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The city of Champaign, Illinois, will be hosting the JSM Challenger this week, featuring some of the rising stars on the circuit.


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The top seed goes to the American Jared Donaldson, who is coming in fresh from a semifinal run to the Knoxville Challenger most recently. Before that, he also managed to reach the quarterfinal in Charlottesville. He also played some on the ATP Tour, but apart from a third round run in the US Open, he didn't have any other major feats. Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland is the second seed here, who recently reached the semifinal of Vietnam Open and Charlottesville. However, in his last event in Knoxville, he lost early in the first round. Another youngster to join the list of contenders here is Stefan Kozlov, who was the runner-up in China International Suzhou Challenger, and also the semifinalist in Knoxville. Lastly, there's the Belgian Joris De Loore, who too played in Knoxville most recently, but lost in the first round itself. Among the lot, he is the one player with the least amount of momentum.


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All of them played in the same tournament last week itself, and are quite familiar with each other's style of playing. This is certainly going to be an intriguing one to see.


Posted: 16th November 2015


The JSM Challenger Of Champaign is a North American outdoor hard court tournament held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $50,000.


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That money was enough to bring in some quality talent which happened to include a single top 100 player, the currently world number 100 Malek Jaziri. The Tunisian is a two-time Challenger titlist who was as high as 65th in the ranking a couple of years back. Clearly somebody who can do some damage at that level. When it comes to the past winners of the tournament, we can safely say that the JSM Challenger has been largely dominated by American players. This year's event will be the 20th edition in tournament history and out of the 19 competitions so far, 12 has been won by an American player. The last time this happened was 2013 when Tennys Sandgren went all the way, defeating Samuel Groth in the final. Last year was Adrian Mannarino's, who will not compete in this year's tournament.


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In his absence, the biggest favorite will be Jaziri, who already managed to win his first round match by comfortably beating Noah Rubin, 6-4, 6-2. If not him, second and third seed Americans, Austin Krajicek or Ryan Harrison could go all the way.


Posted: 10th November 2014


The 2014 JSM Challenger Of Champaign Urbana is professional tennis tournament. It is played on the hard courts. It is at present the part of Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour.


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The first edition of this tournament was held in 2002. It is the 13th edition of this tournament. It is going to be hosted by Champaign, Illinois, Australia. This event is worth the prize money of 50000 dollars. A great number of world class players take part in this event. To play on the same court with such big names is seriously a big honor for the young players. This tournament gives great exposure to the young talent. 2011 and 2012 championships were won by Alex Kuznetsov and Tim Smyczek. By seeing the past record one can say that United States players have dominated in the past years. If we call them the kings of this tournament it won’t be wrong.


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The love of Australians for this sport can be seen every time when a tennis event is held in United States of America. So, this year a great crowd is expected. This tournament is going to be a thriller as top seeded players will be taking part in it.


Posted: 11th November 2013


In Sao Paulo between 13th and 17th November the finals would be held where players will fight for their best to win the tournament and also to get the huge tournament prize bonus associated with the winning of the tournament.


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The matches would be played on the outdoor clay at the Sociedade Harmonia de Tenis and hence close and nail biting matches are expected to be held in Sao Paulo. This tournament finals has made tennis lovers to be very excited and their excitement is clearly evident from their interest in buying the tickets to see the match live with their friends and family. A fierce battle is emerging on the ATP Challenger Tour that fans of tennis are waiting anxiously. This is the battle of winning the title of the ATP Challenger Tour and establishing the supremacy of being the best among the others. The tournament was held all around the world where best players came against each other and fight to win over the other but unfortunately only one can be crowned with the champion of the ATP Challenger Tour title.


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A much awaited final match of the ATP Challenger tour would crown one player to be the best among all other participants of the tournament so it’s the greatest opportunity for fans to see the tennis at its very best.


Posted: 12th November 2012


On the ATP Challenger Tour this week, four tournaments that range from clay courts to hard courts.One of them that has the largest purse, is going to be played on hard courts for 106,500 Euros. Then, there is a tournament in Yokohama, Japan that is also played on hard courts for $50,000 as well as a tournament in Marbella, Spain that is played on clay courts and is worth 30,000 Euros. Our featured tournament this week is going to be played in the United States. It is the hard court event in Champaign, Illinois, for $50,000.


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This tourament is called the JSM Challenger of Champaign-Urbana and it happens from the 12th of November to the 17th played on hard courts on Laykold,for $50,000 in Champaign, Illinois in the United States. The top seed in this tournament is Michael Russell,who is ranked at 103rd and then Mischa Zverev is the second seed, currently ranked at 138th. Denis Kudla is third and Ryan Sweeting is the fourth seed. Fifth is Bobby Reynolds with Tim Smyczek as sixth and then seventh and eighth are Jack Sock and Alex Kuznetsov.


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Posted: 14th November 2016

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