Norrie, Johnson and Reid headline British champions across the world
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From Cam Norrie’s heroics in Rio to wheelchair tennis success in Bolton – here’s your wrap-up of British winners from the last week.
Norrie wins fifth title in Rio; Murray battles to final at Qatar Open
Cam Norrie went one further this week in lifting his first ATP 500 and fifth career title at the Rio Open this weekend.
Norrie came from a set and a break down to defeat former world No.1 and US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in two hours and 42 minutes.
In their second final meeting in just two weeks, Norrie showed his trademark resilience against the ultra-aggressive Spaniard to extend his winning record to 18-3 on the season – four more wins than any other player on tour.
"It's so special to win this one especially after losing a couple of finals already this year," said Norrie.
"I had to battle a lot of demons the last couple weeks, but I managed to just play well in the big moments and that's what it took today."
There was more ATP singles success for the Brits this week, with Andy Murray finishing runner-up in his 71st final against Daniil Medvedev.
Having come through in deciding sets in each of the previous four rounds, Murray eventually lost out to the former world No.1 6-4, 6-4, as he extended his unbeaten run to nine matches.
Johnson and Lindh taste doubles glory
Doubles star Luke Johnson claimed his first ATP Challenger title this week in Georgia, alongside Dutchman Sam Verbeek.
Having won their first two matches in deciding match tie-breaks, Johnson and Verbeek cruised through their semi-final and final ties to the loss of just seven games – finishing with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Gabriel Decamps and Alex Rybakov in the championship decider.
Johnson's maiden Challenger title has seen him rise to world No.160 in the ATP doubles ranking - a new career high for the 28-year-old.
Sticking with doubles, there was a third ITF title for Britain’s Emilie Lindh at the W15 Sharm El Sheikh.
Teaming up with Hungarian Luca Udvardy, the duo knocked out the third seeds in the semi-final before going on to clinch the title with a 6-4, 5-7, 10-3 win over Aleksandra Pospelova and Nina Rudiukova in the final.
Brits steal the show in Bolton
It was an excellent week for Reid, who sealed both the singles and doubles titles at the Bolton Arena. The 2016 Rio Paralympic gold medallist won his third career singles trophy at the event having only dopped one set and closed out an impressive week with a 6-2, 6-3 win over third seed Tom Egberink.
Reid then teamed up with fellow Brit Bartram for only the first time in their careers, to wrap up the men’s doubles title in Bolton as well. The third seeds had to be at their best to beat Dutch duo Egberink and Maikel Scheffers 1-6, 6-4, 10-7 in the semi-finals, before eventually receiving a walkover in the final.
There was also a third Bolton Indoor ITF2 singles title for Lapthorne, who defeated British No.2 Greg Slade in the final 6-2, 6-3.
The win marked Lapthorne's third singles trophy on home soil in the last two years - adding to his British Open and British Grass Court titles in 2022.