By Glenys Furness
- Dom Inglot with Austin Krajicek win first title together
- Defeat top seeds en route
‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NETHERLANDS – Dom Inglot and Austin Krajicek claimed their first trophy as a doubles pairing. Lifting the trophy to kick start their grass season.
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Dom Inglot teamed up again with Austin Krajicek and entered the ATP event in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The tournament known as the Libema Open and is one of the first main ATP events of the grass court season. In the first round the Brit/American pairing drew Thiemo de Bakker & David Pel. The Dutch pair stayed close with Inglot & Krajicek in the first set. Eventually, the Brit/American broke through obtaining the break of serve and held on for the lead. The second set was much easier as Inglot & Krajicek as the Dutch pair were unable to keep up. The Brit/American moved into quarter-final in straight sets 7-5, 6-2.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/American against the top seeds Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo. The Polish/Brazilian pair kept the match close, Inglot & Krajicek did everything they could but the break came. Kubot & Melo took the first set. The Brit/American came back in the second set and levelled up by breaking the top seeds. A match tiebreak ensued and it was Inglot & Krajicek who pulled ahead. Knocking out the top seeds to book a spot in the semi-final 5-7, 6-,3, 10-3.
In the semi-final Inglot & Krajicek were against Alex De Minaur & David Vega Hernández. The first set was very tight, with neither pair giving an inch, a tiebreak was inevitable. The Brit/American edged the breaker to move into the lead. The second set saw Inglot & Krajicek break the serve of the Australian/Spaniard to book the spot in the final in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-3.
The final saw the Brit/American up against Marcus Daniell & Wesley Koolhof. The Kiwi/Dutch pair found Inglot & Krajicek too much to handle in the first set as they were broken. Daniell & Koolhof re-grouped in the second and managed to break serve to level up the match. In the match tiebreak it was once again the Brit/American that sped away and clinched the title 6-4, 4-6, 10-4.
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Doubles Round Up
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Alex De Minaur & David Vega Hernández in the quarter-final in Libema Open 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.
Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Robin Haase & Juan-Julien Roger in the quarter-final in Libema Open 7-5, 6-3.
Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Nick Kyrgios & Matt Reid in the quarter-final in Stuttgart 6-3, 6-4.
Naiktha Bains & Freya Christie were defeated by Ellen Perez & Arina Rodionova in the first round in Nottingham 6-3, 6-1.
Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Desirae Krawczyk & Giuliana Olmos in the quarter-final in Nottingham 6-2, 6-3.
Dan Evans & Lloyd Glasspool were defeated by Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja in the first round in Nottingham 0-0 RET
Evan Hoyt & Luke Johnson were defeated by N. Sriram Balaji & Jamie Cerretani in the first round in Nottingham 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
Ken Skupski with John-Patrick Smith were defeated by Gong Maoxin & Zhang Ze in the semi-final in Nottingham 6-2, 6-4.
Liam Broady & Scott Clayton were defeated by Gong Maoxin & Zhang Ze in the quarter-final in Nottingham 6-2, 1-6, 11-9.
David Fox with Jacob Dunbar were defeated by Alexander Cozbinov & Brandon Holt in the final in USA 7-6(5), 6-3.
Tom Hands with Rikhardt Bierman were defeated by Julian Bradley & Florian Lakat in the semi-final in Israel 6-2, 7-5.
Isaac Stoute with Errol Smith were defeated by Arklon Huertas Del Pino & Conner Huertas Del Pino in the quarter-final in Mexico 6-2, 6-3.
Toby Martin with Timur Kiuamov were defeated by Michiel De Krom & Anis Ghorbel in the first round in Tunisia 6-2, 3-6, 10-4.
Barnaby Smith with Tristan Boyer were defeated by Hans Albert Schubert & Pedro Vives Marcos in the first round in Tunisia 0-0 RET.
Gabriella Taylor & Emily Webley-Smith were defeated by Robin Anderson & Laura Ioana Paar in the first round in Manchester 6-4, 6-2.
Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Naomi Broady & Asia Muhammad in the quarter-final in Manchester 6-3, 6-4.
Emily Appleton & Samantha Murray were defeated by Xinyu Jiang & Tang Qianhui in the quarter-final in Manchester 6-3, 6-4.
Naomi Broady with Aisa Muhammad were defeated by Robin Anderson and Laura Ioana Paar in the semi-final in Manchester 6-3, 6-7(4), 12-10.
Ali Collins with Karolina Berankova were defeated by Francisca Jorge & Olga Parrez Azcoitia in the quarter-final in Portugal 6-4, 6-3.
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