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Murray wins in China, Stewart reaches final and legends visit Scotland


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Murray wins in China, Stewart reaches final and legends visit Scotland

Jamie Murray and Michael Venus were victorious in Zhuhai, China, in their first event since the US Open.

Entering as the second seeds, Murray and Venus started their campaign by beating South American duo Tomas Martin Etcheverry and Cristian Garin 6-4 6-4.

They followed up their win in round two with another straight-sets victory over Chinese wildcards Xin Gao and Zhe Li 6-4 6-4.

In the semi-final, Murray and Venus faced Americans Sebastian Korda and Mackenzie McDonald. The clash went the distance with the eventual champions pulling through 6-3 6-7(4) 10-2 to book their spot in the final.

Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow met them in the final after the Americans got the best of top seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen.

Murray and Venus put in a rock-solid performance as they fended off 13 break points to triumph 6-4 6-4 and clinch their fourth title of the year.

With the 2023 season entering its final stages, Murray and Venus are sitting tenth in the Race to Turin. The Scot-Kiwi duo will be looking to make a push to crack the top eight in the next month and secure their place at the Nitto ATP Finals in November.


Later on this week Andy Murray and Cam Norrie will be in action at the ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai. 

Andy takes on 2023 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Roman Safiullin in the first round whilst Cam awaits the winner of J.J. Wolf and Pedro Cachin.


Hamish Stewart makes first Futures final

Hamish Stewart continued his recent good form by reaching his first ITF Futures level final at the M15 Forbach, France.

Stewart, who has now reached at least the quarter-finals in his last five events, started with a straight-sets win over Mae Malige 7-5 6-2.

He backed that up against sixth-seeded German Adrian Oetzbach 6-3 7-5 in the second round and, in the quarter-final, Stewart was able to pull through against Morocco’s Adam Moundir in three sets 6-3 4-6 7-6(5).

In the semis, he downed seventh seed from Germany Tom Gentzsch in another nail-biting encounter 7-6(6) 7-6(4) to secure his first pro-level singles final spot.

Stewart’s bid for a maiden title was put to an end in the final by eighth-seeded Estonian, Daniil Glinka, 4-6 4-6.


Collins, Lumsden and McHugh play alongside legends

Ali Collins, Maia Lumsden and Aidan McHugh were in the spotlight as they competed alongside tennis legends at Brodies Tennis Invitational 2023, held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Collins teamed up with Freya Christie on Friday as they competed against former world number four Johanna Konta and Laura Robson. McHugh was next to take to the court, playing former Wimbledon and US Open finalist Mark Philippoussis.

In the Friday evening session, Collins teamed up with 2006 Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, taking on Christie and former world number four Greg Rusedski. McHugh was also back in action as he took on two-time Queen’s Club champion Feliciano Lopez.

Saturday saw Lumsden join the action, as she and Collins opened play for the afternoon in a singles contest which saw them include some of the Scottish juniors who were on ball kid duty.

McHugh then partnered up with Rusedski to take on Philippoussis and Lopez in the afternoon doubles session, and was back on court to open evening play in a mixed doubles clash. Partnering Konta, they took on Robson and Philippoussis.

A singles match-up between Baghdatis and Lopez capped off a weekend filled with fun and entertaining tennis.

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