Monday, July 5
Main Draw: Competition kicked off on Center Court and the Front Lawn Courts, much to the delight of an excited holiday weekend crowd which was one of the tournament's largest on a Monday in history.
Match of the Day: Go Soeda upset No. 8 seed Taylor Dent 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the second match on Center Court. As a result, Soeda attained his first ATP World Tour grass court win and advances to play the winner of No. 1 seed Sam Querrey and fellow American Jesse Levine.
Shot of the Day: Young American Ryan Harrison stole the show Monday at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships with his behind the back forehand passing shot during the first set of his 6-1 6-2 win over No. 6 seed Karol Beck of Slovakia. The crowd erupted after Harrison rifled the shot past Beck at the net to clinch the opening set.
Stat of the Day: Dustin Brown of Jamaica fired 20 aces past Bjorn Phau of Germany en route to his second career victory on grass. Brown prevailed over Phau 7-6 (3), 6-7 (7), 6-4.
In the Qualifiers: In the final matches of the Qualifying Round, Sergei Bubka, Jr., son of the famed Ukranian pole vaulter, advanced to earn his first main draw spot in an ATP World Tour tournament.
Unwinding, Newport style: Post-play, ATP World Tour players and their families gathered on the Horseshoe Piazza at the Hall of Fame for a relaxing Newport evening with good food and lawn games.
On Tuesday: Round 2 continues, with an incredible schedule on Center Court. Play begins at 11 a.m. and features No. 5 American Mardy Fish up first against countryman Michael Russell. Next up will be Nicolas Mahut in his first return to the courts since the epic Wimbledon match. Mahut will face off against Alejandro Falla, who had an epic match of his own, taking Roger Federer to 5 sets in the first round at Wimbledon. No. 1 seed and world No. 19 Sam Querrey follows against Jesse Levine, also from the United States. In the last match of the day on Center Court, defending champion Rajeev Ram will take on Ivan Navarro from Spain. Tuesday's schedule features world No. 19 Sam Querrey and Nicolas Mahut in his first return to the courts since Wimbledon.
Photos by Mike Baz, William Boshes and International Tennis Hall of Fame Staff.