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Neal Skupski celebrates winning the Mutua Madrid Open 2022
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Skupski leads a series of British champions with Mutua Madrid Open title

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Catch up on a busy week for the Brits on tour this week which saw five players lift trophies.

Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof claimed their first ATP Masters title together on Sunday - winning the Mutua Madrid Open doubles.

The British, Dutch team beat Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-5 to lift their fourth title of the year and extend their winning record to 30-7.

The pair claimed scalps over John Isner and Hubert Hurkacz, as well as singles champion Carlos Alcaraz and Marc Lopez on their way to glory in Madrid. The win sees them stay top of the doubles race to the Nitto ATP Finals and Skupski equal his career high ranking of 14.

Murray Sharan breaks into top-100

Sam Murray Sharan won her second W60 doubles title of the season, teaming up with Switzerland’s Xenia Knoll to win the W60 Koper.

Top seeds Murray Sharan and Knoll defeated second seeds Conny Perrin and Joanne Zuger 6-3, 6-2 in just 42 minutes to be crowned champions in Slovenia.

The victory sees Murray Sharan rise into the WTA doubles top-100 to world No.98 – a new career high for the 34-year-old.

Trio of British champions on home soil

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There were more British triumphs on the ITF Tour as Sonay Kartal won her third W25 event of the season in Nottingham at the latest event in the LTA’s performance competition calendar.

In another impressive week for the British Billie Jean King Cup star, Kartal defeated second seed Danielle Lao in the final 6-1, 6-0 to add to her trophies in Glasgow and Birmingham.

Kartal has been in emphatic form since returning to the ITF Tour in October 2021, winning 36 out of her last 39 matches. Her latest victory should see her rise into the WTA top 350 for the first time.

Staying in Nottingham – Julian Cash and Henry Patten came through an all-British men’s doubles final against Jan Choinski and Charles Broom to lift the trophy.

 

Cash and Patten completed back-to-back trophies in Nottingham with a 7-6(5), 6-2 win over their fellow countrymen.

Stuart Parker finished runner-up in the men’s singles in Nottingham – losing 6-1, 6-7(11), 6-1 to fourth seed Leandro Reidl in the final.

Parker defeated sixth seed Filip Peliwo and fifth seed Billy Harris en route to his first M25 event of the season.

Pinnington Jones wins his first M25 title

19-year-old Jack Pinnington Jones won his maiden M25 event on Monday in Santa Margherita di Pula - defeating Italy's Giorgio Tobacco 7-5, 6-2 in the final.

Pinnington Jones - who is supported by the LTA Pro Scholarship Programme - didn't drop a set all week, claiming big wins over the fourth, fifth and sixth seeds as he wrapped up the title.

Silver medal for Britain's juniors

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Great Britain’s Junior World Team Cup squad finished as silver medallists at this year’s competition after an incredible week in Portugal.

The team – including Dahnon Ward, Andrew Penney, Joshua Johns and Ruben Harris – cruised their way to the final with wins over USA, Brazil, France and Netherlands, before losing 2-1 to Australia in the final.