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Welcome to Sunny Southwest Florida and East Naples Community Park where the Minto U.S open pickleball championships just continue to get bigger and better powered by Margaritaville and powered by a whole lot of people who want to be a part of this tournament either as a player or as a spectator a whole lot of fun on day four as we continue our.

Coverage all week long from this beautiful location here in Southwest Florida hello everybody Dave Benz alongside the U.S open pickleball championships tournament director Melissa McCurley and the Aussie Chan Edwards we are excited to be back here and guys this is day four uh what have you seen so far this week that has.

Surprised you uh well nothing surprised me we had rain again so that's something that's a staple here in the US Open we started the first two days with that but here we have the largest day that we've ever had in a single day at the US Open pickwall championships 980 players are playing today and we've got the Men's Pro throw a mixed or the Men's Pro.

Double senior doubles coming up today that was easy for me to say but you know what hasn't been easy has been for Terry Graham and Chris Yvonne to be able to keep track of all the people that want to be in this tournament because the numbers just keep getting bigger and better Chad yeah I mean this is your number seven uh for me being here the US.

Open was one of the reasons why we moved to Naples and I mean we've seen the growth and just continuing to grow bigger and bigger and bigger each year I mean who would have thought seven years ago that would be at 3 000 participants for a tournament and 5 000 people registered to try to get in yeah and yeah you know Ray coolikova who's the.

Executive producer for the coverage here this week he was on a podcast with me a couple weeks ago we had Chris and Tyrion we talked about the growth of this tournament and just how it has grown exponentially from 2016 it's very humble beginnings and it's only going to be bigger and better as the week continues our coverage yesterday certainly was.

Very interesting is they had the split age uh bracket and uh how about the the play that we saw yesterday oh yeah it was fantastic we had a bronze medal match uh yesterday with that Bellamy and uh Hunter Johnson and Hunter Johnson's first time to be here on this Championship court at the U.S open bets it's her second year and it was just.

Fantastic eleven Two Eleven three and then Chad you see them getting the bronze but the gold uh went to Simone zarjim and Jaheim own scenes and if I butchered that name I'm sorry but uh that's that's the whole name bracket and they get the goal it's it's two Brazilians right there so Simone actually grew up watching Jaime play.

Tennis for Davis Cup and ATP so she looked up to him while she was playing tennis so it was a big privilege for her to play with Johnny yesterday come out with gold and they had a lot of fun while they were out on the court and by the way to get the gold they beat Kyle Yates and Eva welsher and Simone and Kyle they will be reunited out here at.

This tournament a little bit later in the week I know that's something a lot of people are looking forward to oh yeah in here in Florida I've never seen more electricity on the Center Court when Kyle Yates and Simone have been playing here in Naples Florida Chad you make any predictions for the week well obviously I want to see Simone win a couple of.

More Golds I mean I'd probably be in trouble when I go home if I didn't say that so that's the right answer no doubt all right we're gonna take a quick time out but don't go anywhere our coverage from beautiful Naples Florida continues after this quick timeout it's time to celebrate a return to all.

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Championships and we are super excited to begin our coverage day and we're picking it up here in game three of this match between mircha morario and uh his teammate is Paul Olin and they are in the near court and in the far Court they're taking on Rick wistkin and Stefan andrin and uh so far guys it's been a fun day here and this men's.

Senior Pro doubles uh circuit yeah it's certainly a favorite day here at the U.S open this is a quarter final match you know they're tied 1-1 this is game three so they started eight o'clock this morning reached the quarterfinals early and we got some great matches to see this afternoon and you see Winston getting fired up there that's that's.

Typical Rick winskin there very animated loves to get the crowd behind him and we see we see him there getting fired up and they're three points away from winning this match and a timeout is being taken here in uh it's going to be a fun day we're just getting started let's pause for a quick moment we got a lot of sponsors we're going to work them.

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Fan of the of the arch fit support in those ones I'm a big fan of anything with arch support uh Rick continuing to dominate how about that right down Broadway to make it 9-4 and when you get Rick whitskin on a roll and get him pumped up in front of a crowd like this uh you can really feel.

The pressure even all the way from over here in the booth and the winner of this one will move on to the semis where they will take on the number one seed is Dave Weinbach again is continuing to make a run here in Naples Florida and he is paired up with his teammate John Spurling so they're winning the winner of this match.

So here we go game and match point at 10 4 1. yeah perfect ball from Olin they're taking it nice and early going back behind engine didn't try to do too much with it but we saw engine trying to get up to that kitchen line and close just a little too quickly some Match Point number two now.

And that one's out and that is all she wrote a birthed in the semifinals for Adrian and whitskin as they win game three 11-4 go back to this final point and sometimes the best pulse are the ones you don't hit yeah Olin just tried to get a little too big with that one he really wanted to finish the point you.

Saw the big backswing that's why it caught the net but after taking game one Olin and marario just didn't have an answer for whitskin and Andrew coming out too strong in this one well that is our first match of the day although an abbreviate matches it was bonus coverage our first full match of the day coming up here in a few.

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Back here in beautiful Naples Florida and you know the thing that is striking me Chad and Melissa is um it's been a few years since I've been here to this event kovid wiped out 2020 I was here in 2019 2020 was wiped out by covet 2021 my NBA season was shifted because of kovitz I couldn't come last year the Minnesota Timberwolves actually.

Made the playoffs so I couldn't come so it's been a while I'm not used to seeing crowds like this on Wednesday this is this is more like a a Saturday kind of a crowd and that's just a testament to how much bigger and better this tournament has become oh yeah and it's exciting for people to come here I tell people all the time.

There's it's just magical to come to the US Open it's a bucket list uh for many whether you're playing here or you're just coming here to be a spectator and be a part of all the festivities that go on all week long yeah I've got a lot of clients down here that you know went into the lottery were lucky enough to get tickets for every day and they were.

Just so excited to be able to come here experience everything but it's just I mean the thing with the with the open is just how much of an atmosphere that it it plays on and everybody that plays loves it everybody that comes and watches it loves it and it's just one I mean we always talk about it's one big party in the in in the Park yeah it's a.

Big party in the park and this year you know we had 5 000 people registered for this particular event we got 3 000 people competing we got 980 people just playing today so well and four of those people are going to be on the court here in a few moments we'll have Predator knob and more against Crandall and dorisi and our coverage of.

That comes up in just a few moments stay with us from beautiful Naples Florida thank you thank you.

foreign Naples just about sent to get this quarterfinal match underway final spot in the semifinals in this bracket on the line and the winner of this one yet to.

Be determined but Scott Moore is somebody who certainly made an impact on this sport over the years you see his resume it's pretty impressive it is impressive he's a Triple Crown winner here at the U.S open as well he's been in the game some 10 10 years now and has always found his way here to a championship Court that's uh makes him a.

Legend really in this game probably future Hall of Famer as well Chad oh yeah with it without a doubt and you know Scott was one of the the first people that uh that I had the privilege of of meeting when when we came down here in 2016 for the first US Open and he will of course be teamed up in this one with uh his uh his teammate is.

Peter pratinov and you talk about him he's a guy who came out of actually baseball he played nine Seasons professional baseball never made it higher than single a mostly an independent Ball but you know we we continue to see in the sport of pickleball yes a lot of tennis players come over to play Pickleball racquetball.

Players come over to play Pickleball but you're just seeing athletes people who just love being in the world of sport coming over and playing pickleball as well yeah go ahead I was gonna I was gonna say my background's baseball as well and and that was the transition coming into it one of the things that Peta has is how fast these hands are and.

How much natural power he has from from baseball and I think that translates you know he's only done two US opens he was playing amateur in the prior and he's already accelerated into Pro play playing here today with Scott Moore so we'll see uh whether or not they can make it into the semifinals and then on the other side you got Scott Crandall.

And Jose dorisi and you guys were saying a couple of years ago you had to have a come on counter for Jose to Ricci with how many times he was yelling it all right so we need to and we had a bet going on around who would get the most high the highest count I can't remember who won but we were in the 20s we're in the 20s somewhere yeah and Jose derisi.

And Scott Crandall certainly no strangers uh two Center Courts either a lot of fantastic results for them just to give you some overall wins and losses for both Scott Crandall has 194 career wins and 82 losses Jose dirisi 108 and 47 losses 147 that's pretty solid that's very solid so no surprise that we're not seeing them out here on Center Court.

Today and the winner of this quarterfinal will move on to the semifinals where they will take on uh the team of merchant and Gingrich who have already punched their way into the semifinals so we will will see them later on today here on Center quarters we'll take you all the way through this entire division here today on this.

Wednesday the fourth day of the tournament and uh boy I'll tell you it's just the buzz in the air right now the people excited to see what is going on it's uh you know it's palpable there's no question about it and Chad I I like the uh I wanted to ask you at the top of the show you said this tournament was maybe the main reason you guys moved to.

Naples but I'm thinking there's a little bit more than just that as well it's not too bad living down here is it well I mean at at the time we were living in in Michigan uh we'd just come out of well we were still in the window because after we went back from the U.S open it was snowing in May but um you know we're looking at getting out of out of.

