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10 8. let's go check oh my god sounds great all righty everybody this is your mc for the day preston bias here on the center court beautiful day sunny not many clouds in the sky next up on center court if you haven't made your.

Way down here we're gonna have our men's singles dj young coming out from spain residing in texas currently looking to prove what he's got here on the singles court versus james ignatowicz he's a five-star tennis recruit term pickleball pro and again that will be on center court here in about five ten minutes or so i.

Do see dj i don't see james hey dj i'm over here how's it going good luck to both of you again center court here in a second our first men's single pro match of the day hope to see you here is is.

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20-22 we are at belknap park which is also part of the national championship series is the beer city open golden tickets on the line all weekend long i'm dominic catalano alongside me this morning is susannah barr susannah welcome and thank you for joining me in the booth this uh on singles day yeah good morning thanks for having me back.

Absolutely gonna be a lot of fun we got a good one for you to start here dj young taking on the up and comer james ignatowicz susanna you've seen both of these players recently james becoming a predominant player on the single circuit trying to make his name in doubles he's.

Been playing a lot with anna bright and mixed doubles had a couple partners federico staxrud and men's doubles but talk a little bit about what we think or we're going to see here today between dj young and james ignatowicz sure well i think the biggest thing to point out is is dj young is not traditionally considered a singles player so it's.

Actually pretty exciting to see him out here i'm excited really to see what what he does because i've not seen him in singles that often but i think for both these guys we're going to see a lot of energy a lot of good shot selection and there's going to be a lot of movement on the.

Court james has a great two-handed backhand he's got a lot of good drives and some good power but we know dj has quite the reach and if we can get him fired up he's always of course and i had a conversation with dj young earlier before we started today because this is their first round matchup here in the men's draw men's.

Draw started at about 11 30. some of those matches are already underway but this is both of these players first match technically right um dj did play earlier this year dj had to play a feed-in match this morning to get into the draw where he won um he won 15-9 i believe he said so he comes in as a lower seed here but his athleticism.

Just his grit and his desire to play and win is gonna be something to watch here against uh ignatowicz who ignited which we've seen again like we've talked about just coming onto the scene recently over the past six to eight months a former tennis player or tennis player at vanderbilt university in nashville.

Tennessee so he has that skill and we have seen him have some success on this single side because of that so it will be a very interesting matchup and i like how you pointed out that it will be a very a lot of movement right uh two very athletic gentlemen on the court this afternoon here in grand rapids michigan it's a.

Beautiful day out it's a little warm but it is a beautiful day clear skies i don't think we have any issue with weather or rain today um but we're gonna be here a while as this men's draw is huge today as we're just getting this kicked off there's a little wind you can see some wind in the trees but right now i think.

It's not affecting the play too much so hopefully it'll stay down but yeah this will be exciting they're both tall they both have long reaches so it'll be to some degree who can get up to that kitchen line and as dj young gets back in ignatowicz finishing some final preps on.

His shoes as we will bring players in and get ready to get this match started it is a two out of three 211 win by two here in this first round dj young using his carbon paddle he is with carbon ignatowicz.

Using the yola more of a free agent ignatowicz has not signed with anybody yet but you've seen a lot of these new players use that yola paddle there suzanne definitely yeah i think if you look around almost almost 90 of the unsigned players are using that that yola paddle at this stage and.

Speaking of unsigned we we saw yesterday a new signing with yola uh simone jarjim going from prince to yola made that announcement public yesterday yup she'll be out here this weekend playing with it so we'll see how quickly she's adapted to it and what it brings to her game yeah she had some kind words for the paddle and what she.

Can do with the ball some shots that she didn't think were still in her arsenal and the big question though we saw was as she announced that yesterday there was about a hundred comments within 10 minutes talking about is she still retiring and so that's the big question that i'm seeing.

Come from people and with that announcement from jargim as she did announce her retirement earlier this year moving into the 2022 season so we'll see if that has anything to do with her retiring or i mean she's not in retirement she can't come out of retirement but right maybe postponing.

Her retirement yeah i know i think we were all kind of wondering that so we'll see but she does teach a lot so she has a lot of influence with players all around that she teaches so that's the great thing with pickleball people signing with paddle companies that aren't necessarily tour players but they are great.

Instructors they travel they do a lot of clinics and teaching they have just as much influence on players at that 30354045 level as a pro does you see that too definitely yeah i mean when you're an instructor when you're out there with the players themselves you know.

Some some lower level players don't even you know pay attention that much to the pro level they just want to play so a lot of times those instructors can have almost a bigger influence all right we are ready to go dj young to serve to start off here dj young gets a ball that he knows he.

Can do something with but just off the top of the net ignatowicz on the board first here 1-0 so right off the bat one of the things i pointed out about ignatowicz was his his double-handed backhand and dj young seems to be going that direction so we'll see if he continues that or maybe tries his forehand.

Just missing that two-hander there is dj young and that is something that i know he's worked on too is that that two-handed backhand a lot of the men players the male players now have worked on that and made that a part of their game definitely yeah you know i did not mind that return.

There from dj young either he kept that nice and low and if you're gonna do anything do not give ignatowicz any ball up around his hips that he can attack correct definitely yeah i mean it's you gotta keep ignatowicz from being able to really get into his drive there we go nice and deep from dj young.

So three drives in a row from dj young he tries to drop that fourth one yeah and i was waiting for that drop i mean he needs to be able to drop maybe get up to that kitchen line get into some of the cat and mouse game young gets that ball back over but just body a little out of control ends up in the kitchen and a fault and a 4-0 lead.

Here for ignatowicz and like you said i think that's what we're going to look for out of dj young is try and get ignatowicz out of that grip and rip those back hands those forehands those drives get him into a little cat and mouse here that's a good ball right down the line from dj young that's a really good shot.

But yeah dj young in general like i play him in doubles i'm gonna partner with him in a couple of tournaments and he's known for his creative shot choices so if you can implement that in a singles match which um you can definitely build right there again and i think that's key right there is the deep serve right so.

Ignatowicz isn't completely all the way up at the kitchen line by the time he comes up so young's able to pass him right there young answers with two points oh what a nice little inside out and i think ignatowicz is expecting pace there right but that's that creative shot choice.

But absolutely right from the very beginning i did notice that young serve was a lot more aggressive again he doubles up okay so now he goes two two-handed backhands down the line now he goes two forehand inside out drop shots what does that do now ignatowicz calls the timeout what is ignatowicz thinking.

Now after he's hit those you know four shots in a row i think that's the challenge for ignatowicz with playing young is that there's not going to be a consistent pattern and and ignatowich is going to have to try to figure out how do i get dj off his game and not allow him to create these shots that that ignato which just.

Is not sure where they're going and i love how you pointed that out suzanne it is is dj young feeds off of being abnormal right we call it abnormal and what i mean by that is his shot selection right it's not your prototypical high percentage he'll play some lower percentage shots.

But he hits him so well right and so he hasn't hit any really low percentage shots here but what he's doing is he's keeping nadowitch on his heels right now keeping him guessing and so a quick 4-0 run by ignatowicz answered with a 4-0 wrong run from dj young that's good control the kitchen line.

Right there for mcnadowich what a get there from mcnata which using his length to get in watch this great little slide right there and then young tries to flip backside on him but it's the high part of the net right there.

So good time out there for mcgowan good time out got the side out and then gets two quick points now talk about this a little bit suzanna dj young is he's trying to drop that is it really a good strategy against someone so big like ignatowicz i mean right now i think dj young is at.

A he's it's been successful twice and one time not successful right so i mean anytime you're getting points but typically you know if that if your opponent is already moving forward you don't necessarily want to drop it and invite them in right if they're on their back heel yeah it's not.

A bad idea um but you know ignatowicz does have a lot of speed he is able to get there but twice he's hit it long so he's over hit when he's gotten up there that's tough right there that's almost a mishit out of ignatowicz on the on the forehand volley right there and.

It causes young to have to reach for that just try and get that up and over and maybe ignited which makes a mistake but he doesn't you see both players right now are really trying to push to get to that kitchen line and control it tough right there young trying to drop that in again perfectly.

