Felix Gill in the 2020 Australian Open Junior Boys first round
Felix Gill in the 2020 Australian Open Junior Boys first round | (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Felix Gill claims first title in ITF Cairo

By Glenys Furness

  • Felix Gill claimed first ITF Title in Egypt
  • Brit defeated higher seeds along the way
CAIRO, EGYPT – Felix Gill entered the ITF event and was the seventh seed. The young Brit defeated the fifth and second seeds on route.

 

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Felix Gill entered the ITF event in Cairo and was the seventh seed. In the first round the Brit was up against Amr Asrawy. The Egyptian struggled in the first set, as Gill dominated and took the lead. The second set was much closer as Asrawy stayed with Gill. However, the young Brit secured the break of serve needed and moved into the next round 6-2, 6-4.

In the second round Gill was against Facundo Yunis. The seed managed to get the break of serve in the first set and get ahead. The second set was much closer, as the German forced a tiebreak. Yunis then dominated the tiebreak to level up the match. Gill re-grouped in the final set and dominated the German to book a spot in quarter-final 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-1.

The quarter-final saw the Brit against the second seed Mathieu Perchicot. The Frenchman stayed toe to toe in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. Gill edged the breaker to take the lead. Perchicot tried to mount a fightback in the second set. The young Brit was not having any of it though, and broke the second seed to book a spot in the semi-final 7-6(6), 6-3.

In the semi-final Gill was against the fifth seed Simone Roncalli. The Italian stayed with the young Brit at the start, however Gill secured the break of serve to move ahead. The second set was a little closer, but once again it was the young Brit who took the break and moved into the final 6-3, 6-4.

The final had the seed against qualifier Gianluca Acquaroll. The Italian stayed toe to toe with the Brit and forced a tiebreak. The young Brit edged the breaker and took the lead. In the second set Gill dominated Acquaroll to take the match and claim his first ITF title 7-6(4), 6-2.

Challenger & ITF Round Up

Jonathan Gray was defeated by Gianluca Acquaroll in the semi-final in Cairo 6-3, 6-4.

Jack Draper was defeated by Thomas Fabbiano in the second round in Bari 6-4, 6-3.

Jay Clarke was defeated by Ramkumar Ramanathan in the semi-final in Manama 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Harry Wendelken was defeated by Nicholas Ionel in the second round in Heraklion 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3.

Henry Patten was defeated by Charles Broom in the second round in Heraklion 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(5).

Emilie Lindh was defeated by Simona Ogescu in the second round in Heraklion 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Alastair Gray was defeated by Charles Broom in the quarter-final in Heraklion 7-6(5), 6-4.

Arthur Fery was defeated by Kai Wehnelt in the quarter-final in Heraklion 6-3, 7-5.

Charles Broom was defeated by Jack Pinnington-Jones in the semi-final in Heraklion 7-5, 6-2.

Jack Pinnington-Jones defeated Nicholas Ionel in the final in Heraklion 7-6(3), 6-1.

Jasmine Conway was defeated by Mell Elizabeth Reasco Gonzalez in the first round in Cancun 6-3, 6-2.

Luka Petrovic was defeated by Matic Spec in the second round in Cancun 6-4, 6-4.

Giles Hussey was defeated by Ly Hoang Nam in the final in Cancun 6-4, 6-4.

Toby Samuel was defeated by Nicolas Buitrago in the second round in Guatemala 7-6(2), 6-3.

Alexis Canter was defeated by Manish Sureshkumar in the second round in Gurugram 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Julian Cash was defeated by Dusty H Boyer in the quarter-final in Gurugram 5-7, 7-5, 6-4.

Scott Duncan was defeated by Michal Mikula in the first round in Ostrava 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Jodie Burrage was defeated by Johana Markova in the first round in Milovice 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Darya Astakhova in the second round in Milovice 6-3, 6-2.

Toby Martin was defeated by Bogdan Ionut Apostol in the second round in Antalya 6-2, 6-3.

Naiktha Bains was defeated by Zheng Qinwen in the first round in Dubai 6-1, 7-5.

Josef Southcombe was defeated by Guy Den Ouden in the first round in Monastir 6-3, 6-1.

Danielle Daly was defeated by Evita Ramirez in the first round in Monastir 6-3, 6-0.

Sonay Kartal defeated Ayumi Morita in the final in Monastir 6-1, 6-2.

Next Week Brits play in Antalya, Greece, Mexico, Egypt, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Tunisia, Italy & Czech Republic.

 

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