Michigan and and not knowing where we were going to go as far as going further south and we ended up in Naples for the for the U.S open we literally went back we stayed here for two days after the tournament we went back quit our jobs the next day put our house on the market uh it was under contract Within two weeks and then we had to figure out what.

We were going to do down here and um we ended up we ended up uh you know starting a pickleball Academy right here at East Naples as the US Open pickleball Academy with uh Terry Chris and Jim Ludwig and the rest is kind of History we've been down here since uh since June of 2016 and and this is this is our home and just can't believe how much time has.

Passed it seems like you guys just oh I moved here you know and at the time people were telling us that we were crazy that we're going to start a pickleball Academy because pickleball was not going to go anyway well and you think about how big the sport has become and uh you know it's just and then all the people that have roots to here I.

Mean anybody that's anybody in the sport of pickleball came through Naples at some point and it is just exciting to see and you know what that's the great thing we we you know I mentioned the podcast we talked about Annalee Waters having her kind of coming out party here on on Center Court when we put her on TV and um you know look at what she has.

Done so who are we going to see in the tournament this year it's uh and it's not only the the matches that are taking place on Championship court it's the matches throughout this facility uh that are fantastic to be able to watch yeah we've got 59 other courts that are all playing uh right now and uh playing all week long as well.

So here we go we are just about set to get this one underway best two out of three and we'll start at zero zero two as we always do with the near court and Prada nav will get us started with the first serve okay and a little quick speed up there is effective and we'll get the side out.

A good speed up there from Crandall that's something that he's going to look to do throughout this match one thing that he has to be careful of is not speeding up too soon or or over active uh he has signs of running himself into trouble but both Crandall and derisi able to utilize that that quick speed up into the body and now Crandall out of.

Los Angeles with the serve yeah the lob Crandall chases it down but into the net so we'll move to zero zero two and Chad we see so many people using the lob you know and nowadays is is a way to really get people off of that net and even at the pro level uh both just a little long bit yeah.

Absolutely the it used to be talking about that the lob was not a good shot it was used by older players but now that offensive lob is definitely used to be able to put yourself you know put your opponents back get you back into a better position and control that kitchen lawn state zero zero one is the serve change.

Sides and the first point of The Game Belongs to pratinov and more yeah and that was like great recognition by pradnov in the way that he was able to just kind of speed it up low get the pop up and put it away and that's going to be just short so we'll move to one zero two all right one thing that that stood out.

Over the years because you remember in 2016 when we're here it was the paddle technology difference between now and 2016 and how much pace is coming into the game and I think that you know there's still a finesse component to the game is we get another point there but I I also think the power part of the game really.

Has become more on the Forefront than it was back then oh absolutely because the the paddles allow you to do it now whether it's pow whether it's spin whether it's just the the control that you get off of the paddle uh now it's really accelerated the game in the last couple of years and the technology is still improving.

Try to get out of the way but I believe it did catch him yeah I got him in the chest so that'll make it three zero two Crandall tried for a little finesse couldn't get it over and moves to 4-0 and you guys talked a little bit about the paddles you know I always like to.

Give to stat and you know there's always new listeners out there but 2014 there were only like two paddle manufacturers you know now there's like things like you know like hundreds there's thousands now it's it's unbelievable yeah that's excellent ball movement Bob prodanov and more probably not able to pull Crandall off the court and as he's.

Trying to get back in Moore takes that ball early and gets him off balance again Crandall and dorisi are going to take a timeout we'll step aside for a quick moment Randall and barisier spelled wrong FYI it's open pickleball championships powered by Margaritaville are brought to you by total pickleball your One-Stop.

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back here in Naples and our final billboard there was jeola one of the one of the great paddle manufacturers that has come now into the Forefront as well and just the technology continues to improve and you know what if you're going to get into pickleball the great part is you don't have to drop a lot of.

Money on your first battle you can get a beginner set for a reasonable amount and play with that for a while but if you do invest in a good paddle unless you lose your temper and start throwing it around it'll last you a long time that was by the way a a vague reference to my 14 year old son we do go play.

Yeah my our son is actually playing in the U.S open this year first tournament oh that's fantastic how old is he uh so a couple couple of nine-year-olds taking on some 14 year olds on on Friday and Saturday my son does not take it seriously enough but he he he's reached the point now where and I've reached an age now where.

I actually have to try to beat him if I want to beat him I'll still beat him but if I'm like if I'm slouching he'll be he'll beat me feel like Crandall under Reese they can't give back the serve here and they do get a point of just trying to rush that one never fully got the paddle underneath the ball.

Came in a little too flat straight in the net Jose dorisi from the same Hometown is Rob Cassidy Rochester New York and that's out try it out so the side out I'll get it back over to Prada nav and more with a 5-1 lead s.

And then we talk about Scott Moore a lot too and that I mean we should do a stat on the number of partners that he has had and just how successful he has been that kind of another indicator of what kind of champion he is nice put away there yeah a good angle there from from Crandall and.

You know it's interesting that you talked about that one it is a new partnership for more and product of Crandall and dorisi have played together a lot over the last last couple of years that'll be long so they'll make it 2-5 I mean do we do we over emphasize that I mean if you can play I mean I know there's a lot to be said for having that.

Sixth Sense and having that time on the court together but I mean I think if you're at this level probably at the learning curve pretty quick isn't it uh it is quick but it's actually probably more important and at this level to have that comfort factor within your your partner knowing that you can take certain shots knowing that they're going.

To understand and cover a position based off of the ball that you've hit um so yeah coming in with new partners definitely by this point you're more important I've figured out a lot of the stuff but uh but yeah the the comfort factor for having a consistent partner especially at the pro level is is huge.

Well they've closed the Gap here a little bit get two straight points after trailing five nothing but see if they can keep it at 2-5 as a burger how about that reaction you gotta love that a little frustration toward the ball.

Off the net they play on and then Crandall couldn't quite catch up to that cut it with the handle and that's that's one of the issues there you see Crandall trying to go so big that that paddle was all the way behind the body actually lose sight of it for a second he catches it off the.

Handle and that one fever will bounce off the net for Crandall and cut proud enough a little bit off guard so sign out Prada enough takes care of that one that's part of the the roll baseball palette there because that that ball that's sitting kind of shoulder high is.

Exactly like throwing a baseball with the the motion a quick snap at the wrist to finish through what position were you Chad I was a pitcher but I was a position guy from most of my college career as well uh beautiful put five straight serves without a point.

To show for it for Crandall and teresi and I'm really impressed with prodnov's hands and you know we're just talking about how he's new to relate to this Pro level of play and he looks like he's just a veteran out here yeah excellent job closing the Gap right.

There darishi thought he could he saw a hole through the middle but just with with how fast proudnov's reaction speed is that hole's not always there and it doesn't take a lot to get that ball back once somebody speeds it up at you we'll catch her a quick breather here from Naples.

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Pradenov and more and Crandall and dorisi that was their final time out so they won't be able to stop depleting any further via the timeout and I think it's you know worth mentioning you it's probably not been more the seventh seed here in Crandall.

And uh derisi the number two seed the chalk has pretty much carried in this tournament receiver we're hearing from the truck we haven't seen any fist bumps yet guys out of Jersey but he hasn't had much to.

Celebrate Apple was just a little wide it looked it looked like Crandall almost caught the line there but again when you're down and you're trying to do too much and trying to be too fun and really push the issue or press the impress the issue that's where even more errors come in a lot by dorisi and Moore goes five hole.

And that's the danger of throwing up a lob that just goes too short well it's also bad positioning as well you're throwing up a lob through the middle of the Court straight to Moore's forehand better position there is is probably over the left shoulder of protonov takes more out of the out of the uh out of his position or if broad enough tries to hit.

It it's a it's a weaker backhand overhead you know Moore thought he was going to have an opportunity to put one away there but he missed it and so we'll move to 922 I gotta tell you I'm so glad to be here again with you Chad and get all your insights no I wouldn't miss it for the world Melissa.

Theresa couldn't get that that's going to take us to game point how about the efficiency here of proud nav and more they've only had eight serves that haven't resulted in a point out of 18 serves in this match and they'll make it 11 out of 19 to close out game one.

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Back here in East Naples Community Park home of the Minto U.S cell pin pickleball championships powered by Margaritaville Dave Benson Melissa McCurley Chad Edwards thrilled to have you along on day four of this fantastic tournament and we have referee reg Von direct officiating this match we actually have 59 referees here.

Refereeing what will be over 5500 matches when the tournament completes that's only a couple of matches only a couple that's it side switch between games and now Crandall and dorisi are in the near court and they start off with to serve and they no longer have the serve they have not had a lead in this match.

Fell behind Five nothing well they actually won that point oh sorry that one was long yes there you go now they've got the lead one nothing uh but then you jinx them they just dumped it into that but I will say that Crandall and dorisi need to move the ball around a little bit more and they need to be patient on their.