Young as he is down by three susanna you're in dj young's corner right now he evened it up at four after going down by four two four oh runs ignatowicz comes out of the time-out last one answers quickly what are you telling dj young right now if you're his coach in this corner right i mean i'd like to see.

Uh young throw in a few more drives again like let's let's not let ignatowicz get so comfortable i mean that was where young was having some success earlier was by mixing things up and now it seems like he's kind of embracing.

Trying to get into the cat and mouse game but let's keep it keep ignatwich on his toes and try some of those two-handed drives again down the line mix it up yeah absolutely and he did he had some success when you know when he was down 4-0 went two down the line went.

Two drops mixing it up i think would be a good idea for dj young but uses that timeout let's see if he can get this side out and get back into this first game two out of three here to 11. first round of this very large men's pro singles draw today that's a tough block there from dj young he just popped it up.

But again that's because ignata which extended him fully he couldn't get on top of that block i think that was a good drop there from young he had ignited full sprint he had the shot he wanted he just you know didn't get under the ball enough oh game one will go to james ignatowicz 11-5 here we'll see if dj young can.

Regroup here and get back in this they'll have two minutes but before that we will take a break when we come back game two here this first round matchup in grand rapids michigan at the beer city open.

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so welcome back to grand rapids michigan here at the 2022 beer city open part of the national championship series for usa pickleball we are here on championship court round one men's pro singles james ignatowicz taking game one 11-5.

Over dj young let's see if dj young has an answer here in game number two here on championship court generous call i think susannah from ignatowicz right there yeah it was a little generous yeah um but i i i'd rather see that i like seeing that if the player doesn't doesn't know for sure big nadawich is playing that look we're.

Right on that line so it's really easy for us to see we're not playing a little netlord oh young there for it but a little cat and mouse there on the right hand side of the court on our side i would have liked to have seen young pull that ball across court.

Um rather than trying to lob over ignatowicz's forehand that's the first serve i've actually seen ignatowicz go for right there he's almost just flipping that serve in as opposed to young all right so dj young trying to go cross-court hard there that's a tough shot hard because you're not working.

With a lot of room i'd like to see that inside out forehand like he was utilizing in game one early and he's got that great inside out forehand drop and dropping it right there to the backhand would have been a nice choice okay so i'm picking up a little bit right now i'd rather and if i'm on dj's.

Side not nothing against james right now but he won game one i wouldn't want to see dj young go to igniter with his forehand a little more his two-hander is just wicked right now right oh hurry a little two-hand.

Roll off the bounce there beautifully done by ignatowicz let's see if young can utilize the forehand looks like he is trying to go there there we go yeah that was a great play by dj young twice to the forehand and then he got that cut that he wanted.

So you you kind of lean back in your chair you're sitting there going what were you what was your thought there on that third one he had exactly the shot he wanted and it was just unfortunate at the top of the tape so that's a great ball there from dj young as he just goes cross-court on ignatowicz.

Good get on the first one there as you see from james but young doubles up in the same spot and i like that that he doubles up right there agnata which was almost anticipating him go to the opposite side yeah young laughing at himself because that ball got away from him on the toss he tried to reach and get it.

One minute all right so you don't see this very often susanna a zero zero time out here in game number two what is ignatowicz doing in this timeout because he's the one who called it yeah i mean i think he's just they're at a stalemate and so he just needs to break things up a little bit.

Uh get himself together before he goes for this serve and starts to try to put some points together and i like it too because i love seeing i'm a fan of the offensive serve right um you know where you get served back and you call a timeout now you didn't see that a lot in pickleball three four years ago.

Over the past couple years you're seeing a lot more offensive timeouts right what's the reasoning behind an offensive timeout rather than a defensive timeout trying to stall somebody right an offensive timeout's going to be a little bit more for you to take a moment to regroup to just get ready to build those points.

A defensive timeout you're trying to slow down your opponents but with an offensive timeout you're taking a second to regroup for yourself and going into it with a hopefully a new renewed vigor all right let's see if that timeout works and it does right off the.

Bat and again we pointed it out we're seeing ignatowicz go a little more for the serve in this second game he really wasn't in game one nick nadawich all over it right there upset with himself because he hits that ball really solid.

But can't get over the top of it that was an incredible get off that net roller that ignatowicz got at the very beginning there love how young just carves that forehand right there i think he put some backspin on it and made it tough for ignatwich to get that up and over yeah and the other thing you see young doing right now is.

He's actually getting a little lower when he gets up to that kitchen line so he's not missing as many volleys into the net as he did in that first game he's realizing that ignatowicz's drives are staying very low over the net ball skipped on young a little bit right there as he looks down at the ground i think nadowicz takes a 2-1 lead.

I do like seeing this more aggressive serve there's definitely something that is encouraged in singles young upset with himself right there because that's a ball that he's just trying to approach and it looked like he almost started to approach before he hit it and he caused a mishit that was a great move that's a huge.

Two-hander right here from right nowich every bit of his 6-4 frame coming up you pop this ball up to him that's tough that's a big ball right there from dj young but he's able to set that up because watch the pop up here and watch this ball bounce up young lets that ball get to its apex.

Where he can get over the top of it that's a great play by ignatowicz he really stretched young out in both directions that's beautiful right there great setup there from dj young yeah you were correct i think young is putting a little bit of some backspin on that inside out volley forehand volley.

And that is probably one of the one of the shots that is giving ignato which a little bit of trouble he's tending to pop that ball up a little bit more one more oh man which almost went for that i probably would have hit it you absolutely.

It's right there it's too juicy i like the high ones what a get there for mcmahon which i mean just when you think he's done i mean he's behind the baseline here one two steps two steps to get that ball pays to be that big and that i think and also he really kept his paddle swing.

Short oh and ignata which almost gets the net roll just a little wide talk about how you get short you're talking about you said ignatius stayed short he didn't get too big with that swing what do you mean by that well earlier i think when he was missing some.

Of those uh short balls when he was running up on him he was still going for too big of a swing his backswing was bigger and he's made an adjustment now that as he's moving up he's not pulling his paddle back as far and he's catching it out front shortening that swing down and controlling it quite a bit more.

A rare miss it there from mcnatawicz as he misses the serve goes out young within two now young i'd rather see him try and drop that that cross-court forehand instead of trying to drive it to that spot right and i mean that is you know we've talked.

About it that's one of young's favorite shots is that inside out there but it just he's missed a few of them so maybe try something else for a minute and then get back to it i just don't think young utilized the forehand of ignatowicz enough there he hit to his backhand too much on that point when he had control and that's the.

Same thing with that inside out forehand of young's it's it tends to go to the left side of the court which for a lot of players that's our backhand that's okay but for ignatowicz to some degree you want to mix in that forehand a little bit more wow that is backhand is great yeah that is just too good right there.

Utilizing that two-hander and he is out to a commanding four-point leader in game two looking to move on to that second round and that was a great return by young nice and deep stayed very really low right i know it's it's a ball ignited which is gonna hit like he's gonna hit a winner on this.

More times than not he makes a mistake but the mistake is on the forehand yep he's not making mistakes in the back here not at this stage yeah young has to go to that forehand another generous call from mcnattowicz right there on the baseline yeah i mean it's a generous call at the same time young.

Serve has a lot of pace which makes it hard for players to call that ball yeah you know if it was slower acknowledged would probably be able to see it better but when it's coming with that much pace you're just worried about trying to get your return back i think that's the right spot right young miss hits that.

Pretty bad there but i'd like to see him go to that forehand side right there as you see jenna hesser getting some work done and she's up next here on championship court taking on georgia johnson as jenna took out lauren stratman in the last round seven and eight.

What a recovery from mcnattowicz oh that was great good control from dj young at the kitchen line and i really like when young went twice to the forehand because you knew ignatowicz was heading towards that backhand because that has been where young has been cutting that ball um but young went twice to that forehand.

Gotten out of which a little bit more off balance and then did the the cut to ignato which is backhanded that's tough right there young to control that and try and go somewhere he's just trying to get that ball up and back over because ignited which puts so much pressure on his volley yeah i.

