Andreas Mies Honoured In Front Of 85,317 At Auburn
Andreas Mies has had a breakthrough season on the ATP Tour alongside fellow German Kevin Krawietz. And for his efforts, the former Auburn University Tiger was recognised on Saturday evening in front of 85,317 fans at Jordan-Hare Stadium during the school's football game against Tulane.
"It just means a lot to me. They showed our [US Open] semi-final match here on the big screen at Jordan-Hare and it's just unbelievable," Mies told Auburn Athletics. "It's something you dream of as a kid playing in these big tournaments and to get recognised like this at the football game is incredible. They've supported me so well and it's nice."
Mies and Krawietz began their surge by winning the New York Open, and they captured their first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. The Germans made another deep run at a major at the US Open, where they succumbed in a tight two-setter in the semi-finals.
"It's a dream come true to be able to play in the US Open," Mies said. "During my four years at Auburn, I always dreamed of becoming a professional tennis player and playing at the US Open. It came true last week, and it is such an honour for me."
Mies and Krawietz are currently the fourth-placed team in the ATP Doubles Race To London, putting them in strong position to earn a spot at the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time. The season finale will take place from 10-17 November at The O2 in London.