Norrie loses out to Alcaraz in Argentina final, while Hewett, Reid and Clarke headline five British titles
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Get all the latest updates from the British tennis stars across the world, including Cam Norrie's final in Buenos Aires, Alfie Hewett's heroics in Rotterdam and Jay Clarke's first doubles crown.
Norrie finishes runner-up at Argentina Open
British No.1 Cam Norrie finished runner-up in his first clay court event of the season at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires.
Norrie, who had to knock out three South American opponents on his way to the final, was eventually defeated by top seed and world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 7-5.
“You definitely deserved the title, and you were better than me today,” said Norrie, who has now won 13 matches this season already.
“It was a tough one and I've lost a few finals recently, but I will push on.”
Norrie will head to Brazil now to compete at the ATP 500 event in Rio de Janeiro.
Hewett continues to dominate in Rotterdam
Alfie Hewett extended his record as the most successful men’s wheelchair singles player at the ABN AMRO Open in Rotterdam when the world No.1 beat Martin de la Puente of Spain 6-0, 7-5 to wrap up his fourth successive title.
Having dropped just four games on his way to his fourth singles final in Rotterdam, Hewett took the opening set in less than 25 minutes as he reeled off eight games in succession against De la Puente. The Spanish world No.7 had two set points at 5-4 up in the second set, but Hewett would not be denied and dispatched a cross court forehand winner on the first of two match points to end the tournament as singles and doubles champion for the third time since 2020.
Hewett and fellow Brit Gordon Reid, beat De la Puente and Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to clinch their third men’s doubles title in Rotterdam in four years. Hewett and Reid continue their unbeaten run in 2023 to seven matches.
Clarke seals first title of the season
Jay Clarke returned to winning ways this weekend as he secured the doubles title at the Chennai Challenger, alongside India’s Arjun Kadhe.
Teaming up for their second tournament together and first since 2021, Clarke and Kadhe battled through three consecutive match tie-breaks in the opening rounds before defeating Sebastian Ofner and Nino Serdarusic 6-0, 6-4 in the final.
The win marked Clarke’s first professional double title of his career so far.
Lumsden, McDonald, Goodger and Tyler all doubles champions
There were two British doubles titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour last week as Maia Lumsden and Ella McDonald won on home soil and Josh Goodger and Joe Tyler won in Germany.
Lumsden and McDonald were crowned W25 Glasgow champions on Friday after coming from behind to beat top seeds Dominika Salkova and Anna Siskova 3-6, 6-1, 13-11 in the final. For 17-year-old McDonald, this was the first professional title of her career.
Goodger and Tyler reached the final of the M15 Oberhaching without dropping a set, before edging a 7-6(4), 1-6, 10-7 final win over German duo Johannes Haerteis and Jakob Schnaitter.
Elsewhere, Freya Christie and Ali Collins reached their fourth consecutive ITF final at the W60 Altenkirchen. The British duo, who continue to march up the WTA doubles rankings – in the top 125 in the world – lost out to top seeds Greet Minnen and Yanina Wickmayer 6-1, 6-3.