Lexus Glasgow Challenger 2024: Results & updates
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Get all the latest results and updates from the first edition of the Lexus Glasgow Challenger - taking place between 12-17 February 2024.
Day seven: Jubb finishes runner-up in Glasgow
Paul Jubb had to settle for runner-up in the Lexus Glasgow Challenger final - losing out to France's Clement Chidekh 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 in an hour and 55 minutes.
Jubb got off to the perfect start at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre, winning the opening six games of the final to the loss of just 13 points.
It seemed that the 24-year-old Brit was set up to cruise to a second ATP Challenger title of his career, but Chidekh had other ideas.
Once he got a game on the board, the Frenchman soon settled into the match and broke twice to see out the second set. With the title on the line, Chidekh took this momentum through to the decider and broke off Jubb's opening service game, giving him the advantage he needed to serve out the win in style.
Jubb's outstanding week has seen him jump 89 places in the live rankings to world No.413.
Paul Jubb is into his first ATP Challenger final of the season after pulling off an impressive comeback win over Elmar Ejupovic, 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-3 while Marcus Willis and Scott Duncan were crowned doubles champions.
After dropping the opening set, Jubb fought back in the second - dropping just one point behind his first serve as he denied the Belgian any chance of taking a lead. In the tie-break, it was the Brit who found the breakthrough as he clinched the double break to level the contest.
The decider saw Jubb draw out five break point opportunities on the world No.433's serve, before he eventually capitalised on the sixth to gain the advantage. Having followed up with a hold to love, the Brit kept his foot on the gas pedal to find a second consecutive break to book his spot in Sunday's final.
Jubb will go on to face France's Clement Chidekh in the final after he knocked out compatriot Manuel Guinard 6-3, 6-4 in the second semi-final of the day.
The doubles final saw Willis and Duncan come out on top in an all-British final, with the duo putting in a confident display to beat Kyle Edmund and Henry Searle 6-3, 6-2.
Despite Edmund and Searle having a strong week as a partnership, it was the doubles specialists who proved the more clinical as they found three breaks on their compatriots' serve across the match to wrap up their first title of the year together.
Paul Jubb is just one win away from the Lexus Glasgow Challenger final after beating 17-year-old British star Henry Searle 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
This is the second ATP Challenger Tour semi-final Jubb has made this season (Indian Wells Challenger).
Searle put up a strong fight against Jubb to force a decider, but the 24-year-old proved too good for the Wimbledon boys' champion. Jubb won the opening five games of the third set and closed out the win having lost just nine points against his first serve in the match.
Jubb will face Elmar Ejupovic in the final four after Stuart Parker was forced to withdraw from their quarter-final clash.
Meanwhile, Hamish Stewart was denied a semi-final spot in Glasgow - losing to Clement Chidekh 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Stewart impressed in the opening set, breaking the Frenchman on his final service game of the set forcing him into two costly errors off either wing.
Having gone 4-2 down in the second set, Stewart had seven chances to break back and level the scores, but was unable to capitalise. In the decider, Stewart missed a big volley to give the French star the break lead before he served out the win in two hours and 39 minutes.
The Briton exits the tournament having made quarter-finals at both of his first two ATP Challenger Tour events.
Stewart will be in action again later in the doubles semi-final with James Davis aganst Kyle Edmund and Henry Searle.
Stuart Parker and Paul Jubb will join fellow Brits Henry Searle and Hamish Stewart in the quarter-finals of the Lexus Glasgow Challenger.
Parker - who has battled his way from qualifying this week - came out on top in an tight all-British battle against Kyle Edmund, 7-6(4), 7-6(5).
The opening set saw neither player face a break point on serve, but it was world No.733 Parker who found the decisive break in the first of two tie-breaks before going on to wrap up the victory over his compatriot on his fifth match point.
Meanwhile, Paul Jubb put in a strong performance over 17-year-old Charlie Robertson to punch his ticket to the quarter-finals, winning 6-2, 6-2.
