The 57th Copa del Café WILL BE PLAYED in 2022 from 10 to 15 January, but due to Covid19 health restrictions will NOT BE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Night matches will be televised through the TD+ and TD Max (www.tdmax.com) platforms.

Hotel reservation must be made directly by the player.

Every player and his/her coach/parent must present a valid Covid-19 Antigen Test no more than 72 hours old, to play in the tournament (testing facility less than 2 miles from the Club).

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COPA DEL CAFE 2022

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Singles quarterfinals have reduced both Boys and Girls draws to 4 players each as the draw becomes ever more defining. On the Boys it was an all USA cast and it looked like top seed Cooper WILLIAMS was in trouble, but he was able to push back an aggressive Nishesh BASAVAREDDY and take the match in 3 sets 3-6, 7-6, 6-2. Michael ZHENG seeded 5 had an easier time of it against Alexander RAZEGHI by a score of 6-2, 6-4. In the bottom half of the draw, qualifier Learner TIEN surprised no. 3 seed Nick GODSICK by the surprisingly easy 6-1,6-3 result. Seventh seed Sebastian GORZNY took the last semifinal berth from Jonah BRASWELL with a tough and exhausting match on Stadium Court by a score of 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. It was a tough loss for BRASWELL who lost the first set tiebreak at 14-12, and all onlookers were of the same opinion that neither player deserved to lose.  

In Girls quarterfinals seventh seed Sayaka ISHII of Japan played well and held back the tough Gabriella BROADFOOT of South Africa in 3 sets, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Eighth seed Sonya MACAVEI of USA dispatched Victoria OSUIGWE (USA) by 6-0, 6-4. MACAVEI in back to back matches dashed the hopes of strong qualifiers (Yujin KIM of Korea in the previous round). In the bottom half of the Girls draw, Luca UDVARDY of Hungary won a second consecutive 3 set match over a tough player, this time Mia SLAMA of USA seeded 4, by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. The last semifinal slot has gone to the surprising Naomi XU of Canada who bested Ahmani GUICHARD (USA) in straight sets 6-2,6-2. GUICHARD was a tough opponent who had beaten top players including no. 2 seed, so the final score was a bit surprising. Fifteen year old Naomi is a small player with little power but backs opponents into corners with superior placement and a strong court sense.

Doubles semifinals are now set with the top 2 seeds (all players from USA) in the Boys draw competing against talented and capable opponents from France, Great Britain, and Mexico. In Girls Doubles the team of Gabriella BROADFOOT (South Africa) and Elizabeth JONES (USA) toppled the top seeds BLANCH and KRUG by a score of 6-3, 7-6 to claim a semifinal slot. The remaining berths have been taken by teams seeded 2,3, and 4, representing Japan, Taiwan, USA, Slovakia, Hungary and USA.

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