JP Smith and Matt Reid captured their 7th doubles title yesterday in Toyota, Japan at the Dunlop Srixon World Challenge. It was Smith’s 20th title on the ATP Challenger Tour. This pairing advanced to the final by winning their last three matches in straight sets. Their heavy serving, coupled with solid net play, proved to be an unbeatable combination this week.
The Toyota Challenger Title gives them a great chance to book a spot in the doubles main draw of the 2017 Australian Open. Best of luck guys!
JP Smith and Matt Reid played the $50,000 Traralgon, Australia Challenger this week and captured their 6th doubles title together. In an all Australian final, the Smith-Reid duo defeated Matthew Ebden and Matthew Barton 64 64. This was JP Smith’s 19th Challenger doubles title since turning pro.
Smith and Reid also partnered this month in the $100,000 Tiburon, California Challenger, winning the title by defeating Quentin Halys (FRA) and Dennis Novikov (USA) 61 62. They were finalists, one week later in Stockton, California, losing a close match to Samuel Groth and Brian Baker.
JP and Matt are planning to play together next week in Canberra, Australia and then finish the year with two weeks in Japan. Their goal is to enter the Australian Open together in January.
JP Smith and Matt Reid partnered in doubles at the Binghamton $50k Challenger this week and took home the title. They won all four matches in straight sets, defeating Liam Broady and Guilherme Clezar in the final by a score of 64 62. This is the fourth championship for Smith and Reid, and the 17th doubles title for JP Smith on the Challenger Tour.
Smith will be playing qualifying singles at the BB&T Open in Atlanta beginning this Saturday, July 30th.
JP Smith and Matt Reid will play for their fourth Challenger doubles title together, and JP’s 17th Challenger title, tomorrow at the Binghamton $50K Challenger at 11:00 a.m local time. They defeated the No. 4 seeds Sekou Bangoura (USA) and David O’Hare (IRL) today 764 63 to reach the Final. Smith and partner Stefan Kozlov defeated Bangoura and O’Hare two weeks ago at the Winnetka Challenger to take that title.
JP Smith and fellow Australian Matt Reid partnered for the seventh time in their pro careers this week at the Seoul $100K Challenger. They have previously won two titles together: the 2013 Sacramento Challenger and the 2014 Burnie, Australia Challenger, and have reached the semi-final round once and quarterfinals three times in their additional matches.
Smith and Reid defeated Mao-Xin Gong (CHN) and Chu-Huan Yi (TPE) in the LeCoq Seoul Open Challenger Doubles Final by a score of 63 75.
Omar Jasika and JP Smith at the Miami Open
JP Smith and Omar Jasika were awarded a Wild Card into the ATP Masters 1000 Miami Open this week. They defeated the No. 7 Seeds Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Nenad Zimonjic in a high energy match that ended with a super tiebreak 61 57 12-10. In their second round match, they faced David Marrero and Benoit Paire. This time Smith and Jasika defeated their opponents in a quick two set match by a score of 63 64.
Smith and Jasika face the No. 4 Seeds Mike and Bob Bryan on Wednesday, 30 March, second on after 3:00 p.m. The match will be televised on TennisTV.com.
JP Smith and Luke Saville were awarded wildcards into men’s doubles at the 2016 Australian Open. Their first match will be played against the No. 8 seeds John Peers (ranked Emirates World No. 8) and Henri Kontinen (FIN). JP won five doubles titles in 2012 with John Peers and partnered with him in doubles at the 2013 Australian Open.
JP Smith and Dustin Brown
Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
JP Smith begins a new week on a new continent at the ATP World Tour 250 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, US. He spent April/May in Guadalajara, Mexico; Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, South Korea; and Paris, France. June was spent entirely in the UK at three Challengers in England, a quick visit with a friend, James Cluskey, at his family’s home in Ireland, and back to London where he qualified in three rounds for his first main draw appearance at Wimbledon.
Smith begins play tomorrow, 13 July, in main draw singles at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, with his first match against ATP World No. 25 Bernard Tomic (AUS). They play Center Court, 2nd on after 11:00 a.m. ET US. He follows that match in main draw doubles with partner Dustin Brown (GER), against Aliaksandr Bury (BLR) and Andreas Siljestrom (SWE) on Court 1, 4th on after 11:00 a.m. Dustin Brown just completed a great singles run at Wimbledon, where he qualified and then went on to defeat Rafa Nadal in the second round.
Draws, schedules, and live scores can be found at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships website.