“I really had no expectations but I had no pressure either. It’s funny how things work out,” said Robby Ginepri after beating third seed Sam Querrey, 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships on Sunday.
This was Ginepri’s first title in four years – the last one also coming at Indy in 2005 (over top seed Andy Roddick). Robby entered this week’s tournament ranked 95 in the world and with only four match wins for the season. His slump was mainly due to a burst appendix he suffered before Indian Wells this year – requiring over a week in the hospital and causing him to lose about 30 pounds. He was off the tour for eight weeks.
Given that 2005 turned out to be Robby Ginepri’s best season, including a semi final run at the US Open, things are looking up for the American. And for the next week, at least, Ginepri can say he’s the U.S. Open Series leader.
Robby Ginepri will be playing this coming week at the L.A. Tennis Open.
Congrats, Robby! (And Sam, you’re going to need more than your Samurai to get you psyched up for these big matches.)
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