11-02-2010, 06:15 PM
Cricketer Of The Year
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Moving the hole in the o-zone layer
Drake/Korpinen *3-6 6-2 3-5 Davis/Mustard
Must break Mustard here, because you can't see Davis wilting on current form. Jojo gives the fourth seeds a look at 0-15, but almost shuts the gate as he and Davis move to 40-15 with some great teamwork. Their communication has been much better this set. Korpinen plays a clever lob to bring it back to 40-30, but Davis sets up a 5-3 lead by cracking a backhand volley past the outstretched arm of Drake.
Tension building now on Drake who has to serve to stay in the match.
Drake Korpinen 3-6 6-2 3-6 Davis/Mustard
He starts off well with a serve that Davis can't get back into play, but then allows them an avenue right into the game by stuffing up a backhand and sending it long. 15-15 quickly becomes 15-40 and sets up two championship points for Davis and Mustard! The first one is saved thanks to Korpinen at the net, but the second one sees an unforced error from Martti as he puts a volley straight into the tape and drops on their side to hand Davis and Mustard a second Grand Slam title!
1444: HEATH DAVIS AND JOJO MUSTARD AUSTRALIAN OPEN DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
1446: Big celebrations all round from the West CWLanders who have claimed back-to-back Grand Slam titles and now leap into the No. 2 spot in the world. Disappointing for Drake and Korpinen who fall just short of their first Grand Slam title, but no doubt they'll be back in the future.
1451: Chairman of Tennis Australia congratulates the two teams, and also the crowd who were on their best behaviour despite the disappointment of a large proportion. He says the Australian Open has a great imagine, and he doesn't want that shed by politics. He presents the chair umpire with a small token after his performance.
1452: The runners-up handed the runner-up trophy.
Korpinen on the loss: "Yes it is very disappointing, but we are confident we can come back and do better. Our best tennis was seen in the second set, but we could not carry it on."
Korpinen on the altercation with Davis: "It was in the heat of the moment. No hard feelings."
Drake on what it is like to lose a Grand Slam final: "You know it hurts. But we'll come back stronger and hopefully win Davis Cup match next week!"
Drake on the Davis Cup clash: "Five sets is completely different. I think we have more gas in the tank, and we now know more about these two".
1456: On a tight schedule here, but the champions are awarded their doubles trophy following a tremendous win.
Davis on the second win: "Obviously the last one was great because of where we won it, but every win is just as sweet. I think we're the number two team now, so that's great and makes every Grand Slam from now on easier."
Davis on calling Korpinen a prick: "Year Martti is right, it was in the heat of the moment. I disagreed with the chair umpire's decision, and Martti got involved as he had the right to."
Mustard on Davis Cup: "We're pretty confident going into that. We're 2-0 against these guys, and need to make it 3-0. The home crowd I think will also be a big benefit."
1500: So as the FR CWLanders celebrate a second Grand Slam title, that's where our coverage leaves us with just one match to play in the Season II Australian Open!
Congratulations to Davis and Mustard who are now the No. 2 doubles team in the world.