Paul Jubb, Nature Valley Open Nottingham 2019
Paul Jubb, Nature Valley Open Nottingham 2019 | (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Paul Jubb claims title in ITF Sharm-El-Sheikh

  • Paul Jubb dropped only one set en route to the title
  • Defeated the top seed in the final
SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT – Paul Jubb claimed his fourth ITF title, defeating the top seed. The Brit has a won all four of his ITF finals.


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Paul Jubb entered the ITF event in Egypt and was sixth seed. In the first round Jubb was against Irish Wildcard Preston Connor. The Brit wasted no time in dominating Connor. The Irishman did not win a single game, as Jubb served up a double bagel. Jubb moved into the second round 6-0, 6-0.

The second round saw the Brit against Ukrainian Vladimir Uzhylovsky. The first set saw Uzhylovsky take the game to Jubb. However, the Brit managed to get the break of serve to take the lead. In the second set the sixth seed dominated the Ukrainian, who struggled to hold serve. Jubb moved into the third quarter-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

In the quarter-final Jubb was against Alessandro Bega. The Italian was the third seed, however, this did not effect the Brit in any way. The sixth seed had no problem with the third seed game. Jubb broke serve easily in the match and once again moved into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

The semi-final pitched the Brit against the eighth seed Nicolas Moreno De Alboran. The American struggled with the serve of Jubb in the first set. Jubb dominated the set and took the lead and Morena De Alboran could not get back on terms. In the second set the American re-grouped and stayed toe to toe with Jubb. Eventually the Brit managed to get the vital break of serve to move into the final 6-1, 7-5.

In the final Jubb was against the top seed Sasikumar Mukund. The Indian struggled with his game in the first set, the Brit dominated to take the lead. The second set saw the top seed re-group and force a tiebreak. In the breaker Mukund edged through to level the match. In the final set Jubb secured a break of serve to claim his fourth ITF title 6-2, 6-7(8), 6-4.

Jubb now has four titles from four ITF Finals.


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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Sean Hodkin was defeated by Andrew Paulson in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-6(9).

Alicia Barnet was defeated by Arina Gabriela Vasilescu in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-3.

Luke Johnson was defeated by David Poljak in the quarter-final round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

Katie Boulter was defeated by Sarah Beth Grey in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 0-0 (RET).

Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Olivia Gadecki in the semi-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-0, 7-6(3).

Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Dostanbek Tashbulatov in the first round in Shymkent 6-4, 6-4.

Jack Gibbens was defeated by Ivan Gakhov in the second round in Shymkent 6-3, 6-3.

Naiktha Bains was defeated by Maria Lourdes Carle in the second round in Cordoba 6-3, 6-3.

Amanda Carreras was defeated by Shavit Kimchi in the first round in Antalya 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(10).

Next week Brits play in Monte Carlo, Split, Belgrade, Orlando, Germany, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Roehampton, Portugal, France & Turkey.


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