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Murray Trophy - Glasgow: Top seed Malek Jaziri falls in the third round

Top seed Malek Jaziri suffered an upset on Thursday as he was knocked out in the third round of the Murray Trophy – Glasgow.

Jaziri was well beaten by Alexandre Muller who took the match 6-3, 6-1. The Frenchman will play Spain’s Nicola Kuhn in the quarter-final after the No.7 seed battled past Mirza Basic to win 6-3, 6-4.

After his win Muller said: “It’s my biggest victory in my young career. He [Jaziri] is ranked 111 so I am very happy. I think he didn’t play his best level today, but I am very happy with my victory.

“This is my first indoor tournament of the year so I am very happy to reach the quarter-finals. I play against Kuhn in the next round so that will be a big match tomorrow.”

Elsewhere, India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan powered past the in-form Botic van de Zandschulp 6-4, 6-1 to book his place in the quarter-finals. Ramanathan has made the final on four occasions on the Challenger Tour but will be looking for his first piece of silverware this weekend.

In the longest and closest singles match of the day on Centre Court, Daniel Masur defeated No.3 seed Quentin Halys in two tie-break sets 7-6(5), 7-6(4). Masur is one win away from matching his recent run to the semi-final in Mallorca.

Jamie Murray is back in doubles action with Australian partner John-Patrick-Smith not before 18:30 tonight. The pair take on Turkish duo Altug Celikbilek and Cem Ilkel in the second round.

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Murray Trophy - Glasgow: Murray marches into second round

Jamie Murray and John-Patrick Smith opened up their doubles campaign with a comfortable win over British wild cards Marshall Tutu and David Wright at the Murray Trophy – Glasgow on Wednesday evening.

The pair, who have not previously played a competitive match together, looked in good form as they dominated a match they eventually won 6-4, 6-2. 

Murray said: “The first match was a lot of fun. He’s a good guy and I’ve known him for a long time. He is fun to be on the court with.

“He told me he was coming to play in Glasgow when we were in New York and I said I don’t have a partner so if you want to play let’s do it. He seemed pretty fired up so it’s great that we’re doing it.”

Elsewhere on day three, fourth seed Emil Ruusuvuori from Finland edged a close three-set match against Jonathan Mridha 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.  

Confidence is high for the Finn coming into the Murray Trophy – Glasgow following his victory against Dominic Thiem in the Davis Cup tie last weekend. 

In the second match of the day, Cem Ilkel from Turkey recovered from losing an opening set tie-break, to convincingly beat Luca Vanni 6-7(10), 6-2, 6-0.

Viktor Durasovic, from Norway, made a fast start in his match to ease to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over John-Patrick Smith – before the Australian’s win with Murray in the evening.

And an all-German third round tie went the way of Tobias Kamke as he beat Johannes Haerteis (ten years his junior), 6-3, 6-4. Kamke is looking to win his ninth Challenger-level title having previously won in Loughborough in 2011.

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Murray Trophy - Glasgow: McHugh battles hard in hometown before falling

Glasgow’s Aidan McHugh was beaten on the second day of action at the Murray Trophy – Glasgow; an LTA event organised in partnership with Jamie Murray.

The 19-year-old fought back from a break down to take the first set against Arthur Rinderknech to a tie-break, but failed to capitalise on two set points and the Frenchman eventually took it 12-10.

McHugh battled well in the second set but Rinderknech, ranked 142 places above the Scot, held on to an early break to clinch the match 7-6(10), 6-4.

Earlier in the day, Brits Scott Duncan, Luke Johnson and Harry Wendelken fell to higher ranked opponents, while Lloyd Glasspool lost in three sets to Spanish seventh seed Nicola Kuhn 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Kuhn lost the first set to a fluent Glasspool, and also fell a break down in the decider, but he recovered immediately to win the last four games and secure victory.

Glasspool and partner Scott Clayton were also defeated in the doubles 7-5, 7-6(7) against Marek Gengel of the Czech Republic and India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan.

Elsewhere, top seed Malek Jaziri of Tunisia eased past Italian Julian Ocleppo 7-6(0), 6-3.

The 35-year-old said: “This is my first time here in Glasgow and Scotland and it’s really nice. The people are really nice. It is very well organised and I think [Jamie] Murray and the LTA has made, from what I can see, a very good tournament. There was a good crowd for my first round which gives the players extra motivation. It is a great event for the next generation of players.”

Jamie Murray is in doubles action on Wednesday, taking on British pair Marshall Tutu and David Wright alongside Australian partner John-Patrick Smith.

The event also hosted a schools tennis festival where local pupils were given a free session of coaching and games, along with a chance to watch the action from the tournament.

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All matches on Centre Court are streamed live on the LTA's Facebook and YouTube as well as the BBC Sport website. A limited number of tickets are still available from £12 - tickets can be purchased online or on the door. 

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Murray Trophy - Glasgow: Matusevich latest Brit confirmed

Anton Matusevich has joined the line-up for the inaugural Murray Trophy - Glasgow after being given a wild card into the event which gets underway on Monday 16 September at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow.

The 18-year-old adds to the British contingent at the ATP Challenger event, which has been organised by the LTA in partnership with Jamie Murray and Glasgow Life. Jack Draper, Lloyd Glasspool, Evan Hoyt and Aidan McHugh complete the lineup of homegrown talent.

Matusevich, who is supported by the LTA’s Pro Scholarship programme, continued his comeback from injury with a run to the quarter-finals of the Junior Championships at Wimbledon, and will be hoping to make an impression in Glasgow.

He said: "I am thrilled to have this incredible opportunity and especially grateful for LTA's leading role in contributing to my development. I’ve had the privilege of training with both Jamie and Andy on few occasions, so it’s very exciting to be involved in a tournament bearing their name.”

Last year’s ATP Challenger (known as the Glasgow Trophy) was won by Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko, who fought back from a set down to beat Italian Luca Vanni 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4.

The entry list includes eight players ranked within the world top 200 including Austria’s Dennis Novak, Frenchman Gregoire Barrere and Tunisian Malek Jaziri.

17-year-old Jack Draper goes into the tournament in fine form, having won two ITF $25k tournaments within a fortnight over the summer in Chiswick and Roehampton.

The LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme is the highest level of support the national governing body offers and currently there are 12 players on this scheme, including Matusevich, McHugh, Draper and Clarke. In total, we support around 1,300 players on the player pathway at a local, regional and elite level.

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