The twelfth SDA Big Apple Open returns to the New York Athletic Club this weekend with Australian world No. 1’s Damien Mudge & Ben Gould leading the draw as top seeds.
Two rounds of qualifying Thursday and Friday will complete the main draw, which begins at 5pm ET Friday afternoon. All main draw matches are streaming and scoring live on SDA Live powered by www.clublocker.com.
Mudge & Gould are seeded to meet world No. 6 Clive Leach in the semifinals who enters the 2015 tournament with recently-crowned mixed doubles national champion, Raj Nanda. Leach upset the Australians in the 2014 semifinals with partner John Russell, and went on to claim the title.
2014 finalists Manek Mathur & Yvain Badan return to New York City, but with new partners as the two and three seeds respectively in the bottom half of the draw.
Mathur, world No. 3, teamed up with Chris Callis, who won the SDA Most Improved Player of the Year Award last season, as the two seeds. Badan, world No. 4, is joined by fellow Trinity alum Bernardo Samper.