Mirnyi Advances To 100th Tour-Level Final
Second seeds Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald ousted home favourites Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson 4-6, 6-4, 10/7 at the New York Open on Saturday to advance to their second final of the year (l. in Auckland).
But more notably, it secured Mirnyi his 100th combined tour-level final appearance. The Belarusian made four singles finals in his career (1-3) and will compete in his 96th doubles championship match (50-45) on Sunday.
If the 40-year-old and his partner raise the trophy in New York on Sunday, Mirnyi will have won a tour-level doubles title in 18 of the past 20 seasons. The former No. 1 in the ATP Doubles Rankings has made at least one final in every season since 1997. Mirnyi and Oswald will play the winner between Wesley Koolhof/Artem Sitak and Radu Albot/Nikoloz Basilashvili.