Speed UPS they were trying to do too much in game one and just too many errors too many Miss balls into the net I'm proud enough with the nice backhand does just land in I gotta wonder what these two talked about because you know we talk about proud novel he's really an unknown to them and how to how does he play and how.

Do they put up a strategy against him that's that's the difficulty playing against a a newer player gets out of the way it's a bad decision as darisi's shot does land in I'll move it to 112. how much film study do the players at this level do Chad uh uh for the pro level quite a lot but you.

Know again when you're talking about prod and oven and he hasn't played a whole lot of uh of pro events that's not something you can go back and watch film on either without it's not readily available on YouTube no a little backhand misses long so move it to 2-1 oh no then he said he said it wasn't all right brought enough.

Cooldown yeah good thing I'm not a line judge today guys got our first flip-flop call and I think Chad you know certainly if dorisi and Crandall can find themselves in a slower paced game getting more uh with the kitchen and the Dink and not speeding it up too quickly I think it'll.

Fare better for them in game two three scene brought enough going back and forth right now and the speed up by proud enough is deep and a timeout is going to be taken here by proud nav and more so 3-1 here in game two the Minto US Open pickleball.

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And dorisi and Crandall are really settling it in and looking a lot more comfortable than they did in game one yeah and to your point earlier is as far as getting some ball movement and settling into it and not trying to do too much Maul wants the ball sped out sped up at him prodnov as a baseball guy you always want that.

Ball sped up because it feeds into your fast reflexes and shorter compact swing so they definitely have to pick their spots on what they want to speed up at or a good shake and bake with the drive into the body and more just not able to get on top of you see the paddle go back into that chest Crandall reading it while stepping up and then going with.

The attack at protonov moves it to 4-1 granted with a lot more tracks it down uh what a shot there beautiful Touch exhibited by Crandall so we've seen the power and the Finesse yeah that was a good medium pace ball so he sped a ball up into the body of maul there and then he makes it look like he's going to hit.

It just as hard but it's a medium pace roll that as they let that ball go it just ends up falling inside the Baseline that's deep so that's going to move it to six one it was 1-1 when they took over the serve so they've reeled off five in a row make it six in a row.

And that's the second attack from Crandall one to mole one to problem there we see the shoulders go up around the ears and it brings that paddle back into the body it's so difficult to keep the ball down if that paddle gets so close blob another lob oh what a great shot by.

Proud knob he wasn't sure if he was going to try and track him down he said I could get this one in the air yeah it was a beautiful live back to back lobs and uh yeah that little bit of indecision there but it was right at the right height for him to be able to make a play on the ball I'd say that was a good uh serve.

Opportunity for for a team uh Crandall and dorisi though they scored six points to open up this 7-1 lead good Mr X from proud enough making it look like he's going to continue in that Cross Court dink with Crandall and then it's just an opening of the of the palm and opening of the face of the paddle to.

The right shoulder dorisi oh dorisi just missed fires so it tightens up here at 3-7 1 I just Scott Morris from Colorado Springs he's fluent in Japanese and Spanish yeah and uh he's a new grandfather as well he's a couple of grandkids over.

This past year so a lot of exciting things going on in Scott's life she's still doing the international pickleball trips he is happy to hear that didn't slow down because of covet I'm sure it slowed down but it's back on yeah it's back on and you know his son Daniel Moore who lives over in Japan heads up a lot of those I.

Plan to try to get one on myself one day be too shabby going over to Japan and playing some pickleball meantime it's tightened up here at 4-7 2 pradenov with the serve pradenov is is a local Marco Island is home for him but the score is going to stay at 4-7 and now the side out 7-4 is Crandall and.

Dorisi take over that's the impatience that Crandall can't have right there it was very ambitious with how far he was reaching out to try to keep that ball in very very difficult to try to roll after that full extension 742 after the misfire by Crandall and that's good teamwork theresi.

Crandall was going to hit it Teresa called him off yeah not easy to do it already left his feet you know in the air looking to get an overhead slam oh great job to catch up to that one keep it alive by Crandall but then dorisi unable to extend the opportunity so to serve back over to Proud nav and.

More at 4-8 four eight one point and now it'll tighten up a little further and the side spin on that ball from the drop for Scott Moore kind of threw the racy off a little bit you saw it saw it just come back into his body and jam him up yeah Theresa I was waiting for a come on.

On that one yeah I mean you know what I'm wondering we'll have to ask him if after that whole you know counting of his fist pumps if he just stopped doing it after that you guys got through his head no I I saw him enough in the in the last 12 months since uh since the last year so when he continues to do it but he's just not not at that point of being.

Fired up enough yet eight five one oh that does just miss that was a good spot from prodanov going across the going across the body of Crandall but just pulling it a little too far missing that ball wide to recent pradenov going back and forth.

Showing some patience here then the speed up and eventually won for Crandall and dorisi and that puts him on the precipice of winning this game 10-5 game point it's a Racey baited pradenov into trying to speed that one up Crandall sitting all over the counter attack.

More able to catch up to that one off the net to keep it alive and then the lob does catch in Warren proud enough out of position and Crandall takes advantage with the overhead yeah we saw dorisi throw up a lob in game one not the best position feeding that middle ball that forehand to mobit.

In game two here Crandall's being the one that is it has started that lob and he's hit that same spot over the left shoulder prodnov each time that one able to cause a little bit of confusion and open up that hole for the big overhead put away Scott Crandall feeling pretty good right now seeing dorisi of John even we will.

Have a third and decisive game coming your way from Naples thank you.

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Back here at East Naples Community Park time for game three of this quarterfinal men's Senior Pro doubles match and guys I can't help but notice the team that is in the near court is outgoing the team in the far court so far in this match 22-7 you making anything of that I've not really been able to make.

Anything of that at this point I mean there is a little breeze in here but you know nothing that would be significant to influence the play it's a beautiful day here in Naples temperature 83 degrees humidity low for an ankles and you can't see in the background top of your screen the flags are blown a little bit but I mean this this shade.

Structure is is so great at also blocking the wind I I don't really think that on barring you know gale force winds that that's much of a factor either yeah so I don't know Chad you see anything I mean it seemed like you know that end over there felt a little more pressure than than down here yeah I.

Think it's the the far end was where Crandall and uh teresia is a little bit more susceptible to some wind because we don't you don't have the full stands blocking it but uh some great defense play uh played by more there but proud of unable to keep it going.

Yeah but we got our first number one so that so that should tell you a little bit about how much he's feeling going into game three and how important it is here that they get off to a quick start by the way in that second game is they give it up here on the side out that second game they they scored a point on 11 of 16 serves wow it's pretty good.

That's excellent Dave bends our play-by-play and Status Edition well it only took me about seven years to figure out a system to somehow keep score of pickleball people do see that's the most completed or complex part of learning the sport of pickleball is learning how to score it.

Crowding are Crandall and proud enough going back and forth and then the speed up by Crandall and Moore couldn't catch up to it and it's a good speed up there from Crandall kind of just loud more and proud enough to sleep there got it got the dead dink that just sat in front of him perfect time to speed up.

Into the body of maul they call it fault yeah and they could say derisi was the the guilty partner there and he he knows it too I guess so he's not getting any argument from him at all take another look see if you can see it here it's right foot right tall.

Good call by the rough that's I mean that's an issue right there with for pro Nova as far as he just was not ready for that pop-up you saw him standing straight up tried to get on top of it but as that paddle goes back behind you you pull across the body that's the risk of missing that ball wand and they're going to take an early.

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Court once this gets to six for either team and that one into the net so the timeout serves its purpose it's proud enough and more we'll get the serve back and a good spot from prodnov derisi was sitting on the backhand side so we went up at that right shoulder foreign.

Just caught with his feet still moving bright enough to speed up Theresa into the net and I'll move it to one two almost identical speed up there this time just going a little bit lower to the right hip but again derisi sitting on that backhand side a little too much probably not going crossbody.

Oh more of the quick cans that time so it looks like more and protonov had a little discussion during that timeout that they were going to be more aggressive put some pressure on Crandall and dorisi again the winner of this game moves on to the semifinals yeah and Theresa liked what he saw I.

Didn't like the execution and David you said they'll move on to the semi-final and waiting in the semifinals all tough a merchant two is new to the Senior Pro division this year has been playing pro he just reached that magical age and Dan Gingrich is it a magical age it is.

More into the net well pickleball wise you're kind of in limbo from 45 to 50. that's true because you're probably not physically able to dominate like you were before you were 45. when you're playing with 20 well for some of the females you're playing with a 16 year old that's got a lot of power and moves well and.

And you're in uh mid to late 40s it's the brain wants to do what the body can't yeah you hit 50. it's kind of like the reset button right now something you're the young kid oh Crandall tried the law brought enough was able to hit it where Theresa couldn't catch up to it got more advocated that part of the.

Court into reason there is a great vision to put it right there and get a point I'm not really sure what was going on with that yeah missed signal okay well reaction added to receive their vocally oh and then how about that back pedaling and he hits it for the winner.

