October 2007

October 2007

October 28th, 2007

The Bryan Brothers were too much for Mark and James to handle, as they won 6-1, 6-1. Still, this is a great result for Mark in only his 2nd tournament since the U.S. Open. He will now play the final regular season event in Paris with Fabrice Santoro, before moving on to play in the Masters Cup in Shanghai with Daniel Nestor.

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October 27th, 2007

What a match Mark and James played in the semifinals against Hanley/Ullyett, the # 2 seeds! Mark and James won a tightly contested match 7-5, 6-7, 12-10! It took the boys 13 match points to clinch the victory but they were able to pull through. They will play for the title tomorrow against the #1 team, the Bryan Brothers!

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October 26th, 2007

Mark and James are into the semifinals! They defeated Lindstedt/Nieminen 6-4, 7-5. Next up are the #2 seeds Hanley/Ullyett.

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October 23rd, 2007

Mark and James defeated the # 3 seeds Aspelin/Knowle in Basel today in a close match, winning 5-7, 7-6 (7), 10-4! This is Mark’s first win since losing in the U.S. Open quarterfinals. The team will face Lindstedt/Nieminen for a spot in the semifinals.

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October 20th, 2007

Mark and James Blake have been dealt a tough opening match in Basel as they will face the # 3 seeds Aspelin/Knowle in the first round. The draw can be found here.

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October 18th, 2007

Mark and Jamie Murray lost to Matkowski/Fyrstenberg of Poland in the 2nd round of the Madrid Masters. The Poles won 6-4, 7-6 (2).

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October 13th, 2007

The doubles draw for Madrid has been released and Mark and Jamie Murray are seeded 8th. They will face either the Polish duo of Matkowski/Fyrstenberg or the American pairing of Blake/Butorac. Interestingly, they are in the same quarter as Nestor and Zimonjic. The draw can be viewed here.

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October 4th, 2007

Mark will team up with Scotland’s Jamie Murray at the Madrid Masters Series event due to Mahesh Bhupathi injuring his back and having surgery. Mark’s plans for Basel and Paris have not been finalized yet but will be posted when avaliable.