Agree with what you've been saying earlier is that first shot should have probably been a drop there we go all right it's right there from dj young man he's he's not going away and he could have went away at 7-3 but he didn't he answered got two back and now he's still within two here.

Yeah right on that back corner that's a good ball from there from mcnatawich right and that's what we're seeing just a little bit from from mcnata which is a little over hitting on the forehand right yep he's hit a couple off the back wall a little long there.

But then we're back to that right back and it's tough young's trying to drop that in honestly trying to fight for another ball but it's tough because ignited which is controlling the kitchen line so much so well there's no way like he gets a paddle on that i mean he almost gets that up and.

Over and i'm watching from an angle here going he's not even in the screen yet and he gets a paddle on that right i mean that's he's got great movement and a great reach but at the same time we're just watching dj young going what is he going to do with that ball right oh right idea again it's right there but what what ignatowicz forces young to.

Do is be perfect with that right there's not a lot of space right he's trying to hit that line there right and so again i think ignato is taking his second timeout seven five one minute oh receiver so it was dj so dj's taking the time out here giving both of them both players a nice break here it is.

Warm it is humid so they're gonna both be utilizing in all players today we'll be utilizing those time-outs i'm sure of it you can see dj young over there getting a little coaching from the pro xr one of the pro xr coaches you can see little breezy.

The wind sock or what do you call it's not wind sock it's not a sock but it is a little breezy which is kind of nice because on a humid day like today but dj and ignatowicz been stalemated here at 7-5 for some time now.

So we'll see out of this timeout if ignatowicz can get on the board and extend that lead all right so what you guys have to look forward to later on today players will be able to utilize challenges video replay challenges and all the metal matches today so you're getting.

Just a taste right there of we're gonna what we're gonna be able to utilize later on this afternoon and into the evening great work by our boxcar productions crew here all weekend and what they're doing we have nine cameras here on championship court unbelievable.

Oh and he just misses that little backhand flick ball was out young pancakes it and just barely is it it's close again once again a very creative shot half an inch closer he would have had it but ignata ignatowicz out of the timeout.

Gets two quick points just not the right spot there from young to the backhand of ignatowicz and he has a match point and that is a good call that ball is out wow to the naked eye it almost looked in right but it was out good use of technology there ignatowicz with the two-hand winner down.

The line and he will move on to the second round dj young will drop down into the consolation side to see if he can battle his way back we'll take a quick commercial break here on championship court when we come back i'll have a word with james ignatowicz and see his thoughts about this match don't go anywhere.

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That match not a lot of history singles with dj young he doesn't play a lot of singles what's your strategy going in against someone like that uh well he's obviously a pretty uh pretty big dude pretty intimidating guy definitely makes me feel bad about my physique and for that reason i was a little.

Concerned going in but uh luckily made some shots and uh i won so you had the two-handed backhand dialed in in game two it looked like young was trying to go more to your forehand how do you make that adjustment i didn't really notice i i really don't remember where he was going or where i was going.

I was kind of just uh playing and you know a little nervous trying to just see the blue and hit the blue and that's basically my game plan and uh yeah it works somehow so all right well congratulations james moving on to the.

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Is making a name for herself early today as she took out anna bright in the first round 11-5 13 11 and then took care of lauren stratman in the second round 11-7 11-8 so she's taking out some good and pretty big names on the single side here susannah right and we were able to watch a little.

Bit of her match against lauren stratman definitely a strong player and you know it's exciting to watch someone new she's out of oklahoma city and kind of making her pro singles debut here yeah and we uh we looked her up a little more and we have some information she did take 5-0 gold in singles not singles.

Women's doubles in new york so she is a very qualified player after beating two very good players earlier on let's see if she can knock out the young phenom georgia johnson here two out of three hazard to serve wow some great gets there from georgia johnson early on.

And we saw hesser getting some work done during that last men's match on her leg yes let's see how that plays out looked like almost like her knee and it was on her her left leg right not the one that's taped so that's a good ball there from hesser down the line johnson thinking that ball is going to sail it doesn't.

Thick air today ball's not gonna sail as long as you may think it is johnson giving it right back to hesser cross court on that line right now we're seeing both ladies staying back it'll be interesting to see if any of them.

Start to approach the net more and if that helps their their game i think just long there from hesser does johnson call that out no she did not i apologize 1-1 all square here at one early in game one of this two out of three.

There we go johnson right up there at that kitchen line almost looked like hesser wanted to go drop shot cross court there and she got in between and just hit it a little too hard one more easy put away there from johnson that's good forehand there from georgia johnson.

Susanna you very familiar with georgia johnson as she is your teammate yeah for mlp mlp yep incredible young lady definitely very fortunate to get to partner with her at mlp and to be on the same team with her i'd rather play with her than against.

Her yes players just trading side outs here at 1-1 brees picking up a little more here rare miss there johnson sets herself up beautifully to get that two-hander cross court but goes off the tape and we remain at 1-1.

1-1 winner of this moves on to face paris todd in the winners bracket final todd took out irina tarashenko 11-2 11-9 to earn her spot in that winner's bracket final oh that's a great passing shot we're gonna say the same thing yeah i could be i.

Couldn't beat you to it right here but watch this cross her body johnson thinking she's going to go flat down the line she goes cross-court winner yeah and one of the nice things with that shot it was about at a 60 pace it wasn't she wasn't going for that baseline but she was just trying to.

Get that ball to drop mid court one two one hassert breaks the streak and gets off of one oh ball just it just seemed to die right there off the paddle with georgia johnson yeah she got a lot of spin on that uh one thing i'm noticing is johnson's the only one who's been really.

Approaching the the net so far and when she does she's been pretty successful well at this rate suzanna we're gonna be here a while for this match these ladies just keep trading side outs we've also had two missed serves now by hessert so that'll be something she'll wanna solidify and not miss too many serves now tied here at two.

As johnson answers that's a great return there from georgia johnson puts a lot of pace on that goes hard cross court nice control the kitchen line like you said susanna it's only been georgia johnson coming to the net right now that's her not coming up and trying to take advantage of that.

She's almost seeing something and she doesn't want to get into that with johnson oh my god that was a great get by hussert georgia was right there though but you got to get it over well that's the one right there it's like just get it up and over maybe your opponent will make a.

Mistake and that's the prime example of it right there and right there you saw hazard actually going up to that kitchen line but in her approach he ends up hitting the ball long johnson's not going to miss that one right there after she missed the last one she's not going to miss it again.

There's one thing you got to understand when we're talking about women singles versus men's singles is is there is a reach and a height difference and so when you're asking i'll wait for this point there she goes oh and johnson goes around the post here from deep in the baseline.

Does she actually go around here no no she went over but that's a good ball there from georgia johnson all right so hazard instead of trying to hit winners sideline the sideline right there she went right at the body of georgia johnson i like that approach right yeah.

It pays off oh right on that back line there from johnson as you see mom julie johnson in the stands there checking out her daughter georgia a little bit ginger right there on that oh she's feeling it suzanna a little that.

Lord love she needed it right there she needed a little little luck in her favor see if she can answer here been stuck on two for a while there we go yeah johnson helps her out with the unforced error on the return to serve you know but one thing i like is.

Johnson's hitting it hard she's hitting her serves hard she's hitting her returns hard and if she misses a couple long in the long run it's been paying off wow these ladies are hitting balls within a foot of the baseline consistently here keeping each other back.

That's a great shot a little smile there out of hesser as she goes cross court on johnson she's gotten johnson a couple of times on that again it's kind of a 60 pace drop which is really useful in singles you know in doubles we might not want to drop that deep but in singles we want to add that little bit of pace to.

Just try to get past that player yeah and we saw it last match dj young did it a couple times in game one he would do that cross court drop and you can get a little more depth on that like you're saying if you go too deep you you risk the chance of it being high enough for the player up the kitchen line to volley so but if you can add a little pace but.

Still make it drop underneath their volleying comfort zone you know that's a good shot in singles all right so time out here on court passer answers gets three in a row here if you're georgia johnson in the corner right there drew holder as you see talking to her right there kind of helping her out with some tips here.

