MatchPlay 120: Week 2 update
In case you missed the news, we're bringing professional tennis back to your screens with the Topnotch Tennis Tours MatchPlay 120 series. The series sets up 120 matches featuring top-300 ATP and WTA players. Matches will be streamed live from locations around the country for six weeks.
Create your free Grand Slam Tennis Tours account today to access the live stream! This week, we’ll have 4–7 matches daily from Monday to Friday. On Saturday, we’ll have two matches, including one doubles match! See the full schedule here.
Active locations: Boca Raton, FL; Columbus, OH; Newport Beach, CA; and Orlando, FL (Gooding Todero Academy).
Highlights from last week
Ulises Blanch put an end to this rally with McDonald with a nice passing shot.
Earlier in the week, Mikael Torpegaard showed off some passing skills of his own.
Players won't qualify until they've played at least ten matches, but let's see who's in the lead right now.
- J.J. Wolf
- Dmitry Popko
- Brandon Nakashima
- Bjorn Fratangelo
- Mackenzie McDonald
- Katrina Scott (WC)
- Jennifer Brady
- Caroline Dolehide
- Laura Siegemund
- Jamie Loeb
On court this week:
View the schedule and click through to the live streams here. You might recognize names like Coco Vandeweghe, Steve Johnson, Jennifer Brady, and Tennys Sandgren.
What to look forward to:
On Monday, we’re excited to have ATP No. 63 Steve Johnson open his MatchPlay account against Ernesto Escobedo at 7 PM EDT. Johnson has won four ATP Tour titles and a Bronze medal from the Rio Olympics. He's the most decorated player in NCAA tennis history. Later, former Top 10 player and two-time Grand Slam semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe plays her first match against Claire Liu, former #1 Junior in the world and Wimbledon Junior Champion.
Tuesday brings a big battle from Columbus, as 2020 Australian Open quarterfinalist and ATP No. 55 Tennys Sandgren takes on Danish Davis Cup player and 2020 Cleveland Open winner Mikael Torpegaard at 12 PM.
On Thursday, French Open quarterfinalist and US Fed Cup winner Shelby Rogers faces world No. 112 Anna Kalinskaya in Boca Raton at 2 PM.
In Friday’s five-match line-up, WTA No. 134 Caroline Dolehide takes on Jamie Loeb at noon ET from Orlando. Dolehide finished last year ranked No. 62 in doubles after advancing to the semifinals at the US Open. We think she is one to look out for.
The Saturday spotlight is on Alejandro Tabilo, who will be playing both a singles and a doubles match. Ranked ATP No. 174 in singles, Alejandro Tabilo made his debut on the ATP Tour at this year’s Australian Open. (He lost to John Isner in the second round.) Tabilo will be taking on Dmitry Popko at noon, followed by our first doubles match at 2 PM.
This week, we meet two players with identical stats.
- 25 years old
Jennifer Brady is currently ranked just shy of her career-high 45, at WTA No. 48. She's reached the Round of 16 at both the Australian Open and the US Open (both in 2017). This year, she beat Svitolina and Muguruza in Dubai.
Brady's idols growing up were Justine Henin and Lleyton Hewitt.
Brady is playing MatchPlay 120 in Orlando at Gooding Todero Academy. Learn more about the academy on their website!
- 25 years old
“Mackie” is currently ranked at a career-high ATP No. 271 in singles; his career-high in doubles is No. 193. He finished his 2016 college season as the No.1 singles anddoubles player in the nation.
McDonald started tennis at age three with his father; since then, he's earned over $1.3 million in career prize money. Good idea, dad!
McDonald is also playing MatchPlay 120 in Orlando at GTA.
Check out our schedule and tune in to watch some great live tennis today!