Monday, September 18, 2017

Tursunov, 34, will continue playing 'for now'

   Dmitry Tursunov isn't ready to retire.
   "I'll try to play for now," the 34-year-old Russian, who owns a townhouse in the Sacramento suburb of Folsom, texted recently.
   Tursunov has been unable to complete his last two matches, in the first round of the U.S. Open and the second round of qualifying for the $50,000 Atlantic Tire Championships in Cary, N.C., because of injuries. He returned to competition in July at Wimbledon after missing almost one year for the same reason.
   In fact, the 582nd-ranked Tursunov has been hampered by leg injuries for most of his career. During a rare period of good health, he climbed to a career-high No. 20 in 2006.
   Tursunov has won two singles matches in seven tournaments this year, and one of the victories was by walkover. He moved from his native Moscow to the San Francisco Bay Area at 12 to train and to the Sacramento area at 18.

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