What are you saying to georgia right now to stop this 3-0 run from hesser yeah i mean i'd like to see georgia to continue to return deep potentially to push hessert's backhand a little bit more we haven't you know we've seen some great forehand passing shots and then again for for johnson just to get up to that kitchen line she's got the reach.

She's got the movement that for the most part she's been winning the rallies when she's up the kitchen and just like that oh no no lower leg right now from hassert she is in a lot of pain a lot of pain right now.

I don't think it's anything with an achilles or anything like that it looks to be higher up on the calf it definitely looks like they're trying to rub rub out the calf muscle so it's likely a cramp but definitely very painful so we'll see what happens here i got andrea coop out there.

Helping to check in on everyone i mean that was instant help on the court here at beer city open absolutely love to see that because she was in some serious pain right off the bat in that calf so with a timeout here on the court.

Here all right so as jenna hesser gets some work done on that cap we'll see what happens here after that but we'll take a quick commercial break when we come back we'll see how jenna is when we return to grand rapids michigan here at.

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welcome back to championship court here in grand rapids michigan at the beer city open 2022 jenna hessert and georgia johnson halfway through game one.

Hester came up a little lame with a leg issue in the middle of that last point it's a close match though they've been battling there's been a lot of side outs back and forth and we're going to take a look right here at hessert and what happened as she tries to get back in and that leg.

Just goes completely stiff on her she grabs that calf johnson end up hitting a winner on that point and this is where we are in this 15 minute medical timeout we have about a little less than three minutes left before.

Hester has to come back in she gets 15 minutes and she has utilized pretty much all that 15 minutes that has her is up right now she is moving around she's shaking out her legs so it looks like she's you know going to get back out on this court here yeah the last thing we want to see is someone as hot as she has been.

Come up late right now and have to pull out we want to see this match it's been a good one so far you know johnson has a one point lead here but it has been you know back and forth this whole first game yeah so she's she's definitely up moving she's looks like she's hydrating i mean i think the fear is going to be.

Just can she you know maintain for not just this game but potentially two more games right if they go three right and it's as a player yourself susanna you know when when something like that happens right you've had a cramp we've all had cramps before when that happens and you come back from it.

The tendency is going to be very hard for her mentally to say okay i want to really push off this leg right because as we all know with cramps they can come back just like that right and so if she pushes off that hard one more time and then cramps up again it's gonna be very hard for her to come.

Back from something like that you know what's interesting i i just realized i do not know how many medical timeouts you're able to take one minute that is a good question we'll have to get with uh mark pfeiffer our head referee here for usa pickleball or you know we can even you know you know ask you know our buddy ron ponder.

Here who is our usa pickleball certified referee for this match maybe we'll get him during a time out and ask him and see where that stands but that is a good question you've been around this game a long time you don't know that so have i i have never taken a medical time no i took one medical timeout once when uh j.w johnson hit a hit a drive.

Right off right at me and it it actually took off about half my thumbnail oh nice yeah it was like a chainsaw or sandpaper i guess and i needed a quick medical timeout to to stop some bleeding okay so george's big brother jw caused the medical timeout for susannah bart that was not a fun one it doesn't sound like it at all.

But it looks like jenna is up and moving around and it's always good to see one of the things we'll have to see too is for for johnson and how she kind of handles the fact that her opponent you know is injured and down on the ground sometimes that can actually get into to your head a little bit you're like okay i know i.

Have to just go out and play my game and not let it bother me but you know we're all human and we all you know hopefully have a little concern for our opponents when they're injured so a little long on that return from hessert oh yeah and she's she's obviously.

Playing very gingerly and it is her left leg and her two-handed backhand is a strength of hers she is not planting on that back leg right now to hit this sad to see right now oh but she does come back and hit that one right there so maybe it is a feeling out process of like i said you hesitate.

On it right away but she didn't on that one it looked good we do actually have some wind that is truly picking up right now you can can feel a little bit of it inside out so that's her telling herself just calm down calm down i mean she's got that shot she just needs to.

Take a minute yeah and that's all right now georgia johnson should have in her mind is just sideline the sideline keep it in and again nothing personal just business here they came here to win you got to move hustler around a little bit but she doesn't need to overdo it right we'll be hitting it long.

Because she's already got that tiny bit of an advantage right now that's a good ball right there from hazard off of almost one and a half legs right now i was just thinking the same like i'd like to see johnson hit uh not just side to side but.

Uh dropped some shorter balls as well that was almost as short as you can get it right there off the tape the tape said not not right now no not not this that's just not quite fair that's a great volley yeah johnson just taking that ball they're not letting that bounce she could have easily let this bounce but.

She knows that if she takes this out of the air it doesn't allow custard to set up and that's where right now johnson has to go to is the backhand from hesser because she's almost hitting that one-handed now because she's not planting off that back foot and it definitely looks like it's uncomfortable.

For her to be hitting a one-handed backhand right so now again you know drew holder over there in the corner of george johnson talking to her what are you telling her to finish this game up yeah i mean just like you said let's let's drive it to hazard's backhand let's make her move a little bit.

And let's just be not cautious isn't the right word but let's just not hit any balls out yeah exactly keep the ball in play make her move and move on to game two here because she is up 10-7 here in game number one of this.

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Of all the courts here at beltnett park we're back here on championship court georgia johnson and jenna hessert battling here hastert ended up having to take a medical timeout in game number one she came back a little stiff a little tentative johnson pulled away and won.

11-7 we'll see if hessert has an answer here in game number two yeah and there it is suzanne exactly what we were talking about what johnson needs to do work sideline to sideline keep that ball in yeah but keep some of that pressure on that on that backhand because that's where huster is definitely struggling.

Zero one all right i even though that ball's out i love that husker right there actually went for that right she pushed off on that it looked good she just went a little long yep and one thing i like seeing is hesser definitely seems to be a fighter she's not given up nope.

When you hear a little jenna michelle there's password is not happy with herself on that ball right those were a couple of shots she had in the first match when she was hitting that that slightly deeper drop cross court with her forehand so that is a shot she definitely doesn't miss often.

I like it there from johnson though she's continuing to put on that pressure trying to keep that ball nice and deep great two-handed volley right there from georgia johnson johnson's got one of the best serves in the women's games right there she adds a little bit of.

Spin to it timeout here from hazardous out to a commanding early quick 5-0 lead in game two it's tough right now susannah because if you're on that side with hussert it's it's a physical thing right now right um and that's tough to see because you never want to see that especially with.

The run that hashtag has made up to this point taking out two very good players earlier very good players and then moving on to this position and the fact that they were 6'5 when this injury happened so i mean she was right in there against you know one of the other great women singles players out here right now.

In a match up on a court right next to us on the bottom half i dare say mary brusha taking on lauren stratman on the bottom half you really wouldn't hear that very often that would almost be a semifinal match and johnson continues to rattle off point after point here she is up 6-0 in game number two.

Just too good from the youngster the 15 year old georgia johnson yeah and at this stage one of the things i like seeing uh georgia doing is she's kind of conserving her energy because she knows you know assuming this match continues this way that she's got a really tough next match against paris todd that's going to be a fun one to watch.

We'll see if we get that one here on championship court i imagine we would push off that back leg oh johnson misses that two-handed backhand that was a nice effort from hester she you know did force herself to really get to that ball and hit some good shots.

She's on the board see what she can do to battle her way back into this it's an uphill battle but one i think that if anyone can do it right now yeah we saw that earlier in that matchup that we watched her.

Against lauren stratman just out of the reach cross-court forehand there from hesser and she puts a crooked number up on the board i love that that means there's no hesitation she's still coming in trying to play her game right now what a good shot there from johnson a little wide and that will give georgia.

Johnson a match point here to try and move on to the winner bracket final against paris todd and a great effort here from jenna hessert but just they can't overcome the injury at 6'5 in game number one georgia johnson will move on 11-7 11-2 and face paris todd in the women's pro singles winner bracket final.

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Your game plan going again going in against jenna well i have played her one other time but you know i just wanted to go and try my best we'll see what happens and change up my strategy as we go along depending on what's working and what's not.

