Peers, Kontinen go down in US Open semis
John Peers' run in the US Open men's doubles has come to an end after he and Finnish partner Henri Kontinen went down in a three-set semifinal on Thursday.
Australia’s John Peers and his Finnish partner Henri Kontinen have bowed out at the US Open following a doubles semifinal loss to Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Romania’s Horia Tecau.
Top seeds Peers and Kontinen looked well on track to add to the Australian Open crown they won in January when they took the first set; It was a tighter affair from then on, however, with Rojer and Tecau prevailing in a second-set tiebreak to force a decider before eventually winning 1-6 7-6(5) 7-5
Kontinen and Peers also lost in the semis at Wimbledon. Rojer and Tecau will next face Marc Lopez and Feliciano Lopez in the final.
One Aussie, Anastasia Rodionova, is still alive in the mixed doubles; she and Austrian partner Oliver Marach will take on No.3 seeds Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus in Friday’s semifinals.