By Ros Satar, in Melbourne

  • Kyle Edmund was the toast of the Brits with a run to the semi-final
  • Dominic Inglot with partner Marcus Daniell reached the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles
  • Aiden McHugh reached the semi-finals of the Junior Boys Doubles
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – As the lights dim in Melbourne Park as the Australian Open 2018 comes to an end – we do a quick round up of all the British Results

 

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Men’s Singles

Kyle Edmund stunned No. 11 seed and US Open 2017 finalist Kevin Anderson in five sets, and then just kept on rolling until he met his match with 2018 runner-up Marin Cilic.

Cameron Norrie was seeded No. 6 in the qualifying rounds, but lost in the second round (to John Patrick Smith)

Liam Broady lost to the first round to No, 20 seed Matteo Berrettini.

SINGLES
Kyle EDMUND W-R1 Anderson [11] 67(4) 63 36 63 64
  W-R2 Istomin 6-2 6-2 6-4
  W-R3 Basilashvili 76(0) 36 46 60 75
  W-R4 Seppi 67(4) 75 62 63
  W-QF Dimitrov 64 36 63 64
  L-SF Cilic [6] 62 76(4) 62
Cameron NORRIE [Q6] Q-R1 Peliwo 61 67(4) 64
  L-QR2 Smith 64 62
Liam BROADY L-QR1 Berrettini [20] 57 63 76(5)

 

 

Men’s Doubles

Dominic Inglot and Marcus Daniell in the Australian Open, 2018

Dominic Inglot and Marcus Daniell in the Australian Open, 2018 | (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Dominic Inglot, with partner Marcus Daniell was the most successful of the Brits – he and Daniell made it to the quarter-final, before falling to the eventual champions Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic.

They defeated Brit and Canadian combo Adil Shamasdin and Neal Skupski in the first round, and Ken Skupski (with James Cerretani) lost to Leonardo Mayer and Joao Sousa, also in the first round.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were seeded No. 5, and while they came through a tough first round against Frances Tiafoe and Donald Young, they lost to the ebullient Leander Paes and Purav Raja in the second round.

DOUBLES
J MURRAY/Soares [5] W-R1 Tiafoe/Young 57 64 64
  L- R2 Paes/Raja 76(3) 57 76(6)
Shamasdin/N SKUPSKI L-R1 Daniell/INGLOT 64 26 63
Daniell/INGLOT W-R1 Shamasdin/N SKUPSKI 64 26 63
  W-R2 Nys/Paire 64 62
  W-R3 Podlipnik-Castillo/Vasilevski 64 63
  L-QF Marach/Pavic [7] 64 67(10) 76(5)
Cerretani/K Skupski L-R1 Mayer/Sousa 76(8) 75

 

Murray’s Australian Open was a bit of a disaster all round as he and Latisha Chan were the top seeds, and fell in the second round to Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans.

MIXED DOUBLES    
J MURRAY/CHAN [1] W-R1 Klepac/Ram 46 75 11-9
  L-R2 Sanders/Polmans 76(8) 64

 

 

Women’s Singles

Johanna Konta in the second round of the Australian Open 2018

Johanna Konta in the second round of the Australian Open 2018 (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

There were high hopes after Johanna Konta’s spirited start to the season under new coach Michael Joyce, but she came undone against Lucky Loser Bernarda Pera in just the second round.

Heather Watson lost a feisty first round to Yulia Putintseva, while Katie Boulter and Naomi Broady failed to get out of the qualifying rounds.

SINGLES
Johanna KONTA [9] W-R1 Brengle 63 61
  L-R2 Pera [LL] 64 75
Katie BOULTER L-QR1 Day 64 67(1) 52 RET
Naomi BROADY [Q7] W-QR1 Von Deichmann 76(4) 57 63
  L-QR2 Schoofs 76(5) 62
Heather Watson L-R1 Putintseva 75 76(6)

Women’s Doubles

There was not a lot of luck on the doubles court for the British women – all pairings, bowed out in the first round.

DOUBLES
ROBSON/Vandeweghe L-R1 Chan/Srebotnik [14] 76(3) 64
BROADY/SMITH L-R1 Safarova/Strycova [4] 62 61
Cornet/WATSON L-R1 Rosolska/Spears [15] 62 57 64

 

Juniors

Aiden McHugh was the best of the Brits. Under Andy Murray’s management company now, the influence seems to have having some effect as McHugh made a run to the semi-finals, losing to the No. 6 seed Tseng Chun Hsin.

BOYS’ SINGLES
Aiden McHUGH W-R1 Jianu 64 76(3)
  W-R2 Angele 62 36 76(5)
  W-R3 Styler [14] 76(1) 63
  W-QF Hijikata 64 62
  L-SF Tseng [6] 63 57 64
Jack DRAPER L-R1 Svrcina 63 64
George LOGGHAGEN L-R1 Henning [Q] 76(5) 75
BOYS’ DOUBLES
DRAPER/Drouguet L-R1 Baez/Seyboth Wild [1] 75 30 RET
McHUGH/Skatov [4] W-R1 Ajdukovic/Miladinovic 62 62
  W-R2 Angele/Wagner 64 76(5)
  L-QF Machac/Styler [6] 64 75
Bosancic/LOFFHAGEN L-R1 Marek/Tseng 63 62

 

GIRLS’ SINGLES
Gemma HEATH L-R1 Sato [5] 36 62 62
Ali COLLINS L-R1 Rakhimova [16] 62 62
GIRLS’ DOUBLES
El Jardi/HEATH L-R1 Topalova/Vismane [6] 62 61
COLLINS/Rogozinska L-R1 Da Silva Fick/Popovic 63 46 10-8

 

Wheelchair Tennis

While Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett made it to the final of the doubles, they and Lucy Shuker struggled in the Singles.

Andy Lapthorne in the Quads had a torrid time in the round-robin, but made the final of the Quad doubles competitive, before bowing out to the Aussie duo.

MEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES
Gordon REID L-QF Kunieda 61 63
Alfie HEWETT [2] L-QF Olsson 16 63 64
MEN’S WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES
HEWETT/REID [1] W-SF Fernandez/Kunieda 61 46 10-6
  L-F Houdet/Pfeifer [2] 64 62
QUAD SINGLES
Andy LAPTHORNE [2] L Alcott 61 60
  L Davidson [WC] 62 61
QUAD DOUBLES
LAPTHORNE/Wagner L-F AlcottDavidson 60 67(5) 10-6
WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES
Lucy SHUKER L-R1 Ellerbrock 26 76(6) 76(4)
WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES
Montjane/SHUKER L-SF Buis/Kamiji 61 63

 

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