Surbiton Trophy 2022: Daily updates & results
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Your home of daily updates from the first grass court event of the season at the Surbiton Trophy. You can watch the Surbiton Trophy live across BBC digital channels.
- Jordan Thompson wins the men's singles 7-5, 6-3 against Denis Kudla
- Alison Van Uytvanck defeats Arina Rodionova 7-6(2), 6-2 in W100 final
- British duo Julian Cash and Henry Patten win their maiden ATP Challenger doubles title
- Andy Murray beaten by 2021 Nottingham Open finalist Denis Kudla 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3
- Jodie Burrage loses in her first W100 semi-final
- Ingrid Neel and Rosalie Van der Hoek crowned women's doubles champions
- Live scores & results
- Draws & order of play
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Day seven: Thompson and Van Uytvanck crowned champion
Jordan Thompson and Alison Van Uytvanck etched their names in the Surbiton Trophy history books – finishing a fantastic week of tennis as the men’s and women’s singles champions.
Thompson overcame world No.81 Denis Kudla 7-5, 6-3 to lift his eighth ATP Challenger title and first career trophy on grass.
The Australian star held Kudla to just 50% points won on first serve throughout the match, breaking his opponent three times in the opening set. Kudla had the chance to serve for the set at 5-4 but Thompson made him pay for missing his chance by taking three games on the spin.
Kudla tried to replicate his semi-final comeback against Andy Murray and even had two break point opportunities early in the second, but Thompson was equal to the challenge. After breaking for 4-2 he held his own to see out his first title since 2018.
Van Uytvanck is the new W100 champion after defeating Arina Rodionova 7-6(2), 6-2 on finals day at the Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club.
The second seed – who defeated Britain’s Jodie Burrage in the semi-finals – lifted her 20th career singles title in an hour and 39 minutes.
After the rain put a delay on the start of the match, Van Utyvanck found herself having to battle from 3-0 and then 4-2 down to force a tie-break. With momentum shifting in favour of the Belgian she got the all-important mini-break thanks to an error from Rodionova before serving out for the set.
Van Uytvanck was able to dictate the early exchanges in the second set and made full use of an effective forehand slice return to edge 3-1 in front. There seemed little way back for the Australian from there as the world No.60 continued to go through the gears and see out a hard-earned victory.
“I wasn’t sure whether to come after Roland Garros but I’m so happy I came,” said Van Uytvanck. “I love to play on grass, I think it’s a really nice centre court. It was close and I needed to bring my best tennis out there today.”
Andy Murray and Jodie Burrage's both fell short of reaching the singles finals at the Surbiton Trophy, while British double act Julian Cash and Henry Patten tasted ATP Challenger glory for the first time.
In a hard fought clash against world No.81, Denis Kudla, Murray eventually lost 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 in two hours and 33 minutes.
There were glimpses of vintage Murray in the first set as the two-time Wimbledon champion took command in the early exchanges, punishing several short balls with textbook winners. But 2021 Nottingham Open finalist Kudla grew into the match and as the match went on, momentum seemed to turn in his favour. Murray had to save five break points in his opening service game in the decider, but Kudla got what would prove to be the decisive break on the seventh time of asking at 3-2.
In the final, he will play Australia's Jordan Thompson or Otto Virtanen.
Burrage's run at the Surbiton Trophy came to an end against world No.60 Alison Van Uytvanck.
In her best performance at a W100 event to date, Burrage lost 6-3, 6-4 to the Dutch star, currently ranking 200 places above the Brit.
Van Uytvanck will take on Arina Rodionova in the final tomorrow after the Australian upset seventh seed Coco Vandeweghe.
"Yeah, it was a tough match. I obviously played a very good opponent, she’s been doing well on the grass, she did well on the grass last year and she knows how to play on it," said Burrage.
I just didn’t really take my chances today. I put myself in a good position to take them but yeah just couldn’t manage to break her. I would have probably taken semis at the start of the week. I played a good match today, tried my best to get back into it but yeah, it wasn’t good enough.”
Cash and Patten lifted their first ATP Challenger doubles title together after coming out on top in a tense match tie-break decider.
The British duo came from a set down to defeat Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi with their third match point, 4-6, 6-3, 11-9.
Cash and Patten have been in brilliant form this season, with the Surbiton Trophy being the crown jewel in their four doubles titles together on home soil.
After the final, Patten said: “We had a lot of support which definitely helped and yeah I don’t know about Jules but I was really nervous at the end but luckily managed to pull through and yeah just really, really happy.”
Lifting his seventh title this year, Cash said: “Henry has been away and not practised for two weeks and we also didn’t know we were going to be playing so yeah delighted. Match by match we just got a little bit better. Today was very different, the wind has come in and was really tough to play good tennis but found a way in the second set to steal a break and yeah finished strong.”
The USA's Ingrid Neel and Netherlands' Rosalie Van der Hoek were crowned women's doubles champions with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Fernanda Contreras Gomez and Catherine Harrison.
Andy Murray and Jodie Burrage celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with wins to secure semi-final spots at the LTA Surbiton Trophy.
In front of a sell-out crowd, Murray beat fifth-seeded American Brandon Nakashima in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(1) in 1 hour and 37 minutes. The windy weather made conditions tricky but the former World No.1 was able to adapt his game and stay focused in the tie-break. Murray will now play another American in the semi-final, seventh seed Denis Kudla who beat Australian Max Purcell 6-4, 7-6(4).
Twenty-three-year-old Burrage from Kingston-on-Thames was 6-3 down but 2-1 up in the second set when former World No.20 Mihaela Buzarnescu suffered an injury, which forced her to retire from the match. In the semi-final, Burrage will face second seed Alison Van Uytvanck who defeated Natalia Stevanovic 6-0, 6-3.
