MOSER PLAYING RED-HOT TENNIS ENTERING FINAL MONTHS OF SUMMER

The temperatures throughout much of the country have been at an all-time, with triple digits becoming a common occurrence for most Americans.

The play of former VCU tennis standout, Frank Moser, has been just as red hot with the German native reaching the doubles finals or semi-finals in four consecutive ATP events.

After taking down the former number one player in the world, Lleyton Hewitt, in doubles action in the first round of Wimbledon, Moser started his streak in Newport, Rhode Island at the Campbell's Hall of Fame Championships.

In Newport, he teamed with Ivo Karlovic of Croatia to reach the semi-finals to improve his South African Airways ATP ranking to 85.

The following week, he teamed with fellow German Matthias Bachinger to reach the finals in Granby, Canada. It was a battle, but the duo dropped a tough 1-6, 3-6 decision.

Bachinger and Moser would team up again the following week at the ATP Atlanta Tennis Championships to reach the finals once again. They would drop a heart-breaking 6-3, 5-7, 8-10 match to Alex Bogomolov (USA) and Matthew Ebden (AUS).

Most recently, Moser teamed with Yen-Hsun Lu at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles and upset the second-seeded and top-25 ranked duo of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram en route to making another semi-finals appearance.

In all, Moser has moved all the way up to 73rd in the ATP doubles ranking, the second-highest of his career. He reached 72nd back in 2009.

His travels aren't slowing down as he's off to next week's ATP 250 Bet at Home Cup in Austria.

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