cinch Championships 2022: Daily updates & results
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- Matteo Berrettini wins the men's singles title
- Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic beat Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara in doubles final
- Ryan Peniston lost to Filip Krajinovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
- Ben Bartram beat Dahnon Ward in the opening round battle of the Brits
- Match centre - live scores, draws and order of play
- Wheelchair draw
Day seven - Berrettini seals back-to-back titles; Glasspool and Heliovaara into final
Matteo Berrettini successfully defended his cinch Championships title to become a two-time champion at The Queen's Club.
Berrettini defeated Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-4 to become only the eighth player to win back-to-back titles and the first since Andy Murray (2015-2016).
The Italian now boasts a 20-1 winning record on grass since the start of 2021 and is unbeaten this year having taken the Stuttgart Open title.
After an exchange of breaks in the opening set, some excellent net play from the world No.10 gave Berrettini the all-important break at 5-5 to go a set up.
Berrettini's forehand proved the difference between the two, producing 100mph winners with ease. He broke to love for 3-2 in the second and stayed calm and collected to serve out a historic victory.
Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic are the new cinch Championships doubles champions after defeating Briton Lloyd Glasspool and his partner Harri Heliovaara 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-6.
The Croatian duo extend their winning record on grass to 14-1 adding to their Wimbledon and Eastbourne titles from 2021 with a close match tie-break victory.
Matteo Berrettini and Filip Krajinovic will battle it out in Sunday's final after both coming through with straight sets semi-final wins.
Berrettini is through to back-to-back cinch Championships finals after defeating Botic van de Zandschlup 6-4, 6-3 first up on Centre Court.
The world No.10 has really hit his stride at the cinch Championships and extends his record on grass to 31-6. He’s now made three consecutive grass court finals – joining Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Berrettini had his serve looking sharp from the first point of the match, winning 11/11 points off his first serve on his opening three games. With little to trouble the Italian on serve, he could instead focus more of his attention on Van de Zandschlup’s serve and was disappointed with a backhand slice he pushed into the net on his first opportunity to break.
The Dutchman continued to pepper Berrettini’s backhand to save a total of eight break points but came undone with a double fault to put the reigning champion 4-2 up.
It took Berrettini just over a minute to hold for a fourth time had an uncharacteristic dip serving for the set as the world No.29 broke back. The lapse in intensity was only very brief however, as he picked off Van de Zandschlup’s serve with some excellent coverage at the net to clinch the opener 6-4.
At 2-1 up in the second set Berrettini played one of his shots of the match on a backhand down the line winner for 0-30, but failed to make two break points count. Rain stopped play with Van de Zandschlup facing yet another break point and after the drizzle cleared, he made a costly error to all but seal his fate. The 2021 Wimbledon runner-up made no mistake this time, serving out the victory in an hour and 31 minutes.
Krajinovic is through to the final of the cinch Championships on his main draw debut – beating 2012 and 2018 champion Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3.
Cilic fell a bit flat serving at 2-2, with four unforced errors back-to-back to put the Serbian a break ahead in the opening set for the first time since the opening round.
Krajinovic stayed firmly in control, finishing with a 100% record on his second serve as he saw out an impressive first set.
Cilic’s struggles continued into the start of the second set. At times this week he’s looked back to his championship winning best, but his usual forehand weapon let him down in the fourth game, with a frustrated groundstroke into the net facing break point.
The Croatian had to fight to fend off yet another break to bring an end to the match, but with the chance to serve it out at 5-3 he made no mistake and on his second match point a depleted Cilic dragged a backhand out into the tramlines.
Reigning Wimbledon champion Joachim Gerard of Belgium and French second seed Stephane Houdet will contest Sunday’s men’s wheelchair singles final at the cinch Championships in London after defeating world No.2 Alfie Hewett and world No.2 ranked junior Ben Bartram to end British singles title hopes on Saturday at The Queen’s Club.
