By Glenys Furness
- Charles Broom claimed 3rd doubles title
- Defeated three seeded pairings en route
NOVI SAD, SERBIA – Charles Broom entered the ITF event and was unseeded. In the doubles the Brit paired up with Tadeas Paroulek. The pair defeated three seeded pairs en route.
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Charles Broom paired up with Tadeas Paroulek and entered the ITF event. The pair were unseeded. In the first round Broom & Paroulek drew Alex Knaff & Bogdan Pavel. The Luxembourg/Romanian pair struggled against the Brit/Czech serve, Broom & Paroulek dominated the set and took the lead. In the second set Knaf & Pavel stayed toe to toe with the Brit/Czech and forced a tiebreak. Broom & Paroulek edged ahead to book a spot in the next round 6-2, 7-6(5).
In the quarter-final the Brit/Czech were against the second seeds Anis Ghorbel & Aziz Ouakaa. The Swiss seeds got ahead by breaking serve against Broom & Paroulek and took the lead. However, Broom & Paroulek re-grouped in the second set and broke to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak it was the unseeded pair that edged ahead and booked a spot in the semi-final 3-6, 6-4, 11-9.
The semi-final saw the Brit/Czech up against the third seeds Roman Andreas Burruchaga & Juan Pablo Paz. The Argentinians started well and broke the serve of the unseeded pair. However, Broom & Paroulek fought back in the second set, forcing a tiebreak. The Brit/Czech edged ahead and levelled up the match. In the match tiebreak neither pair wanted to lose, eventually though, it was the non seeded pairing that broke the deadlock and moved into the final 3-6, 7-6(6), 14-12.
In the final the non seeded pair were against fourth seeds Nicolae Frunza & Mircea-Alexandru Jecan. The Romanians found the Brit/Czech far too goo in the first set. Broom & Paroulek dominated to take the lead. The seeds however, fought back in the second set to level up the match. Once more a match tiebreak was required to decide the winner. Broom & Paroulek secured the mini break and took the match 6-2, 3-6, 10-6.
Doubles Round Up
Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Ben McLachlan & Kei Nishikori in the second round at Tokyo Olympics 6-3, 6-4.
Andy Murray & Joe Salisbury were defeated by Ivan Dodig & Marin Čilić in the quarter-final at Tokyo Olympics 4-6, 7-6(2), 10-7.
Lloyd Glasspool with Nicholas Monroe were defeated by Ken Skupski & Luke Bambridge in the first round at Atlanta 6-3, 6-7(6), 10-6.
Cameron Norrie with Taylor Fritz were defeated by Matthew Ebden & John-Patrick Smith in the first round at Atlanta 6-2, 7-6(1).
Ken Skupski & Luke Bambridge were defeated by Matt Ried & Alexei Popyrin in the quarter-final at Atlanta 3-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Aidan McHugh with Petros Chrysochos were defeated by Roberto Quiroz & Nicolas Mejia in the first round at Lexington 0-6, 6-4, 10-5.
Julian Cash with Vladyslav Orlov were defeated by Timur Khabibulin & Beibit Zhukayev in the first round at Talavi 4-6, 7-6(5), 11-9.
Ben Jones & David Quayle were defeated by Ben Patael & Sahar Simon in the first round at Castelo Branco 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.
George Loffhagen with Lukas Hellum Lilleengen in the first round at Vejle 6-3, 7-6(5).
Joshua Paris with Austin Ansari were defeated by Mattia Belluci & Erik Crepaldi in the quarter-final at Monastir 6-4, 6-4.
Alice Gillan & Annalie Olivelle were defeated by Anastasia Nefedova & Angelica Raggi in the quarter-final at Monastir 1-0 (RET).
Freya Christie with Olivia Tjandramulia were defeated by Rutuja Bhosale & Arianne Hartono in the first round at Versmold 3-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Emilie Lindh with Laura Hietaranta were defeated by Emily Seibold & Anna Ureke in the semi-final at Savitaipale 0-0 (RET).
Next week Brits play in Washington, Ecuador, USA, Germany, Romania, Poland, Spain, Denmark, Estonia, Serbia, Georgia, Tunisia, San Jose, Cluj, Concord & Italy.
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