ATP Antwerp: Inglot & Sa lose in semi-final
By Glenys Furness
- Dom Inglot & Andre Sa reached the Semi Final in Antwerp
- Defeated by Herbert & Mahut 3-6, 2-6
ANTWERP, BELGIUM – Dominic Inglot & Andre Sa teamed up for the ATP 250 Antwerp, knocking out the fourth seeds on the way to the semi-final.
Inglot still does not have a regular doubles partner, however, he teamed up with Brazilian Sa this week. In the first round the Brit/Brazilian pairing faced the Belgian wildcard pairing of Steve Darcis & Joris De Loore.
Inglot & Sa got off to a bit of a shaky start. The Belgians managed to break serve once in the set. However, the Brit/Brazilian broke twice to take the set. The second set saw Inglot & Sa fend off four break points. The Belgians were broken once, and that was all that the Brit/Brazilian needed to secure a spot in the quarter-finals 6-4, 6-4
Standing in the way of a semi-final spot were the fourth seeds, Pablo Cuevas & David Marrero, who proved a tough challenge. Inglot & Sa edged the first set, securing the vital break of serve at the end of the set. The Uruguayan/Spanish pairing struck back in the second. The fourth seeds took their chance to break and level the match up at one set all. Into a match tie break to decide the semi finalists.
The Brit/Brazilian were pushed close but came out the victors, booking a spot in the semi final against the top seeds 7-5, 3-6, 11-9. Inglot & Sa would have to defeat the top seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut for the Brit to make another doubles final of the season.
The French pairing are World Nos. 3 and 1 in doubles resectively, and ultimately proved too strong for Inglot and Sa. The top seeds dominated the match, losing only five games as they went on to the final 3-6, 2-6.
Doubles, Challenger and ITF round up
Ken & Neal Skupski lost in the first round ATP 250 Stockholm.
Jonny Marray & Adil Shamasdin lost in the first round of Stockholm.
Colin Fleming & Scott Lipsky lost in quarter-finals of Stockholm.
Jocelyn Rae & Anna Smith lost in the semi-finals of Luxembourg – they took out the top seeds Raquel Atawo & Abigail Spears in the first round.
Lloyd Glasspool & Liam Broady both lost in the first round of Las Vegas Challenger.
Brydan Klein made it to the quarter finals in Las Vegas, beating second seed Frances Tiafoe in the first round.
Klein with Marcelo Arevalo lost in the first round of the doubles to the top seeds Brian Baker & Matt Reid.
Next week Brits play in Vienna, Basel, Budapest, Heraklion and Tampico.
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