Jones secures semifinal spot at US Open 2023
Hayden Jones becomes the first Australian in nine years to reach a US Open boys' doubles semifinal.
Hayden Jones is proving he’s a star on the rise at this year’s US Open.
The 17-year-old from the Gold Coast has become the first Australian in nine years to advance to a boys’ doubles semifinals at Flushing Meadows.
Jones and American partner Alexander Razeghi secured their semifinal spot with a hard-fought 6-7(1) 6-3 [11-9] victory against American duo Maxwell Exsted and Cooper Woestendick.
They tallied 27 winners across the 79-minute quarterfinal encounter.
This propels Jones into his first Grand Slam semifinal.
Jones, currently No.69 in the ITF World Tour junior rankings, is only the seventh Aussie to reach a boys’ doubles semifinal in New York in the past 20 years.
|US Open boys’ doubles
Australian semifinalists in past 20 years
Sweden’s Max Dahlin, a 17-year-old ranked No.42, and Estonia’s Oliver Ojakaar, an 18-year-old ranked No.20, await in the semifinals.
Jones is aiming to become the first Australian to progress to a US Open boys’ doubles final since Omar Jasika’s title-winning run in 2014.
Aussies in action – US Open
Boys’ doubles, quarterfinals
Hayden Jones (AUS)/Alexander Razeghi (USA) d Maxwell Exsted (USA)/Cooper Woestendick (USA) 6-7(1) 6-3 [11-9]
Boys’ doubles, semifinals
Hayden Jones (AUS)/Alexander Razeghi (USA) v Max Dahlin (SWE)/Oliver Ojakaar (EST)
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