Henry Patten during the 2020 British Tour
Henry Patten during the 2020 British Tour ¦ (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Wimbledon 2024 | Doubles and Juniors round-up: Henry Patten reaches maiden Wimbledon quarter-final, Hannah Klugman leads Juniors charge

By Tony Fairbairn at Wimbledon

  • Henry Patten reached his maiden Wimbledon quarter-final in men’s doubles alongside Harri Heliovaara as Neal Skupski’s title defence continues
  • Hannah Klugman was among the first round winners in the Juniors event
LONDON, ENGLAND – Henry Patten reached his maiden Wimbledon quarter-final alongside Harri Heliovaara while Hannah Klugman lead the first round winners of the Juniors event.


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Henry Patten into maiden Wimbledon quarter-final  

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The incredible run of Henry Patten continued after he reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time alongside Harri Heliovaara.

A convincing performance against Brazilian duo Rafael Matos and Marcelo Melo sealed a 7-6(1) 6-2 victory and a place in the quarter-finals.

They will now look to continue their dream run when they take on fourth seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic for a place in the semi-finals.

In the bottom half of the draw Neal Skupski has continued the defence of his title as he and Michael Venus defeated Evan King and Christopher Eubanks.

However, there will not be an all-British quarter-final as Skupski and Venus take on Constantin Frantzen and Hendrik Jebens in the last eight.

The German duo knocked out Lloyd Glasspool and Jean-Julien Rojer in the third round as Glasspool reflects on what could have been as a big opportunity was missed to reach the quarter-finals.

There was also a missed opportunity for Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram as their poor Wimbledon record continues with defeat to Andreas Mies and John-Patrick Smith in the second round.

An honourable mention goes to wildcards Charles Broom and Arthur Fery who had a very successful tournament.

The Brits knocked out seventh seeds Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic in the second round before losing to eleventh seeds Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni in a tight three setter.

In the women’s doubles event Olivia Nicholls’ Wimbledon run came to an end in the third round.

It was a good effort from her and Tereza Mihalikova but ultimately they lost in three sets to ninth seeds Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko.

There has been plenty of success in the mixed doubles though so far with a whole host of Brits qualifying for the second round.

A very good win for Marcus Willis and Alicia Barnett over eighth seeds Ivan Dodig and Hao-Ching Chan sees them in the second round.

Joining them so far are Skupski, Patten and Nicholls as well as Jamie Murray who is partnering with Taylor Townsend at this year’s event.

More Brits could join them in the second round with Salisbury and Heather Watson as well as Broom and Emily Appleton with the two teams yet to complete their opening round matches.



Klugman leads British Juniors charge

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In the Juniors event, Hannah Klugman lead the opening round victories as the 15 year-old defeated Vittoria Paganetti.

Klugman came so close to qualifying for the women’s singles draw but the Brit bounced back well here in a straight sets win.

There were also opening round wins for Mingge Xu, Flora Johnson, Hephzibah Oluwadare and Mika Stojsavljevic in the girls event.

Honourable mentions go to Brooke Black and Daniela Piani who pushed their higher ranked opponents to three sets but just fell short.

In the Boys event there were wins for Charlie Robertson, Luke Hooper, Mark Ceban and Charlie Swaine.

Swaine’s win was particularly impressive as he knocked out the 12th seed Marko Maksimovic.

Meanwhile, on the negative side there was first round heartbreak for Oliver Bonding as he lost in a last set tiebreak top 14th seeded Moroccan Reda Bennani.

There was also disappointment for Viktor Frydrych as he lost in three sets to tenth seed Maxim Mrva.

The Juniors doubles events should be underway in the next couple of days once the rain has settled down.



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