Murray and Reid add to trophy cabinets as Scots prepare for Paris
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Catch up on the latest news and results as Scottish tennis players compete around the world.
Murray wins in Geneva
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus were crowned champions at the ATP 250 in Geneva after they defeated Marcel Granollers of Spain and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6(6) 7-6(3).
The pair’s third title of the year - and Jamie’s 30th career win – leaves the pair ninth in the race to Turin, where the top eight teams qualify for the year-end ATP Finals.
Murray and Venus move on to Roland Garros, where they will open their French Open campaign against Diego Hidalgo and David Vega Hernandez.
Reid wins sixth title of 2023
Gordon Reid was also victorious in doubles as he and Alfie Hewett captured their fifth title of the year at the Tram Barcelona Open, an ITF 1 Series.
Reid and Hewett posted a convincing run to the final without dropping a set before edging out third seeds Martin De la Peunte and Stephane Houdet 4-6 7-6 10-2 to lift the trophy.
Next up for Reid is Paris, where he and Hewett will aim to defend their Roland Garros doubles title, while also both competing in singles.
Robyn Love won her first wheelchair titles of the year last week at the ITF Futures Series in Bulles, Switzerland.
She took home both the singles and doubles trophies after winning three singles matches to top the group.
She defeated Hedwig Cappello 6-0 6-0 and top seed Gabriela Buehler 6-0 6-0 before beating Simona Rusnak 7-6(4) 6-4.
Robyn also teamed up with Gabriela Buehler to defeat Hedwig Cappello and Simona Rusnak 6-0 6-4 to win the doubles.
The win marked Love’s second career singles title and third career doubles title.
Norrie reaches final four in Lyon
Cam Norrie’s title defence at the ATP 250 in Lyon was cut short at the semi-finals by Francisco Cerundolo 3-6 0-6.
On his way to the last four, Norrie downed former world number seven David Goffin 6-3 6-4 and Argentinian young gun Sebastian Baez 6-2 2-6 6-1.
Norrie opened his French Open campaign against French wild card Benoit Paire where he battled from two sets to one down as well as a break down in the fifth to come through 7-5 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4.
Norrie, the only remaining Brit in the singles, will now face home favourite and qualifier Lucas Pouille in the second round.
Pouille, previously ranked in the world’s top 10, has a current ATP ranking of 670 but has put together an impressive four wins already at Roland Garros on his return to the circuit.
Moore and Barlow win on TS Open Tour
The Baillie Gifford East of Scotland Open concluded on Sunday as Ewan Moore and Heather Barlow emerged victorious after a busy weekend in tricky conditions at Craiglockhart Leisure Centre in Edinburgh.
Moore returned from injury to pick up his second TS Open Tour title of the season in as many appearances. He posted an impressive run to the final before beating top seed Nick Rosenzweig 6-4 6-1.
Barlow also secured her second TS Open Tour title of the season as she edged out Karen Lamb 6-4 4-6 10-3.
She then teamed up with Eleanor Cochran to complete the perfect weekend and win the women’s doubles as the West of Scotland duo beat Zoe Moffat and Annique Varty 6-3 7-5.
In the men’s doubles, North duo Cameron Fryer and Marcus McLaren overcame Moore and South of Scotland’s Archie McMillan in the final 6-2 6-4.
Hephzibah Oluwadare posted a strong week in Italy as she and American partner Tyra Caterina Grant reached the final of the J500 Milan girls’ doubles.
They won four matches en route to the final, one of which was over GB National Tennis Academy teammate Ella McDonald 7-6 5-7 10-7 in the second round.
It wasn’t to be in the final, however, as Oluwadare and Grant were beaten 0-6 3-6 by Italian duo Noemi Basiletti and Gaia Maduzzi.
National Premier League
Scotland was represented by two teams at the National Premier League Finals in London.
The Stirling University team made up of James Mackinlay, Liam Hignett, Rob Cowley and Patrick Young beat Durham University before falling to hosts St George’s Hill in the quarter-final.
The Edinburgh team consisting of Euan McIntosh, Matt Rankin, Hunter Reese, Shamael Chaudhry and Jed Alexander also reached the quarter-finals after beating We Do Tennis (Telford) but were edged out by Wawrick Boat Club.