Six five game one jenna pulls up cramping her leg 15 minute timeout you're up six five it's a good match at that point what are you thinking mentally coming back in to try and keep that pressure on um well i was definitely trying to keep hydrated and stayed in the shade during that time.

But i was just thinking you know gotta keep my legs moving because i have been sitting for a little bit and i think it pulled through so now moving on winners bracket final you draw paris todd what are you thinking.

Going into that match paris playing very well today you obviously are too what's a strategy against paris um you know just try to play my game as best i can and well whatever happens happens all right well thank you georgia we're going to take a quick commercial break when we come back men's pro singles here.

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Taking on ryler de hart now zayn navratil been around the game a while susanna a lot of people know who zane is but ryler duhart a newcomer to the pro pickleball scene over the last year or so very high level tennis background a lot of people talk about ryler playing.

Professional tennis one of his biggest matches that i've mentioned before he got to play first round u.s open against rafa nadal back years ago there's some grainy footage of it but i have seen it and i know ryler went down i believe it was four two and one to rotha nadal in the.

First round of the us open but hey he was on championship court third arthur ashe playing against ralph nadal but he is a very high level pickleball player now him and his wife megan fudge play together we got to play against them yesterday some rat games a lot of fun yeah it was a lot of fun ryler does love singles though it is his tennis.

Background that brings him here but he's got a daunting task with zane navratil one of the best singles players in the game on the other side now what will you see let's start with zayn average so what's his game plan going to be here suzanna i mean his game plan is definitely a big serve big return.

Really nice ground strokes but he's gonna be getting up to that kitchen line trying to play some cat and mouse and there it is there's a great inside out uh one thing right off the bat you know ryler the heart is a lefty um but you'll notice that zayn is going to ryler's forehand right off the bat here.

And there's probably a reason for that yes naver till serve coming into play right there he does still have that spin serves get a gets a lot of action on it and that's going to be the difference maker here i believe early on is to heart figuring it out.

When navratil gets something he is looking for right there off of that spin service a short return he just overhits that third nice change of pace there from the heart susannah that was a great shot he had a lot of top spin on that ball you almost half swung it right yeah like chipped at it very nice ball there from.

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Giving you the best in the business there nice swinging forehand there from de hart and on flip side here susanna what are you going to see from ryler to heart what's going to be the difference maker for him i mean to be honest i haven't been able to see him play singles too much but i.

Do like when he's getting up to this kitchen line he's got a big reach and i think he's going to have to to try to not let zayn dictate the pace of the match too much and kind of what i'll be looking for out of rather to heart is that big forehand has one of the biggest forehands out there his tennis background comes into.

Play when you're talking about that forehand hits very hard and controls it and shapes it really well too not a ball you're gonna see him miss very often right there yeah sometimes it just takes a minute to adjust to the amount of spin that your opponent is getting on those drives the heart trying to go to the forehand.

Of navertel on a drop shot there comes up a little short wind is into hart's face just a little bit four one the heart again two balls that he's not gonna miss very often that he does one on the forehand and now one in the backhand and avertill takes a 5-1 lead here in game number one.

Like to see a timeout coming up here we'll see yeah a couple of mistakes here from de hart on the return to serve and no time out here still from the heart he's gonna try and weather this storm oh.

And the ace from maverick i almost think it's almost nevertheless almost better when he gets himself off balance oh yeah he totally was reaching for that ball on his serve and that just added just that little extra one quirk to the serve.

Still no timeout de hart just trying to fight through this 9-1 in game number one that's all he needs to do right it starts with the return of serve he's got to have a good deep return to serve right there and if he can do that and get to the net he is in control dots that back line right there.

I like the decision there from naver till trying to get that ball of the air right there and he's literally trying to go right back at the body of the heart and there's that forehand you were talking about great placement and it's it's not a hundred percent he hit that about 75-80 percent put some good shape.

On it balls dipping as it gets to the net nevertheless to hit up on that i think that's one of the things that sometimes is hard to see you know through the live stream is just the amount of dip that these balls get so sometimes when someone misses a volley you're like why did you miss that.

Falling what you're not seeing is how much that ball is dipping before it gets to them that is that's about two centimeters from being an absolute perfect forehand there from the heart again i mean i could see the heart at this stage saying why bother just go for it.

Right yeah exactly 9-3 and game number one trying to create some momentum here for game two that drop right there but off the tape again nice finish there from zane navratil as he will take game number one 11-3 here.

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Game number two here in the second round matchup men's pro singles here at the 2022 beer city open part of the usa pickleball national championship series zayn navratil taking game one 11-3 over ryler to heart we'll see what kind of answers de hart has here in game number two it seems like susannah the serve of.

Navertil goes on point in game one not just to serve also his drive right there yeah navital's feeling it when his serve is on it's tough to deal with dude that's just a good ball there from navratil.

And i i i like where the hearts going with that ball but it ends up being just a little too short so the angle for navratil is better because it's shorter and he's able to hit that ball cross court you kind of lean back again right there because had what he wanted right.

He hit a good return nice and deep he floated it too and i don't mind that too because then never tell us to create all that power not happy with himself on that lob from the baseline yeah i don't think ryla to heart would be a person i would lob too often that's a good ball right there and.

That's what the hearts looking for right there and again we talked about it he hit that about 70 percent all right create some shape on that ball hits that ball down the line he can control the ball as good as anybody and there it is again yeah and that's a tough ball the heart got.

Caught that ball's at his feet right and he's still able to control that so well and that's what people talk about like oh well he's new how is he so good he's been playing tennis since he's out of the womb so i mean look at that plays into it his racket skills right on cue i i say that well you know i was actually expecting him to go for.

That exact same cross court shot that he just hit two winners on and he decided instead to try to go down the line and he might have actually been thinking about it as he was hitting which one do i want to hit that's a good ball there from the heart of the return that's what he needs to do.

Susannah yeah it seems like when he is cutting his return he's handling the serve a little better he like you said he's lifting it but again that's not bad because it's slowing the pace down a little bit allowing him to approach up to the kitchen looking at our next matchup here on championship court going to be a good.

One federico staksrood will be taking on gabriel joseph here on championship court after this one do not want to miss that as we get later in the day here more and more people starting to file into championship court here.

Not wanting to miss these incredible singles matches yeah we have quite the draw of single players at this tournament it's exciting so many new players coming in but so many high-level veterans a good mix of both yep and nice inside out there from mavericks.

Hill is again it's the the return here she has a short return right in the transition area never till able to dictate what he wants to do right there and that was unfortunate because the heart did hit a great return but nevertheless able to hit the tape almost able to get that last one back.

Over but the heart doing a great job of controlling the kitchen line like a little bit of a miss hit there all right the heart not happy with himself i think he's saying why did i go back cross court there balls he's full extension to that side very tough to get that ball back over maybe go flat down that line.

Keep that ball in play tough to reach out and try and pull that back yeah for sure oh great work there from the heart up at the kitchen line couple balls there very tough volleys but that just overhits that last one just distraught right there can't believe because that was probably the.

Easiest one he had right he had it wide open and he only missed it by you know an inch and the heart figuring out the serve a little more in this second game doing a great job with his returns but now he's got to answer on the serve he's not answering as much he's got a score here.

Oh and again he missed by just an inch he had what he wanted but navratil does such a great job of really approaching up to that kitchen line and putting a lot of pressure you gotta hit the perfect shot to get past him just wide on that volley from the heart navertill takes another.

Commanding four-point lead here up 7-3 in game number two and again we haven't seen a timeout yet oh no timeouts from either side in game one or game two here that's a great backhand volley there from de heart he was full extension on that drive from navratil as you see.

Megan fudge yeah kids talking with lee whitwell megan fudge rather to hart's wife and that's a good inside out forehand there from riler to heart and again it's a short return from navratil returns so key in singles wow.

Never till you see his face after that he was almost shocked he hit this shot and that's just perfection because that was the right shot for the heart he's gotten a few points off of that cross-court angle another long return there from the heart oh that was a great point good point.

