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Coach Gregg returned to Palm Springs to take in the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells

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DAY ONE: Arrived in Palm Springs and settled into the rental. Heading back to the Indian Wells facility tonight. Looking forwad to returning and seeing some high quality tennis. One tap tonight is Roger Federer against a young American, Denis Kudla (USA). Federer looked sharp as he won the match, 6-4 6-1 . The ladies played next with (5) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d [27] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 6-4 6-2

DAY TWO:We didn't order any pre-tickets for this day, so decided to call and pick up day tickets so we can catch Andy Roddick and the Bryan Brothers. SOLD OUT. Bummer. Guess we'll have to kick back at the hacienda and watch all of the action on the television. John Isner (USA) vs. Juan Monaco (ARG) up
first. Good win for Isner 7-5,7-5. Man he can serve the ball. Next up Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Kevin Anderson (RSA). Maria Sharapova, (RUS) rocked Simona Halep, (ROU) 6-3,6-1 and Andy Roddick (USA) lost to Tomas Berdych (CZE) Andy has been such a
disappointment to most of us fans. Really thought he'd develop into a different type of player. Anyway, night match shows Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) which Wozniacki won 3-6,7-5, 6-2 and Ryan Harrison (USA) played
GuillermoGarcia-Lopez (ESP). Harrison won 6-4 7-5 Some good tennis.

DAY THREE: Took a day off from tennis and took Keithan up the tram to the top of the mountain. He
was impressed but the tram ride upset his stomach a little. "Poor Little Boy" said his pops, smiling.

DAY FOUR: Off to another Day Session of tennis at the BPN Championships! Saw some very good tennis
once again, but when you're watching the pros, the level is pretty outstanding. Federer defeated Milos Raonic
and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Stepanek. Rapha Nadal downed Marcel Granollers and Flavia Pennetta lost
to Agnieszka Radwanska

DAY FIVE: Saw a ton of tennis today. We had tickets for both Day and Evening sessions so we took in a lot
of tennis. Started with Djokovic going three sets over Pablo Andujar 60 67(5) 62. USA's John Isner played
well to beat Matt Ebden 64 75 and USA's Ryan Harrison dropped a great match to Gilles Simon of France
67(0) 75 16. Juan Martin Del Potro took the late night match over Istomin 76(2) 67(6) 62 and Federer went
three again Thomaz Bellucci 36 63 64. Nadal beat an up and coming Alexandr Dolgopolov 63 62. Sharapova
rocked Roberta Vinci 62 61. In doubles action we missed the Bryan brothers as one of them got sick and they
had to forfeit their match. We did get to see Rapha Nadal hook up with Marc Lopez to beat the great L. Paes
and partner Stepanek 63 76(5). On the women's side we saw Hlavackova and Hradecka win over
Errani/Vinci 62 76(4). Like I said, a full day of tennis.

DAY SIX : Time to rest. We'll catch a few matches on the TV and watch some March Madness before leaving
sunny California tomorrow. Great experience and now we are ready to bring all of this great knowledge back to
the Wolves' tennis program.

See you all soon!

Below are some of the pictures Coach Gregg would like to share with the Team and Friends of CBHS Tennis


Last Updated on March 15, 2012

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