SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, SARDINIA, ITALY – Felix Gill entered the ITF event and was the eighth seed. The Brit made the final without dropping a set.
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Felix Gill entered the ITF event in Italy and was the eighth seed. In the first round the Brit drew Leonardo Catani. The Italian qualifier tested Gill, as the Brit needed to battle to break serve. Gill secured the break of serve needed in the first set and took the lead. In the second set Catani tried to fight back, and made Gill work for the break before the Brit secured it and moved into the next round 6-3, 6-4.
The second round saw Gill against Mu Tao. The Chinese stayed with the Brit in the first set, before Gill managed to secure the break of serve and move into the lead. The second set was much easier for Gill who dominated and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
In the quarter-final Gill was against second seed Louis Wessels. The German was no match for the Brit who contintued his good form from the previous match. Gill took the first set by breaking early and Wessels could not get back into the set. The second set saw Gill dominate and move into the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
The semi-final saw Gill against Francesco Maestrelli. The Brit dominated the first set, as the Italian struggled to hold serve. The second set was closer, as Maestrelli started to fight back. However, Gill managed to secure the break of serve and moved into the final 6-1, 6-4.
In the final Gill was against the top seed Laurent Lokoli. The first set was very tight, as Gill stayed toe to toe with the Frenchman. However, Lokoli managed to break serve right at the end of the set and took the lead. The second set saw Gill try and get back into the match, but again the Frenchman broke serve and took the title 7-5, 6-3.
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