From both players here but it's tough the last thing i do think that ryder the heart wants to do is get in a cat mouse game with zane maverick he's one of the best yep but he did i mean and he was hanging in there you know a little bit more experience in that game yep uh you know will.

Definitely help him go further in these draws there's a match point here for navratil and de hart fights off one let's see if he can answer here and get a few together and get back in this second game a little long on that serve from the heart will give navratil.

A second match point winner of this gets ryan sherry in the third round another return to serve long from de hart will do it and zane naverto will move on to face ryan sherry in the third round 11-3 11-4 against ryler to hart.

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Zane going in against ryler big forehand what are you looking for strategy wise against that i think a lot of times players have a have a really dominant stroke they're not expecting you to kind of go at it and so when i play players that have a big forehand or a big backhand a lot of times early in the match i'll sort of target that.

Because a lot of times these players want to step around and go with that inside out shot and so if you keep them honest early then you know it opens up that backhand at a at a later date so um yeah i knew i had to hit quality returns whichever corner i hit to and.

Fortunately i did just enough had to serve dialed in early today it seems to be working well right now you caused some short returns is that what you're looking for against ryan sherry coming up next in the third round yeah definitely i was trying to dial my serve back a little bit because mark pfeiffer is over here somewhere watching and he's.

A chairman of the rules committee so if i served too big i think he might cancel it again but um that's it i absolutely love it zayn mark is hovering around here somewhere i did see him but congratulations zane moving on to third round against ryan sherry what.

Are you looking for though in that match-up i'm just gonna play my game try and generate some more short returns uh yeah keep the share bear from doing his doing his thing uh yeah let's see if he gets into uh five plus shirts that's a bad thing for me so if we keep it short and not grindy i i.

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Flyover of the park here we are here on championship court dominic catalano alongside me is susanna barr the net lord herself has blessed us with her presence during singles day she'll be busy on the courts tomorrow with partner austin gridley and later on in the weekend on saturday.

With paris todd yes who is sitting in the winner's bracket final of the women's side so we're about to get underway here federico stocks stoxrude and gabriel joseph and this is going to be a fun one to watch i was just thinking this looks like the opposite of what we we just saw.

Right away both players getting up to that kitchen line getting into the cat and mouse game great jump there to sideline by gabriel joseph and i absolutely love watching gabriel joseph play pickleball very high energy very enthusiastic no one harder on.

Himself than himself yeah i do i agree i remember the first time i saw him socal classic 2019 and i was like who is that he is entertaining to watch he's athletic he had some great shots federico stature stays out of the kitchen though he's leaning on that.

Front foot watch them come here and finish this last one and just stays out of that kitchen look like joseph was out ahead of that a little bit he thought it was going to be a little harder yeah 3-0 lead here for stocksroot early nothing joseph can do on that one i.

Think he's gonna take a time out here down 4-0 this is totally the opposite direction as the first the last match we watched with the heart and naverto no timeouts and a lot of ground strokes from the baseline these two players coming into the net early and often and now an early time out here from gabriel joseph and stax road's a.

Newer player on the scene as well but he's had a lot of success again i was you know i'm not super familiar with his game so i was curious to see if he'd be out there you know hitting those ground strokes but it actually looks like he's he's really embraced.

Uh the the technical side and the placement side of pickleball yeah and he's playing against a veteran gabriel joseph been around a while uh is a single specialist uh he'll be the first to say loves playing singles it is his favorite to play he is here this weekend.

For less than 24 hours just in town to play singles he's leaving tonight i had a nice discussion with him earlier so i know he's looking to elongate this but he's down 4-0 here early in game one just wide be nice to see the the replay on that one yeah we have the thing there like.

The camera is in the line oh let's just watch so ball just wide so they're looking they're trying to find out on a find a tv screen over here and see if they can see that but ball was out it's a good call from joseph ball just along there from joseph.

On the return of serve now we just need to see joseph settle down a little bit find his rhythm that's good ball right there good control from joseph able to get that ball out of the air and volley that last one you've got to get on the board here though.

A couple times on that two-hander has been off the top of the tape oh that's great and a great get there from gabriel joseph just watch this that cord and then completely goes cross court stacks were almost able to get up.

Up and over and there's the point he needed get on the board there see if you can put a few more together that was an interesting choice i would have loved to have seen joseph go up and volley that ball yeah he had plenty of time his momentum could have moved him forward but he decided to let it bounce.

And ended up hitting it in the net yeah you're exactly right i'd love to see him take that ball out of the air and not let stacks rude set his feet all right he just hit his head pretty hard i think that would hurt there it is right there two three four.

So the call i believe is that stacks are served a little early yep she had not finished our referee had not finished saying the score wouldn't mind seeing another timeout at this stage he only gets two but i think that ball actually shocked joseph a little as it was a very short.

Serve there from stature okay he's missed two of those that's good return there right off the bat from joseph right and i do think you know one of joseph's best shot is his two-handed backhand volley so if he can get up there and and utilize that shot he's going to find some success.

Oh nothing joseph could do right there again staxford's gotten like three of those already joseph did get to one of them but that's good ball there from joseph controlling that kitchen line again.

Now let's see if we can he can put anything together on his serve and joseph laughing right now as he comes back to the baseline he's hit oh my gosh four the ball's off the tape oh that ball may have been going well out.

But joseph playing that putting it away honestly there's a little bit of wind it is humid so sometimes it's a little hard to judge if those balls are really going to go out or not joseph finally gets that crooked number on the board trying to fire himself up over here.

Trying to tell himself to wake up yeah that's a dangerous shot i mean talk about that drop right there susanna beautiful absolutely and it was a perfect setup he hit the drop he followed it in and then he had that two-handed volley that he wanted but the one thing we need to see from.

Joseph is just a few more balls over the net we've just had a few too many in the net that's a novel concept susannah you know he can do it yeah oh oh oh joseph does not put away that last ball and he basically hits stacks through paddle oh yeah.

He could have gone anywhere else with that it would have been a winner but it went right to the paddle of stature nice job for staxford keeping that ball in great volley there from staxford watch him close this ground as he comes in beautiful two-step right there and able to get that last backhand out of the air.

good leave there from joseph joseph nice panel toss right to himself definitely seeing a little bit of frustration from joseph see that's where i'd like to see joseph go a little more is to the backhand of.

Stature don't allow him to come and hit that forehand make him hit a winner against you with the backhand that is great control there from joseph he gets to this forehand backhand winner in plenty of time how easy is it to miss this ball suzy it is so easy i mean he's already ran back.

And forth four or five different times there we go we're seeing a little he's starting to cut he's got some bouncing and stuff because he's rushing back to the service line and a great time out there from staxford is he senses joseph feeling that that kind of momentum and who's over there in.

The corner susanna with with gabriel joseph scott crandall senior pro and also a qualified pickleball coach and so he's the same area there southern california you see it a lot you know the players sticking together and.

And so as we come back in from this time out what are you feeling stature needs to do first he did take the time out great stop of momentum now what's he need to do after this timeout well i mean i think he just needs to keep with the same game plan he has um and you know and just try to put a little bit more pressure back on.

Joseph try to get joseph to start making a few more errors again he still has a good lead but he just has to potentially even slow it down a little bit what a point there from gabriel joseph controlling that kitchen line the whole time and getting this forehand winner.

Now within three creeping back in here he was down 9-3 he had the shot he wanted that serve was that was a huge serve and set up the the third shot that he wanted just missed it all along a little wide there cross court from joseph will give federico staxford game point.

Here in game number one there it is that's where gabriel joseph wants to go and on the flip side stacks rude he just wants to get out of that cat mouse he wants to go big winners here yeah it was a little bit too big on game point deja vu right there he hit the same spot.

Just missing that back baseline yeah and i mean i understand joseph's frustration because those are shots he usually hits you know he's frustrated with himself right now but he needs to not let that get in his head too much joseph flying through the air right there lets this ball go.

oh and he gets one back off the tape as he gives a little fist pump over there to scott crandall i mean it is about what four to one yeah for some net cord winners so little over shoots that serve be game point number two here for stacks.

