British Tennis Round-up: Doubles delight for Edmund, Norrie and IngLot

07/05/2018

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Cameron Norrie in Davis Cup action

Portugal

Kyle Edmund and Cam Norrie teamed up at the Estoril Open to capture the ATP 250 doubles title. The British duo were on flawless form throughout the week and didn’t drop a set en route to lifting the trophy.

After reaching the semi-finals, they went onto defeat Leonardo Mayer and Joao Sousa 6-2, 7-6(4) to set up a final with Wesley Koolhof and Artem Sitak, whey they sailed to a 6-4, 6-2 victory to claim their first ATP World Tour title together.

Both players had notable runs in the singles event, as Norrie secured his first ATP World Tour win on clay, whilst Edmund reached the quarter-finals. As a result, they both celebrate new career-high rankings as they move one spot up the rankings. Edmund now sits as world No.22 and Norrie nearly inside the top 100 as world No.102.

Joe Salisbury also enjoyed a deep run in the doubles with France's Jonathan Eysseric. The pair reached the semi-finals with a 6-4, 7-6(4) win over top seeds John Peers and Jean-Julian Roger, but their campaign was ended by Koolhof and Sitak. 

Turkey

Dom Inglot continued his fantastic form to secure back-to-back ATP 250 titles. After success at the Hungarian Open with Croatia's Franko Skugor the week before, he partnered Robert Lindstedt of Sweden at the Istanbul Cup.

A thrilling three-set victory over Marcin Matkoswki and Divij Sharan edged them into the final with top seeds Ben McLachlan and Nicholas Monroe where they battled back from a set down to triumph 3-6, 6-3, [10-8]. The result marks a brilliant ninth ATP World Tour title for Inglot.

United States

Luke Bambridge finished doubles champion of an ATP Challenger tournament in Savannah with Australian partner Akira Santillan. Bambridge and Santillan overcame Martin Cuevas and Hugo Dellien 6-4, 1-6, [10-7] to reach the final, before going onto convincingly defeat third seeds Enrique Lopez Perez and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-2. 6-2.

Great Britain

Scott Clayton and Jonny O’Mara enjoyed deep runs at the inaugural Glasgow Trophy. The top seeds delighted a sell-out home crowd as they reached the final of the ATP Challenger tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over David Guez and Yannick Mertens, but were denied the title following a 6-1, 7-5 loss to Spaniards Gerard Granollers and Guillermo Olaso.

Other Brits in action

After successfully qualifying for a $15K ITF Futures tournament in Uganda, George Loffhagen went from strength to strength to reach his first Futures final, defeating the fifth, second and fourth seeds along the way.

Emily Webley-Smith teamed up with Russia’s Ksenia Lykina to finish doubles finalists of an $80K ITF Pro Circuit tournament in Gifu ,Japan.

Tweet of the week

It seems it’s been a pretty good week for Davis Cup star Cam Norrie…

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