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Boys: J300 Indian Wells (Regional Chamoionships), USA, hard (Week 11)


And Oli wraps it up to ensure he debuts in the ITF top 50 next week as top ranked Brit

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(5) Oliver Bonding d. (13) Cyrus Mahjoob (USA) 6-3 6-4

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(11) Cooper Woestendick (USA) v (5) Oliver Bonding


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DavidC wrote:

And Oli wraps it up to ensure he debuts in the ITF top 50 next week as top ranked Brit

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(5) Oliver Bonding d. (13) Cyrus Mahjoob (USA) 6-3 6-4

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(11) Cooper Woestendick (USA) v (5) Oliver Bonding


That's very impressive, for a 2007-born player

Excellent week - keep going, Oli 



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Steven also reporting that the winner of this junior event is guaranteed a wildcard into the qualis of adult Indian Wells next year

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Great prize (confirmed by this article)

Colette (Zootennis) has a match report / interview:

"Woestendick's opponent in the final is No. 5 seed Oliver Bonding of Great Britain, who defeated No. 13 seed Cyrus Mahjoob 6-3, 6-4. 

Much like Woestendick, Bonding held serve with ease in the opening set, increasing the pressure on Mahjoob. Yet the 17-year-old from Maryland dug himself out of numerous holes until serving at 3-4, when Bonding got the break and closed out the set. He then broke Mahjoob in a long third game to go up 3-1 in the second set. Mahjoob, who will join the University of Michigan team this fall, got his only break of the match at with Bonding serving at 4-3, but he double faulted twice in the next game and Bonding took advantage, blasting a backhand winner at 15-40 to go up 5-4. The 15-year-old right-hander closed out the win with a great serve at 40-15 to reach his second J300 final.

"My first serve percentage was really high," said Bonding, who won the ITF J300 title in Colombia last month. "My win percentage off it was good also. I don't mind when guys stand back, because I have a lot of time." Bonding, who defeated No. 2 seed Roy Horovitz 6-3, 7-6(6) in the quarterfinals, faced a contrasting set of tactics from Mahjoob today.

"He brought some different style today," said Bonding, who had not played Mahjoob previously. "Some slicing, he likes to volley, so I had to be ready for anything."

The final will be a rematch of a first round encounter in January at the J300 in Costa Rica, which Bonding won 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. 

"That was also on hard, but it was at altitude, so it will be a different match," Bonding said. "The conditions there were super quick, which favored me a little bit more. But Cooper's a great player and I'll have to play my best again to beat him."

The final follows the girls (Theadora Rabman v Clervie Ngounoue) which kicks off proceedings on Stadium 2 at 5pm GMT



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Clervie won the girls final easily so Oliver has just started - with a break - scores here



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Always been a big fan of Clervie's

She has a great game

But, c'mon, Oli !!!!

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Oli was broken back so the first set went to a tiebreak which Oli nicked 8-6

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Oli's got the first set, 7-6(6)

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Fabulous

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The American saves two matchpoints to send us into a second tiebreak



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The second tiebreak goes the other way 7-5. There is a stream but you have to create an account, so i didn't bother - but there may well be a Youtube video subsequently.

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Regardless of result, will Oli move to GB number one tomorrow ? Or does he need to win?

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JonH comes home wrote:

Regardless of result, will Oli move to GB number one tomorrow ? Or does he need to win?


 See David's post at the top of th page 



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JonH comes home wrote:

Regardless of result, will Oli move to GB number one tomorrow ? Or does he need to win?


 See David's post at the top of th page 


 Thanks - I tend not to go back in threads , apologies 



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After being unable to convert his matchpoints in set 2 Oli lost the first 4 games of the decider and has to settle for runner-up

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(11) Cooper Woestendick (USA) d. (5) Oliver Bonding 6-7 (6) 7-6(5) 6-2



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