Wild Card Ryan Peniston from Essex lost out narrowly to Finland’s Otto Virtanen 6-7(1), 6-3, 7-6(6) in a match that lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes. Virtanen was extremely dominant on serve and only faced one break point in the match while serving a total of 18 aces. In the semi-final, Virtanen will take on Australia’s Jordan Thompson who beat fellow Aussie Chris O’Connell in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
The second women’s ITF World Tennis Tour semi-final will feature former Wimbledon quarter-finalist Coco Vandeweghe - who defeated Germany’s Tatjana Maria 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1 - against Australia’s Arina Rodionova, who progressed due to the retirement of top seed Madison Brengle 6-3, 5-7, 2-1.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray picked up his second win of this year’s LTA Surbiton Trophy with a close-fought 7-6(4), 7-6(3) win over Dutchman Gijls Brouwer which featured one break of serve apiece.
Murray was joined in the last eight of the ATP Challenger grass court event by Essex’s Ryan Peniston. Peniston proved too strong for fellow Brit Jack Draper in a compelling 6-7(9), 7-5, 6-4 victory that enthralled the Surbiton crowd for three hours and three minutes.
Great Britain’s Jodie Burrage followed up yesterday’s career-high win over third seed Lin Zhu from China with another impressive victory today over Ukrainian Kateryna Baindl 6-4, 6-4 to storm into the quarterfinals of the W100 ITF World Tennis Tour women’s event. Burrage, who is from Kingston Upon Thames, less than two miles from Surbiton, has another tough assignment tomorrow when she will face former World No.20 Mihaela Burzarnescu of Romania.
Friday also sees Murray take on talented American and World No.75 Brandon Nakashima, with Peniston facing Otto Virtanen of Finland.
Jack Draper, Liam Broady, Ryan Peniston, Paul Jubb, Alastair Gray, Jodie Burrage and Sonay Kartal join Andy Murray in leading the British charge into the second round at the Surbiton Trophy with impressive wins on day three.
Draper got his grass court season underway with a resounding 6-2, 6-2 win over Billy Harris to finish the day on Centre Court. He now plays fellow Brit Peniston, who recorded a career high victory over world No.69 Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.
After heading on court a set down against Jay Clarke, Broady put in a top performance to turn the match around to take a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory. His next opponent will be seventh seed Denis Kudla.
Meanwhile, Gray came out on top in another all-British first round match, defeating qualifier Mark Whitehouse 6-3, 6-2 to set up a second round clash against Christopher O'Connell.
Wrapping up the ATP Challenger action was Britain's Jubb, who capitalised on his wild card to book a second round match against Otto Virtanen.
Kartal continued her strong form this year with a 6-3, 6-4 win over fellow Brit Lily Miyazki in her first W100 event.
The 20-year-old Billie Jean King Cup star will now face top seed Madison Brengle for a spot in the quarter-finals. Kartal has won four W25 titles already this season, which has seen her rise into the top 300 for the first time.
However, it wasn't to be for Harriet Dart, Eden Silva and Beth Grey in the opening round. Despite going a set up and serving for the match in the third set, Dart eventually lost out to Natalija Stevanovic 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-5.
Silva lost a close 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 battle with seventh seed Coco Vandeweghe, while Grey went out to fourth seed Tatjana Maria.
The second day at the Surbiton Trophy bought with it more bad weather as all matches were disrupted due to rain.
Liam Broady and Jay Clarke were set to kick-start the action on Centre Court and just about managed to fit a set in before rain called forced them back to the changing rooms.
Clarke will start Wednesday a set up against his fellow countryman set - breaking in the third game and finding the lines with his serve when it mattered most. Broady showed glimpses of quality and attacking flair on the approach but Clarke stood strong to see out the set 6-4.
Mark Whitehouse came through a thriller in qualifying to reach his second ATP Challenger singles draw with a 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6(4) win over Antoine Hoang - ranking just shy of 500 spots above the Brit.
In the W100 ITF World Tour women’s event, former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki qualified for the main draw by defeating third seed Marcela Zacarias of Mexico 6-2, 6-1. Brit Eden Silva joined fellow Brit Isabelle Lacy in the main draw.
Andy Murray got his grass court season underway with a resounding 6-2, 6-1 win over Austria’s Jurij Rodionov at the Surbiton Trophy.
Returning to Surbiton for the first time since 2004, Murray put on a show for the sold-out crowd to progress into the second round – where he’ll face Radu Albot or a qualifier.
Murray looked sharp as he opened the match with a couple aces and went on to drop only one point on his first serve during a dominant first set.
Fired up from his performance in the opener, Murray broke the 23-year-old Austrian in only the second game of second set. Rodionov put up a brief fight towards the end of the set, having to hit clean winners off either side to get past Murray, but the former world No.1 weathered the storm and saw out the match in just 59 minutes.
“I’m always a little bit nervous coming out and playing the first match on a different surface," said Murray.
"Even though I played in Madrid, I haven’t competed much in the last few months but I thought I played well. I approached the match in the right way, my attitude was fantastic and the tennis was good.”
In qualifying, 27-year-old Billy Harris, from Nottingham, joined Murray in the main draw by beating third seed Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the final round of qualifying. Scotland’s Aidan McHugh fell in three sets to fifth seed Gijs Brouwer.
On the women’s side, 15-year-old Isabelle Lacy beat fellow Briton Danielle Daley 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 to qualify for the main draw of the W100 ITF World Tour women’s event and earned the third win of her fledgling career at professional level. Brit Freya Christie’s match against Urszula Radwanska was suspended when rain curtailed the day’s play and will resume on Tuesday.