NEW YORK, N.Y. – Last August, former VCU tennis star Frank Moser was a part of one of the most unpredictable upsets in U.S. Open history.
Moser and his partner Ivo Karlovic defeated the top-seeded Bryan Brothers (6-4, 2-6, 6-2) in the first round, giving the brothers their first first-round loss at a Grand Slam event in over 10 years.
This week, Moser and Karlovic are back together and looking to create some of that magic once again in Flushing Meadows. The duo will open play at the 2012 U.S. Open against the Argentian duo of David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank on Wednesday afternoon.
Moser will be making his 10th appearance at a Grand Slam event, but the 2012 season is the first in which the former Ram will compete at all four events in the same year.
This will be his third U.S. Open appearance with the others coming in 2009 and 2011.
All told, the 35-year old is in the midst of his best stretch of tennis in his career with his ATP doubles ranking reaching as high as 47 back in May. He enters the U.S. Open ranked 78th in doubles and having earned $60, 957 this year.