Mentioned Jose dorisi out of Rochester New York I'm gonna have to ask him if he's uh an Aficionado of the garbage plated Nick Tahoes in Rochester New York people who are from that part of the country are nodding their heads right now and people who are not are like what is he talking about like me right I'm looking at you like what it's uh it's.

The ultimate late night comfort food as Crandall goes fivefold proud enough couldn't catch up that'll make it 6-3 and timeout being taken here as you take a look at Crandall putting it at the feet it's always a good decision.

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Bread and then you pour it all in Tabasco sauce and you sit there and you and you down it at 3am of course it goes down a lot better when you're a college student than when you're in your 50s again so we we had something similar with the when I was in California in college and if you tried to eat it when you were sober the grease uh kind of.

Upset your stomach more than anything else it was a fantastic spot to go when I was back in those days went to college in Rochester for a year you lost me at 3am Melissa Melissa's been in bed for seven hours that's close to the wake-up time and it's going to be a side out there so.

Much needed stop out of the timeout brought enough and more trying to dig out of this hole here at 3-6 and it'll move to 362. that's the right ball to drive from prodanov but just didn't step up and take that early enough uh great speed up by dorisi so the serve back over to Crandall and.

Dorisi with this 6-3 lead by Crandall proud enough great job to track it down and more finally ends The Exchange and that gets this crowd going and they're really really excited to see that particular play but what a great shot of a rundown of a lob right here waiting for it to come down and go at a great.

Drop shot back into the kitchen Well Done by proud knob three two and this side out gets it back over to Crandall and more great decision to Let It Go and it's really fancy in the crowd to get into this you're hearing the oohing.

And the awning I'm not sure I've heard oohs and Oz that loud ever on Championship Court here our famous zing zing Championship Court was trying to set up potentially burn Ernie and didn't develop more of the speed up cradle goes back to that lob again oh.

What yeah another fist bump down from dorisi but this time better job clearing his body you see that quick Shuffle to the side and able to open up that forehand proton I've got him a couple of times at this time not able to go crossbody with it so six three one here.

And finally they make it 7-3 we had gone seven straight serves without a point before that one seven three one that Crandall loves that live probably not saying I'm ready for it yeah he missed on the forehand side on that one wasn't able to disguise it as well either ball that kind of.

Tried to get a little too much lift on it probably not recognizing it quickly with the big with the quick Shuffle step today and the patience pays off that time for proud nav and more they forced the sign out Crandall eventually with the unforced error.

Anda was actually out in front of that counter attack recognized that Maul was going to speed it up into his body and kind of jumped at it a little too quickly got on top of it missing down into the net four seven.

And in the net for pradena so something the interesting happened right there Crandall had been hitting so many lobs that prodnov took a step back away from the kitchen line anticipating another lob so then once that ball that was a little bit shorter that he tried to speed up he wasn't up at his regular position and able to catch that ball.

High enough so even though Crandall missed a couple of those loves to put him in bad positions it's now caused problem to move out of position a little bit trying to anticipate that lob the game within the game Crandall though unable to get that one over the net so it'll move it to five seven two it's kind of like when you got.

A big shot Blocker in the middle and basketball right I mean he blocks a couple of shots a couple times and maybe one's even a goaltend but you're gonna go in there and think about it yep well it's it's the same thing with we've seen both the risi and Crandall kind of fake that Ernie attempt when that ball goes out wide just the movement creates.

Some indecision or or a directional change that can create a a pop-up or or a ball into the net that one doesn't get over so eight five Crandall and teresi now just three points away from moving on to the semis foreign element more do have one time out remaining because that second stoppage.

Was actually for the side switch they play on the lob pradenov was ready for it great defense Liars how about that exchange though that was I mean we've seen a little bit of all in that particular exchange there it's uh some good good speed UPS we're on the second server just going for a little too much after.

That Gap had been opened up down the line eight five two the LOB and that one goes a little bit long on Scott Crandall so that'll Force the side out more and proud enough neat and to close the gap here.

I need to reel off a couple of points nice defensive shot there by Crandall and then that catches the tape and won't go over yeah more than you Theresa was going to hit it in that spot but didn't get the paddle far enough out in front good speed up there.

that'll be long so they do not close the gap and eight five it'll go back over to Crandall and Darice he's still three away from moving on all right good spot there for more little shake and bake action from dorisi.

And Crandall but Crandall gone a little too much metal Crandall hits it long so Crandall to receive only scored two points out of their last 11 serves and it's got a little bit of what we saw in game one from dorisi and Crandall they're they're trying to speed up a lot.

Of balls or Crandall throwing up a lot of those lobs but they're not choosing the right balls and the right opportunity to for either of those that'll be wide so that'll make it 6-8 1 that's going to be wide yeah but that was an excellent thought.

By prodnov you know he was able to take an Insight out just go right over the shoulder of dorisi it was an off speed shot just went a little wide on him Peter pradonna first started playing pickleball in 2019. I'll move it to 7 8 so just a single point separating these two now and we have a brand new match 8-8 here.

In game three and wouldn't be surprised if we see his time out and here we go soon because he can really tighten up at eight eight uh here you can feel a little bit of the tension coming in on on this side of the Court take a minute and think about it first time out for Crandall and dorisi that means each team has one remaining here in this match.

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On the side of the Court thing but I mentioned that you know there's only been two points scored by Crandall and dorisi out of their last 11 serves all 11 of those have come since the side switch yeah but I you know I think in watching what we've been watching here it's typically the you know people playing on.

This site the the near Court to us that are faring better yes firing better absolutely so Chad what do you think coming out of time out like this I mean they're not really doing anything wrong they've been executing pretty well their errors have been pretty low.

Um you know it is at eight eight is this more just a discussion about uh I I think the discussion that they had right there is just settling back in not to try to force the issue not to try to speed up too many balls or outside of the right time allow and brought an oven more to try to do that and we see protonov got a little too big.

With that one but yeah dorisi and Crandall had um success when they were moving the ball around and just establishing the point Teresa and Crandall to serve back move it to 882 though oh the wind knocked it down that's a ball Pro yeah more important of going to.

Take your time out now that's a ball pradenov has the hit whether he thinks that it might be just going out or not that Ball's sitting up too easily another look it did look like it was going to go out I think you're right the wind did play a factor in favor of Crandall and dorisi the Minto US Open pickleball.

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Foreign and here in Naples and that was the final timeout for pradenov and more Crandall and dorisi still have one time out remaining they are points away from moving on great angle played by Moore derisi able to defend it but then break down.

Broadway to get the side out and David you talked about the crowds here I mean this is sold out crowd here on Zing Zang Championship court all throughout the weekend trying to draw even our proud enough and more speed up and then the slow down and then the unforced error.

So move it to 892 by the way guys proud enough I'm wondering is this like the reverse of you know Lambeau Field the the alignment go without any uh you know extra layers on when it's you know 22 below zero and probably not meantime he's got the long sleeves on here in the floor to eat UV shots it's a fishing shot right there there's no it's no no.

Hotter than a regular t-shirt but all right defense being played but they couldn't keep it up and the side up gets it back to Crandall dorisi two points away and how pumped up were they Chad I mean we did we just saw three fist pumps in a road Jose's trying to catch those up for us on our counter.

Glad they're tracking that in the truck yeah very good job from Dory you see that you saw him just hold that paddle out in front he knew he was going to attack it by by how high that ball SAT but he was sitting and waiting to read what prod another more we're going to do to pick his spot takes us to match point.

The game and the match go to Crandall and dorisi and durisi with seven fist pumps in a span of about 70 seconds and then he got one more as he was coming off the court pretty pumped up as they head on to the semifinals oh we got the the fist pump count of coming back right there that's a double fist pump triple fist pump.

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Reached our first semi-final in the men's Senior Pro doubles Division and the number one seed Dave Weinbach and he's a fantastic teammate John Sperling and there's a look at Dave Weinbach who has been such a great ambassador of the sport of pickleball in addition to being a fantastic player over his pickleball.

Career and they will take on the team of andrin and whitskin who we saw in that first match that we started our day with with our bonus coverage here from Naples Florida and glad you could be along with us as we continue our coverage on day four of this fantastic tournament and let's talk a little bit about John Sperling out of.

The Villages Florida up the road just a little bit north of Orlando the village is really one of the original places that Terry Graham and Chris Yvonne were thinking about possibly putting this tournament in the early stages before they finally decided on Naples Melissa McCurley but John Sperling he has had some success here in the past.

Yeah it's certainly a local local favorite here and uh here on The Zing Zang Championship court all these guys are pumped up about being here today is senior day really here at the US Open for the men and the pro division so this date is all about them and another long shirt there for you and uh.

The other the other side you're gonna have Rick ricken and uh Andre and uh Stefan adren are going to be teamed up as well so this should be pretty good you got the one seed against the five seed and Rick which can we saw him in that bonus coverage out of giant Zionsville Indiana and Chad he's also a guy who uh he'll.