Top seed Hewett’s bid to beat Gerard on grass for the first time in three meetings started well enough as the British No.1 got the better of an opening set that was as close as it was entertaining, with Hewett upping his intensity to take a 4-0 lead in the tie-break.
However, as the match progressed so did Hewett’s error count, resulting in Gerard improving on his semi-final berth at The Queen’s Club in 2021 after wnning his last four contest this year.
Sixteen-year-old Bartram produced a mature performance against 51-year-old world No.5 Houdet to hold both his opening service games before taking a 3-0 second set lead over the four-time Grand Slam singles champion. However, the reigning Wheelchair Tennis Junior Masters champion was eventually reeled in by his vastly more experienced opponent, who closed out a 6-2, 6-4 win.
Matteo Berrettini, Marin Cilic, Filip Krajinovic and Botic van de Zandschlup are your semi-finalists for this year’s cinch Championships.
Breakout star of the week Ryan Peniston bowed out of the cinch Championships to Krajinovic in a close 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 battle in front of the home crowd.
Peniston looked firmly in the groove from the get go and completed a hold to love at 4-3 with the shot of the match with an on the run forehand slapped straight down the line. This gave him the platform on the following game to launch an attack against the Serbian’s serve, and with break point on the line, Krajinovich’s trusty volley failed him in the biggest moment.
Peniston continued to pepper the world No.48 at the start of the second, looking to make the most of his surge in confidence, but Krajinovich did well to defend break points in both his opening service games. But at 3-2 down, the Serbian was gifted a way back into the match. A lengthy deuce game ended in Peniston going wide on a backhand winner and then a mistake on the other side gave Krajinovich the break to eventually level the match.
The third set turned into a cagey affair, with both players tightening up their game, which took a bit of the quality out of the contest. After going a break down, Peniston hit back with an instant reply – equalising thanks to a brilliant outstretched volley. But with the scores locked at three apiece, the 26-year-old Brit failed to back up the break with a hold and the Serbian was able to see out a hard-fought victory.
Krajinovic will play Cilic in the semi-final after he defeated Emil Ruusuvuori 7-6(2), 6-4.
In what always promised to be a high-quality encounter, the Fin managed to hold his nerve to force a tie-break in the first set, despite facing four break points. But the two-time champion and semi-finalist at Roland Garros only weeks ago, found the extra bit of quality he needed to dominate the breaker, finishing with an ace.
A costly error from Ruusuvuori on a drive volley gifted Cilic a break point, which he took at the first time of asking. Cilic was flying from there, securing the double break to go out of reach of the Finnish ace, despite a late comeback attempt.
Berrettini's title defence continues to go from strength to strength – booking a place in the semi-finals after beating Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-2.
The Italian found himself in an unfamiliar situation at the start of the first set at 4-1 and a break of serve down. But once the 2021 Wimbledon finalist got going, there was nothing Paul could do to stop him.
Berrettini won five games on the spin to see out the first set and then broke to love at the start of the second – ripping the ball on his serve and off the forehand side. In this kind of form, it’ll be difficult for anyone to stop Berrettini and the world No.10 cruised through in an hour and 15 minutes.
He’ll play Botic van de Zandschlup in the semi-finals, who beat Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 6-4.
Fokina struggled to find a first serve in the fourth game of the opener and Van de Zandschlup took full advantage, striking the ball early and attacking to stay on top of the point. Looking frustrated at his efforts, Fokina turned to an underarm serve facing break point and fired long off the Dutchman’s return.
From a set and a break down, Fokina sprung to life, capitalising on a serious dip from the world No.29 to get back into the match and lead for only the second time in the match, but he couldn’t hold on to it. On his next service game he missed a big forehand at 30-30 before the flying Dutchman made brilliant backhand passing shot. Both players were tight in the final game, but after an hour and 15 minutes he completed his victory.
Second seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic booked their place in Sunday's final with an excellent comeback to defeat Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul 5-7, 6-2, 10-8.
