US Open: Ross Hutchins and Chan Yung-jan lose in semi-finals of mixed doubles
Last Updated: 04/09/14 2:08am
Ross Hutchins failed in his bid to reach the US Open final as he and partner a Chan Yung-jan bowed out in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles.
Britain's Hutchins and Chinese Taipei's Chan were looking to continue an unexpected run but lost out in a match tie-break to top seeds Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares, who clinched a 7-5 4-6 10-7 win.
Hutchins and Chan enjoyed a dream start as they raced into a 5-0 lead in the opening set but they then lost seven games in a row, squandering four set points in the process.
They bounced back well by taking the second set but made a poor start to the deciding match tie-break when they lost the first five points.
They clawed back some of the deficit but could not get back on level terms and had to accept defeat.
"It would have been amazing to make a grand slam final here, it's the stuff dreams are made of, but it's not to be,” Hutchins said.
"There has to be a winner and a loser. We got ourselves in a decent position but we couldn't quite get over the line. It would have been a huge thrill. But I don't dwell on things that long, I've put it behind me."
Hutchins returned to the tennis tour at the start of this season after recovering from cancer and his mixed doubles success has been a welcome tonic after he struggled to put wins on the board with regular men’s partner Colin Fleming.