|Posted on January 10, 2017 at 11:00 PM|
Sam Querrey (USA)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)
Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA)
Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Goran Ivanisevic (CRO)
Daniel Nestor (CAN) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Team Red off to a flying start
Tuesday 10 January – By WTC Team
Team Red has got off to a flying start claiming a 3-0 win over Team Blue on the opening night of the World Tennis Challenge 2017.
Doubles opened the proceedings with Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) winning the opening set 7-6 following an intense tiebreak. Daniel Nestor (CAN) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) levelled the match at a set a piece, winning the second set 6-4, before the Bryan Brothers gained the ascendancy, winning the match tiebreak 10-4.
Crowd favourite Tomas Berdych (CZE) appeared in control at the beginning of the singles, however the big-serving American, Sam Querrey, took a hotly contested first set tiebreak, claiming the set 7-6(5). Querrey then dominated the second set 6-3 to close out the match in just over one hour and ten minutes.
With the tie already decided, a lively and entertaining legends singles match finished the evening, keeping the crowd and ballkids on their toes. Fabrice Santoro (FRA) claimed the match over Goran Ivanisevic (CRO) 6-3 3-6 10-8.
Team Red go in to Day 2 in a comfortable position on top of the leader board, with Team Gold yet to take to the court.