They will have to wait for the winner of Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara vs Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov tomorrow.
Ben Bartam is into the semi-final of the cinch Championships after coming through on top in a battle of the Brits against his World Team Cup teammate, Dahnon Ward.
Bartram defeated his countryman 6-4, 6-2 to set up a semi-final clash with second seed Stephane Houdet.
Alfie Hewett will play Joachim Gerard, who beat Britain's Andrew Penney 6-2, 6-0.
Ryan Peniston is through to the quarter-finals at the cinch Championships in his first ATP tournament, coming through 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 against world No.46 Francisco Cerundolo.
He will play Filip Krajinovic in the next round, who ousted Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Peniston took advantage of an unsettled start from Cerundolo to go 3-0 in front, with the Argentine failing to find his rhythm and making several errors. In total control of the opening set, Peniston stayed solid and kept his consistency to push his opponent into making a mistake for a double and then triple break – completing a first set bagel.
Cerundolo, who reached the semi-finals in Miami earlier this year – the lowest ranked player ever to do so – broke early at the start of the second as he continued to battle with himself to keep the ball alive. After surviving two break points in the following game, the world No.46 managed to serve out a fairly flat second set with Peniston needing to find a new gear in the final set.
Peniston looked like he could be down and out after going a break behind and trailing 4-2 in the final set. But with the British crowd behind him he clawed it back to 4-4 and held to lead for the first time in the set. With the pressure mounting on Cerundolo, the Brit seized his chance and clinched match point with a sensational forehand down the line winner.
2021 champion Matteo Berrettini survived a scare against Denis Kudla, coming from a set down to win 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.
The Italian found himself in trouble in the first set as he struggled to find form against the American. Having faced break points on both his opening service games, it was third time lucky for Kudla as Berrettini edged a backhand into the gods to gift Kudla the decisive break.
Kudla held a couple of break point opportunities at 3-3 in the second set, but couldn’t make it count as the 2021 champion began to grow in confidence. An early mini-break in the tie-break gave the Italian confidence and on his fifth set point, he crushed an unreturnable serve down the tee.
An edgy final set saw Berrerttini benefit from Kudla errors in the clutch moments. He broke first thanks to a sitter of a backhand passing shot drifting wide from the American, but Kudla came back fighting to level the scores. But it was a similar story at 4-4, this time with Kudla blasting his response to a drop shot straight into the net to ultimately gift Berrettini the win.
Next he will face Tommy Paul, who began the day with a convincing 6-1, 6-4 victory over three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka in just one hour and six minutes.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram were knocked out in the quarter-finals by fellow Brit Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara 7-6(8), 6-2. They'll play Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov for a place in the final.
Second seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic came through a nail-biting test against John Peers and Filip Polasek to win 4-6, 7-5, 11-9.
They go through to play American duo Tommy Paul and Taylor Fritz, who defeated Cam Norrie and Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-4.
Jack Draper went out in the second round of this year’s cinch Championships after losing 6-2, 7-6(2) to an inspired performance from Emil Ruusuvouri.
Draper’s loss leaves Ryan Pensiton as the last remaining Brit in the singles draw – he will take on Francisco Cerundolo tomorrow.
Ruusuvouri came out swinging in the opening exchanges, putting Draper under pressure straight away with a series of break points in just the second game. The Fin was taking the ball early inside the baseline, which allowed him to dictate the points and he got his reward on the fourth time of asking with a hammer of a cross court backhand.
Draper got back on track with a service game to love the next time of asking and battled hard to earn himself a break point opportunity – which was met with two massive serves and some laser sharp forehands into either corner.
The Fin – who is due to break into the top 50 next week – finished the set in emphatic fashion, breaking once again in the final game.
Ruusuvuori stayed mostly in control in the second set as well – losing only four points on serve, but Draper continued to wrestle with him and put his own first serve to great use. Facing a match point he found the outside corner of the service box on a slice serve to stay in contention and gave a signature fist pump as he managed to hold.
