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2017 Exhibition WTC ADELAIDE World Tennis Challenge DAY ONE Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - TEAM RED has got off to a flying start claiming a 3-0 win over TEAM BLUE

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 11:00 PM

Team Red

Sam Querrey (USA)

Fabrice Santoro (FRA)

Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA)

Team Blue

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.



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