Gregory Slade entered the Quad event of the ITF event in Turkey. The Brit was unseeded. In the first round Slade was against Pablo Araya. The Chilean was no match for the Brit who dominated from the outset. Slade didn’t lose a game all match against Araya and moved into the next round 6-0, 6-0.
The quarter-final saw the Brit against second seed Marcus Laudan. The German proved a much tougher match than the first round, and both players went toe to toe. Eventually, though Slade managed to break serve at the end of the set to take the lead. The second set was much closer, and a tiebreak ensued. In the breaker the Brit edged -, -through to take the match 7-5, 7-6(5).
In the semi-final the Brit was against Daisuke Ishito. The Brit dominated the Japanese player in the first set, losing only one game. The second set was a little bit closer as Ishito tried to fight to stay in the match. Ultimately Slade moved into the final in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.
The final saw Slade against third seed Francisco Cayulef. The first set was very tight, as both players didn’t give an inch. A tiebreak followed and it was the Brit that edged through to take the lead. The second set saw Cayulef regroup and dominate the next two sets to take the title 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-0.
Ben Bartram was against Nicolas Charrier in the first round. The Brit dominated the first set, as the Frenchman struggled to hold serve. The second set was a little closer. Charrier stayed with Bartram at first, but eventually the Brit secured the break of serve to move into the next round 6-1, 6-4.
In the quarter-final the Brit was against the second seed Alexander Cataldo. The Chilean stayed with the Brit at the start of the first set, but Bartram broke serve to take the lead. The second set saw the seed fight back and break serve of Bartram to level up the match. The final set saw the Brit dominate and move into the semi-final 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
The semi-final saw Bartram against third seed Daisuke Arai. Bartram fought hard and broke the Japanese player to take the lead. The second set was much closer, as Arai stayed with Bartram until right at the end of the set, when the Brit broke serve to move into the final 6-3, 7-5.
In the final the Brit was against the top seed Takashi Sanada. The first set was very close, with both players going toe to toe. Bartram and Sanada looked to be heading to a tiebreak, but the Japanese managed to break at the end of the set and took the lead. The second set was dominated by the top seed who lifted the trophy in straight sets 7-5, 6-2.
Wheelchair Round Up
Abbie Breakwell was defeated by Angelica Bernal in the second round 6-0, 6-0.
Cornelia Oosthuizen was defeated by Saki Takamuro in the quarter-final 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 6-4.
Cornelia Oosthuizen with Zoe Maras were defeated by Liudmilla Bubnova & Viktoriia Lvova in the first round 7-6(7), 7-6(7).
Abbie Breakwell with Maayan Zikri were defeated by Katharina Kruger & Britta Wend in the quarter-final 6-4, 6-1.
Ben Bartram with Alwande Sikhosana were defeated by Daisuke Arai & Kouhel Suzuki in the semi-final 6-4, 6-3.
Gregory Slade with Ahmet Kaplan were defeated by Ugur Altinel & Takuya Ikeda in the semi-final 7-6(5), 6-1.
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