Kendrick Still Alive In Doubles At U.S. Open
Former Washington All-American Robert Kendrick saw his U.S. Open singles run come to an end yesterday in the second round, but advanced to the second round in the doubles draw.
Kendrick faced another seasoned veteran in singles, 20th-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany, a former top-five player and Grand Slam semifinalist. Every set was close, but Haas was a little better in each one, winning 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). The second round appearance matched Kendrick's career best.
In the first round of doubles play, Kendrick and teammate Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia earned a straight-set 6-3, 6-4 win over former NCAA Champion Benjamin Becker and Igor Kunitsyn. Next they will face Rik de Voest and another American, Rajeev Ram.
Kendrick was also entered in the mixed doubles draw with Abigail Spears but the two lost their first round match.
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