Their two students faced each other in the Queens grass court final, with the Scot squeaking out a three-set victory.

American Top Ten Woman

Hard hitting Madison Keys won her second career title, this one on the grass in Birmingham – and that will move her into the Top Ten for the first time.

Rising German Star

Keep an eye on German teenager, Alexander Zverev (son of Russian tennis player with the same name). The 19 year old beat Federer in the semis of the Gerry Weber Open, losing just four points on serve in the first set while hitting 14 winners. He then lost the finals in three tough sets.

Congrats to Cleveland

Finally! The city has a championship team to cheer about. To all my Cleveland rooting friends, smile.

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2 thoughts on “All Champions

  1. What a great job you do, George!! An outstanding service to me!! Go Cavs!

    Joe, feedback like yours is what keeps me doin’ it! thanks, george

  2. Dramatic senior tennis events this past weeked included the women’s Friendship Cup team beating the Canadians (again) up at Mt. Tremblant. After singles, the score was 6-6, but on Sunday, the USA/New England swept the doubles matches, even with several of our teams playing in younger age groups. The team captain was Gail Smith who played in the 70s, and other team members all of whom secured at least one individual win included Alison Bolduc (70s), Eszter Chase, Carolyn Fournier (60s), Lynn Miller, Michelle Immler (55s), Jeanne Hulson, Kristen Hartley (50s), Maea Brandt, Sally Carver (50s), Meg Donahue, Heidi Willoughby (50s).

    Lynn, thanks for the update. I was supposed to play for the men’s team (who lost) and had hoped to include those two scores. thanks, george

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