The world No.56 played a fantastic point to force a wide forehand out of Draper to get the mini-break in the tie-break and then took another for a 5-1 lead. It’s been another strong outing for Draper this year but ultimately Ruusuvuori proved a level above on the day, seeing out the win in an hour and 41 minutes.
In the first match of the day world No.44 Alejandro Davidovic Fokina won a three-set thriller against 2021 Rothesay International Eastbourne champion Alex de Minaur. Former Junior Wimbledon champion Fokina, is through to his first grass court quarter-final.
On a day of upsets, USA's Tommy Paul also came through against 2021 semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov in a two hour battle, finishing 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Former champion Grigor Dimitrov took his leave in the second round as well. After defeating Cam Norrie in the first round, he lost to Botic Van De Zandschlup 7-6(5), 6-3.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram come through their opening match at the cinch Championships with a hue win over fellow Brit Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares. The world No.1 and No.2 came through the repeat of last year's US Open final in two close tie-break sets 7-6(2), 7-6(3) to mark Salisbury's 150th ATP Tour win.
Despite rescuing a break in the first set, Murray and Soares were unable to recover from an early mini-break in the tie-break as the top seeds sealed the set. A tense battle in the second set saw Ram require some medical attention towards the back-end, but the British, American duo saved break point at 5-5 to go on and win in an hour and 42 minutes.
In the quarter-finals, they'll play another Brit in Lloyd Glasspool and his partner Harri Heliovaara, who beat Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-3. The teams have played each other only once in Rome this year, where Glasspool and Heliovaara made the final eight.
Elsewhere, second seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic defeated Rothesay Open Nottingham champions Jonny O'Mara and Ken Skupski 6-4, 6-2.
On a day teeming with tough draws, Ryan Peniston enjoyed the most recognised win of his career to date after overcoming the world No.5. However, it wasn’t to be for Dan Evans and Paul Jubb as they exit the tournament.
Peniston put on a memorable performance against the No.1 seed, Casper Ruud, as he achieved a career-high win to catapult him into the second round.
Knocking on the door in the first set, Peniston forced his way to his second break point after an outstanding slice backhand driven across the court, but Ruud clung on for dear life as he maintained his hold.
Battling his way to a tiebreak with magical use of the entire court, Peniston played to his strengths, clinching five points in a row to stand in great stead before deservedly seizing set point.
With the deciding set in full flow, Ruud’s tentative movement left him exposed as Peniston capitalised on every opportunity. With the end in sight, Peniston attacked with a smooth forehand down the line, leaving the Norwegian hopeless and helping the Briton to his seventh grass court win of the season.
Elsewhere, wildcard Jubb shyly missed out on a place in the second round after falling short against the world No.29, losing 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-1 to Botic Van de Zandschulp.
Jubb opened the match with a positive display as he claimed two immediate breaks to take the lead. With three breaks of serve in three games from both sides in the first set, Jubb began to discover his rhythm, manoeuvring his opponent around to hold serve.
After 69 minutes of play, Van de Zandschulp concluded the opening set after going up two mini breaks to take the upper hand.
Despite just falling short in the first set, Jubb produced more variety to change the dynamics in the second, resulting in a fifth double fault from the dutchman to bring the match back to parity.
However, with the tension beginning to creep in, the deciding set saw Van de Zandschulp go up a double break to eventually close out the three-match thriller in two hours 39 minutes.
The attractive matches continued as Evans went head-to-head with the world No.10 Matteo Berettini.
On the receiving end of a Matteo Berettini masterclass; the newly announced Rothesay Open champion bowed out of the tournament after suffering a 6-3, 6-3 defeat to the reigning Queen’s champion.
The Italian’s rocket serve, and the dynamicity of his performance, began to show cracks in Evan’s play as he clinched the first break of the match to snatch the first set.
