Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dream rematch possible in Olympics

   A dream rematch is almost set.
   Top-seeded Americans Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Russians Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (6), 7-6 (1) Tuesday to reach the Olympic quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
   The 34-year-old Bryan twins, former NCAA doubles champions from Stanford seeking their first Olympic gold medal, will meet the winner of Wednesday's match between sixth-seeded Swiss Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka and Israelis Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram. That encounter, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed by rain.
   Federer and Wawrinka downed the Bryans 7-6 (6), 6-4 in the semifinals of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and went on to win the gold medal. The Bryans took the bronze. 
   Erlich, 35, and Ram, 32, won the 2008 Australian Open for their only Grand Slam men's doubles title. 
   ATP World Tour/WTA tour in Washington, D.C. -- Four part-time Sacramento Capitals in this month's World TeamTennis season, all seeded, advanced to the second round of the Citi Open.
   No. 1 Mardy Fish of Tampa, Fla., topped Bjorn Phau of Germany 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, No. 8 Sam Querrey of Dallas edged Igor Andreev of Russia 7-6 (2), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3) in 2 hours and 13 minutes, and No. 3 Kevin Anderson of South Africa dismissed Jurgen Zopp of Estonia 6-3, 6-2. Querrey won his third Los Angeles title in four years Sunday.
   On the women's side, No. 4 Vania King beat qualifier Jennifer Elie of New York 6-3, 6-4. 
   In the first round of men's doubles, American wild cards James Blake and Tim Smyczek ousted top-seeded Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Scott Lipsky, a former NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-8.
   Men's Challenger in Vancouver, British Columbia -- Wild card Bradley Klahn, a former Stanford star, edged Michael Yani of Durham, N.C., 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the opening round of the $100,000 Odlum Brown Vanopen. Klahn, the 2010 NCAA singles champion, finished his eligibility at Stanford in May.
   Chinese Taipei's Jimmy Wang, who trains in the Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay, outplayed Canadian wild card Filip Peliwo, the reigning Wimbledon boys singles champion, 7-6 (4), 6-0.
TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
   Wednesday -- Olympics, third-round singles and first-round mixed doubles, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).    
   Thursday -- Olympics, singles and mixed doubles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Friday -- Olympics, singles and mixed doubles semifinals, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Saturday -- Olympics, women's singles final, NBC, 6-8 a.m. (live); men's doubles final, NBCSN, 8:30-11 a.m. (live).
   Sunday -- Olympics, mixed doubles final, NBCSN, 4-5:30 a.m. (live); men's singles bronze-medal match, MSNBC, 4-6 a.m. (live); men's singles final, NBC, 6-8:30 a.m. (live); women's doubles final, NBCSN, 9:15-11 a.m. (live).  
CALENDAR
   Through Sunday -- OLYMPIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT, Wimbledon, www.london2012.com.
   Saturday through Aug. 12 -- $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger, Seascape Sports Club, 1505 Seascape Blvd., Aptos, Calif., 95003, www.seascapesportsclub.com/challenger, (831) 688-1993.
   Aug. 27-Sept. 9 -- U.S. OPEN, Flushing Meadows, N.Y., www.usopen.org.
   Sept. 9-16 -- $25,000 USTA Oak River Rehab Challenger, Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness, 3452 Argyle Road, Redding, Calif., 96002, www.sunoakschallenger.com, (530) 227-3498.
   Sept. 14 -- World TeamTennis, Western Conference finals, Sacramento Capitals vs. Orange County Breakers, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 15 -- WTT, Eastern Conference finals, Washington Kastles vs. New York Sportimes, 12:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 16 -- WTT Finals, Western Conference champion vs. Eastern Conference champion, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 29-Oct. 7 -- $100,000 Sacramento Challenger, Natomas Racquet Club, 2450 Natomas Park Drive, Sacramento, Calif., 95833, www.natomaschallenger.com, (916) 649-0909.
   Oct. 6-14 -- $100,000 Tiburon Challenger, Tiburon Peninsula Club, 1600 Mar West St., Tiburon, Calif., 94920, www.tiburon challenger.com, (415) 789-7900.

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