Gordon Reid triumphs at Roland Garros, Scots secure double at Surbiton, Golds at Virtus Global Games
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Reid captures fourth straight Roland Garros
Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett reigned supreme at Roland Garros to secure their fourth consecutive French Open and Gordon’s sixth Grand Slam title in Paris.
Reid and Hewett put together a commanding first two rounds as the top seeds downed Frederic Cattaneo and Casey Ratzlaff 6-2 7-5 before securing their spot in the final after a 6-2 6-2 win over Joachim Gerard and eventual singles winner Tokito Oda.
The pair faced doubles world number one Martin De La Puente and partner Gustavo Fernandez, where they battled through a thrilling first to take it 7-6 (11-9) before coming back from a 2-4 deficit in the second to edge out the second seeds 7-6 7-5.
Murray and O’Mara complete double at Surbiton
The Surbiton Trophy men’s draw saw Scottish dominance as Andy Murray lifted the singles title and Jonny O’Mara claimed the doubles title with fellow Brit Liam Broady.
Murray got his grass-court season off to the perfect start as he only dropped one set on his way to his second ATP Challenger title of the season.
Murray beat qualifier Bu Yunchaokete 7-6(1) 6-4 in the second round before beating 69th ranked Jason Kubler 3-6 6-3 6-4.
In the semi-finals, Murray bested defending champion Jordan Thompson 7-6(5) 6-3 before taking on Jurij Rodionov, where he put together a commanding performance to outclass the Austrian 6-3 6-2.
Meanwhile, in the men’s doubles, O’Mara was back in action on the grass as he and Broady opened the week with a 6-3 6-3 win over Aleksandar Kovacevic and Juncheng Shang.
In the quarter-finals, the pair continued their form with another 6-3 6-2 against French pair Hugo Grenier and Constant Lestienne before receiving a semi-final walkover over top seeds Julian Cash and Henry Patten.
The final came down to the wire as O’Mara and Broady fought hard against Aussie pair Alexei Popyrin and Aleksander Vukic. Despite suffering a setback in the second, O’Mara and Broady finally prevailed in a match tie-break 6-4 5-7 10-8.
The win constitutes O’Mara’s first title of the season, and he looks in fine form heading into this year’s grass-court season.
Elsewhere in the Surbiton draw, Connor Thomson made the most of his wildcard with Toby Samuel as the pair downed second seeds Andre Goransson and Ben Mclachlan 6-2 7-6(3). Thomson and Samuel were then edged out by finalists Popyrin and Vukic 7-6 5-7 10-12.
Maia Lumsden fell short in the first round to world number 122 Oceane Dodin 5-7 6-3 3-6, ending an impressive singles tour comeback.
Murray, O’Mara and Thomson will be back in action this week at the Rothesay Open in Nottingham along with Jacob Fearnley who has been awarded a wildcard into the doubles with partner Johannus Monday as the Merchistonian duo look to kick off their summer season.
Ali Collins and Freya Christie also continue their grass-court campaign in Nottingham with the pair set to face Ulrikke Eikeri and Ingrid Neel in the first round.
Gold for Scots at Virtus Games
After an action-packed week in Vichy, France, Scots came home with eight medals. Dominic Iannotti picked up three golds and bronze, Anna McBride won two golds and a silver whilst Luke Turnbull claimed a bronze.
Anna McBride won the women’s II-2 category singles after a commanding week of performances and teamed up with Iannotti to win the II-1 mixed event as they beat Australia’s Archie Graham and Kelly Wren in the final 6-1 6-1. McBride claimed silver in the women's II-2 overall team event.
Iannotti reached the semi-finals of the II-1 category where he narrowly lost 4-5 5-3 3-10 to GB teammate Fabrice Higgins. However, he was able to bounce back and claim bronze in the third-fourth play-off.
He then teamed up with Higgins as they bested fellow GB pair Turnbull and Olly Beadle 5-3 4-0 in the semi-finals, before beating a top-seeded Aussie pair in the final to take home gold as well as winning the men’s team gold.
The 10U North of Scotland girls and East of Scotland boys competed in the 10U County Cup North Area Finals over the weekend.
East of Scotland boys finished third behind Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire, while the North girls came fifth.
Elsewhere, Lucas Nolte made the semi-finals of singles and doubles at the 14U Category 3 Tennis Europe in Vierumaki, Finland.