Reid set for US Open, Recap from NYC, Hamish Stewart makes final in Budapest
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All the latest results and updates on Scots competing around the globe.
Gordon Reid set for US Open
Gordon Reid will begin his US Open campaign in singles and doubles over the next couple of days.
Reid has drawn world number twelve Alexander Cataldo of Chile in the first round of the sixteen-player singles draw. He will be in search of his first US Open singles title.
Reid has won the doubles event six times and will be looking to complete the Calendar Grand Slam with a seventh title. He and partner Alfie Hewett await the draw to see who they will face in the opening round.
US Open Roundup
A tough week for Scots as week one of the US Open came to a close yesterday.
Cam Norrie picked up a first round win against Aleksander Shevchenko 6-3 6-2 6-2 followed by a straight sets win over Yu Hsiou Hsu 7-5 6-4 6-4.
Norrie’s 2023 run ended on Saturday in the third round as he fell to in-form Italian youngster Matteo Arnaldi 3-6 4-6 3-6.
Andy Murray started strong with a convincing win over Corentin Moutet 6-2 7-5 6-3 before losing out Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 3-6 4-6 1-6.
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus battled through their first round on Wednesday against Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Gonzalo Escobar 7-6 7-6. However, they fell short in the second round against French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 4-6 4-6.
Murray also teamed up with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the mixed doubles. The pair came through a tight opener against Marcel Melo and Katerina Siniakova 7-6(4) 0-6 10-4.
They went out to top seeds Austin Krajicek and Jessica Pegula 6-7(5) 5-7, ending Jamie’s US Open 2023 campaign.
In the junior categories, NTA players Ella McDonald, Charlie Robertson and Hephzibah Oluwadare were in action but unfortunately it was not to be at this year’s US Open.
In the qualifying draw Charlie lost against South Korea’s Seungmin Park 3-6 2-6 in the boys’ whilst Hephzibah was defeated by Jessica Bernales 2-6 2-6 in the girls’.
Unfortunately, in the main draw Ella was forced to retire at 1-6 1-4 in the opening round against Valerie Glozman.
Hamish Stewart goes deep in Budapest Futures Draws
Hamish Stewart competed at the M15 Budapest, Hungary last week where he made an impressive run to the semi-finals in singles.
Stewart came through a tough battle in the first round against qualifier Kevin Humpfner edging the German out 6-7(8) 7-5 7-6(6).
In the second round he was up against another qualifier, Michal Krajci of Slovakia. Stewart was able to prevail once again in three sets 3-6 6-3 6-2 to book his place in the quarter-finals.
Hamish faced eighth seed Vito Tonejc in the last eight who he dispatched 6-2 6-2 to reach his first pro series semi-final of the year.
His run would come to an end in the final four against third seed Giles Hussey 4-6 2-6. Hussey went on to win the singles title the following day.
Despite defeat in singles, Hamish went one step further in the doubles reaching the final with partner Finn Murgett.
The pair downed Illya Beloborodko and Max Wiskandt 6-2 6-4 before receiving a walkover against fourth seeds Aleksandre Bakshi and Gabriel Decamps.
They saw off Israeli duo Aaron Cohen and Lior Goldenberg in the semi-final 6-4 6-0 before falling to British pair Matthew Summers and James Davis 5-7 0-6 in the final.
There is plenty to look forward to this month in both senior and junior categories.
Two TS Open Tour events take place with Highland Tennis Championships hosted at Pitlochry Tennis Club in the grounds of Atholl Palace from 11th-16th September.
Closely following is the Scottish Clay Court Championships, a British Tour event, which will be hosted by Craiglockhart Leisure Centre, Edinburgh from 18th-21st September. Competitors will be making their way to the capital for a chance to earn the £1250 winner’s prize.
The Junior Four Nations Championships 2023 travels to Wrexham where juniors will fly the flag as they face off against England, Ireland, and Wales from 22nd -24th September.