• Ginepri wins Indianapolis, leads U.S. Open Series

    7/26/09 10:29 PM | Ricky Dimon
    Ginepri wins Indianapolis, leads U.S. Open Series The U.S. Open Series has a surprise early leader, and his name is Robby Ginepri. The unseeded American wins the Indianapolis title on Sunday by upsetting No. 3 seed Sam Querrey.

    Just a few months removed from a ruptured appendix, Robby Ginepri captured his third ATP title--and second in Indianapolis--by defeating Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships on Sunday afternoon.

    Ginepri got off to a hot start by breaking at love in the third game of the match; Querrey did himself no favors in that game by double-faulting in the net on break point at 0-40. The unseeded American earned an insurance break at 4-2; a break that came suddenly and unexpectedly. Querrey led 40-0 then promptly lost the next five points to take himself completely out of the set. A routine service hold for Ginepri at 5-2 finished off the opening frame of play in style.

    Querrey did a better job of taking care of his service games early in the second, but Ginepri continued to dominate most of the baseline rallies. Another disastrous game for Querrey soon came at the worst of times--serving at 4-4. Again the 6'6'' 21-year-old raced to a 40-0 lead before collapsing. After going back-and-forth between deuce and ad several times, Querrey double-faulted on break point for a second time in the match. That allowed Ginepri to serve for the championship at 5-4, and he did so successfully without dropping a single point.

    "I had a great run this week and sure enough I did it," said Ginepri, who is the leader of the 2009 U.S. Open Series after one event. "I trained extremely hard coming into this event and it definitely paid off this week." The series, which lasts six weeks before the U.S. Open and continues for two more in New York, moves on to Los Angeles next week.

    This is Querrey's third loss in as many ATP title matches in 2009; he lost in Auckland to Juan Martin Del Potro and two weeks ago on the grass courts of Newport to Rajeev Ram. Ginepri won the 2005 Indianapolis title by defeating Taylor Dent. The world No. 95, who also won a title six years ago in Newport, is now three for three in ATP finals.

Tell a friend »


YAY! I was gonna be happy for either guy, since I like them both about the same. But I'm glad to see Ginepri is getting back a little form.

Recordbreaks , 7/26/09 11:39 PM

Glad to see Robbie back! I like Sam, but I like Robbie betterer :D

Rafterfan , 7/27/09 12:21 AM

Robby needed it more, too. HUGE win for him.

Interesting fact: Querrey's coach warmed Ginepri up for the match!

RickyDimon , 7/27/09 12:58 AM

Anyone think Ginepri could be a surprise 2nd week player at the USO? I'm not convinced just yet. Can't believe what a meltdown Querrey had, though. That kid has so much potential, but (like most tennis pros) is just too erratic.


Arvis , 7/27/09 8:39 PM

I believe, Arvis! After the appendix scare, maybe Robbie has a new-found appreciation for his good fortune to get paid to play this great game.

Rafterfan , 7/28/09 2:11 PM

And why do I keep msispelling ROBBY's name? My bad.....
Did I read that Roddick's playing next week?

Rafterfan , 7/28/09 2:14 PM

Current ATP-rankings

1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
3. Federer 8 670 pts
4. Ferrer 6 970 pts
5. Nadal 6 385 pts

Unibet Mobile prematch,live betting

Unibet Mobile betting Unibet Mobile betting

Scan QR code to access Unibet mobile.
Bet on Sports wherever you are and whenever you like, with Unibet's quick and simple mobile client you can place bets, check results and see live odds.
 For more info about QR codes & scanners click here.

ATP Calendar


Recommend Tennistalk

Follow us

Follow Tennistalk on Facebook Follow Tennistalk on Twitter

Tell a friend

Your name:

Friend's name:

Friend's email:

Other tennis links