Giles Hussey entered the ITF event and was the fourth seed. In the first round the Brit was against Jonathan Mridha. The Swede struggled against the seed as Hussey dominated the match from the outset. In the first set Mridha managed to hold serve a couple of times before the Brit worked out the Swede. In the second set Hussey had no trouble easing through and took the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
The second round saw Hussey against Daniel De Jonge. The Dutchman started better and broke serve to take the lead. In the second set Hussey re-grouped, staying with De Jonge before securing the break of serve to level up the match. The final set saw the Brit dominate and Hussey moved through into the next round 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
In the quarter-final Hussey was against German Jakob Schnaitter. The German stayed with the seed at the start of the set. Eventually, the Brit broke serve and took the lead. The second set was more of the same as Schnaitter tried to stay with the Brit. However, Hussey eventually broke serve and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
The semi-final saw Hussey against the top seed Karl Friberg. The Swede pushed the Brit hard in the first set, and it looked to be heading to a tiebreak. However, Hussey broke just when needed at the end of the set and took the lead. The second set was even closer. Friberg stayed with the Brit and neither player got a break. Eventually, a tiebreak ensued. Hussey eased through the breaker and took the match in straight sets 7-5, 7-6(3).
In the final, the Brit was against third seed Mats Rosenkrantz. Hussey dominated the first set and soon had the lead. The second set was a little closer, however, the Brit managed to break Rosenkrantz’s serve and kept ahead. No matter what the German tried he was unable to get back into the match. Hussey lifted the title 6-2, 6-3.
Liam Broady entered the ATP Challenger event in Saint Tropez and was the ninth seed. The Brit drew qualifier Dan Added in the first round. Broady dominated the first set, as the Frenchman struggled on serve. The second set saw Added fight back and break the Brit serve to level up the match. The final set saw the Frenchman growing in confidence, however, Broady managed to break serve and moved into the next round 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.
The second round saw the Brit against Lukas Klein. The Slovak was unable to prevent Broady from dominating. The seed eased through both sets. Broady broke more or less at will as Klein was not able to get into the match or anything on serve at all. The Brit moved into the next round in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
In the quarter-final saw Broady against Arthur Cazaux. The Frenchman stayed close to the Brit in the first set and forced a tiebreak. The seed took the breaker and the lead. In the second set Broady broke quickly and was soon dominating. Unfortunately, Cazaux had to withdraw from the match handing the Brit the win 7-6, 3-0.
The semi-final saw the Brit against Radu Albot. The Moldovian stayed with Broady and forced a tiebreak in the first set. The seed took the breaker and the lead. The second set was more of the same and it looked to be going to a tiebreak again. However, the Brit broke serve right at the end of the set and took the match in straight sets 7-6, 7-5.
In the final, the Brit was against Constant Lestienne. The Frenchman had the crowd behind him but Broady got off to the better start. The Brit broke serve and took the lead. The second set saw Lestienne fight back and break Broady to level up the match. The final set was close again, neither wanted to lose. Unfortunately, one break of serve by the Frenchman ended up as the difference and the Frenchman lifted the title 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Ben Jones was defeated by Daniel De Jonge in the first round in Danderyd 6-2, 6-4.
George Houghton was defeated by Harry Wendelken in the first round in Danderyd 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-2.
Michael Shaw was defeated by James Davis in the first round in Danderyd 6-2, 7-6(3).
James Davis was defeated by Tibo Colson in the second round in Danderyd 6-2, 6-4.
Hamish Stewart was defeated by Karl Friberg in the quarter-final in Danderyd 7-5, 6-3.
Harry Wendelken was defeated by Mats Rosenkrantz in the semi-final in Danderyd 6-2, 6-3.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Dennis Novak in the quarter-final in Bad Waltersdorf 6-1, 6-0.
Billy Harris was defeated by Harold Mayot in the first round in Saint Tropez 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Denis Kudla in the semi-final in Columbus 7-5, 6-2.
Yuriko Lily Miyazaki was defeated by Sonay Kartal in the first round in Caldas da Rainha 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Eden Silva was defeated by Sonay Kartal in the second round in Caldas da Rainha 6-4, 6-2.
Sonay Kartal was defeated by Leolia Jeanjean in the quarter-final in Caldas da Rainha 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.
Stuart Parker was defeated by Jaime Faria in the first round in Setubal 7-6(5), 6-2.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Dali Blanch in the semi-final in Setubal 6-3, 6-2.
Freddie Ridout was defeated by Tuncay Duran in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
David Quayle was defeated by Leonardo Rossi in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Adam Jones was defeated by Yshai Oliei in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 7-5.
Danielle Daley was defeated by Elena-Teodora Cadar in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-1.
Felix Gill was defeated by Alejo Sanchez Quillez in the semi-final in Melilla 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(2).
Eliz Maloney was defeated by Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove in the first round in Ceuta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Ranah Stoiber was defeated by Amelia Waligora in the second round in Monastir 7-5, 6-3.
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