Despite Evan’s best efforts to break down Berettini’s defence, the British No.2 struggled to salvage his hold as Berettini obtained his second break of the match to put him in good stead to go on and clinch the victory.
Onto the doubles where two Brits went head-to-head as Cam Norrie and Alex de Minaur defeated an on-form Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof 7-6(4), 5-7, [10-6].
Norrie and partner de Minaur took the lead after just tipping the tiebreaker to secure the first set, but Skupski and Koolhof revived themselves in the second, leaving their fate to the match tiebreak.
Little separating the two sides, Norrie and de Minaur just took the edge as they advance to the next round.
Meanwhile, more success in the doubles as wildcards Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara sealed a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
The newly announced top 100 star Jack Draper bagged himself a memorable win at the Queen’s Club as he defeated America’s No.1, Taylor Fritz, in a 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Going from strength to strength, the 20-year-old kept the reigning Indian Wells champion and his rocket serve at bay as he opened his campaign with a confident display, leading the way after wrongfooting Fritz with a big forehand down the line to take the opening set.
Draper struck at the start of the second, breaking Fritz in the opening game, but the world No.14 wasn’t done just yet. The American soon began to pile on the pressure, forcing Draper corner to corner before the Briton managed to deliver a mighty hold to maintain the advantage.
An unflinching Draper soon found the cushion of a second break to overcome Fritz’s powerful ground strokes, eventually snatching a straight-sets victory in one hour 14 minutes.
Meanwhile, last year’s runner-up Cam Norrie bowed out of the tournament after his 6(2)-7, 6-1, 6-4 defeat against proven grass court player, Grigor Dimitrov.
A clean sheet from both sides led to an opening set with more winners than unforced errors - with Norrie eventually clinching the tiebreak after going up two mini-breaks to take the set.
Making an early move in the second, Dimitrov’s dangerous backhand slice found its way to breaking the British No.1’s defence, changing the momentum and forging a lead to make it two sets apiece.
With the pressure high, Norrie battled to remain in the game, but the Bulgarian produced some intelligent play to go up a break, eventually sealing the win following a long shot beyond the baseline from Norrie.
It also wasn’t to be for Stockport-born star, Liam Broady, as he suffered a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 defeat to former two-time champion Marin Cilic.
Receiving a 6-1 blow in the opening set, Broady returned with determination as he played some more impactful tennis against the Croatian to turn the match on its head and make it all square.
Broady’s confidence on the rise, the 28-year-old began to dictate play, testing the limits of the world No.17, but it wasn’t enough to clinch the win against the man who has claimed a record-breaking 32 match wins at the Queen’s Club.
Paul Jubb is through to his first ATP 500 main draw at this year's cinch Championships after defeating USA's Steve Johnson 7-6(4), 7-5.
The victory also marks Jubb's third career win over a top 100 opponent, having claimed his second only yesterday with a career best victory over James Duckworth.
Jubb will join Cam Norrie, Dan Evans, Andy Murray, Jack Draper, Liam Broady and Ryan Peniston as the seventh Brit in the main draw this year.
Paul Jubb is one match away from a place in the main draw of the cinch Championships at Queen’s Club after a gritty 7-6(0), 4-6, 6-1 victory over higher-ranked Australian Jack Duckworth in the first round of qualifying on Saturday.
Two former singles champions, Feliciano Lopez (who won the title in 2017 and 2019) and Sam Querrey (who won in 2010) were among Saturday’s winners in qualifying.
Lopez beat American Bradley Klahn 7-5, 6-4, while Querrey was too strong for Kamil Majchrzak of Poland. Lopez will play Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori, the top seed in qualifying, on Sunday after Ruusuvuori knocked out Derbyshire’s Jay Clarke in the first qualifying round. Querrey will face Thomas Fabbiano, who outlasted Alastair Gray in a three-set tussle on Saturday.