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