LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Evan Hoyt of Great Britain plays a backhand during the Boys' Singles first round match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Tennis | ATP Challenger & ITF Round-Up | Evan Hoyt makes semi-final in ITF Portugal
TAVIRA, PORTUGAL – Evan Hoyt was seeded fourth and made the semi-final of the ITF event in Portugal. The Brit lost to the eventual champion.
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Brit of the Week
Evan Hoyt entered the ITF event in Portugal and was the fourth seed. In the first round Hoyt was against Ivan Marrero Curbelo. The Brit totally dominated the first set, losing only one game. The second set saw the Spaniard re-group and break the serve of Hoyt, levelling up the match. In the deciding set the fourth seed secured the break of serve on the Spaniard to move into the next round 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.
The second round saw the Brit up against Brazilian Filipe Brandao. Hoyt was in charge of the match, and was totally dominating. Brandao was unable to continue and was forced to retire meaning that the Brit moved into the quarter-final 3-0 RET.
In the quarter-final the fourth seed was against Skander Mansouri. The Tunisian was the fifth seed, but Hoyt was too good. The Brit broke in both sets and the Tunisian could not get back on terms. Hoyt took control and moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
The semi-final pitched the Brit against the second seed Frederico Ferreira Silva. The Portuguese struggled in the first set against Hoyt. The Brit took the set after breaking Ferreira Silva. The second seed fought back in the next set, breaking the Brit to level up the match. The final set saw the Portuguese dominate and book a place in the final 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
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