Jacob Fearnley came through qualifying into the main draw. In the first round Fearnley was against second seed Charles Broom. The qualifier made things tough for Broom in the first set, and the seeded player could not prevent a break of serve, which let Fearnley take the lead. The second set was dominated by the qualifier as Broom could not get into the match. Fearnley moved into the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
The second round pitched Fearnley against fellow qualifier Ewen Lumsden. Fittingly, this proved to be a very good match. Lumsden got off to the better start, breaking serve and taking the lead. However, Fearnley re-grouped and in the second set dominated Lumsden losing only one game. The deciding set was more of the same as Fearnley again dominated, taking the match in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.
In the quarter-final the Brit was against fifth seed Robin Bertrand. The Frenchman found the qualifier too strong as Fearnley dominated from the outset. No matter what Bertrand tried, Fearnley was equal to it. The Brit lost only three games as he moved into the next round 6-2, 6-1.
The semi-final saw Fearnley against seventh seed Giles Hussey. The qualifier broke serve quickly in the first set and took the lead. The second set saw Fearnley dominate Hussey, the seed was unable to prevent the qualifier from breaking serve. Fearnley moved into the final in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
In the final Fearnley was against wildcard Kyle Edmund. The qualifier and Edmund stayed close at the start, however, eventually Fearnley broke serve and took the lead. The second set saw Fearnley dominate Edmund, breaking more or less at will. Edmund was unable to get back into the set and Fearnley took the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
Fearnley teamed up with Connor Thomson for the doubles and they were the second seeds. In the first round the seeds that were against Tiran Sanghera & Phoenix Weir. The seeds dominated from the outset and only lost three games in total to move into the next round 6-2, 6-1.
In the quarter-final Fearnley & Thomson were against Luke Simkiss & Marcus Walters. The unseeded pair went toe to toe with the seeds and forced a tiebreak. Fearnley & Thomson dominated the breaker and took the lead. The second set was more of the same. Simkiss & Walters forced a tiebreak again, this time the seeds edged through to take the match 7-6(2), 7-6(6).
The semi-final saw Fearnley & Thomson against fourth seeds Patrick Brady & Matthew Howse. The fourth seeds started better and got the break of serve to move into the lead. The second set saw Fearnley & Thomson re-group and break serve early to level up the match. In the final match tiebreak it was the second seeds who eased through and booked a spot in the final 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.
In the final, the seeds were against unseeded pair Charles Broom & David Stevenson. The match was very close. In the first set, the seeds forced a tiebreak and dominated to take the lead. The second set saw Broom & Stevenson fight back, forcing another tiebreak. In this tiebreak the unseeded pair edged through and levelled up the match. The final match tiebreak was very close, but eventually, the seeds edged through to lift the title 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 10-5.
Edgbaston Round Up
Alexis Canter was defeated by Aidan McHugh in the first round 6-3, 6-1.
Adam Jones was defeated by George Houghton in the first round 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.
Harry Wendelken was defeated by Milos Karol in the first round 6-2, 6-4.
Phoenix Weir was defeated by Toby Samuel in the first round 6-1, 6-2.
Luke Simkiss was defeated by Tiran Sanghera in the first round 7-6(7), 6-3.
Damian Rodriguez was defeated by Paul Jubb in the first round 6-4, 6-2.
Marcus Walters was defeated by Giles Hussey in the first round 7-5, 6-2.
Ben Jones was defeated by Patrick Brady in the first round 6-3, 6-3.
Finn Bass was defeated by Henry Searle in the first round 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-4.
Dan Cox was defeated by Sean Hodkin in the first round 6-3, 7-6(6).
Joshua Goodger was defeated by Ewen Lumsden in the first round 6-4, 6-2.
Scott Duncan & Marcus Willis were defeated by Charles Broom & David Stevenson in the first round 7-5, 7-5.
Adam Jones & Henry Searle were defeated by Hynek Barton & Michal Lusovsky in the first round 6-3, 7-6(5).
George Houghton & Ben Jones were defeated by Ryan Golesworthy & James MacKinley in the first round 6-3, 7-5.
Michael Shaw with Milos Karol were defeated by Liam Hignett & Ewen Lumsden in the first round 7-6(9), 4-6, 10-6.
Sean Hodkin & Damian Rodriguez were defeated by Finn Bass & Harry Wendelken in the first round 6-3, 6-2.
Ying Hou with Slim Troost were defeated by Luke Simkiss & Marcus Walters in the first round 5-7, 6-1, 11-9.
Michael Shaw was defeated by Robin Bertrand in the second round 6-1, 6-1.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Henry Searle in the second round 7-6(4), 7-6(2).
Patrick Brady was defeated by Giles Hussey in the second round 6-2, 6-4.
Connor Thomson was defeated by Paul Jubb in the second round 6-2, 6-1.
Tiran Sanghera was defeated by Toby Samuel in the second round 6-3, 6-4.
George Houghton was defeated by Aidan McHugh in the second round 6-2, 7-5.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Kyle Edmund in the quarter-final 6-3, 7-6(4).
Paul Jubb was defeated by Toby Samuel in the quarter-final 7-5, 6-7(8), 6-3.
Henry Searle was defeated by Giles Hussey in the quarter-final 6-4, 7-5.
Ryan Golesworthy & James MacKinley were defeated by Liam Hignett & Ewen Lumsden in the quarter-final 3-6, 7-5, 11-9.
Finn Bass & Harry Wendelken were defeated by Patrick Brady & Matthew Howse in the quarter-final 6-4, 6-3.
Toby Samuel was defeated by Kyle Edmund in the semi-final 6-2, 7-5.
Liam Hignett & Ewen Lumsden were defeated by Charles Broom & David Stevenson in the semi-final 6-2, 6-4.
Next week Brits play in Vienna, Basel, Brest, Ortesi, Glasgow, Italy, Canada, USA, Egypt, Kuwait, Greece, Tampico, France, Portugal & Spain.
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