- Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot made the final in Estoril
- Brits didn’t drop a set until the final.
ESTORIL, PORTUGAL – Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot entered the ATP 250 event and were unseeded. The Brits made the final without dropping a set.
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Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot were unseeded in the ATP event in Portugal. In the first round the Brits were against Rohan Bopanna & Alexander Bublik. The Indian/Kazakh were out played by Bambridge & Inglot in the first set. Bopanna & Bublik barely got games on the board in the set, as the Brits broke freely to move into the lead. The second set was closer, as the Indian/Kazakh stayed toe to toe with Bambridge & Inglot. Bopanna & Bublik forced a tiebreak, the Brits dominated the breaker, as the Indian/Kazakh only managed to get one point on the board. The brits moved into the next round 6-2, 7-6(1).
The quarter-final saw the Brits against the third seeds Austin Krajicek & Oliver Marach. The American/Austrian stayed with Bambrige & Inglot in the first set and forced a tiebreak, however the Brits dominated the breaker and took the lead. The second set saw the Brits break the serve of the third seeds to move into the semi-final in straight sets 7-6(2), 6-4.
In the semi-final saw Ariel Behar & Gonzalo Escobar against the Brits. The Uruguayan/Ecuadorian were broken early by Bambridge & Inglot who moved into the lead. The second set was much the same, with the Brits securing the break of serve against Behar & Escobar to move into the final 6-3, 6-4.
The final saw Hugo Nys & Tim Puetz against the Brits. The Monegasque/German broke Bambridge & Inglot right at the end of the first set to take the lead. The Brits re-grouped and fought back in the second set breaking Nys & Puetz to level up. In the ensuing match tiebreak, it was Nys & Puetz who dominated the Brits taking the lead and not looking back. Nys & Puetz took the title 7-5, 3-6, 10-3.
Doubles Round Up
Cameron Norrie with Joao Sousa were defeated by Austin Krajicek & Oliver Marach in the first round in Estoril 6-7(4), 6-4, 11-9.
Jamie Murray & Lloyd Glasspool were defeated by Hugo Nys & Tim Puetz in the first round in Estoril 6-3, 6-3.
Jonny O’Mara with Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi were defeated by Dustin Brown & Peter Gojowczyk in the first round in Munich 0-0 (RET).
Dan Evans & Neal Skupski were defeated by Marcello Demoliner & Daniil Medvedev in the first round in Madrid 6-3, 7-6(4).
Yasmina El Sayed with Chantel Sauvant were defeated by Anita Husaric & Natalia Siedliska in the first round in Cairo 7-6(7), 4-6, 10-5.
Emilie Lindh with Sopiko Tsitskisvilli were defeated by Daria Lodikova & Julia Stamatova in the first round in Monastir 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-7.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Erin Routliffe & Aldila Sutjiadi in the first round in Charlottesville 6-2, 6-4.
Harriet Dart with Kristie Ahn were defeated by Anna Danilina & Arina Rodionova in the semi-final in Charlottesville 0-0 (RET).
Matilda Mutavdzic with Ziva Falkner were defeated by Polina Leykina & Aleksandra Pospelova in the quarter-final in Antalya 7-6(1), 7-5.
Next week Brits play in Madrid, Biella, Spain, Egypt, Israel, Tunisia, USA, Ecuador & Turkey
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