Felix Gill entered the ITF event and was unseeded. In the first round, the Brit was against Japanese player Ryuki Matsuda. Gill had little trouble with his opponent and dominated from the outset. Gill wasted no time in breaking Matsuda and took the match for the loss of only three games, progressing to the next round in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
In the second round, Gill was against fourth seed Goncalo Oliveira. The Brit again dominated from the start as the Portuguese struggled against the game of Gill. The unseeded player was in excellent form against the seeded player. Gill eased through into the next round for the loss of only four games 6-2, 6-2.
The quarter-final saw the Brit against seventh seed Salvatore Caruso. The Italian stayed with Gill at the start of the first set. Eventually, Gill broke serve and took the lead. Caruso was unable to get back into the set so Gill had the lead. The second set saw the Brit dominate, as the Italian again couldn’t get into the serve of the Brit. Gill moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
In the semi-final Gill was against second seed Nerman Fatic. The Bosnian found the Brit too good in the first set, as Gill continued his dominant performance. Fatic, though, fought back in the second set and dominated Gill to level up the match. The final set saw Gill and Fatic stay close at the start. Eventually, Gill secured the break of serve and moved into the final 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
The final saw the Brit against top seed Oriol Roca Batalla. The Spaniard struggled in the first set, as Gill dominated again to take the lead. The second set though, was closer. The Spaniard stayed with the Brit before Gill managed to get the break and lift the title in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Francesco Forti in the first round in Olbia 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Billy Harris was defeated by Ilya Marchenko in the semi-final in Hamburg 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.
Emilie Lindh Gallagher was defeated by Manon Leonard in the second round in Faro 6-4, 7-5.
Jay Clarke was defeated by Philip Henning in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-1.
Ella McDonald was defeated by Maya Drozd in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-1, 6-3.
Emilie Hudd was defeated by Jaimee Floyd Angele in the first round in Las Vegas 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-3.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Adit Sinha in the first round in Las Vegas 7-5, 6-2.
Johannus Monday was defeated by Alex Martinez in the second round in Las Vegas 7-6(2), 7-5.
Nicolas Philibert was defeated by Luca Fantini in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 6-1.
David Quayle was defeated by Oliver Ojakaar in the first round in Heraklion 6-3, 6-3.
Stuart Parker was defeated by Alexandros Skorilas in the semi-final in Heraklion 6-4, 6-3.
Eden Silva was defeated by Victoria Mboko in the first round in Saguenay 6-4, 7-6(5).
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Isabelle Boulais in the second round in Saguenay 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2).
Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Alice Robbe in the second round in Cherbourg En Contin 6-0, 6-1.
Next Week Brits play in Vienna, Basel, Brest, Ortesi, Glasgow, Italy, Canada, USA, Egypt, Kuwait, Greece, Tampico, Spain, France & Portugal.
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