Nishikori Captures Memphis Tournament

(February 24, 2013) Japan’s Kei Nishikori needed only 67 minutes to dispose of Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-3 to win the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis. Nishikori won his third career ATP tennis tournament without dropping a … [Read more...]

Erakovic Wins First WTA Title

(February 23, 2013) Marina Erakovic of New Zealand won her first WTA title at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships on Saturday when the No.3 seed Sabine Lisicki had to retire due to gastrointestinal illness with Erakovic up 6-1. "It's very … [Read more...]

Memphis Odds and Ends

By Brad Hunter The Regions Morgan Keegan Championships WTA  Report “Hi Honey” and “yes ma’am”… The ladies (and men) who work in the Racquet Club were all so sweet, and mostly southern thus making this visit extra enjoyable Like … [Read more...]

Melzer Fights off Broken Toe and Raonic for Memphis Title

  Austria’s Jurgen Melzer, suffering with a broken big toe on his right foot capped a week in Memphis by winning the tournament over last year’s finalist Canadian Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6(4). Melzer broke his toe ten days ago when he caught … [Read more...]

Arvidsson Nets Second Memphis Title

Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden returns the ball to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)     Sofia … [Read more...]

Melzer Despite Broken Toe to meet Raonic in Memphis Final

Playing with a broken right big toe, Austrian Jurgen Melzer has made it into the Memphis final by beating Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 on Saturday. “Well, it’s obviously very satisfying,” Melzer said. “I’ve played a great tournament … [Read more...]

Americans Isner, Querrey and Harrison Advance in Memphis

Americans Sweeting, Querrey, Isner and Harrison Advance in Singles; Benneteau/Rochus Take Out 2011 US Open Champs Petzschner/Melzer By Brad Hunter MEMPHIS, Tennessee (February 21, 2012) - On Court 1 at The Regions Morgan Keegan Championships on … [Read more...]

Dushevina beats Qualifier Hampton, Hampton teams up with Oudin for Doubles Win in Memphis

Vera Dushevina beats Qualifier Jamie Hampton.  Hampton later teams with Melanie Oudin for a Doubles Win in Memphis By Brad Hunter MEMPHIS, Tennessee (February 21, 2012) - Twenty-two year old American qualifier Jamie Hampton, who defeated defending … [Read more...]

Tough Day in Memphis for Young Americans Sloane Stephens, Lauren Davis, Madison Keys and Alexa Glatch

By Brad Hunter MEMPHIS, Tennessee (February 20, 2012) - The first match I sat down to watch at The Regions Morgan Keegan Championships was the Court 1, first round WTA match between 17-year old American Lauren Davis and 25-year old American … [Read more...]

Memphis Tournament Musings

By Brad Hunter Following along on Twitter has benefits- during the tournament @memphistennis hid free tickets around the grounds and then tweeted the clues for followers to read/discover like @jameyyoo   The biggest weapon of a … [Read more...]