Lloyd Glasspool at the 2020 Battle of the Brits Team Tennis, London, UK
Lloyd Glasspool at the 2020 Battle of the Brits Team Tennis, London, UK | (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Lloyd Glasspool runner up in ATP Dallas

By Glenys Furness

  • Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara runner up in Dallas
  • Brit & Fin took out the second seeds in first round
DALLAS, USA – Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara entered the ATP event and were unseeded. The Brit/Fin made the final before falling to the top seeds.

 

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Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara entered the ATP event in Dallas. The Brit/Fin were unseeded, in the first round they were against second seeds Austin Krajicek & Hugo Nys. Glasspool & Heliovaara stayed with the seeds in the first set, and forced a tiebreaker. In the breaker the Brit/Fin took the lead and didn’t look back. Glasspool & Heliovaara claimed the first set. The second set saw the seeds fight back as Krajicek & Nys managed to break serve and level the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak it was the Brit/Fin who edged ahead and took the match 7-6(4), 3-6, 10-8.

The quarter-final saw the Brit/Fin against Migel Reyes-Varela & Hans Hach Verdugo. The Mexicans were not match for Glasspool & Heliovaara in the first set as the Brit/Fin dominated and took the lead. Reyes-Varela & Hach Verdugo regrouped in the second set and forced a tiebreak. However, once again it was the Brit/Fin who eased through to book a spot in the semi-final 6-1, 7-6(4).

In the semi-final the Brit/Fin were against Jack Sock & John Isner. The first set was tight, with neither pair giving an inch. In the predictable tiebreak the Americans eased through to take the lead. In the second set Glasspool & Heliovaara fought hard and a tiebreak again looked to be on the cards. However, the Brit/Fin finally managed to break the serve of the Americans and level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak was very close, but the Brit/Fin edged through to book a spot in the final 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-8.

The final saw the Brit/Fin against the top seeds Jean-Julien Rojer & Marcelo Arevalo-Gonzalez. Both pairs went toe to toe and a tiebreak followed. In the breaker the top seeds eased through and took the lead. The second set saw Glasspool & Heliovaara try to get back into the match. Unfortunately, the top seeds secured a break of serve and took the title 7-6(4), 6-4.

 

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Doubles Round Up

Neal Skupski with Wesley Koolhof were defeated by Tim Puetz & Lloyd Harris in the semi-final in Rotterdam 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-7.

Jay Clarke with Marc Polmans were defeated by Ramkumar Ramanathan & Saketh Myneni in the semi-final in Bengaluru 6-4, 6-4.

Jack Draper with Alexander Ritschard were defeated by Hendrik Jebens & Niklas Schell in the semi-final in Cherbourg 0-0 (RET).

Blu Baker with Andres Urrea were defeated by Colin Markes & Kiranpal Pannu in the quarter-final in Naples, Florida 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.

Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Yuriko Lily Miyazaki & Prarthana Thombare in the final in Grenoble 6-3, 6-3.

Naiktha Bains with Paige Hourigan were defeated by Weronika Falkowska & Olivia Gadecki in the first round in Canberra 6-0, 6-2.

Emilie Lindh with Valentina Ryser were defeated by Naima Karamoko & Emma Lene in the first round in Monastir 7-5, 6-3.

Next week Brits play in Delray Beach, Doha, Bengaluru, Forli, Glasgow, Germany, USA, Dubai, Australia, Mexico & Tunisia.

 

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