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Vasek Pospisil and teammate Frederik Nielsen of Denmark started their US Open doubles tournament on Friday with a 6-3, 7-6(3) win over Andre Goransson of Sweden and Marcos Giron of the United States.
Pospisil was knocked out of the singles draw on Thursday, but keeps his trophy hopes alive as he and his partner Nielsen delivered a clean match on Court 10 – the third time the Vernon native plays on that court this week – keeping 72 per cent of their first serves in play and winning 77 per cent of those points.
Pospisil and Nielsen are both Wimbledon doubles champions (the Canadian won in 2014 while his Danish partner won in 2012.) They’ll look to keep things rolling against No. 13-ranked Kevin Krawietz of Germany and No. 18-ranked Horia Tecău of Romania.
Red-hot Dabrowski continues to perform at her best
Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski adds another win to her outstanding 2021 campaign. The National Bank Open presented by Rogers champion partnered up with Australia’s Marcus Daniell in the mixed doubles category of the US Open.
In an entertaining one-hour and 46-minute bout, Dabrowski and Daniell took out Brazilian duo Luisa Stefani and Marcelo Melo 7-5, 6-7(3), 11-9. Stefani and Dabrowski aren’t used to being across the court from each other, as they’re usual women’s doubles partners and have made three consecutive final appearances together before heading into the US Open.
Dabrowski and Daniell await the winner of Kveta Peschke/Krawietz and Sania Mirza/Rajeev Ram.