Daily Men Tennis Update – Casablanca, Houston, Rankings (04/15/12)

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Casablanca

Singles – Semifinal: (3) P Andujar def. F Cipolla 6-3 7-5

Back-to-back finals here for Pablo Andujar. He must really like this place. This will obviously let him regain a big chunk of the ground he lost last week.

Singles – Semifinal: (7) A Ramos def. I Andreev 6-3 7-6(9-7)

Igor Andreev has been running into a lot of players who aren’t in the best shape, but here he finally bumped into an in-form clay player. Albert Ramos is climbing fast; with this, we show him up to #42. At the rate he is going, a Roland Garros seed seems quite possible.

Doubles – Final: Brown/Hanley def. (4) Bracciali/Fognini 7-5 6-3

Dustin Brown seems to have a bit of a doubles identity crisis. He has two titles — one on indoor hardcourt (Metz 2010) and now this one on clay. Not exactly the normal pairing. Especially given that he was playing with Paul Hanley, himself no fan of clay. And it was their first time together, too! Hanley picks up his first title since Sydney 2011 — and his first on clay since Hamburg 2009. So it was a bit of a breakthrough for both guys.

Houston

Singles – Semifinal: (2) J Isner def. (3) F Lopez 6-7(5-7) 7-6(7-4) 6-3

It really did look as if John Isner was going to lose another chance to become the #1 American. But this lasted more than two and a half hours, and Isner never seems to get tired. Eventually he wore Feliciano Lopez down — and that appears to move him past Mardy Fish into the #9 ranking.

Singles – Semifinal: (4) J Monaco (WC) def. (Q) M Russell 5-7 6-1 6-4

Michael Russell led 2-0 in the final set, but he had had a very long week; maybe he ran out of steam. That left Juan Monaco waiting for Feliciano Lopez to find out if he would clinch the Top Fifteen or if it would be settled in the final. At it turns out, it’s Monaco. He is up to #15, with Feliciano Lopez falling to #16.

Estimated ATP World Tour Rankings

As of April 14, 2012

Rank &

Prior…Player………..Points

1..(1) Djokovic……….12670

2..(2) Nadal…………..8935

3..(3) Federer…………8855

4..(4) Murray………….7680

5..(5) Tsonga………….4690

6..(6) Ferrer………….4100

7..(7) Berdych…………3720

8..(8) Tipsarevic………2810

9..(9) Fish……………2725

10.(10) Isner…………..2710

11.(11) Del Potro……….2700

12.(12) Almagro…………2175

13.(13) Simon…………..1960

14.(14) Monfils…………1925

15.(15) Lopez…………..1855

15.(16) Monaco………….1855

17.(18) Nishikori……….1625

18.(19) Verdasco………..1555

19.(17) Gasquet…………1550

20.(20) Mayer…………..1540

21.(22) Dolgopolov………1495

22.(23) Cilic…………..1355

23.(24) Stepanek………..1340

24.(26) Granollers………1305

25.(25) Raonic………….1290

25.(28) Wawrinka………..1290

27.(29) Roddick…………1245

28.(30) Soderling……….1210

29.(33) Anderson………..1170

30.(32) Chela…………..1165

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