LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Billy Harris hits a forehand during Day Two of the British Tour at the National Tennis Centre on July 03, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images for LTA)
Tennis | Challenger, ITF & Doubles Round Up | Billy Harris claims doubles title in Winnipeg Challenger
Billy Harris and Kelsey Stevenson teamed up for the challenger event and were unseeded. In the first round the Brit/Canadian were against Li Tu & Hady Habib. The Brit/Canadian were broken in the first set and Tu & Habib had the lead. The second set went to a tiebreak which Harris & Stevenson took to level the match. The match tiebreak was very close, however the Brit/Canadian edged through and into the next round 4-6, 7-6, 14-12.
In the quarter-final Harris & Stevenson were against the fourth seeds Roberto Quiroz & Nicolas Mejia. The Ecuadorian/Colombian found the Brit/Canadian too good, and were broken in both sets. No matter what the seeds tried, they could not get back into the match. Harris & Stevenson moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
The semi-final saw Harris & Stevenson against Govind Nanda & Zachary Svajda. The American pairing tried to stay with the Brit/Canadian, but Harris & Stevenson broke serve and took the lead. The second set was a little closer as Nanda & Svajda tried to get back on terms. However, the Brit/Canadian broke serve again to book a spot in the final 6-3, 6-4.
In the final Harris & Stevenson were against the top seeds John-Patrick Smith & Max Schnur. The Australian/American dominated the first set and took the lead. However, the Brit/Canadian fought hard in the second set forcing a tiebreak. Harris & Stevenson took the breaker to level the match. The final match tiebreak was very close, however the Brit/Canadian edged through to give Harris his first ATP Challenger title 2-6, 7-6, 10-8.
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