MARBELLA, SPAIN – Dom Inglot and Matt Reid were the top seeds in the ATP Challenger. The pair didn’t drop a set until the final.
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Dom Inglot & Matt Reid paired up for the Challenger event in Marbella. The Brit/Australian were the top seeds. In their first round match Inglot & Reid drew Lukáš Rosol & Karol Drzewiecki. The Czech/Polish pair stayed toe to toe with the top seeds in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. Inglot & Reid stormed ahead in the breaker and didn’t look back. In the second set the Brit/Ausssie managed to secure a break of serve against Rosol & Drzewieck, this was enough to book a spot in the next round 7-6(3), 6-3.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/Aussie pair against Eduard Esteve Lobato & Roberto Carballés Baena. The Spaniards were no match for Inglot & Reid in the first set, as the top seeds broke serve to take the lead. The second set, however, was much closer as the Spaniards stayed toe to toe with the Brit/Aussie and forced a tiebreak. The tiebreak was much like the first round, where Inglot & Reid stormed through to book a spot in the semi-final 6-3, 7-6(3).
In the semi-final the top seeds were against another Spanish pairing Carlos Gómez-Herrera & Mario Vilella Martínez. The first set was a very tight affair, as Inglot & Reid were pushed again to a tiebreak. In the breaker the top seed fought well and secured the mini break to take the lead. The Spaniards were unable to get back in the set, so the top seeds had the lead. The second set saw the Brit/Aussie break the serve of the Spaniards and take the match in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-4.
The final saw the Brit/Aussie against the second seeds Romain Arneodo & Hugo Nys. The second seeds totally dominated the first set, as Inglot & Reid struggled to hold serve. The top seeds could only manage to win one game. The second set, however, saw the top seeds mount a fightback. Inglot & Reid broke the serve of Arneodo & Nys to level up the match. The final set was a match tiebreak and was close. However, the Brit/Aussie managed to edge the victory to claim the title 1-6, 6-4, 10-6.
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