Ken in Australian Open Action
Ken and new partner Travis Parrot went down 7-6 6-3 to Arnauld Clement and Jeremy Chardy of France in the first round of the Australian open.
The anglo/american pairing squandered a 6-2 lead in the first set tie-break and also failed to convert any of the 6 break points they fashioned.
Ken said after the match that he was gutted with the result but very happy with how he is playing. His next tournament is the ATP South African Open.
Ken and Colin won their first ever match at Wimbledon by defeating Arnaud Clement and Nicholas Mahut of France in four tight sets.
Flemski had taken the first set on Thursday night had to wait until Saturday lunchtime to complete their match against their French opponents. The resumption couldn’t have gone better for the British pairing as they immediately broke Mahut’s serve and then served brilliantly to clinch the second set.
The 3rd set remained tight but the returning skills of Arnaud Clement proved the difference as the French pair broke Colin’s serve and went on to close out the set.
It looked like we were going to a 5th set when Ken dropped serve early in the 4th but the lads battled back brilliantly to break Clement and take the set into a tiebreak which they won 7-4.
Flemski next play the Bryan brothers on Monday.
Flemski in action
Ken and Colin’s hopes of getting back to winning ways in Marseille were thwarted by the local pairing of Arnaud Clement and Nicolas Mahut. The French pair sneaked the first set on a tie break before breaking midway through the second to take the match.
Flemski now head back to the states to play Delray Beach.