Give you a couple of commands and show some emotion yeah he's uh I've done a lot of commentary of Rick's uh matches and something that you'll note is that uh his his little grunts change uh change pitch and change frequency depending on uh on how hard he's hitting the ball so it's not something you can have a tell.

On but but he likes to make a noise after every time he hits a ball he likes to get fired up and uh he's looking to uh to to get his Partners to fine fight up as well we saw like you said we saw a little bit of that uh as we came into the coverage today Rick whitskin says it's tough for the.

Northerners to adjust to the heat on our bio sheet here's some of the uh final stats from that last match 47 unforced Errors By Crandall and dorisi didn't really slow them down they they took advantage of their opportunities in winning that in winning that match and moving on to the semi finals and we're gonna step aside when we come.

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Naples Florida as we are just about set to get this semi-final match underway Stefan andrin and Rick whitskin are the five seed and taken on the one seed of John Sperling and Dave Weinbach and and Dave Weinbach I wow I mean he's certainly a legend around pickleball but certainly here at the US Open being the very first to win the very first U.S.

Open back in 2016. back then it wasn't Senior Pro for him he was in The Men's Pro doubles winning with Kyle Yates and you know it's funny I was just going to mention that I actually went back in the last month or so and looked at some of the footage from that first tournament well it was because when I was putting together the podcast that we did with.

Chris and Terry I was going back and looking at some of it and uh yeah just the emotion out of Dave and the way that he plays the sport um you know I said he's been a true ambassador of the sport for so long and it's uh you know just a pleasure to be able to watch him play the game with such passion yeah and he does have that.

Passion it doesn't and he's always Dave right it's Dave on all the time you know back in that first uh coverage that you're talking about that was before this nice big canopy as well it was just a big one that's when everybody was baking sitting outside in The Stance right you know I really never forget it I was sitting over in the uh area you.

Know outside the courts over here in a building where I was running the tournament at the time and we just put the match out and it was like 20 minutes later I think it's 23 minutes to be exact I heard the announcer come on and say you know congratulations to the men's doubles US Open winners yeah Cal Yates and I thought holy really that was.

23 minutes it was that quick it was that quick yeah they won uh back-to-back titles there a new one in YouTube yeah they sure did well we are ready to get this one underway Weinbach and Spurling will start with the serve in the near Court at zero zero two.

And they they were so dialed and they were ready to start the match without actually officially greeting each other Weinbach is all businesses passionate but he wants to win there's no question and there we go it's zero zero two okay just apparently putting it at the feet.

Of ontrend and defense keeps it alive and then a little bit too deep so an early one-nothing lead here for Sperling and Weinbach a nice little scorpion there from spelling in the middle of that one got crossed up a little bit wasn't expecting Andre to get that ball back but lobbed by Sperling.

Point stays alive which can catch us up with that and then look at there's the early reaction on a Weinbach as if to say what do you expect me to do and we'll certainly see a lot of emotion on this court for this this match you got Dave Weinbach you got Rick whitskin two of the highest energy players on the.

Tour today kleinbach out of Milwaukee Wisconsin couldn't catch up to that one advantage wood skin on that Exchange yeah it's a good spot from witskin if he goes to the left at all wine box all over it still has some of the fastest hands but his anticipation is what gets him the uh.

What's been going a little bit more crossbody onto the forehand side zero two one first service opportunity here for andrin and woodskin which can't get attacked it looks like it's as if he'd been shot and so the emotions are also going to come with The Dramatics yeah that's not.

Going to be the the last time that uh witskin's gonna get sniped right there he's going to end up on the ground a few times throughout this one let's get out of Zionsville Indiana but grew up in Indianapolis and the side out gets it back over to Sperling and Weinbach three zero one.

Great defense by Spurling but eventually won by andrin you want to talk a little bit more about Dave's uh dominance in sports his his career wins and losses listen to this 237 wins 60 win losses in men's Senior Pro doubles and most of those 61s very deep in the.

Tournament yes and that'll move it to four nothing to start this first game a good reach in there from spelling didn't try to do too much with it just picked his spot and took away the anticipation and the timing the witchkin and Andre foreign back and forth here.

And then the misfire by Spurling spelling had to had the spot witchkin tried to cover the lawn and left that hole in the middle spelling just got a little too flat with that swing didn't quite get the paddle ahead underneath quickly moves to the second serve zero four two.

No no no no no that's and that's that's a new meaning to partner communication don't you dare yeah and Dave throwing a little uh a little comments back my way heard that a million times from me yeah I think Dave wants to commentate in addition to play simultaneously yeah he.

Certainly enjoys that off the net Sperling catches up with it wow how about the defense on display and then finally which kid and these guys are gonna put on a show you know not only on the court but with their Dramatics and and that'll shoot a little dance move all right.

Sperling got a gift off the net but then missed fires yeah it's not as easy to adjust to that one popping up as it looks but the ball just got a little bit behind spirling and whiskey again with the power and the vocalism and finally a point.

Foreign excellent hands there from whitskin protecting that body turning saw it on a little bit just to get a little more power on the swing into the net and suddenly it's 3-4 and a more expressionism out of wood skin which canoe says his favorite hobbies.

Other than pickleball are building fire pits he likes chainsaws and four wheelers the Chainsaw seems to make sense that's certainly a variety but just any look like you might even be into some ballet yes you didn't he did not put ballet he says his go-to karaoke song is We Are.

Family and the side out Spurling and wine box still with the lead here but just by a point now yeah and Chad I was glad to be able to see this for just a moment sir Andrew because a lot of times people when they had him backed off the net he was doing a great job of keeping him back there.

You don't ever want to invite your opponent to come up to the net yeah and and with that he wasn't overheating at either the focus more was on the spin and on the timing the only time that where you're going to potentially rethink the issue the or the the thought of keeping them back as if one of Spelling's balls had of gotten.

Down below the net then we change it into you know respecting it going a little bit shorter you're no longer able to keep them back but as long as that ball is above the net absolutely keep keep going hard keep pressing keep pushing them back World War One Nice Shot there.

Switch skin tips his cap 442 four straight points rolled off here by Andre and whitskin after trailing four nothing Weinbach fakes the Ernie and another point for Andre whitskin who make it a 5-4 lead yeah it's a good trigger pull that from.

Ondrin that ball set up just enough that he could get that paddlehead underneath that he went up high into the center Mass on spelling spelling not able to get on top of it so serving with the lead for the first time in this match and Sperling puts it right at the feet.

Of woodskin to force the side out and Sperling couldn't really catch up to that one out of bounds make it four five two six straight serve opportunities for Weinbach and Sperling without a point thank you and that trout finally ends and that was a better spot for for.

Spelling to speed up there compared to the speed up that he had on Android is able to change direction and go across the body on whitskin so knot it up again five five two that's two out of three for birth in the finals oh which skin doing it all to force the side out.

Yeah whisking and engine getting getting a little uh little upset at Weinbach right there he smashed the ball back at them after taking one off the leg and he's definitely gonna have to smash it because you know Dave Weinbach is one of the best uh net hand player you know in all of pickleball.

Move to 552 Stefan Andre originally from Stockholm Sweden now lives in Portland Oregon down the middle in the side out a good disguise that from Weinbach which Kentucky is going to go Cross Court with it.

We'll knock it over so move to five five two five five two oh a little miscommunication there and Sperling try to come up with it but it was too late on the reaction yeah spelling taught Weinbach was going to come back over and take that one foreign.

552 . that'll be long so side out six straight serves combined now without a point scoring has been at a premium in this semi-final match still in game one.

It's a little too much risk in that one for Weinbach trying to just bump it up and over the net and pontron is deep so spiraling and Weinbach the one seat back in front now foreign can't get it across the tape so.

Consecutive points by Sperling and Weinbach will force Andre and whitskin to use a Time mile we will catch our breath for a moment as well U.S open pickleball championships powered by Margaritaville are brought to you by latitude Margaritaville and Minto change your latitude to the active adult Paradise of latitude Margaritaville by.

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Thank you nice crowd on hand here in Naples Florida sold out on Zing Zang Championship court and it will be really standing room only all week long here in Naples Florida whether I mean you guys mentioned it I know I know there was some bad weather here earlier this week but this weather.

Today is fantastic it's beautiful in the low 80s a little humidity for Naples Florida a bit of a breeze but not anything that's going to affect the play remaining so sprawling on Weinbach out of that time out they've reeled off consecutive points here to open up this 7-5 lead.

We got the referee run West County Commissioner out of Indianapolis Indiana he did just say 751 it's 752 and that's a sign out and I see now Weinbach and Sperling were confused because he did say 7-5-1 but it was 7-5-2 and it should be a side out and now they get it correct yeah I think he just called it wrong he certainly had.

It right on his score sheet but there's Ron good look at Ron snowbirds here in Florida and Weinbach is deep so it tightens it up to six seven oh painting the line is Dave Weinbach yeah tough to go hands battle with both spelling and winebach right there.

so 672 is on General take over the serve and that is deep on The Return by Sperling he turns around and looks at the wind I don't can you actually look and win look I think he was hoping there was a breeze somewhere that didn't exist ah that one's staying in too.

