SUNDERLAND, UK – Jack Draper claimed ITF singles title in Sunderland. The Brit defeated fourth seed in the final.
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Jack Draper entered the ITF event in Sunderland and was third seed. The Brit was against Daniel Michalski in the first round. The Pole really struggled against Draper and was clearly injured. After the seed had broken Michalski early and won the first set, the Pole was unable to continue. The Brit progressed into the second round 6-2 RET.
In the second round Draper was against Evan Furness. The Frenchman managed to stay with the Brit at the start, however the seed soon managed to break and move into the lead. The second set went the same way, with Furness trying to stay with Draper. Ultimately the seed managed to break again, moving into the quarter-final 6-4, 6-4.
The quarter-final saw the Brit against the fifth seed Dan Added. The Frenchman battled hard in the first set staying close to Draper, however, the seed broke through and took the lead. In the second set Draper dominated as Added could do nothing except try to hold on. The seed moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
In the semi-final Draper was against Valentin Royer. The Frenchman found the Brit difficult to manage in the first set as the seed dominated. Royer fought hard in the second set, however, Draper secured the break needed to move into the final 6-2, 6-4.
The final saw Draper against the fourth seed Igor Sijsling. The Dutch player was no match for the Brit despite the closeness in ranking. The Brit was all over Sijsling and lost only two games. No matter what Sijsling tried he could not get back into the match. Draper lifted the trophy 6-2, 6-0.
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