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Baylor graduate Frantzen reaches Wimbledon doubles quarterfinals

Former Bears Constantin Frantzen and Charlie Broom continue their journey on the Wimbledon doubles courts after big wins over the weekend.

Frantzen and his partner Hendrick Jebens achieved a big surprise victory against the No. 1 doubles in a draw on their way to the quarterfinals.

On Saturday morning, the German duo achieved an electrifying tiebreak victory over the top doubles pair Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna with 6:3, 7:6 (7:4) and thus entered the third round. In the second set, the pair fended off three set points and thus forced the tiebreak.

On Monday morning, Frantzen and Jebens fought their way through the tiebreaks in both sets in the round of 16 and achieved a 7:6(5), 7:6(3) victory against Lloyd Glasspool and Jean-Julien Rojer.

Charlie Broom’s journey in his home tournament ended in the round of 16 on Monday morning. The Briton advanced to the third round on Sunday morning with a big top-10 win alongside fellow countryman Arthur Fery.

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The British duo fought their way to a 7-6(4) 7-6(5) victory over seventh-seeded Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic before losing in three sets to Argentine pair Andres Molteni and Maximo Gonzales.

For John Peers and Rinky Hijikata the series also ended after a three-set defeat against Michael Venus and Neal Skupski in the second round.