Aussies in action: US Open Day 8
Australia's Sam Groth is gunning for doubles glory at the US Open, while our junior boys will be hoping to match their Wimbledon successes.
Sam Groth and French partner Jeremy Chardy will look to create the boilover of the US Open men’s doubles draw when they face Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Monday.
Groth and Chardy – playing their first tournament as a pair – will face the No.1 seeds for a place in the quarterfinals.
Groth is aiming to join countryman Chris Guccione in the last eight; Guccione and Brazil’s Andre Sa beat Spain’s Nicolas Almagro and Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos in the third round.
Meanwhile, Australia’s junior boys have got off to a flying start at the year’s final Grand Slam.
Alex De Minaur, the No.2 seed who reached the boys’ singles final at Wimbledon, opened his campaign with a straight-sets win over local Lukas Greif.
Another Aussie, Alexei Popyrin, will in the second round face Roland Garros boys’ finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime after beating Russian Lev Kazakov.
Queenslander Blake Ellis – who combined with De Minaur to reach the boys’ doubles quarterfinals at Wimbledon – will play his first-round match on Monday against Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves of Brazil.
MEN’S DOUBLES – THIRD ROUND
Sam Groth (AUS)/Jeremy Chardy (FRA) v  Nicolas Mahut (FRA)/Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – Grandstand, second match
BOYS’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Blake Ellis (AUS) v Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves (BRA) – Court 9, third match