Best moments from round two of the Rothesay Open Nottingham
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Drama, drama and more drama - that's why we love the Rothesay Open Nottingham. Check out our favourite moments and highlights from the second round.
Four Brits reach the quarter-final
The second round was all about the Brits as four players booked their spots in the Rothesay Open Nottingham quarter-finals.
Starting with Dan Evans, who played a blistering second set to beat Thomas Fabbiano 7-5, 6-0, then followed by Ryan Peniston, one of the stars of this year’s tournament, who defeated Borna Gojo in straight sets.
Kicking off day four was Liam Broady, who beat Surbiton Trophy finalist Otto Virtanen, before Harriet Dart came through a two day marathon to beat world No.26 Camila Giorgi to make her first WTA quarter-final and claim the second biggest win of her career.
Did someone say comeback? Well, we’ve seen plenty in the round of 16 here in Nottingham.
Starting with Broady, who found himself a set down against Finnish star Virtanen, but fought back hard, finding the mental edge against his opponent in the final set to win 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.
After levelling the scores at one set apiece with the final shot of day three, Dart saved three match points before sealing a milestone victory over Giorgi in front of the home crowd on Centre Court.
World No.5 Maria Sakkari found herself in all sorts of trouble after losing 10 points in a row to start the match and with it, the opening set. But in an afternoon plagued by rain delays, she came back out fighting, to progress to her third Nottingham quarter-final 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Pin point accuracy from Evans
Take a look at this beauty from Evans – kids… DO try this one at home.
Surprise visitors at LTA Youth Schools festivals
We’ve had hundreds of kids at the Nottingham Tennis Centre this week to come and have fun getting on court and playing tennis.
A few were even lucky enough to meet with a few of our British stars…