By Glenys Furness
- Dom Inglot & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi claimed the ATP 250 title in New York
- The pair made back to back finals
NEW YORK, USA – Dom Inglot & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi claimed the doubles title in the ATP 250 event. The pair went one step further than last week making back to back finals, lifting the trophy this week.
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Dom Inglot & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi entered the ATP 250 event in New York and were unseeded. The Brit/Pakistani pairing have made a solid start to the year. In the first round Inglot & Qureshi were drawn against John Isner & Tommy Paul. The Brit/Pakistani pair had a great start and broke the Americans to take the lead. The second set was much closer, with neither pairing giving an inch and a tiebreak followed. Inglot & Qureshi led from the start and secured the win to move into the quarter-final 6-4, 7-6(3).
In the quarter-final Inglot & Qureshi were against Roman Jebavý & Frederik Nielsen. The Czech/Dane got the better start and broke the Brit/Pakistani pairing to take the lead. Inglot & Qureshi re-grouped in the second set and dominated to level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak saw the Brit/Pakistani get the break and stay ahead to move into the semi-final 4-6, 6-1, 10-5.
The semi-final had Inglot & Qureshi against the all American pairing of Nicholas Monroe & Jack Sock. The Americans broke the Brit/Pakistani pairing and were ahead. Inglot/Qureshi fought back in the second forcing a tiebreak. The Brit/Pakistani eased ahead to level up the match and go into a match tiebreak. Inglot & Qureshi had little trouble in the match tiebreak and dominated to move into the final 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-3.
In the final the Brit/Pakistani were against Americans Steve Johnson & Reilly Opelka. Neither pair could be separated in the sets, with both going to a tiebreak. Inglot & Qureshi edged through both to lift the title in New York 7-6(5), 7-6(6).
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Doubles Round Up
Ken Skupski with Santiago Gonzalez were defeated by Roman Jebavý & Frederik Nielsen in the first round in New York 6-4, 6-4.
Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Nicholas Monroe & Jack Sock in the first round in New York 7-6(4), 7-5.
Jonny O’Mara with Marcelo Arevalo were defeated by Steve Johnson & Reilly Opelka in the semi-final in New York 7-6(3), 6-4.
Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Henri Kontinen & Jan-Lennard Struff in the quarter-final in Rotterdam 5-7, 6-1, 10-6.
Johanna Konta with Caroline Garcia were defeated by Kaitlyn Christian & Alexa Guarachi in the semi-final in St Petersburg 6-4, 7-5.
James Hopper with Nico Mostardi were defeated by Nam Ji-Sung & Min-Kyu Song in the first round in Cleveland 6-4, 6-4.
Lloyd Glasspool with Alex Lawson were defeated by Luke Saville & John-Patrick Smith in the semi-final in Cleveland 6-7(6), 6-4, 10-6.
Jack Gibbens & Sacha Modica were defeated by Patrick Foley & David Quayle in the first round in Barnstaple 7-6(5), 7-5.
Daniel Little & Sebastian Kay were defeated by Jack Draper & Aidan McHugh in the first round in Barnstaple 6-2, 6-1.
George Davies & Adam Jones were defeated by Kacper Zuk & Jan Zieliński in the first round in Barnstaple 6-2, 6-2.
Felix Gill & Jake Hersey were defeated by Evan Hoyt & Luke Johnson in the first round in Barnstaple 6-4, 6-2.
Mark Whitehouse with Charlie Emhardt were defeated by Sean Hodkin & Elliott Farmer in the first round in Barnstaple 6-4, 3-6, 10-8.
Tom Hands & James Mackinley were defeated by Jonathan Binding & Jonathan Mridha in the first round in Barnstaple 7-6(5), 6-2.
Ying Hou & Sahej Maker were defeated by Anton Matusevich & Morgan Philips in the first round in Barnstaple 7-6(2), 6-0.
Anton Matusevich & Morgan Philips were defeated by Kacper Zuk & Jan Zieliński in the quarter-final in Barnstaple 0-0 RET.
Patrick Foley & David Quayle were defeated by Sean Hodkin & Elliott Farmer in the quarter-final in Barnstaple 6-1, 4-6, 10-7.
Jonathan Binding with Jonathan Mridha were defeated by Kai Lemstra & Wojciech Marek in the quarter-final in Barnstaple 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Jack Draper & Aidan McHugh were defeated by Evan Hoyt & Luke Johnson in the quarter-final in Barnstaple 6-7(11), 6-3, 10-8.
Sean Hodkin & Elliott Farmer were defeated by Evan Hoyt & Luke Johnson in the semi-final in Barnstaple 4-6, 6-3, 10-2.
Evan Hoyt & Luke Johnson were defeated by Kacper Zuk & Jan Zieliński in the final in Barnstaple 6-3, 7-6(5).
Jonathan Gray & Billy Harris were defeated by Markos Kalovelonis & Eleftherios Theodorou in the first round in Heraklioin 7-5, 6-3.
Emilie Lindh with Nefeli Zafeiri were defeated by Anna Popescu & Isabelle Haverlag in the first round in Heraklion 6-1, 3-6, 10-8.
Anna Popescu with Isabelle Haverlag were defeated by Martina Spigarelli & Maria Viviani in the quarter-final in Heraklion 2-6, 6-2, 10-6.
Stuart Parker with Ronan Joncour were defeated by Marat Deviatiarov & Yannick Mertens in the first round in Grenoble 1-6, 6-2, 15-13.
Samantha Murray Sharan with Julia Wachaczyk were defeated by Amandine Hesse & Elixane Lechemia in the final in Grenoble 6-3, 4-6, 13-11.
Destinee Martins & Eliz Maloney were defeated by Mylène Halemai & Manon Leonard in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-3, 6-2.
Gabriella Taylor with Eva Vedder were defeated by Mylène Halemai & Manon Leonard in the semi-final in Monastir 3-6, 6-3, 10-7.
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