By Glenys Furness
- Ed Corrie made semi-final of Budapest Challenger
- Only made main draw as a Lucky Loser
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Ed Corrie made the most of his lucky loser spot. Reaching the semi-final of the Hungarian Challenger, losing to the eventual winner.
Corrie had lost in the final qualifying round of the Hungarian Challenger, but due to withdrawals the second qualifying seed found himself with a place in the main draw as a lucky loser. The Brits first round opponent was a wild card, who appeared to have the measure of Corrie as he found himself on the wrong end of a bagel set.
After re-grouping, the Brit pulled off the comeback and won the next two sets fairly comfortably to progress 0-6, 6-4, 6-2. The second round had Corrie Belgium’s Yannik Reuter. The Brit once again dropped the first set, this time scoring some games.
Fighting back again Corrie got a handle on the Belgians game taking the next two sets easily, booking a place in the quarter finals. 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Germany’s Yannick Maden was no match for the Brit, who was on a roll now and took the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. The semi-final opponent was Jurgen Melzer. The Austrian was made to fight by Corrie, with only one break of serve securing the first set for Melzer.
The second set was much closer with the Brit forcing a tiebreak. Unfortunately, Melzer edged the set to book the spot in the final 6-4, 7-6(5).
Liam Broady seeded eight lost in the second round of qualifying.
Doubles and challenger round up.
Jonny Marray & Adil Shamasdin lost in the first round in Marseilles to the third seeds Robert Lindstedt & Michael Venus 6-0, 7-6(5).
Neal & Ken Skupski lost in the quarter finals in Sofia 6-4, 3-6, 8-10.
Dom Inglot & Florin Mergea seeded third lost in the first round in Sofia to Mikhail Elgin & Andrey Kuznetsov 7-6(6), 6-3.
Joe Salisbury & David O’Hare lost in the first round of San Fransisco 7-6 (8), 6-3, 7-10.
Brydan Klein lost in the second round of Launceston Challenger 4-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Klein with Dane Propoggia lost in the semi final 6-3, 4-6, 7-10.
Next week Brits play in Rotterdam, Memphis, Cherbourg & Tempe
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