Reid continues doubles dominance, Brogan joins Wimbledon roster, Collins challenges best
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Gordon Reid crowned at Queen’s
Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett reigned supreme at the British Grass Court Wheelchair Tournament at Queen’s Club in London, capturing their seventh title of the year as a pair.
Reid and Hewett faced Joachim Gerrard of Belgium and Stephane Houdet of France in the final. Despite an early setback, the duo were able to secure their first grass court title of the season 1-6 7-5 10-3.
For Reid, it was his 95th ITF doubles tournament win as he and Hewett now look ahead to Wimbledon, where they finished runners-up last year.
In the singles, Reid reached the semi-finals after a commanding 6-0 6-0 victory over India’s Manojkanth Somasundaram.
But he was bested in the semi-finals by doubles partner Hewett 1-6 3-6.
World number 13 Cam Norrie reached the quarter-finals of the Cinch Championships, posting wins over ATP #40 Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4 7-6 (5) and ATP #76 Jordan Thomson 4-6 6-3 6-2.
Norrie’s run was cut short by an in-form Sebastian Korda in the last eight. The young American played some of his best tennis of the season and proved too strong for Norrie, edging him 6-4 7-6 (1).
Andy Murray was bested by Australian number one Alex De Minaur 3-6 1-6. De Minaur produced a superb run to reach the final, where he eventually fell short to champion and world number one Carlos Alcaraz.
Murray will play Holger Rune this week at the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic in the Hurlingham Club in his final preparations for Wimbledon.
Wimbledon beckons for Brogan
Ten Scots are now in the Wimbledon draws after Anna Brogan came through the wildcard play-offs to earn a place in qualifying.
Brogan won her opener in the all-British event with a convincing win over Beth Grey 6-1 6-3 before receiving a walkover from Amarni Banks in what would have been the deciding match.
Brogan starts her qualifying campaign this week at the Bank of England Sports Centre in Roehampton.
Collins reaches Birmingham quarters
Ali Collins and Freya Christie reached the quarter-finals of the WTA Rothesay Classic in Birmingham with a win over WTA #64 Makoto Ninomiya and #76 Cristina Busca 7-6 (6) 4-6 10-7.
Collins and Christie faced doubles world number two Barbora Krejcikova and her partner Marta Kostyuk in the last eight. After a tight contest, the Czech and Ukrainian pair emerged victorious 3-6 7-5 5-10, and went on to win the tournament.
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus suffered a first-round defeat 6-7 (8) 6-7 (5) to Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden.
They are in Eastbourne for their final Wimbledon preparation and are set to play Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.
Jonny O’Mara is playing alongside Liam Broady, and beat Julian Cash and Luke Johnson 6-4 7-6 (6) to kick-off their final tournament before Wimbledon.
McHugh reaches semis in Tulsa as Connel secures maiden ATP points
Aidan McHugh posted a strong week at Tulsa M25 in Oklahoma, USA last week. He picked up three wins over Americans Chad Kissel, Ozan Baris and Garrett Johns before falling in the semi-finals to eventual winner Adam Walton 1-6 3-6.
Aidan also reached semi-finals of the doubles with partner Vasil Kirkov, losing out to Ozan Barris and Garrett Johns 6-7 (2) 3-6.
Meanwhile in Tunisia, Jamie Connel secured his first ATP points after coming through qualifying.
Connel, who has finished his sophomore year at Florida State University, made his mark on the pro circuit after winning four rounds at the M15 Monastir.
He won three straight set matches to qualify, including a first-round win over top-seeded qualifier Aleksandr Lobanov. Connel then beat Algeria’s Samir Hamza Reguig 6-3 7-6 (4) in the first round of the main draw to gain an ATP ranking.
He then lost out to fifth-seeded Frenchman Antoine Ghibaudo 3-6 3-6. Connel continues his run of tournaments in Tunisia this week and has already started strongly in qualifying with two straight-set wins.