ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid were seeded in both the singles and the doubles. The Brits dominated opponents to take the titles.
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Alfie Hewett was second seed, Gordon Reid was fourth seed. As a result, both Brits had a bye in the first round of the singles. In the quarter-final Hewett was against Nicolas Peifer. The Frenchman caused no problems for the Brit. Hewett dominated the first set losing only one game. Peifer held serve more in the second set, but Hewett was still stronger and took the victory 6-1, 6-3.
Reid quarter-final opponent was another Frenchman, this time it was Stephane Houdet. The Brit didn’t looked troubled at any point in the match, dominating from the start. Reid stormed into the semi-final in straight sets dropping only one game 6-0, 6-1.
In the semi-final Hewett faced the third seed Joachim Gerard. The Belgian was unable to stop the Brit from breaking serve in the first set and Hewett was in the lead. However, the third seed was not going quietly and in the second set forced a tiebreak. The Belgian dominated the breaker and the match was level. The final set went very much the way of the first and Hewett was in the final 6-3. 6-7(2), 6-3.
Reid faced the top seed Gustavo Fernandez in the semi-final. The Brit continued where he had left off in the previous round. The Argentine found the Brit too good as Reid broke serve in the first set, and dominated the second. Reid made the final 6-3, 6-2.
The final therefore was a battle of the Brits. Hewett and Reid exchanged breaks of serve in the first set, until very near the end when Hewett broke through and took the first set. Reid started the second set in fine form, taking a 3-0 lead. Hewett though broke back and got the set back on serve. Hewett broke once more and secured the title 7-5, 6-4.
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The Brits were the top seeds in the doubles, and so once again had a bye into the semi-final. Their first match was against Martin De La Puente & Fernandez. Hewett & Reid were all over the Spaniard/Argentine who struggled to get into the match. The Brits secured the place in the final 6-2, 6-2.
In the final the Brits were against Tom Egberink & Maikel Scheffers. The Dutch pair had taken out the second seeds in the semi-final. Hewett & Reid dominated from start to finish. The Brits barely broke a sweat as the match was totally in their control. Hewett & Reid lost two games in the whole match to claim the doubles title 6-1, 6-1.
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