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Yay. Paul reaches the final and will play Borges.

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Nix wrote:

Yay. Paul reaches the final and will play Borges.

 

Way to go, Bubbly Jubbly smile



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Great comeback by Paul 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, although I would have been very disappointed for Paul if he had not won his SF given the way the draw opened up.

Mississippi State Senior; Nuno Borges, born in 1997 is the no 1 seed in the final. ATP 643, ITF 116, JCH 44.

Paul (JCH 384!) has taken sets off him in the past, they both play in the SEC. Nuno won a futures in November (Pensacola) but didnt get out of the Charlottesville challenger qualms loosing to Lloyd Glasspool, in the futures prior to that in Harlington he beat JFH but then lost in QF to Andrew Watson. I think he has improved through the college tennis regular season but it gives you an idea of the level.

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Very good to see from Paul. All the best for the final.

I don't know if he'll be back in the UK come the Wimbledon WC play-offs but if he is and interested then if the relevant folk are half awake he should have a WC for these.


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indiana wrote:

Very good to see from Paul. All the best for the final.

I don't know if he'll be back in the UK come the Wimbledon WC play-offs but if he is and interested then if the relevant folk are half awake he should have a WC for these.


 I've tweeted him to ask but he might be a bit preoccupied at the moment!



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Oh my goodness. He's done it. Beaten the number 1 seed. Incredibly well done Paul.

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twitter.com/ncaatennis/status/1132402494359920640

Hope this works!

https://twitter.com/ncaatennis/status/1132400818567680000?s=21



-- Edited by Nix on Saturday 25th of May 2019 09:58:30 PM

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That's our boy. Brilliant !

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Wow. I decided to go back and read his "back story" again as provided by CD early in this thread and it makes this achievement that much more impressive and heartwarming. Huge congratulations to Paul, his Grandma and all the others who have helped him on his journey so far. The future is very bright indeed for this young man and nobody can question that he deserves it.

Will be interesting to see if he sees out his college days or makes an earlier switch to the Pro Circuit.

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Steven has posted on twitter that previous winners of this title include Ashe, Connors and McEnroe.

Inspired by that I thought I would look up a list and see of any other names I might recognise. The list is long.

Stan Smith
Kevin Curren
Tim Mayotte
Michael Pernfors
Bob Bryan (No surprise he won the dubs as well that year with Mike)
Benjamin Becker
Steve Johnson
Blaz Rola
McKenzie MacDonald

And several other familiar names too.




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Looks like a pretty straight forward win for Paul 6-3, 7-6. As mentioned previously he had taken the first set off Nuno on a number of occasions before.

What an achievement! to win the NCAA coming from a junior CH of 384 shows colossal improvement given opportunity. He has also done it leading a developing tennis programme, so congratulations to the coaches that spotted and facilitated that opportunity.



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Wow. I decided to go back and read his "back story" again as provided by CD early in this thread and it makes this achievement that much more impressive and heartwarming. Huge congratulations to Paul, his Grandma and all the others who have helped him on his journey so far. The future is very bright indeed for this young man and nobody can question that he deserves it.

Will be interesting to see if he sees out his college days or makes an earlier switch to the Pro Circuit.


 

Yes, his story is inspiring. And, as you say, there are many people behind the scenes who have obviously been SO important, and self-sacrificing.

Just to repeat the original info:

"Playing tennis at such a high level has taken a lot of hard work and commitment from Paul; this has been particularly difficult given his home circumstances. Sadly Paul lost both parents when he was very young, he has been raised by his grandmother, Val from the age of 4. Paul and Val live in a council house in East Hull, Vals only income being her state pension. Paul has 3 aunts and uncles who are very supportive but all work fulltime and have young families which mean that they cannot always assist with his tennis. Pauls training at Nuffield is heavily subsidised and he has been receiving funding from Yorkshire LTA to go towards the costs of competing. Without this help it would not have been possible for Paul to reach the high playing standard he has achieved."

This is from a local solicitors, Williamsons, who funded him £500 and deserve some credit.

As do the Yorkshire LTA.

And Hull CIty Council, the LTA and the Friends of Pelican Park (Jan HOrnby, Chair) for saving four local courts (just minutes from where Paul lived) from closure, and put in floodlights, new surfaces, new booking system and kept them going, and made them possible to play, even when dark or wet.   

But the coaches are the main unsung heroes. Jonny Carmichael sounds like a brilliant man. Kudos to him. As does the team at Hull:

Jonny has always had faith in me. Hes paid out of his own pocket to send me to competitions in the past. The whole team at the Nuffield Health Tennis Academy and my fitness coach, Aaron in the gym have been amazing, I cant thank them enough.

The US Game**** coach, Goffi, also should get a lot of praise. He was in London, checking out players when a friend told him to go to Hull. He saw what many of us had seen, a "young, skinny kid with great balance and coordination".  But the main thing was: The determination in his eyes and what he was telling me, Goffi said. Hes like, Im telling you right now, if I have the same opportunities as the other people around me, I will be the best. And so they 'took a chance' on him. 

That's the key phrase, really - if I had the same opportunities.....

 

 



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Such an incredibly inspiring story. Well done Paul!

Anyone fancy a whip round to help the lad out? I wonder how much this board could raise for him to start his pro career!

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This is undoubtedly a big step for Paul he has improved immensely over his three years in college, to win the No 1 slot as a freshman and be so consistent in that slot against the best players in the SEC is what gives you hope that he will progress to challenger level.

Cam I felt as a junior was the best player in College tennis by a distance although he never won the NCAA ie winning at this level was relatively easy for him the majority of the time. Paul is consistent, has dug it out. Undoubtedly the other side of the draw was tougher so he had a bit of luck there but he put Nuno away (who has earnt his no 1 seed) with the minimum of fuss.

Just a great shame he will not get that US Open wildcard! The LTA should give him a Wimbledon Qualys WC as some form of recognition of the level he has achieved here, apart from the devolved LTA of the nation of Yorkshire he doesnt seem to have had any support from the LTA who generally look on college players as not being good enough although in Pauls case they are so wrong it is not well enough resourced.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Sunday 26th of May 2019 09:02:01 AM

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LordBrownof wrote:

Such an incredibly inspiring story. Well done Paul!

Anyone fancy a whip round to help the lad out? I wonder how much this board could raise for him to start his pro career!


Love that idea, but I sincerely hope with the publicity that he is getting right now, that some serious sponsors step up to the plate and support him.



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