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Good Effort, Samosaurus

Samosaurus took a set off of Rafa Nadal. On clay. Impressive, Samosaurus. This guy has some clay court prowess, which is rare for an American these days. Sam took the first set in a tiebreak over Nadal, in the first rubber of the USA – Spain Davis Cup tie. From there on Rafa was too good, and won the next three sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

It’s going to be funny when Rafa plays Andy Roddick in the reverse singles. Just comical.

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Sam-o-saurus!

I think Sam Querrey looks like a dinosaur. Just the way his left hand goes when he hits that whippy forehand resembles a T-Rex.  Samosaurus has had the U.S. Open of his life with a straight sets win over Ivo Karlovic earlier today. Next up for Samosaurus is Rafa Nadal, who beat Victor Troicki pretty handily in his third round match.

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Americans Dominate Tennis (At least for this week)

The past week has been the best in a long time for American tennis. Every major trophy up for grabs last week was claimed by an American. Serena Williams triumphed in Bangalore over Patty Schynder of Switzerland. Andy Roddick claimed the title in Dubai over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez. Sam Querrey won the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas over South African Kevin Anderson

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But perhaps the most promising news is the way the new generation of Americans performed over the past week. Querrey, only 20, won his first title. Sam, along with John Isner and Donald Young make the future for American men’s tennis look bright. On the women’s side, three American juniors had a great showing at the 50k challenger, the Hilton Cup, in Las Vegas. 16 year-old, Asia Muhammad, made it all the way to the final. In the semifinals she took out 17 year-old, Madison Brengle. Brengle also made the Wimbledon girl’s final last summer. Another American, CoCo Vandeweghe, made it to the quarterfinals. 16 year-old Vandeweghe has been hailed as the most promising of the young crop. With all these promising young talents, America may get back to its glory days in a few years.

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Meet the new generation: Asia Muhammad, Madison Brengle, CoCo Vandeweghe

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