2017-02-08 20:54:00 CET
American teams rock the morning session at Fort Lauderdale Major
What. A. Morning. For. The. USA.
The American men swept all before them as all five teams registered victories to delight the thousands of home fans at the Fort Lauderdale Major.
Arguably the most-talked about win was Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner’s stunning victory over Olympic champions Alison/Bruno in the first match on Center Court. The Americans, playing their first match together as a new partnership, blew the World Tour Final champs of 2015 and 2016 away in straight sets.
“It’s the best feeling on the planet to beat these guys,” said a clearly delighted Casey. “But we have to forget that game now and not let it go to our heads.”
They weren’t the only new home team in brilliant form as Trevor Crabb and Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb both romped to victories which made it three out of three for the USA.
With a neck injury ruling out Tri Bourne, John Hyden partnered Ryan Doherty, and the duo edged a thrilling three-setter against Austrians Dressler/Doherty to continue the hosts’ run of victories.
And it got even better for the Americans as Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena completed the clean sweep for the US in the first round of pool play matches. It wasn’t easy against legendary wildcards from Brazil Ricardo/Harley but the 2-0 scoreline was all that mattered as the Americans celebrated yet more success.
Phil and Nick are back on Center Court later tonight when they tackle Austrians Doppler/Horst in one of five matches which make up an epic schedule under floodlights. Click here to watch all the action on our live stream!
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