Big Day for Americans & Collegians, Day 9

SPOILER ALERT: Australian Open results below!

 

 

The college guys had a good night. The college (and American) gals, not so much.

Bob and Mike Bryan rolled through their opponents in straight sets to start the day yesterday. At 39 years old, these guys continue to boggle my mind with their athleticism, creativity, and just overall commitment to the sport. In their post-match interview, they intimated that they are in the twilight of their careers and are making a big push to go out with a bang. “As far as the tournament goes, we’re getting better every match, which is a great thing,” they said. “We’re putting ourselves in contention to win this title and that’s what we come down here for.”

Here’s the rundown from Day 9:

Men’s Singles (American players in bold red, Collegians in bold blue)

No Americans or Collegians played

Men’s Doubles (American players in bold red, Collegians in bold blue)

Bob Bryan (Stanford)/Mike Bryan (Stanford) (6) d. Marcin Matkowski/Aisam al haq Qureshi (15) 6-1 6-4
Ben McLachlan (Cal)/Jan Lennard Struff d. Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo (1) 6-4 6-7 7-6

Women’s Singles (American players in bold red, Collegians in bold blue)

No Americans or Collegians played

Women’s Doubles (American players in bold red, Collegians in bold blue)

Irina-Camelia Begu/Monica Niculescu d. Jennifer Brady (UCLA)/Vania King 4-6 6-2 6-0

Mixed Doubles (American players in bold red, Collegians in bold blue)

Marie Jose Martinez Sanchez/Marcelo Demoliner d. Hao Ching Chan/Michael Venus (LSU) 6-2 6-1
Timea Babos/Rohan Bopanna d. Vania King/Franko Skugor 6-4 6-4

Here’s what’s on the schedule for Wednesday (Tuesday night in the US):

Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee) v. Hyeon Chung
Madison Keys (17) v. Angelique Kerber (21)
Robert Farah (USC)/Juan Sebastian Cabal v. Sam Groth/Lleyton Hewitt
Dom Inglot (UVA)/Marcus Daniell v. Oliver Marach/Mate Pavic
Abigail Spears (UCLA)/Juan Sebastian Cabal v. Timea Babos/Rohan Bopanna

You can see the full draws here as well as on the Australian Open App. Matches continue to be aired live in the US on both the Tennis Channel and ESPN2 as well as streaming on the ESPN app. I’ve been watching full replays of both Main Draw and Junior matches as well on the ESPN app on my AppleTV.

One Comment on “Big Day for Americans & Collegians, Day 9”

  1. It is exciting to see their confidence and to see how they are getting better every week. It mentioned they are thirty nine years old. Is that a common age for tennis players? When do they usually retire? Also, what kind of tournament are they participating in? The numbers at the end of the sentence ((1) 6-4 6-7 7-6) do they mean the sets that were won or what the score was. It is interesting to see that the women are not doing nearly as well, what does it mean when it says they didn’t play? Didn’t they qualify?

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