Rude and that's the one thing i don't like that stocks root is doing right now is he's really trying to finish this game um and over almost overhitting it instead of being strategic in his placement and joseph just creeping back in here he will not go away.

And when you're within two that's a game so i like the drop again you know joseph changing it up going to the drop shot on the backhand side of statute but game point number three four stacks rude and he goes just long there suzanna he got what he's looking for he's just over hitting i mean he knows he needs to finish this game.

But he needs to just be a little patient and a little bit controlled in the shots he's hitting and he finally gets it on number four but a great momentum shift for gabriel joseph leading into game number two but federico statue does finish it he had.

The big lead finishes that game number one 11-8 we'll take a quick commercial break when we come back game number two here in this men's pro singles matchup here on championship court don't go anywhere mcclure's pickles are the official pickles of the kitchen well done.

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We got you because we are you she fit game number two gabriel joseph to serve here to federico staxrud stratford taking game one 11-8 here on championship court it is a.

Quarterfinal matchup here in the men's pro singles draw joseph talking to himself early here in game number two that's a good return there from joseph yeah there's a little bit of wind so i mean as they switch sides they both got to make a quick adjustment.

Uh to the shift in the wind that's a good ball there from joseph that point had disaster written all over it from the return statford miss hits it but ends up being a perfect return joseph has all the time in the world which sometimes could be an issue oh i have to say big swinging for him from.

Stature yeah that was not coming back all tied here at one early in game number two joseph trying to force a third game god great point construction there from federico rude comes in and plays the little soft game nicely yeah i mean i've been very impressed.

With his soft game he's doesn't seem to be struggling at all when he gets up there and slows it down and places it good control the kitchen line from joseph from the jump on that point and he's back at the baseline telling himself to focus again here once he did in game number one he.

Settled in played nicely made nice run there at the end wow i mean those are some great balls from both players throughout that whole point watch this beautiful winter cross court there that was a great shot i mean easily could have gone out but it stayed.

In yeah nice get off the net there by stocksroot keeping it controlled yeah good adjustment you can easily overhit this because you're thinking pace and you're thinking quick and then all of a sudden that ball clips the tape.

Pops up and now your mentality has to change of okay i have time now i just love what both of these players can do up at the kitchen line with their volleys they don't just block right they're swinging through these and putting something on it right and they're placing that ball now both players are very aware of where.

Their opponents are on the court missed opportunity there from statuard as a very short return from joseph so a replay of the point yeah i'm not quite sure i'm not sure what the reason for it was i know joseph not happy with it because.

He did get a point so doesn't get that one and we are still tied here at two a smart choice for him to take a timeout right then he's frustrated by having to replay that point yeah great timeout at 22 um does not want to let this get too far away and get too frustrated.

All right sometimes you you know it can be worse when there's something outside of your control like whatever happened with but that point can really get in your head and you gotta just try to shake that off yeah so joseph going over grabbing a water actually dousing his head with it.

It is a very warm day out here we're seeing these players very hot very sweaty drinking a lot of water a lot of hydration today is going to be a key to last in this draw as this draw for men's pro singles is very large today and we are only in the quarterfinals as both of these gentlemen have played one.

Match as staxrud moved on zero and three against grant bond and joseph had a three-gamer against anton goods 9-11-11-5-11-4 that's good volley there out of the air from folly out of the air is an oxymoron right it's the same thing.

So joseph volleys that ball on the forehand side beautifully and puts it at the feet of stoxrude so good timeout oh what wow i mean just what court coverage from gabriel joseph and how low his drives were just relentless.

Nice bald on the line there from joseph so i like this joseph that we're seeing right now seems like he's in a lot more control and what you're seeing too like on that not that that point the point before when he hit that ball and he grinded his way through that a lot of times you see a lot of energy out of him i think he's.

Conserving it right now he's he's being very smart and understanding he can't get too high too low here almost gets to that right but like we're saying you can't get too high too low it's very hot you do not want to exude a lot of energy on a lot of come ons and let's go's and it takes a lot out of you.

Yeah and even just oh you know over hitting shots when you are maybe exerting too much energy right now and so this controlled play he's actually finding a lot more success yeah i mean you talked about it in the women's match when you know georgia johnson you know playing against hustler and was you know in that last game.

Almost conserving some energy knowing it's hot knowing she's going to have to battle paris todd and that will be our next matchup here on championship court georgia johnson taking on paris todd in the women's pro singles winner bracket final that's going to be a fun one.

Wow federico stacks are just controlling that kitchen and what he's doing so much better this second game is he's taking care of business on that backhand side when joseph drops there now he's actually putting some pressure on that drop and pushing back when joseph gets it there right and then the next.

Ball that joseph's hitting is just enough high enough that stocks are able to put it away so joseph asking how many times he has left i think he wants to possibly buy some more but he's already used one so he has one left.

That's that's his shot yeah we're both about to say it but yes exactly that's his shot and it was a great one-two combo he went forehand backhand i mean his backhand is on now he's just getting the balls over the net which is.

What he was missing in that first game what a forehand volley there from stocksroot completely extending joseph great job by federico right there and a big hold he did not want to go down 6-3 right there holds and now trying to get back within 1. just long right there on the return from joseph.

Hard to see from our angle yeah but we're on the on the end line and it did look like it was goes out oh that's it's so easy to miss that right it's easy to miss that but it was the shot before and ball again you can never fault the player for a ball that close.

Nice volley way to go behind good adjustment again it was the ball off the tape so joseph hits the tape on that one and thought he had was going to have a winner doesn't stature right back in it and now within one i don't mind that from staxford is he he took that one out of the air volleys.

That to try and get ahead but joseph great recovery got a timeout called here and joseph called that time out i miscalled that it's a receiver but it's actually the server so joseph taking his final time out here he took the first one at 2-2 which i believe was a good one because it was a it was off.

That point he was frustrated good time out now he's taking this offensive one as snaxford gets right back in this what do you think of this timeout i like it i mean he he obviously was curious about taking a timeout earlier he asked how many had left i you know i'm wondering if he's if he's.

Feeling the heat some and you've got a shot right there the boss lady here at beer city open andrea coop uh not playing singles today is sometimes she will but she doesn't same with you sometimes you will but uh you and her both chose not to this weekend so true andrea's got a lot in her plate with running the tournament so.

She is here in full force supporting everything today and does a great job putting this event on and it is it has become an event in itself the beer city open they do such a good job here it's such a good time up here this is your first time been here for 24 hours or so how you liking it yeah i.

Mean it's a great tournament the atmosphere is lively it's fun lots of great vendors yeah and andrea's just done a great job of making sure everyone's really comfortable oh and joseph sails that serve right off the timeout.

Wow that two-handed folly beautiful that's the shot i would avoid if i was stacks red again talking about beer city opens first year with this actual stadium court that they've put in since last year first year of this and it is it's phenomenal what a great point i mean first and.

Foremost joseph getting to most of these balls right yes and then staxford controlling the kitchen line though joseph gets a ball up that he joseph had it i mean it was that drop shot that he hit you know he's he's joseph was hitting a bunch of drives then he hits this great drop shot got the higher ball but then.

He just missed that volley yeah oh and statue doubles up on the backhand side of joseph i don't think joseph was expecting that at that moment and stature just battled back from 5-2 down to tie this up here at five in game two trying to end this in two.

A cross court and almost a bow to scott crandall on the sideline by gabe joseph here after he hits this clean winner and uh thank you scott just a little bit long i'm just a little long right there hey you talk about you know scott crandall being on the sideline there.

Coaching joseph and that's definitely something we're seeing more and more of at the pro level as coaches on the sidelines a nice shot kind of the next evolution of the game yeah there's that ball that was out and was out good call there from stature but another great point construction in.

Battle there from federico stax route to stay in that joseph with the miss hit stacks root four unanswered here as he takes a one point lead i like it a little time out here from stocks root is he's like i have a one point lead right i hit a miss hit right there i'm going to take a timeout i'll regroup i want to.

Get this side out but again another battle here um you know joseph battled his way back in game one to make it respectable he was down big 9-3 ends up coming back and losing 11-8 this one he goes up 5-2 now stature answers to go up 6-5 what's scott crandall over there in the.

