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Top seed John Isner and 2015 champion Jack Sock take center stage Thursday at the #USClay. – Photo by @mensclaycourt via Twitter.



Past Champs Isner, Johnson, Sock Vie For Quarterfinals

Doubles Quarterfinals to be Played Thursday




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Singles Second Round

Guido Pella (Argentina) d [2] Sam Querrey (USA) 2-6 7-6(4) 7-6(3)

[WC][4] Nick Kyrgios (Australia) d Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 6-7(2) 6-1 6-2

[8] Tennys Sandgren (USA) d Nicolas Kicker (Argentina) 6-2 7-6(3)

Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) d [Q] Denis Kudla (USA) 7-5 7-5


Doubles First Round

[1] Bob Bryan (USA) & Mike Bryan (USA) d Taro Daniel (Japan) & Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) 6-1 6-1

[WC] Dustin Brown (Germany) & Frances Tiafoe (USA) d [2] Ryan Harrison (USA) & Ben McLachlan (Japan) 6-2 7-6(4)

Max Mirnyi (Belarus) & Philipp Oswald (Austria) d [3] Julio Peralta (Chile) & Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) 6-3 7-6(0)

Scott Lipsky (USA) & Tennys Sandgren (USA) d Jack Sock (USA) & Jackson Withrow (USA) 2-6 6-4 10-6

Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) & Donald Young (USA) d Guillermo Duran (Argentina) & Andres Molteni (Argentina) 6-3 4-6 10-1


ORDER OF PLAY – Thursday, April 12, 2018

Center Court – 12 pm Start

Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs [6] Steve Johnson (USA)

Taylor Fritz (USA) vs [7] Ryan Harrison (USA)

[1] Bob Bryan (USA) & Mike Bryan (USA) vs Ken Skupski (Great Britain) & Neal Skupski (Great Britain)

Not Before 6 pm

[1] John Isner (USA) vs Henri Laaksonen (Switzerland)

[3] Jack Sock (USA) vs Horacio Zeballos (Argentina)


Court 3 start 2 pm

Max Mirnyi (Belarus) & Philipp Oswald (Austria) vs Scott Lipsky (USA) & Tennys Sandgren (USA)

[WC] Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) & Daniel Nestor (Canada) vs [WC] Dustin Brown (Germany) & Frances Tiafoe (USA)

Not Before 5 pm

Andre Begemann (Germany) & Antonio Sancic (Croatia) vs Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) & Donald Young (USA)


Singles Main Draw

Doubles Draw

Qualifying Draw



– With the win Wednesday, 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic becomes the oldest US Clay quarterfinalist in the Open Era. He’s the oldest quarterfinalist at an ATP World Tour event since 39-year-old Tommy Haas at Stuttgart in 2017.

-Two more Americans are guaranteed to reach that round with a pair of all-American matches scheduled Thursday, but as many as four may advance. The US Clay Houston-era record is five American quarterfinalists, which was set in 2002 and equaled in 2017.

– Three former champions are in action Thursday, including defending champion Steve Johnson, 2013 winner John Isner and 2015 winner Jack Sock. They will look to join 2007 winner Ivo Karlovic in the quarterfinals.

– Isner enters Thursday’s match with 9,968 career aces. He is bidding to be the fourth player to reach the 10,000 ace milestone, joining Karlovic (12,604 through two rounds here this week), Roger Federer (10,463) and Goran Ivanisevic (10,131). Isner has hit 351 aces in his 23 career US Clay matches.

– Karlovic is also in doubles this week, the first time he has played doubles since the 2016 French Open. Monday was his first doubles match win since claiming the title at ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2015.

– Six-time doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan picked up their sixth win in a row Wednesday, and have won 13 of their last 15 matches. On Thursday, they will be bidding for an 11th US Clay semifinal and their 40th career win at the tournament. They are 39-9 all-time at the event.



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Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club

River Oaks Country Club is hosting a professional tennis tournament for the 84th time when the 2018 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship is held April 7-15. River Oaks first hosted its own tournament, The River Oaks International, in 1931, and its roster of former champions includes Jack Kramer, Tony Trabert, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Ken Rosewall, Ivan Lendl, Guillermo Vilas and James Blake. Houston is the 21st city to host the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. The tournament came to Houston in 2001, and has been hosted at River Oaks since 2008. Started in 1910 by the USTA, the 2018 tournament will be the 108th competition for the Clay Court Championship. The 2017 singles title was won by American Steve Johnson while the doubles champions were Chile’s Julio Peralta and Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos. The tournament beneficiary are the National Junior Tennis & Learning programs of the Houston Tennis Association. More information about the tournament can be found at www.mensclaycourt.com.

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