Andy Lapthorne claimed the singles title in British Open MNottingham
Ben Bartram did the double at the ITF event.
Abbie Breakwell did the double on the Ladies side
NOTTINGHAM, UK – Andy Lapthorne entered the British Open in Nottingham and was the top seed. The Brit took the title on sixth attempt.
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Andy Lapthorne entered the British Open in Nottingham and was the top seed. As a result the Brit had a bye into the quarter-final. In the quarter-final Lapthorne was against South African Donald Ramphadi. The top seed dominated the first set, as Ramphadi struggled to stay with the Brit. The second set was much closer as Ramphadi found some form. Neither player gave an inch, and the set headed to a tiebreak. The top seed edged through to book a spot in the semi-final 6-2, 7-6(5).
The semi-final saw the Brit against Canadian Robert Shaw. The first set was very close, as both went toe to toe. It looked like a tiebreak would settle the set, however, Lapthorne managed to secure the break of serve right at the end of the set to take the lead. The second set saw the Brit storm into the lead and was dominating, when the Canadian was forced to retire due to injury. The Brit progressed to the final 7-5, 3-1 (RET).
In the final Lapthorne was against the third seed Heath Davidson. The Australian tried to stay with Lapthorne, who was in his sixth singles final here. However, the top seed managed to break Davidson serve in the first set and take the lead. The second set was much easier for the Brit, who dominated to take the title in straight sets 6-3. 6-2.
ITF Futures Event
Ben Bartram was the top seed at the event also in Nottingham. In the first round the Brit was against Ruairi Logan. The top seed dominated his counterpart in both sets, losing only two games as Logan was unable to stay with the pace of Bartram. The top seed moved through in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
In the quarter-final Bartram was against another Brit Joshua Johns. The first set was dominated by the top seed again as Johns struggled to stay with Bartram. However, in the second set, Johns managed to hold serve more, and brought the game to the top seed. Bartram eventually managed to break serve and moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
The semi-final saw Bartram against fourth seed Andrew Penney. The top seed once again dominated the first set, before Penney found some form and stayed with Bartram in the second set. Eventually, Bartram managed to break serve and moved into the final in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
The final saw Bartram against third seed Dahnon Ward. The top seed stayed toe to toe with Ward in the first set, before eventually breaking to take the lead. The second set saw Bartram dominate, breaking at will and lift the trophy in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
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