METZ, FRANCE – Ken & Neal Skupski were seeded fourth at the ATP 250 event. Re-united after a short break from playing together the Brits progressed to the final.
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Ken & Neal Skupski entered the ATP 250 in Metz and were seeded fourth. In the first round the Brits were drawn against Grégoire Barrère & Lucas Pouille. The Frenchmen stayed with the Brits in the first set and forced a tiebreak. The Skupski brothers edged the breaker to take the lead. In the second set Barrère & Pouille managed to break serve and level the match. The ensuing match tiebreak saw the Brits through to the quarter-finals 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-7.
In the quarter-final the Skupski brothers were drawn against Radu Albot & Nikoloz Basilashvili. The Brits had an easier time in this match, breaking Albot & Basilashvili in each set and holding to to take the win and book a spot in the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
The semi-final saw the fourth seeds against Oliver Marach & Jürgen Melzer. The Austrians got the jump on the Skupski brothers and broke serve to take the first set. The Brits re-grouped in the second set and fought back well to level the match and force a match tiebreak. In the match tiebreak it was the Skupski brothers who grabbed the lead and didn’t let go to book their spot in the final 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.
In the final the fourth seeds were up against the top seeds Nicolas Mahut & Édouard Roger-Vasselin. The Frenchmen completely dominated the first set, with the Brits being unable to do anything much including holding serve. The second set was more competitive though, with the Skupski brothers staying toe to toe with the top seeds until the very end when their serve was broken. A very good week for the Brits though who leave with the runner-up spot 6-1, 7-5.
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