Scots set for US Open, Brogan runs deep in Spain, West win Tea Cup
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Catch up on all the latest results and updates on Scots competing around the globe.
Scots to begin US Open campaigns
The US Open main draw starts today with Scots set to feature in men’s open, men’s wheelchair, and junior events.
Andy Murray hasn’t had the lead up he would have hoped for due to injuries. After a promising performance against Taylor Fritz in Washington and a strong start to the Toronto Masters, Murray was forced to retire ahead of his match against Jannik Sinner.
Murray then pulled out of the Cincinnati Masters the following week in the hopes of making a fully fit return to Flushing Meadows, the home of his maiden Grand Slam title.
Andy starts his campaign on Tuesday against France’s Corentin Moutet.
World number eighteen Cam Norrie will be looking to return to form tomorrow when he takes on Alexander Shevchenko. Norrie is no stranger to American hard court success having won the Indian Wells Masters 1000 in 2021.
Last year he achieved a tournament best result making the round of 16 before falling to Andrey Rublev. This year he’ll be bidding to break new ground in New York City.
Jamie Murray arrives to the US Open off the back of making the Cincinnati Masters 1000 final, a first Masters final for him and doubles partner Michael Venus.
Murray’s US Open resume is nothing short of elite, having made it into at least the quarter-finals in eight of his last ten appearances, including a win in 2016.
Murray and Venus will be up against Gonzalo Escobar and Aleksandr Nedovyesov.
Gordon Reid will be bidding for a title in both the men’s wheelchair singles and doubles events.
Reid and his partner Alfie Hewett will aim to complete the calendar Grand Slam in the doubles, having already won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon this year.
The pair will be intent on regaining their US Open crown after last year’s match tie-break defeat in the final against Martin De la Puente and Nicolas Peifer.
Juniors on track to begin at the US Open
Ella McDonald will compete in her final junior Grand Slam, starting in the main draw next week. Charlie Robertson and Hephzibah Oluwadare will make their US Open debuts in the qualifying draws.
Both Charlie and Hephzibah have already began competing stateside, they played the J300 College Park in Washington, D.C.
Charlie made the quarter-final with victories over ITF world number sixteen Arthur Gea and ITF world number thirty-five Lasse Poertner before eventually falling to America’s own Alexander Frusina in three sets.
Hephzibah also gained wins over Taylor Goetz and ITF world number fifty Elizara Yaneva before falling to second seed Emerson Jones.
Anna Brogan makes semis in Vigo
Anna Brogan competed in Spain last week where we she made the semi-final of the W25 Vigo.
Seeded six, Brogan started her week off with a straight sets win over qualifier Alina Charaeva 7-5 6-2. She then beat Urszula Radwanska of Poland in the second round 6-1 6-4 to secure a place in the quarter-final.
In the last eight she was up against Marina Stakusic of Canada, Stakusic had downed top seed Krisitina Dmitruk the round before. Brogan started strong winning the opener 6-2 before Stakusic rallied to win the second set 6-3. Anna managed to flip the momentum to take the deciding set 6-1 to reach the semi-final.
She then played third seed Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove who was enjoying an eight-match winning streak, having won a W25 the week before. Despite a close contest it was Pattinama Kerkhove who came through 3-6 6-3 6-2.
West win at Tea Cup
The U18 annual Tea Cup took place on Saturday at Uddingston. The one-day Scottish Junior Inter-County Championships sees the four counties go head-to-head with results from the boys’ and girls’ categories contributing to the overall scores.
In the first round the North of Scotland took on the South of Scotland where they secured their first-place play-off spot with a 6-0 win.
Meanwhile, the West played the East with the West prevailing 5-1 to set up a gold medal match with the North. The East and South would playoff for third and fourth.
In the deciding matches, the West were able edge the North in singles with Callum Peat, Eleanor Cochran and Anna McKnight all picking up singles wins to lead 3-1.
Doubles play was split, the North’s Cameron Fryer and Riley Thomsonwon in a match-tiebreak whilst Eleanor Cochran and Anna McKnight beat Amy Hudson and Freya Cooper to secure four rubbers and become champions.
The winning West team consisted of Kyle McKay, Findlay Pratt, Nikhil Bollapragada, Callum Peat, Anna McKnight, Eleanor Cochran, Emma Barlow, and Poppy Bonar led by captain Nathan Lundy.
The battle for bronze went the distance, South of Scotland gained two rubbers from the boys’ category with Adam Clunie and Sushanth Srinvasan both winning whilst the East picked up wins from the girls’ category thanks to Aadya Iyer Chadalawada and Eva Dorado.
In the doubles East’s Eva Dorado and Aadya Iyer Chadalawada earned a win over Ailsa Clark and Lucy Nesbit whilst South’s Jed Mcmillan and Georgia Sanger beat Shaylin Holt and Arsenii Opryshko.
With the match tied at 3-3, it was the South who prevailed in a shoot-out decider to take third.