On Monday in Newport, No. 7 seed Steve Johnson opened the tournament action with a center court win over Michael Berrer. Next up, John-Patrick Smith and Bernard Tomic went head-to-head in an Aussie battle. Smith, current wold No. 156, notched his first Tour level win with a big upset over Tomic, the tournament’s No. 3 seed and the current world No. 25. No. 2 seed Ivo Karlovic survived a close call, prevailing over Illya Marchenko 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-4 after two hours and 23 minutes. Bill Talbert Center Court was electric in the last match of the day when Rhode Islander Jared Donaldson overcame Austin Krajicek in three sets to advance to Round 2.

 

RESULTS – JULY 13, 2015
Singles – First Round
[2] I. Karlovic (CRO) d I. Marchenko (UKR) 76(4) 67(6) 64
J. Smith (AUS) d [3] [WC] B. Tomic (AUS) 63 75
[7] S. Johnson (USA) d M. Berrer (GER) 67(6) 61 62
J. Donaldson (USA) d A. Krajicek (USA) 67(5) 63 62
T. Ito (JPN) d [WC] N. Rubin (USA) 63 67(7) 64
A. Falla (COL) d A. Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 61 75

Doubles – First Round
A. Bury (BLR) / A. Siljestrom (SWE) d D. Brown (GER) / J. Smith (AUS) 63 36 12-10

Steve Johnson Newport Tennis Hall

No. 7 seed Steve Johnson advanced to Round 2 with a win over Michael Berrer.

Jared Donaldson Army Newport Hall of Fame

Fans came out for hometown hero Jared Donaldson in an electrifying closing match of the day. In his first Main Draw match at the tournament, Donaldson advanced 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2 with a victory over Austin Krajicek. “It is truly special from the heart, looking around the stands and seeing all my friends and people I’ve known my entire life,” said the 18 year old, who has jumped from world No. 260 to No. 155 this season.

Tommy Haas Todd Martin Newport Tennis Hall of Fame

Tommy Haas spent some time exploring the newly renovated museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which opened in May. New for 2015, all tournament tickets include museum admission.

 

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