Friday, January 27, 2012

Australian Open Day 12: Bracciali

Curtain Call

Player: Daniele Bracciali
Age: 34
Nation: Italy
Current Doubles Ranking: 32
Mixed Doubles Partner: Roberta Vinci (Italy)
Notable Conquests: Kvete Peschke (Czech Republic)/Mike Bryan (USA) (1st seed) and Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic)/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan) (7th)
Today's Result: loss to Elena Vesnina (Russia)/Leander Paes (India) (5th) in a third-set tiebreak

Photo via BBC SPORT

Bracciali had some decent singles success earlier in his career, peaking at #49 in the world in 2006. His shining moment came at Wimbledon that year, where he beat Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) in five sets and pushed Andy Roddick (USA) to five sets as well. He's cleverly managed to extend his career with doubles play.

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