Luke Johnson & Christian Seraphim claimed the title in Tunisia
The second seeds only dropped one set en route
MONASTIR, TUNISIA – Luke Johnson & Christian Seraphim won the ITF Futures event losing only one set en route to lifting the trophy.
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Luke Johnson teamed up with Christian Seraphim for the futures event in Tunisia and were seeded second. The Brit/German pairing faced Kaya Arinc & Vito Dell’Elba in the first round. The American/Italian pairing were completely outclassed by Johnson & Seraphim who lost only one game to progress to the quarter-final in a very quick straight sets match 6-0, 6-1.
In the quarter-final the second seeds were up against Luke Gamble & Colin Sinclair. The unseeded pair proved to be a tougher test for the Brit/German pushing close towards a tiebreak in the first set. Johnson & Seraphim were able to break right at the end of set to avoid a breaker. The second set was much the same although the break was obtained once again by the seeds and a place in the semi-final came in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.
In the semi-final the second seeds faced the fourth seeds Anis Ghorbel & Gabriel Petit. Johnson & Seraphim had to fight hard in the first set as the fourth seeds forced a tiebreak. The Brit/German pairing edged the breaker and never looked back. The second set was total domination by the second seeds and they dropped only one game to move into the final 7-6(4), 6-1.
The final proved to be the toughest match for the second seeds. The Brit/German were up against Juan Manuel Benitez Chavarriaga & Jorge Blanco Guadalupe. The Colombian/Spaniard managed to get a break of serve on Johnson & Seraphim and took the lead. However the second seeds re-grouped in the second set and levelled up the match. A match tiebreak would decide the title, it was the seeds who edged the breaker and took the title 4-6, 6-2, 10-8.
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