- Dom Inglot & Matt Reid claimed the title
- Didn’t drop a set until the final
MARBELLA, SPAIN – Dom Inglot and Matt Reid were the top seeds in the ATP Challenger. The pair didn’t drop a set until the final.
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Dom Inglot & Matt Reid paired up for the Challenger event in Marbella. The Brit/Australian were the top seeds. In their first round match Inglot & Reid drew Lukáš Rosol & Karol Drzewiecki. The Czech/Polish pair stayed toe to toe with the top seeds in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. Inglot & Reid stormed ahead in the breaker and didn’t look back. In the second set the Brit/Ausssie managed to secure a break of serve against Rosol & Drzewieck, this was enough to book a spot in the next round 7-6(3), 6-3.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/Aussie pair against Eduard Esteve Lobato & Roberto Carballés Baena. The Spaniards were no match for Inglot & Reid in the first set, as the top seeds broke serve to take the lead. The second set, however, was much closer as the Spaniards stayed toe to toe with the Brit/Aussie and forced a tiebreak. The tiebreak was much like the first round, where Inglot & Reid stormed through to book a spot in the semi-final 6-3, 7-6(3).
In the semi-final the top seeds were against another Spanish pairing Carlos Gómez-Herrera & Mario Vilella Martínez. The first set was a very tight affair, as Inglot & Reid were pushed again to a tiebreak. In the breaker the top seed fought well and secured the mini break to take the lead. The Spaniards were unable to get back in the set, so the top seeds had the lead. The second set saw the Brit/Aussie break the serve of the Spaniards and take the match in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-4.
The final saw the Brit/Aussie against the second seeds Romain Arneodo & Hugo Nys. The second seeds totally dominated the first set, as Inglot & Reid struggled to hold serve. The top seeds could only manage to win one game. The second set, however, saw the top seeds mount a fightback. Inglot & Reid broke the serve of Arneodo & Nys to level up the match. The final set was a match tiebreak and was close. However, the Brit/Aussie managed to edge the victory to claim the title 1-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Doubles Round Up
Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Dan Evans & Neal Skupski in the second round in Miami 5-7, 7-6(4), 10-7.
Heather Watson with Alja Tomljanovic were defeated by Ekaterina Alexandrova & Yang Zhaoxuan in the first round in Miami 6-4, 6-1.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Nikola Mektić & Mate Pavić in the semi-final in Miami 6-3, 7-6(5).
Dan Evans & Neal Skuspki were defeated by Nikola Mektić & Mate Pavić in the final in Miami 6-4, 6-4.
Luke Johnson with Francesco Vilardo were defeated by Oscar Jose Gutierrez & Li Hanwen in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Shiekh 7-5, 6-4.
George Loffhagen with Mattia Belluci were defeated by Takuto Niki & David Poljak in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 0-0 (RET).
Alicia Barnett with Thaisa Grana Pedretti were defeated by Elena Teodora Cadar & Olivia Gadecki in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-1, 6-2.
Ryan Peniston with Robert Strombachs were defeated by Sandro Ehrat & Jerome Kym in the first round in Biel 6-3, 6-4.
Jonathan Binding & Henry Patten were defeated by Dalibor Svrcina & Zsombor Velcz in the quarter-final in New Dehli 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.
Naiktha Bains with Conny Perrin were defeated by Yuliana Lizarazo & Aurora Zantedeschi in the quarter-final in Villa Maria 7-5, 5-7, 10-6.
Eden Silva with Ekaterine Gorgodze were defeated by Tara Moore & Emina Bektas in the first round in Dubai 0-0(RET).
Sarah Beth Grey with Elitsa Kostova were defeated by Choi Ji-Hee & Han Na-Lae in the quarter-final in Dubai 6-1, 6-1.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas defeated Berfu Cengiz & Ipek Oz in the final in Dubai 7-5, 4-6, 10-7.
Next week Brits play in Loughborough, Cagliari, Charleston, Bogota, Split, Oeiras, Egypt, Argentina, Turkey, Tunisia & Kazakhstan.
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