Fearnley does the double, Murray reaches Tokyo final, junior success
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Read all about the latest results and updates on Scottish players competing around the world.
Fearnley completes Edgbaston double
Jacob Fearnley went unbeaten through 11 matches at the ITF M25 Edgbaston to win his first pro singles tournament and take home the doubles title with fellow Scot Connor Thomson.
Fearnley started strongly, winning his two qualifying rounds in straight sets to earn a place in the main draw.
He upset second seed Charles Broom in the first round 6-4 6-2. Broom had won their previous two meetings over the summer grass-court season, but the win set up an all-Scots clash with Ewen Lumsden in the round of 16.
Lumsden struck early, winning the first set, but Fearnley fought back to come through 3-6 6-1 6-1, securing a spot in the last eight.
In the quarter-final, he was up against fifth seed Robin Bertrand of France who he breezed past 6-2 6-1. Fearnley kept his momentum going in the semi-final to down Giles Hussey 6-3 6-1.
Fearnley was up against former world no.14 and 2018 Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund in the final, producing a dominant performance to win 6-3 6-1 and secure his maiden pro singles title.
The title has also seen him roar 978 places up the ATP rankings, now sitting at 802.
Fearnley and Thomson continued their impressive year on the doubles court, beginning their campaign with straight-sets wins over Tiran Sanghera and Phoenix Weir and Luke Simkiss and Marcus Walters.
The Scots then edged out Patrick Brady and Matthew Howse 4-6 6-3 10-5 to secure a spot in the final.
Taking on wildcards Charles Broom and David Stevenson, Fearnley and Thomson pulled through a nail-biting finale 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 10-7 secure their first title as team.
Fearnley will be back in action this week in singles and doubles at Scotstoun in the M25 Glasgow. Joining him in the doubles draw will be Lumsden, Hamish Stewart, James Mackinlay, Ewan Moore and Scott Duncan.
Ali Collins, Anna Brogan, and Maia Lumsden will also be competing at the W60 Glasgow from Tuesday, with free entry all week for spectators.
Murray and Venus reach Tokyo final
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus battled their way to the Japan Open ATP 500 final in their pursuit of a place at the Nitto ATP Finals in November.
The pair opened their tournament by beating Japanese lucky losers Seita Watanabe and Takeru Yuzuki 6-2 6-7(8) 10-7.
In the quarter-final, the pair edged out fourth-seeded Belgian duo Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 4-6 7-5 10-5.
Murray and Venus then fought through a dramatic semi-final clash with Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow 7-6(5) 2-6 14-12 to win their third match tie-break in a row on their eighth match point.
But their bid for a fifth title of 2023 was put to an end by Aussies Rinky Hijikata and Max Purcell in the final 4-6 1-6.
The Japan Open run has left the pair in eighth position in the ATP Doubles Race, which they will look to strengthen this week at the Swiss Indoors Basel ATP 500, where they open against Alexander Bublik and Adrian Mannarino.
Also in Basel is Andy Murray, who plays Yannick Hanfmann, while Cam Norrie competes in Vienna, where he’ll play Austrian qualifier Filip Misolic.
Junior international success for Scots
Charlie Robertson was back in the winner’s circle, claiming the ITF J300 Sanxenxo doubles title in Spain.
Robertson partnered up with Poland’s Tomasz Berkieta to move past home pair Izan Almazan Valiente and Roger Pascual Ferra 6-4 6-4.
The pair then beat Switzerland’s Henry Bernet and Adrien Berrut 3-6 6-4 10-5. Bernet and Berrut had beaten Robertson and Berkieta the previous week.
In the semi-finals, the boys came through another match tie-break, beating Thomas Faurel and Egor Pleshivtsev 7-5 4-6 10-7 to book their spot in the final.
The pair were up against Maxim Mrva and Denis Petak of Czech Republic in a clash which came down to yet another match tie-break, with Robertson and Berkieta snatching the title 4-6 7-6(2) 10-7.
The win marks Charlie’s first doubles title of the season and his first at J300 level.
Cameron Rae brought home success from France after winning the doubles title at U11 Tournoi National in Grenoble.
Cameron was part of an eight-player GB squad, comprised of four boys and four girls, who travelled to play in the French national event.
Rae teamed up with Max Hodkinson to put together an impressive run to the final, winning all their matches in straight sets.
In the final, they played fellow British pair Matyas Oprchal and Tomas Gabor who, after a close first set, they beat 7-5 6-0 to lift the trophy.