And just like that Andrea whitkins surge back in front at 872 eight seven two side out after Andre and misfires he actually thought he was going to change direction on that one looked like he was going to flick it back up at.

Weinbach and then he decided to go back Cross Court difficult to be consistent when you change your mind in the middle of your swing everybody up to the kitchen line now and Weinbach to finesse and then to finish.

And that'll knot it back up at eight one foreign how good was this yeah it was you know really perfectly placed ball for an Ernie going out wide Sperling was looking for it Whitcomb wasn't in a position to try to.

Defend it sprawling and Weinbach consecutive points now to open up this 9-8 lead kind of looking at his feet I don't know what he was trying to do well that's that's not the best position to try to attack from right there the ball's dropping has to try to swing up on it would have put himself in position in.

Bad position even it had it going over than that 982 and it'll move to eight nine on the side out anymore the Lineback puts it away yeah good reach in and speed up that.

From spelling forcing that pop up one buck easy ball to get on top of right there that's long so nine nine game has been within a couple of points the entire way except for the very beginning when Weinbach and Sperling got.

Off to that four nothing lead but other than that it's for nip and Tuck still 98. well you I stand corrected thank you Chad oh wits can try to do too much with that ball all he had to do was get underneath it speed it up into the body of spirling but he tried to slide that with a little.

Bit of misdirect and there just wasn't enough height on it and that's gonna move it to 10-8 here the lob ondrin my backhanded flick out it's no good that's going to end game one so Weinbach and springling they had to fight for it but they pull it away.

Late and they win it 11-8 game one in this Pista three with a birthing that finals on the line game two coming your way in just a moment from Naples as we take a look at the final Point heading into this break thank you.

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valiantly in that first game at the ultimate fall ultimately fall 11 to 8. to serve changed aside 17 times in that first game so that's any indication how tightly contested it was it's expect more the same here in game two and what do you think Chad you think any team will really change much about what.

They're doing here no I think whitskin and anjan just need to clean up a couple of things went for a couple of bowls that weren't quite there on General will start it off at zero zero two playing in his first U.S open says there's other tournament that he really likes is the Nationals.

Yeah landed in it did land in huh sign out as a result yeah we got a little banter going between whitskin and Weinbach and that one will be long spelling say I needed to hit him right there he was going for right shoulder is tall and slight man no doubt.

Mentioned he's from Stockholm Sweden he says his favorite food is you guys want to guess I wouldn't even begin Swedish Fish that was sweet I I've just got candy on my brain right now I wonder why that is.

Somebody just stopped by and gave us some candy oh you know you said Chad sometimes it's tough to catch up to it off the tape but wasn't tough for whisking that time now that one set up a little bit oh yeah wit's gonna able to get on top of it 100 City.

First started to play Pickleball on vacation in Baja Mexico got it and wind back try to put a little bit on that shot and instead it finds the net yeah and that was better ball movement from Andrew and whitskin right there spreading both spoiling and wine back out what.

Thank you what wow that one stayed in both players continue to keep in the crowd engaged in this particular match went by coloring no no no and then yes yes yes and Donald Trump gets tagged off that.

One so moves it to 2-1-2 um which again couldn't catch up to that one so back over to Weinbach and Sperling at one two one two one a great defense by witskin.

And a good decision by Adrian as he backs away and lets it go out of bounds yeah again spelling trying to go for the body on Andre well he's got a big Target that's for sure but when he turns side honors yeah good point I don't think he's eating a lot of those.

Swedish meatballs or Swedish fish for that matter and a misfire there and Anja needs to stay patient with that one they had control of that point that move spelling a wine Buck around that speed up just wasn't quite there it got a little too close to the body deuces are wild here at 222 in game two.

All right now and the side out I'll get it back over Don Turner woodskin wrong receiver who wine bucks should have been back receiving that one so that's a mental error that is going to make it 3-2 if you're not lined up appropriately.

It's uh it's obviously going to cost you yeah he's probably still thinking a little bit about that wrong receiver you know needs to let that go and move on you talked about the mental aspect of this game especially when you get to this level it's just as critical if not more critical as the physical capabilities.

And endurance and that you need to build also play at this high level oh Sperling great job catching up to that one and then Weinbach unable to return that shot by whitskin and wood skin and Audra now rolled off three straight to open up this 5-2 lead oh the backhand put away by which skin and Dave weinbach's gonna call a Timeout.

On this I think he feels like they're just a little bit out of sync here yeah well it's all started with the wrong returner so four straight points and a timeout being taken here in Naples we'll be back in just a moment the Minto US Open pickleball championships powered by Margaritaville.

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To force us to a third game with a berth in the gold medal match on the line yeah I think these guys just needed to regroup for a little bit talk for a minute I realized that wrong receiver is something that can happen move on you got a great game strategy for playing these two keep the hand.

Battles going be patient see if the timeout stems the tide of momentum and indeed it does it'll move us to the second server you know 100 trying to do too much with that drop and quite continually swing through the bolt.

Well after the time I'll take it two straight stops they get to side out yeah and Rick Whitson there was really looking and saying you know he'd be needed to move over more into the center of the court because in Chad where John Sperling is London really needs to be covering that line and Rick whitson's got to move over.

Uh-huh what a put away by Andre not the right spot no it's like he really anticipated that it's like he saw that John was going to do a little try to do a little flick uh Adam down the line toward his body just stepped over to his left and had an easy put away and that wood skin a little uh.

Deceptiveness there along with the put away well which can throws his whole body into a lot of these swings yeah that's a bet it dropped out by Andrew Weinbach trying to be fine with that one and take it cross-court it's probably like again able to catch up with one off the tape.

Neither on Trend Norwich can able to get up to the kitchen here yeah and I you know you feel like Sperling maybe took a quick glance to see where they were and it was just enough to make him misfire that's two misses yeah the spelling.

Again going big with that back swing and you see as soon as that arm straightens out you're trying to swing through with the shoulder his body collapsed on the first one that went in the net that when he stayed up taller and it just came out flat oh finally put away by Sperling after.

Andrin hit about five Street backhands good hand exchange that the last one from whitskin just popping up a little too hot it's so great to see these guys having such a great time you know playing uh playing out here at this very high level.

Nine two two and make it ten two two so we've got game point one point away from evening up this match able to catch up to it though how good is that Rick witchkin and to win the game on top of it.

Yeah perfect around the post coverage there from whitskin we see recognizes but that ball is going to go out wide to spell and you see him just take a half step back lock that one I mean the ATP with I'm not sure if that one crossed over the net or not it was but it was it was a winner nonetheless.

And that was a whole lot of fun 11-2 in favor of Wisconsin and Andre in game two and guess what we got a game three for birth in the finals coming up after this timeout thank you.

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Third game between Spurling and Weinbach and whitskin and Andre and a side out to get this thing started Bob I was just about to say the difference for Aldrin Andrew and whitskin in game number two there was that they were cleaner didn't make a.

Whole lot of mistakes and then we got two in the net yeah that game too was a lot quicker serve only change side seven times in game two versus 17 times in game one and an early lead here for Weinbach and Sperling then the one seed trying to get into the finals.

all right and a misfire there by Sperling so move it to one zero two that spelling just let that ball get a little too far behind him makes it more difficult to go wide Cross Court surf going back over to Andrea whitskin getting everything right now.

And then that is well deep and the and the defense in these games have just been tremendous Dave high level No Doubt winebot catches up to it vanilla number of unforced Errors early in this third game for both sides great decision to let that one go wide yeah good spot good speed up that.

Getting that one behind one buck unofficially I'm gonna say that's the fourth unforced error for Sperling or excuse me yeah on the on the same ball too he's trying to add a little bit too much spin with that that forehand dink he's trying to hit a firmer forehand roll and he's just coming on the top of the ball and and.

Cutting it across a little speed up there by whitskin pays dividends and a spelling turning around taking a look to see if that ball was going to go out he hit that one that was high in the mid court so it may have been going out.

Impressive defense here by andrin oh uh wine box finally puts it away it was well set up off the lob there though by Sperling yeah good spot there from Sperling whitskin and Andrew going for that one so it ended up pinching them in the.

Middle and this is the an unofficial time out here well they're looking for the ball somewhere somewhere out in the stands and I know that yeah I know that the players can be funny about not changing out a ball but at this point you know it's too much of a delay and you just pick up another one.

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Stays true to its flight the ball expert thank you oh Andre couldn't catch up with that one and make it a 3-2 Advantage for sprinkling and Weinbach oh no that's another ball going now this one's underneath the bleaches have never seen this many issues with.

The the balls in the tournaments here different kind of ball controversy here One Bowl two ball three balls full foreign Bach finally does get the ball and now he serves the ball into the net and he just missed that third shot drop with that ball.

Two three one oh nice job on the overhead there by Sperling I'll move it to two three two that one was just up way too high and he goes five full yeah that's that's a tough move for Andrew to try to get all the way up to the kitchen line weimbach did a good job putting a little.

