FLUSHING, N.Y. – In today's professional sports world, the age of 34 is thought of as being on the downside of most athlete's careers.
Not so for former VCU tennis standout, Frank Moser, who continued his magical 2011 season with his 30th doubles victory over the year.
This one was the most impressive yet as he teamed with Ivo Karlovic from Croatia in a huge upset of the top-seeded duo of Bob and Mike Bryan in the first round of the U.S. Open.
Moser and Karlovic toppled the infamous Bryan brothers, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. The duo will now face the winner of match between Carlos Berlocg (ARG)/Lukas Rosol (CZE) and Simone Bolelli (ITA)/Fabio Fognini.
"It's really great to see Frank having so much success this year," VCU Head Coach Paul Kostin said. "He had a good career here with us and for him to still be about their battling and having this level of success says a lot about the kind of player and person Frank is."
Moser entered this weekend's major ranked 68th by the ATP on the doubles circuit. That's the highest ranking of his 14-year professional career.
So far in 2011, the Baden-Baden, Germany native has reached at least the semifinals in nine different tournaments, including four appearances in title matches.