Jubb is now set to take on fellow Brit and 2023 Wimbledon boys' singles champion Searle for a spot in the semi-final.
Charles Broom exited the second round in Glasgow after losing out to Germany's Elmar Ejupovic 6-4, 6-3.
In the doubles, a win for wild cards Hamish Stewart and James Davis, as well as top seeds Marcus Willis and Scott Duncan has seen both pairs through to the semis. Willis and Duncan thrashed Ejupovic and Andrea Guerrieri 6-0, 6-1.
Wimbledon boys' champion Henry Searle has booked his place in a first ATP Challenger quarter-finals, as Paul Jubb and Stuart Parker made it British stars through to the second round.
17-year-old Searle impressed during a 6-4, 6-4 win over British qualifier Dan Cox - building on his career-best victory in the previous round.
Searle came into the tournament as a wild card having never won a match on the Challenger Tour before.
Jubb became the latest Brit to cause an upset in Glasgow as he knocked out third seed Francesco Maestrelli 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
The Brit fought back from 3-0 down in the decider to win six consecutive games and wrap up the match in two hours and 21 minutes.
Meanwhile, Parker defeated Poland's Filip Peliwo 6-4, 6-3.
Capping off another day of British success, Hamish Stewart came back from a set down to defeat Robert Strombachs, 1-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Jubb's win means that there is a guaranteed British semi-finalist. He will play 17-year-old qualifier Charlie Robertson in the next round, with the winner taking on Searle in the quarters.
Parker faces a clash with fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in the second round.
There are six British players in the second round at the Lexus Glasgow Challenger already as Charles Broom, Dan Cox, Kyle Edmund and Charlie Robertson picked up wins to join day one victors Henry Searle and Hamish Stewart.
Broom - the top-ranked British player at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre this week - came from a set down to beat countryman Aidan McHugh 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(5).
Broom staved off a break point mid-way through the decider - winning 23/25 (92%) of points off his first serve - to force McHugh to a tie-break. The the scores evenly poised at 5-5, McHugh fired wide on a loose forehand, before Broom closed it off with another fierce serve.
The Briton moves on to round two, where he'll face either Benjamin Lock or Elmar Ejupovic.
Qualifier Robertson has also sailed through to the second round after getting his maiden ATP Challenger win against Tibo Colson, winning 6-4, 7-6(3).
The 17-year-old held his nerve to fight off nine break points across the match before breaking the Belgian twice in the second set tie-break to wrap up victory.
Meanwhile, qualifier Cox knocked out Switzerland's Jerome Kym 6-3, 6-4 to book a second round clash with 17-year-old British star, Searle.
Capping off a day of British success, Edmund downed second seed Kuzmanov 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 to book his place in the second round.
Wimbledon boys' champion Henry Searle and Britain's Hamish Stewart got off to winning starts at the Stotstoun Leisure Centre on Monday.
Searle picked up a career-best win in the first round of the Lexus Glasgow Challenger, defeating fifth seed Jiri Vesely 7-6(5), 6-4.
Meanwhile, Stewart continued his strong form by knocking out top seed Calvin Hemery 6-4, 6-4 in round one.
17-year-old Searle took an opening set lead after winning six consective points in a close tie-break and saved three break points at the end of the second to see out an impressive victory in an hour and 37 minutes.
Next up he'll face the winner of Jerome Kym against British qualifier Dan Cox.
Stewart made the most of his wild card after picking up his first Challenger wins in Nottingham last week with a comprehensive win over the top seed. The Brit staved off six of six break points faced to clinch his first win against player inside the top 250.
His next opponent will be Robert Strombachs, who defeated Britain's Anton Matusevich in the opening round 7-6(3), 6-1.
Cox was one of four British players to win in the second round of qualifiers on Monday, including Paul Jubb, Stuart Parker and 17-year-old Charlie Robertson.