Bit of pace on it down in his feet into the net and we are tied at three I feel like this one's gonna go all the way right down to the end here yeah it's feeling a lot like how game one uh ended up after it got to 4-4 after that 4-0 lead.

It's been tight ever since off the net Weinbach catches up to it oh and then this beautiful shot by Weinbach I'm just gonna get us a chest bump yeah you'll see a good cross ball body there from wine Bucky moves back into position quickly anticipating that full hand again.

So good one-two punch there wine box so skilled he's got just such great control of the game I mean except for right there we've done able to catch up to it but that was that was a tough shot to get to and I'll move it to 4-3-2 but I was gonna say you know you look at Dave Weinbach he's not imposing uh aesthetically as an athlete he's not.

The quickest he's you know but he just does the Phantom fundamentals so well Chad yeah a lot of it has to do with his anticipation as well he puts himself he puts himself in good positioning side out gets it back over to Andre and witchkin here at 3-4 that one's not coming back.

And just sitting up a little too high 100 throughout this one is whether it's a forehand deck or a forehand drop he's really trying to lift the ball a little too much he's not been he hasn't been able to find that consistency and again on the forehand side.

I'd like to see him get a little bit more extension rather than trying to lift up on it he's just trying to add too much Spin and it's not grabbing right now foreign Bach and Spurling make it five three one all right three.

One make it six three and this is the first time in a bit we've seen one side get a little bit of momentum yeah and the side switch actually might come at a good time here for Andrea witchkin because they might have needed a timeout so we'll get a quick break while they switch sides here.

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Weren't I don't blame that on the truck 6-3 out of the timeout proud of the sights which I should say and it's going to move to 632. 100 can't get it across the tape make it seven three four points away sprinkling and Weinbach from getting into the gold medal match.

Winner this one will take on the winner of crandella dorisi and Merchant Gingrich which is the other semifinal and we'll have that one coming up for you after this one yeah good patience and good speed up there from Sperling.

Went right into the body of whitskin moves it to eight three and then you're gonna take a time out here this is a a difficult one because they're gonna have to really come up with something different they've been doing more the same you know being patient at this point trying speed UPS that's just not uh working in their.

Favor currently what do you think Chad maybe more aggression um you know in the first half of this game were trying to do a little too much they were trying to force the issue they were trying to speed balls up but you know just just trying to do too much and missing in the net or or missing.

Wide right there try to stay patient but didn't really do anything with the ball it was just kind of giving that same ball back to spirling so I'd like to see you know if if engine installing are going to get in that Cross Court you'll go a little bit middle pull him out wide when wine box steps over go behind him use use all parts of the Court there and.

Try to spread them out sideline the sideline your patience just going in a cross-court dink yeah doesn't doesn't really create anything so I think they've just got to create a little bit more movement on the side of winebuck and swirling by the way how great is that wireless handheld camera it takes you right out onto the court you get a.

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And the ball is just wide that would be one where my son would say why did you hit it well in that situation it's it's spelling is is staying in the point and in reality it's it's wine box Cole because he has the bed of you and he's not trying to focus on hitting that ball.

Yeah that is a great Point Chad did that tag him no so side out yeah that's a great Point you're focused on hitting the ball you're not necessarily focused on where where it landed nice job of getting the serve back and closing it here to 4-8.

What can they close it a little more I didn't quite get outside it tried for that ATP so eight four now three points away from a chance of gold quick Hands by woodskin yeah good hands at by whitskin I mean honestly if I was about spelling and Weinbach right now.

I'd be going at the forehand of of andren we saw it break down in the first half of this game three that one got about halfway up the net swirling just choke that one off a little confusion there Andre tried to get out of the way which can got there too late yeah I think he kind of leaned in he.

Wasn't really sure I believe where whitskin was he was just a bit behind him wasn't in position to return that one well they'll close it to five eight yeah and that's certainly something that can really help him at this point Chad getting some unforced errors or four stairs yeah and I don't think.

That's that's not necessarily a ball that Weinbach needs to needs to speed up or try to force the issue of speeding a ton of balls up right now all right couldn't get out of the way gets tagged he gave us an awesome I think he knew he just that was coming back at him in a position he couldn't.

Get out of yeah he just got got stuck on the full hand side battle was down down below his waist and another Point here for Weinbach and Sperling who are now two-way okay all right by one and that'll be deep.

Members it to ten five and again Anjin trying to force a little too much there at a timeout will be taken by Andre and whitskin down to their last gas Pier against Weinbach and Sperling the number one seed one point away from getting to birth in the championship.

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Silver if they can get one more Point get this thing across the finish line puts that one away so that'll take us to match point number two and there it is the match goes to Sperling and Weinbach.

The number one seed in this division they will play for the gold later on this evening here in Naples Florida whitskin and Andre and gave them all they could handle Dave was something to say but we don't have a mic out there so that's probably a good thing thank God because I don't think he'd ever stop talking.

Take a look at the final Point here and I guess it kind of ends in fitting fashion because andrean just had a lot of Miss hits in that third game yeah and it really you know the the errors in my mind is what was made the difference in this one it was tied all the way so Sperling and Weinbach moving on.

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Naples Florida we have one team that we know is going to play for the gold and the men's Senior Pro doubles John Sperling Dave Weinbach who will they play well we're gonna find out Merchant and Gingrich taking on Crandall and dorisi to get this thing underway here in.

Semifinal number two and be interesting to see how these teams come out Dane Gingrich out of Santa Barbara California not a bad if you're not in Naples Santa Barbara is a pretty good place to be he's done pretty well here in Naples as well guys certainly has you know being a yes Champion Pro and mixed doubles last year.

As well as in doubles bronze medalist and split age so he's quite accomplished he's a great Mentalist as well then you got all top Merchant out of Owensboro Kentucky this is all tough entering into the Senior Pro division for the first time he just reached of age so he actually has won every event that he's played in this.

Year yeah he was uh he was he was chased off to what going into uh going into his his Senior Pro but we've got uh Scott Crandall we saw before has the ability to create some things uses the lob effectively but I think in this one himself and his partner Jose derisi they need to stay controlled they can't try to force.

The issue of Gingrich and ALT and and Merchant are going to counter counter-attack those those speed UPS and they're going to create some uh some opportunities for themselves as well and I think we'll see Gingrich and Merchant uh going out really fast and putting a lot of pressure on them very early I don't think we're going to see.

Uh a really slow game from them Chad um you know they don't think they want to come out and be patient I think they want to come out and really attack these guys straight on well Merchant and Gingrich they got here in their Sim or their uh excuse me quarterfinal match they beat Kennedy and those scenes Oliveira.

All right yeah so Merchant and Gingrich on the roads to here uh to the semifinals you know certainly had to go in three to get that one so not uh not unscathed in oil and dreesane Crandall that we saw here earlier today they had to go three as well well we're we're three games on all the matches.

That we've done so far it just shows you how tight the competition is and the level here and certainly as they get deeper into the draw the competition certainly gets a lot tougher we'll have Merchant and Gingrich our number three seed against the racing Crandall the number two seed.

And then The Winner Takes on the one seed s about ready to get things underway here and Jose dorisi did did go through a uh wardrobe change since the last match Scott Crandall I think he also went through war of drill change but he chose the same same shirt same shirt and.

Shorts just a clean version just did fresh ones the mental aspect of this game Dane helps a lot of people in pickleball from the mental aspects of of what it takes to be at the top well it's not easy especially mentally to play at the professional level and the side out to get it started is.

Dorician Crandall started with the serve and give it up quickly and we got a couple of lefties going against each other here too I'll talk Merchant being a lefty Scott Crandall being a lefty he's got Crandall being a lefty and that'll be deep just yeah.

Cambridge and Merchant that's gonna referee she saw that one out as well and then Merchant into the net yeah I just tried to put a little too much on that backhand dink right there accelerated but came in pretty flat.

To receive finally able to get up to the kitchen and Nice Shot by Crandall yeah that's about the only spot that you're going to be able to speed up on on Gingrich you try to go with the backhand side he's got a good two hand backhand counter-attack but you are able to get him up on that right shoulder right shoulder right shoulder to right right.

Hip oh Merchant Crandall Crandall going to that LOB ster come on let's pick up from dorisi really was long exchange going on here and then finally won by derisi and a good speed up there on the.

Merchant forehand side as well you'll see Merchants sitting on the backhand Theresa girls left shoulder often the most difficult spot to pick up there is paddle side side hip to armpit the Lefty's going back and forth and then Crandall tried an ATP and he misfires.

Yeah I don't think he had much much of an option other than that one but difficult shot in difficult for a lefty to get an ATP on the other side of the car you gotta try to shape that one around ah let's go out and it ends up being the right decision yeah and so far Chad it's.

Like I was expecting Gingrich and Merchant to be coming out more on the attack and speeding up things a lot faster but it's actually being de racing Crandall yeah they're they're allowing Crandall and dorisi to set the pace to play right here and they're picking the spots well and into the net so it's a suddenly a.

