Dayne Kelly creates history at the Mildura Open


Dayne Kelly creates history at the Mildura Open
Dayne Kelly creates history at the Mildura Open

Dayne Kelly won his third Mildura Grand Tennis International title in four years on Sunday after overcoming Brydan Klein in three pulsating sets. “It’s probably a little bit different to the other ones, but definitely a good feeling this early in the year,” Kelly said.

“I didn’t win a tournament last year and it’s nice to get one a couple of times a year, it means you’re doing the right things”. He recently spoke about his intentions of winning this title and justified his seeding, the top seed from Victoria beat the Brit 6-1 4-6 6-4 with both players staking claim at becoming the first three time champion at the event.

“I played Brydan a couple of weeks ago and I also lost to him earlier in the year at the Canberra Challenger so I knew I had to bring my A-game,” Kelly, the 2016-17 champion, said. “I was a bit of a man on a mission today.

I felt pretty good early on and that gave me a head start. “I knew he was going to be pretty tired, he’s had a lot of tennis in the last few weeks, so for me, I just wanted to stay tough and keep him out there as long as possible”.

He is yet to fix a schedule for the remainder of the year. “It’s just one day at a time for me still,” he said. “I’ll probably take a few days to soak this in and then decide what I want to do next”.

Dayne Kelly