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Robertson finishes runner-up in Roehampton, Reid and Stewart reach doubles finals, TS Open Tour recap

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Catch up on the latest results and updates on Scots competing around the world after another busy week of tennis.

Robertson reaches Nationals final 

Charlie Robertson reached the final of the 2024 Lexus Junior National Championships at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton.  

The ITF boys number 57 was seeded four going into the tournament. After receiving a bye, he dispatched qualifier Daniel Hughes 6-2 6-3 in blustery conditions to move on to the quarter-finals.  

There he played wildcard entry Mark Ceban who had won 16U Boys’ Championships the week prior. Robertson was able to move past Ceban 6-2 6-4 to progress to the semi-finals. 

In the final four, he was up against Charlie Swaine, the seventh seed who was on a strong run of form and was yet to drop more than three games in a set. However, Robertson was able to take advantage early in both sets to get the job done 6-4 6-4 and secure his spot in the final. 

He would have to get past top seed Oliver Bonding for the title. Bonding, who is currently ranked 16 in the world for ITF 18U, had recently picked up a J500 title in Brazil. 

Bonding struck first by taking the first set 6-3, but Robertson fought back to level the match at a set each. The third set was neck-and-neck until 4-4 where Bonding found momentum and secured a break to win 6-4 and take the title.

Meanwhile, in the Girls’ draw, Hephzibah Oluwadare made a run to the semi-finals after strong performances. 

Seeded five, Oluwadare received a bye into the second round where she faced qualifier Sophya Devas. She was able to start her tournament off on the right foot with an impressive performance, winning 6-3 6-1. 

In the quarter-finals, she faced fourth seed Isabelle Lacy in a closely contested battle. Oluwadare was able to take the first set 6-4 before Lacy battled back to take the second 6-3. However, Oluwadare was able to break the momentum early in the third set and take a 3-0 lead, before closing the match out 6-1 in the decider. 

Next up was top seed Hannah Klugman, the current ITF world number six, and Orange Bowl Champion.  

It was Klugman that was able to take control of the match after some close opening games. After taking an early lead Klugman was able to keep it and win 6-2 6-1. 

Charlie and Hephzibah return to court this week in Slovakia as they get their junior clay court swing underway.  

Doubles finals for Reid and Stewart 

Gordon Reid and Hamish Stewart were among Scots who made deep runs in doubles events last week. 

Reid was competing in the Japan Open, an ITF Super Series event, with regular doubles partner Alfie Hewett.  

The pair recieved a first round walkover before downing Casey Ratzlaff and Ruben Spaargaren 6-1 6-1 to move into the semi-finals. 

Next up were fourth-seeded Japanese duo Daisuke Arai and Takashi Sanada, who Reid and Hewett defeated 6-1 6-3 to progress to the final. 

There they played home favourites, and second seeds, Tokito Oda and Takuya Miki, who had only lost six games on their route to the final.  

The match went the distance with Reid and Hewett recovering from a set down to force a third set match tie-break. However, Oda and Miki emerged victorious in the decider to take the title 6-4 2-6 10-6. 

Reid also had a strong week in singles where he won three rounds to reach the semi-finals before losing out to eventual champion Tokito Oda.

Meanwhile in Egypt, Hamish Stewart teamed up with Brit Harry Wendelken to make a strong run to the final of the M25 Sharm El-Sheikh doubles. 

The two started with a 6-4 6-4 win over Matt Hulme James Watt before taking down Trey Hilderbrand and Noah Schachter 7-6(5) 6-4 to progress to the final four. 

Stewart and Wendelken kept their form up to beat Polish pair Adam Majchrzak and Kamil Majchrzak 7-5 6-4 and booked their spot to play for the title. 

However, the pair came up short against top seeds Ben Jones and Jakub Paul in an incredibly close finale, losing out 2-6 6-4 8-10 to finish runners-up. 

TS Open Tour recap 

Craiglockhart Tennis Centre hosted the 2024 ROGY Edinburgh Open, which saw winners in the men's and women's categories as part of the 2024 TS Open Tour Leaderboard. 

Nicolas Rosenzweig and Aadya Iyer Chadalawada were crowned winners after Sunday’s finals.  

Rosenzweig played second seed Jed Alexander in the men’s final. Both players had posted strong runs to the final and the top seed kept his form up to beat Alexander 6-3 6-4 to lift his second title in a row of 2024. 

In the women’s draw, second seed Aadya Iyer Chadalawada overcame Anna McKnight in the final.  

Iyer Chadalawada posted a convincing run to the final, while McKnight pulled through a thrilling semi-final encounter with Hanna Augustynska 6-2 4-6 12-10. 

The final also went the distance and had to be decided by a ten-point tie-break which saw Aadya take home the title 6-4 2-6 10-7. 

For Aadya, it was a first TS Open Tour title of 2024 after a finishing runner-up at the 16U Welsh Junior Open, a Lexus National Tour event, last week, as well as winning the doubles event with compatriot Hanna Augustynska.

The next TS Open Tour Leaderboard event takes place at the Moir Construction Tennis Tayside Open in St Andrews. 

 

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