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Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Luke Johnson claims ITF title in Troisdorf

  • Luke Johnson and Dan Added were top seeds
  • Dropped one set en route
TROISDORF, GERMANY – Luke Johnson & Dan Added were the top seeds in the ITF event. The Brit/Frenchman lost only one set en route.


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Luke Johnson and Dan Added entered the ITF event in Germany and were the top seeds. In the first round the Brit/Frenchman were against Aliaksandr Bulitski & Yan Sabanin. The Belarussian/Russian were totally dominated by the top seeds in the first set. Johnson & Added only lost one game in the set. In the second set the top seeds continued their dominance against Bulitski & Sabanin and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.

In the quarter-final the Brit/Frenchman were against Tom Gentzsch & Marvin Greven. The Germans were more of a match for the top seeds, however Johnson & Added managed to secure the break of serve in the first set and moved ahead. The second set was a little bit closer still, but the top seeds once again secured a break of serve to clinch the match and move into the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

The semi-final saw Johnson & Added against third seeds Constantin Schmitz & Kai Wehnelt. The top seeds dominated the first set, breaking at will to take the lead. The third seeds fought back in the second set and managed to break the Brit/Frenchman towards the end of the set to level things up. In the match tiebreak the top seeds got ahead and didn’t look back making the final 6-2, 5-7, 10-5.

In the final Johnson & Added were against the fourth seeds Juan Ignacio Galarza & Juan Pablo Paz. The Argentines stayed with the top seeds until the Brit/Frenchman secured the break of serve needed to take the lead. The second set was much the same as Johnson & Added got the break needed to lift the trophy 6-4, 6-4.


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Doubles Round Up

Dan Evans & Neal Skupski were defeated by Matwe Middelkoop & Marcelo Arevalo-Gonzalez in the first round in Rome 6-3, 6-2.

Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Marcelo Demoliner & Daniil Medvedev in the first round in Rome 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-4.

Andy Murray & Liam Broady were defeated by Horia Tecau & Kevin Krawietz in the second round in Rome 6-3, 6-4.

Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic in the final in Rome 6-4, 7-6(4).

Alexis Canter with Dylan Salton were defeated by Vasilios Caripi & Kelsey Stevenson in the first round in Jerusalem 6-4, 6-2.

Jonathan Binding & Scott Duncan were defeated by Alexander Cozbinov & Marat Deviatiarov in the quarter-final in Jerusalem 7-6(5), 6-3.

Julian Cash with Felix Corwin were defeated by Alexander Cozbinov & Marat Deviatriarov in the final in Jerusalem 0-0 (RET).

Emily Appleton & Alicia Barnett defeated Jenny Duerst & Nina Stadler in the final in Jerusalem 6-4, 2-6, 11-9.

Giacomo Revelli with Cristian Campese were defeated by Chung Yun-Seong & Park Ui-Sung in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 6-1.

Naiktha Bains with Irina Maria Bara were defeated by Tara Moore & Emina Bektas in the first round in Bonita Springs 6-1, 6-4.

Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Erin Routliffe & Aldila Sutjiadi in the semi-final in Bonita Springs 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.

Emily Webley-Smith with You Xiaodi were defeated by Valentina Ivakhnenko & Andreea Prisacariu in the quarter-final in La Bisbal D’Emporda 6-0, 6-3.

Eden Silva with Kimberley Zimmerman were defeated by Estelle Cascino & Jessika Ponchet in the final in Saint Gaudens 0-6, 7-5, 10-7.

Freya Christie & Sarah Beth Grey were defeated by Lauren Proctor & Anna Ulyashchenko in the quarter-final in Monastir 3-6, 6-3, 10-7.

Next Week Brits play in Lyon, Biella, Czech Republic, USA, Turkey, Georgia, Greece, Bosnia, Spain & Tunisia.


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