Tennis Round-Up | W/e 04.03.2018

Monday, March 05, 2018

A round-up of some of the action involving Scottish players last week

Connor Thomson and Jacob Fearnley Win Boys Doubles in Russia

Connor Thomson and Jacob Fearnley won the Grade 3 Almetyevsk Cup boys doubles in Russia at the weekend. This was the 2nd title in as many weeks for Jacob after taking home the Grade 1 Yeltsin Cup boys singles title the week before.

The pair dominated the doubles draw with a number of convincing results. In the 1st round they only dropped one game with a 6-0, 6-1 win, before easing through their Quarter-final 6-2, 6-2. In the semi-final they overcame the Russia pair of E.Agafonov and I.Denisov 6-4, 6-2 to reach the final. After a tight 7-5 win in the first set against Italian duo G.Bosio and F.Speziali, they failed to drop a set in the second to lift the title.

The pair also reached the semi-final (Jacob) and final (Connor) respectively in the singles competition. The pair had a number of great results, most notably from Connor who beat the 2nd seed and World No.53 V.Royer (FRA), as well as the 5th seed A.Uvarov (RUS) in consecutive rounds. Italian player F.Speziali went onto beat Jacob 4-6, 6-1, 1-6 in the semi-final and Connor 1-6, 2-6 in the final.

Full results can be found here – Almetyevsk Cup

Jamie Murray Wins 20th Career Doubles Title in Mexico

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares retained the Mexican Open title with a victory over the Bryan Brothers in the final.

The title was Jamie’s 20th career doubles title and he has now gone on to win 350 men doubles matches.

The pair failed to drop a set the entire tournament, beating H.Chung and D.Shapovalov 7-6, 6-2, S.Querrey and M.Demoliner 6-2, 6-3, N.Mektic and A.Peya in the semi-finals 7-5, 7-5 and then the Bryan brothers 7-6, 7-5 in the final.

Full results can be found here - Mexican Open



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