Corner telling gabriel joseph right now i mean for one thing he's telling gabriel joseph you're totally in this match right it's a one point match um but he's also telling him you know here's the shots you've been the most successful at your your backhand volley.

So trying to continue to get up to that kitchen line trying to keep stocksword back and just to keep pressing forward and you know stay positive don't let the heat bother them oh he gets a little love off of tape i think he still owed like one maybe two more from game one off stack yeah but.

Even with that that tape love there joseph played a great point he just kept taking a step forward off every single drive working his way up to that kitchen line all square here at six in game number two joseph trying to force a third game oh.

I did not stature had a ball up that he didn't do much with right there up at the kitchen line i think he allowed joseph to stay in that point another overhead on the serve from joseph i understand it though he's going for it trying to put pressure that's on the flip side a good serve there from federico.

As he put some pressure on and tied up at oh seven hit on the return from joseph you heard it off the edge of his paddle staxford has an opportunity to hit a ball that is a little wide yeah he'll usually hit a winner off of just long on the return from stacks.

Rude that's one of the benefits of you know hitting that big serve you might miss a few but you also might get some some missed returns oh and that ball drops and okay i think we're even yeah i think we're even i think joseph and staxford are even.

Because joseph's got about three in this game and he's got a 9-7 lead tail of the tape oh and he goes off the inside right shoe of gabriel joseph on the around the post here this bird's eye view joseph trying to jump over it but even if he does that ball's going to be in gotta hit it.

And joseph applauding stax rude right there a show of respect on that great ball from federico staxford all right and the answer there from stocksroot is he's now within one at eight nine no points exchange nothing hurt on the scoreboard but it is a side out just wide there on the drop shot from.

Joseph so eight nine here stature to serve that's a good ball there from staxford as he volleys that ball out of the air he catches joseph a little off guard here beautiful ball by stacks rude all tied up here now at nine this is where i'm sure joseph is wishing he had another.

Timeout and a big serve from staxford will give him a match point here at 10 9. that is a very good return from gabriel joseph in a very big pressure spot yeah and stocksword hit the right ball i mean that was the shot he needed to hit.

He just just missed it okay wait up be a match point number two here for federico staxrud let's see what kind of return joseph can have here and another good return and a pressure situation from gabriel joseph and this is why these guys are at the level they're at.

10 9 match point joseph hits two beautiful returns fights off two match points and the time out here from stoxrude what are you thinking susanna now staxford's taking the time out what's he thinking now in this timeout to go and try and combat gabriel joseph here yeah i mean he he.

Capitalized on it on a few errors that stacks road was making if we look over here at the camera i'm still new at this um you know so so joseph got a little bit in his head after a couple of the line calls and so staxford was capitalizing on that but joseph has settled back in now.

And he just wants to not allow him to get any momentum i'm going to look for a big serve here out of gabriel joseph try and put some pressure on statute force a short return so he's able to come up and get a good hard third and put that pressure on but again stature if he holds here again then it's a match point number three.

We'll see what these guys can do coming out of this timeout but i mean a great matchup so far we're excited about this i'd love to see a game three selfishly right yeah it's been an exciting match joseph's getting a ball that he's been having some success with but not able to do much with there and it'll be match.

Point number three it seemed like it was a good time out worked in his stack for the stacks for its favor just can't finish and we saw this in game one susanna where statute had game point it took him four right it's gonna take him at least four right in this one quite as much room as he did in that first match.

That i mean that's a matter of centimeters from being a perfect shot but it will be match point number four oh wow that's a great forehand volley just the pressure situation that gabriel joseph is in right now nothing against actuard at this moment but he's fighting off four match points.

It doesn't look like it he's playing pretty confidently oh wow big forehand winner and we are all tied up here at 10. game number two he will put that ball away 99 out of 100 times unfortunately that was the one time out of 100 that he doesn't it's no longer match point.

Just a little wide but now it is again and this will be match point number five here for federico stoxrude joseph off the tape unfortunately right there and it will end it for him but stacks root moving on to the next round here as he wins 11-8-12-10 in an absolute battle here on.

Championship court we will take a quick commercial break when we come back we have an interview with federico staxford and then the women's pro singles winter bracket final georgia johnson taking on paris todd you do not want to miss that one here in grand rapids michigan at the 2022 beer city open.

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With federico staxfruit after his two-game victory over gabriel joseph 11-8 12-10 fed you had a fairly significant lead in game number one gabriel comes back you finish it game two is a lot closer what was the difference from game one and game two uh.

I think he started making less enforced errors on game two he had some good points that motivate him to be a little more positive maybe and yeah i think that was the man and then in that game you had four match points before he evened it up at 10 10. what are you thinking every one of those match points that he holds off how much.

How's that pressure feel there yeah i mean i missed i think i i did play bad one of them maybe the other three he played good i mean he returned well he came in so you gotta you gotta stay there keep positive and then i had another chance uh and i took it and then with the conditions today very.

Hot very humid how important was it to you to end that in that second game and not force a third yeah i think it was key to save my uh two timeouts for the end i think that was super important and also yeah it's getting hot out here and now we'll see we'll see how this goes yeah alright well congratulations federico.

Staxford moving on to the next round coming up next here on championship court paris todd and georgia johnson in your women's pro single winter bracket final here at the 2022 beer city open don't go anywhere food.

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Your number two seed taking on paris todd your four seed women's pro single winner bracket final susanna yes give me your takes on this one this is gonna be a good one this one is exciting we've got two uh you know women who've proven themselves this year on the singles side uh paris todd's known.

For her backcourt game for her drives for her almost tennis tennis-like game george is gonna be much more aggressive coming up to that kitchen line she's got the reach she's got the volleys so it'll be exciting to see these two battle it out all right there's todd to.

Start us off here a little wide there and susanna you are very familiar with both of these players as you play mlp with georgia johnson yeah you play some doubles with paris todd you'll be playing with her this weekend yes so you're all smiles as you see both of your partners in the winter bracket.

Final here exactly i love seeing my partners be successful big serve there from paris todd as she goes into her regular routine she has the same routine before every serve she'll turn her back to her opponent face defense regroup and then come back ready to serve.

So you're seeing a little bit here of hesitation from georgia johnson not coming to the kitchen line and what's the reason behind that why yeah i mean i i do i agree you see that hesitation because that is george's game is to get to that kitchen line um but paris has an incredible drive and incredible passing shots.

So it's a little dangerous right there just like that all right so a quick 4-0 lead here for paris todd as this is not exactly how georgia johnson wanted to start this one that's the right ball down that line.

From johnson but she clips the top of the tape and it is a commanding 5-0 lead here for paris taught a little wide there on the sideline from georgia johnson yeah i actually thought maybe uh todd's serve was a little long but uh johnson is a very generous line caller and one minute and didn't call it out.

A timeout here from the youngster georgia johnson as it is all paris todd here early in game number one susanna what do you think that georgia johnson needs to do right here to change this momentum away from the side of paris todd yeah one of the things i'd like to see.

Johnson do is i do want to see her try to get back up to that kitchen line because uh you know paris just has the ground strokes and and johnson just doesn't have quite the same tennis background um so she needs to play what is more into her strengths i'd also like to see her slow the ball down again maybe hit.

Some lob returns or not give paris quite the pace that she's looking for because she feeds off off that pace and off those hard drives yeah absolutely paris todd will come back in after this timeout ready to go trying to add to that 6-0 lead and todd just again.

Able to control every aspect of this point in hitting balls wherever she wants right now johnson has no answer at the moment all right and todd's just putting so much topspin on that ball that it does look like it would go out but it drops in a little long there from todd and johnson finally able to slow that down.

We'll see if she can answer here down by seven at least get some momentum here another good ball there from todd she is working both sides of the sidelines there's just a lot of pressure coming off coming off of todd's paddle right now eight zero.

Todd just in complete control right there beautifully done using her length and her athleticism up at the kitchen line to keep johnson moving sideline a sideline that's a great shot she's just not missing that ball just dies and it is all paris todd.

11-0 here in game