MESHREF, KUWAIT – Aidan McHugh entered the ITF Futures event and was seeded fifth. The Young Brit lost only two sets en route to the title and defeated the top seed along the way.
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Aidan McHugh went to Meshref in Kuwait and entered the ITF Futures event. Seeded fifth the young Brit drew Bader Al Abdullah in the first round. The Kuwaiti was no match for McHugh, who broke twice in the first set and moved ahead. Al Abdullah was unable to fight back in the second set as the young Brit dominated and lost only one game to move into the second round 6-2, 6-1.
The second round saw the fifth seed play Giovani Samaha. The Lebanese player tried to put up a fight in the first set, but McHugh broke to claim the lead. In the second set Samaha was unable to get anything onto the fifth seed serve, whilst the young Brit broke twice to move into the quarter-final 6-3, 6-2.
The quarter-final saw McHugh face Ergi Kırkın. The Turk actually got off to the better start and totally dominated the first set. However, the young Brit managed to re-group in the second set and dominated the rest of the match, winning through dropping only two further games 1-6, 6-1, 6-1.
In the semi-final the fifth seed was drawn against the top seed Peter Heller. The German stayed toe to toe with McHugh in the first set, but it was the young Brit who broke through right at the end to take the lead. The second set was easier for the Brit as he broke serve again and took out the top seed in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.
The final saw the fifth seed against the American eighth seed Alec Adamson. McHugh controlled the first set and broke the American who could not break back. In the second set Adamson stayed with the young Brit and forced a tiebreak. McHugh unfortunately was outclassed in the breaker and drew level. In the final set McHugh was back to his best and dominated to take the match 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2.
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