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Mackenzie McDonald Citi Open 2016

Mackenzie McDonald – From NCAA Champion to the Pro Tour

Mackenzie “Mackie” McDonald, the reigning NCAA singles and doubles champion, came tantalizingly close to defeating Alejandro Falla in the first round of qualifying at the Citi Open on Saturday. Falla, 11-years McDonald’s senior and ranked 235 in the world, squeaked by the talented Californian to set up a match against French player Vincent Millot for a spot in the main […]

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Why UMBC Tennis Will Live on Forever

Today I attended an event that I wish never had to happen: the final home match of my college tennis program’s existence. And while I can sit here and rehash why the reasons laid out in this terribly written letter make no sense, I want to take this opportunity to let you know how proud I […]

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1 2015 US Open Trip Report

US Open Trip Report: Tips and Match Recaps

I visited the US Open this past Sunday, September 6. Below I discuss different aspects of my US Open experience: tickets, transportation, food, organization, and the matches. I hope you enjoy my US Open trip report and pick up a few tips along the way. US Open Tickets I opted for the grounds pass for […]

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Kei Nishikori Citi Open Semifinals Serve

Nishikori Defeats Cilic in Citi Open Semifinals

Washington DC (Tennisfiles) – In a rematch of last year’s US Open final, Japanese sensation Kei Nishikori defeated Marin Cilic 3-6 6-1 6-4 in the Citi Open semis. Cilic could not sustain his strong serving in the first set, and Nishikori wore down the Croatian with his speed and pinpoint groundstrokes. Cilic dominated early from […]

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Gabashvili defeats Murray - 2015 Citi Open

2015 Citi Open: Murray Upset by Gabashvili in Thriller

Washington, DC (Tennisfiles) – Top seeded Andy Murray, playing at the Citi Open for the first time in a decade, lost to Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4). Murray started off flat in the first set and struggled to defend against Gabashvili’s pinpoint groundstrokes.  Gabashvili could not sustain his level of play in the second, […]

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