Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara were runners up in France
Took the top seeds to a match tiebreak
MONTPELLIER, FRANCE – Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara entered the ATP 220 event in Montpellier. The Brit/Fin were unseeded and made the final before losing out to the top seeds.
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Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovarra entered the ATP 250 event in Montpellier, the pair were unseeded. In the first round the Brit/Fin were drawn against Hugo Nys & Benjamin Bonzi. Glasspool & Heliovaara stormed through the first set, breaking almost at will to take the lead. The second set proved to be closer, as Nys & Bonzi stayed with the Brit/Fin. Eventually, though, it was Glasspool & Heliovaara that secured the break of serve to move into the next round 6-1, 6-4.
The quarter-final saw the pair drawn against the fourth seeds Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi & Aleksandr Nedovyesov. The Brit/Fin started well, with the fourth seeds trying to stay with them. Glasspool & Heliovaara secured the break of serve to take the lead. The second set was more of the same. Qureshi & Nedovyesov could not break serve to get into the match. The Brit/Fn moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-4.
In the semi-final Glasspool & Heliovaara were against the only other Brit in the drawn. Jonny O’Mara & Hunter Reese. The Brit/American had destroyed the second seeds on the way to the semi-final. However, as much as they tried, Glasspool & Heliovaara were just too strong. The Brit/Fin moved into the final in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
The final saw Glasspool & Heliovaara against the top seeds Nicolas Mahut & Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The Brit/Fin got the better of the top seeds in the first set, breaking serve to move ahead. The second set was much closer as the French pair stayed with Glasspool & Heliovaara and forced a tiebreak. The top seeds outclassed the Brit/Fin in the breaker and levelled the match. A match tiebreak would be needed to settle things. The breaker was a very tight affair, but eventually the top seeds secured the mini break and took the title 4-6, 7-6(3), 12-10.
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