Four nothing advantage and guys I don't know when Gingrich and Merchant win their quarter-final match ended but I know that it was it it's been it's been a while and and Crandall and derisy you know they were on this court not that long ago they've had enough time to rest but maybe just have a little bit more momentum not having.

Sat as long yeah that's that's uh that's quite a possibility there is a fun line between sitting and and getting rest or sitting and and losing uh kind of the mindset and the the rhythm of what you took in from the previous match but at the same time these are.

Professional players as well right they're really kind of used to the pickleball environment the pickleball Pace I guess I could say with long wait times and some time playing back to back it usually only takes a few a few points to get back into it nice put away there by dorisi yeah I didn't want to say that that Sydney pros.

And they stiffen up when they sit I thought you were gonna say they might have taken a nap I would join them in that regardless me too every day two o'clock yep oh I can't get past two o'clock two o'clock snap time I'm very jealous of both you right now good balls from Crandall continuing the pressure on the much and backhand.

Taking that bowl out of the air and cutting down the reaction time Crandall the LOB foreign Merchant does get back up to the kitchen and then Teresa puts it at his feet yeah another good spot there from Crandall going Cross Court oh sorry.

Cross body on Merchant this time he was sitting forehand couldn't catch up to the backhand one adjustment Karina's gonna have to make is that he keeps lobbing to the merchant forehandy he was going over proton on his backhand in the previous matchup this time with the Lefty has not made that adjustment yet and they're gonna call a timeout here.

You see the frustration on altoff Merchants at this point they're gonna have to find a way to regroup or this one's going to get away from him quickly now that return long so 6-1 with the stoppage here in Naples the mitoville are brought to you by latitude Margaritaville and Minto change.

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Crandall long he had money he had what he needed just didn't get the wrist over the top of it to get it down and into the net so the side out timeout does its job and kingrich will get to serve Dan Gingrich who is a mental performance coach.

Done that for over 16 years working with pro athletes Collegiate athletes high school athletes every major sport so it talked about the situation of keeping them back in the last match that one right there with Crandall that's something where you gotta try to find the feet you try to keep motion back but motion's moving up into that so he ended.

Up feeding it into a strike zone and then we back that up with some miscommunication in the middle yeah see and it looks like they're they're coming out and being more aggressive with these guys got it coming out of that timeout yeah good drive there from Gingrich.

A good fit for merchant but trying to run through on that one is tough on forced error there as dorisi puts it into the net so well you know part of part of uh Merchant and Gingrich coming out aggressive is now Crandall and doricia trying to be a little bit finer not leave a ball up or.

Not give them anything that they can speed up so that also creates those balls into the net because you're just trying to get it above the net cord they will get to serve back off the misfire there by Merchant to Reese hits it well long yeah all over it but again too big of a backswing we saw it in in.

Crandall and dorisi's match oh yeah we saw it for Weinbach and Gingrich match as far as that big backswing it's so hard to control the ball well since that time out when they opened up a 6-1 lead the last four serves for dorisi and Crandall have not reaped any points I like the pressure for much of that.

They're just trying to do a little too much so move to 462. foreign Merchant jumped in front of that thought he saw an opportunity and ends up hitting it wide and any great return you know Chad a lot of people think about how what's the.

How's the best way to return the ball and anytime you can get deep into somebody's backhand yeah deep deep and low the best yeah good attack there from duracy but with that deep low return the best that you can you can do with that one is put some.

Hot on it get it into the kitchen and then you're back at the Baseline anyway so here's the difference in thinking between you guys the players at this level right you're thinking about where is that where is that shot gonna go where's the best place to return it I'm just thinking can I get it over the net.

Foreign speed up some Scott Crandall you know and Dave I call that you know you're just trying to get over the net like I call it playing with purpose right so thinking about what you need to do when you're returning a ball when you're serving a ball when you're making that transition when you're getting you're.

Constantly thinking trying to open up something for yourself yep and we got another time out yeah well at eight four Merchant Gingrich trying to stop the bleeding we'll take a quick breather as well here from Naples the Minto US Open pickleball.

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welcome back to Naples Florida everybody Dave Bandz Melissa McCurley who is the tournament director here for the Minto U.S open pickleball championships and Chad Edwards Sue was a fantastic Pro he happens to be related to another fantastic Pro and we're glad to have you along.

Is it hard for you to just watch Simone at this point no what's he what what this is allowed me to do with all my commentaries that she has to listen to what I say she can't run away from it anymore no it it's actually um we've started.

You know working together more as as far as developing some stuff in her game because I oh now well good adjustment from dorisi now I I watched and analyze so much pickleball that I see the Tendencies a little bit more than what she might see when she's playing or see some things that she needs to adjust so you're saying it works out good so.

That's that's all we that's all we want to know derisi tries to catch up with that one cannot and the side out will get it back to Merchant and Gingrich but they are in a giant hole here at 4-9 yeah Theresa got caught on the forehand side a little too deep try to bring that scorpion back in oh and what a fantastic serve that was.

And so even got into paint get a little skip jumped up on dorisi oh missed Fire by King Rich he'd like that one back uh just a little tentative there from Gingrich kind of slowed the paddle down through his motion Crandall speeds it up and it pays dividends.

They'll get it back here at 9-5 -1 foreign landed in by about a foot Gingrich getting out of the way that one thing he was going to sail deep but to receive good Top Spin there and that brings up game point game point number one for dorisi and.

Crandall crowned up Crandall Miss hit it a little bit he was right there in his wheelhouse oh he didn't miss hit it he he got all of it that was the issue hmm he wanted to miss it on that one he wanted he wanted some Edge Guard from that one.

Get a little a little excited yeah well they still have a second crack at it here game point number two and there it is so one game to none here in this best two out of three as Crandall and dorisi need one more game to get to a championship match here in the men's Senior Pro doubles division one more look at the final.

Point of this game and Crandall reading this ball exceptionally while going crossbody on Gingrich so difficult to catch up to that one and with that we'll step aside game number two coming your way after this quick timeout.

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Game of 11-5 and they will start game two here looking at Merchant Gingrich with the serve yeah and see I can't tell you how many times we've seen Scott Crandall hit Dan Gingrich at this point and I said so I I've actually been watching Gingrich and I've been watching his eyes as he's.

Doing it he's when Merchant goes Cross Court he's actually looking at the risi and then when he sees the ball go he then switches to Crandall and I've been I was watching it the whole first game and I I think Crandall is picking up on that and going crossbody with it and that's the kind of awareness it.

Takes to be successful at this level recognizing an area you can exploit Theresa into the net yeah I just don't think of Gingrich and Merchant don't find a way to get on the attack first yeah I mean at this point sometimes it's more a bit it's it's more advantageous to attack the aggressive.

Player first and get then allow them to dictate well I know at this point I'd be done being hit into the net so the side out in Jersey and Crandall have a little discussion I think Teresa thought Crandall was going to be a little more aggressive on that.

Oh Crandall try to switch it up who's gonna go to Gingrich and instead puts it into the net yeah oh nice Ernie executed there by dorisi yeah perfect move there by dorisi but.

Set up extremely well by Crandall putting the pressure on much and the only option he had was to go down the line that so one one two and the speed up there and Crandall puts it into the net yeah it's better set up and a good trigger pull there from.

Gingrich first time Merchant Gingrich have had a lead in this match thank you and that one right down the boulevard yeah and they did a great job jerryc and Crandall there uh pushing some things out wide to create some more openings.

Throughout the middle of the Court yeah Madison's got a motion has to try to come back on that one gingrid took a step to the lawn off the tape yeah but I like to see that that was you know he didn't get into that dink that he's been getting into he just kind of.

Came right out and tried to make something happen yep Merchant Atta Owensboro Kentucky he's like the mayor in that town literally or figuratively figuratively they they love that guy the mayor actually comes to visit him at his home well that's pretty impressive and he.

Doesn't have any pressure of having to run for office apparently so that's even better yeah the town loves him it's a great town and they really rally around him like a HomeTown hero let's that one go and it's a good decision and a 3-1 Advantage they try to get a.

Little bit of breathing room here that's going to be deep King Rich talking to himself they are good hold and good spot that from Gingrich that can perfectly played it great yeah sometimes it's a tell with certain players as far as they only go.

To the two-handed when they're speeding up Gingrich has a tendency to do that sometimes but he has developed that two-hand backhand role cross-court all right oh yeah and that'll get him fired up I mean that was realizing that's what it helped get because they haven't really been changing it up Chad yeah they've.

Been very predictable to this point and twice in this match so far in this particular game we've seen both Gingrich and merchant do a great job with the change up and that'll take a time out for Crandall and dorisi we'll take a quick break as well.

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Gold medal match we're Spurling in Weinbach await yeah and I think they just kind of keep at this Dave and and Chad being unpredictable trying to be the first person first team on the attack so here we go five one two and into the net to make it 6-1-2 so that's a good speed up there from.

Crandall and again switching to we we saw Gingrich and uh Merchan