By Glenys Furness
- Lloyd Glasspool runner up at Queens
- Defeated by second seeds
LONDON, UK – Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara entered the ATP event at Queens Club and were runners up.
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Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara were granted a wildcard into the ATP event and in the first round the Brits were against Nicolas Mahut & Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The first set was close, as the French and Brits went to toe. Eventually Glasspool & Heliovaara broke to take the lead. The second set saw the Brits break early and move into the next round 7-5, 6-3.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/Fin against Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram. The Top seeds stayed with Glasspool & Heliovaara in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. The wildcard pair edged through to take the lead. The second set saw the Brit/Fin dominate and move into the semi-final 7-6(8), 6-2.
In the semi-final the Brit/Fin were against Rohan Bobanna & Dennis Shapovalov. Glasspool & Heliovaara stayed with the Indian/Canadian and managed to break serve for the leave. The second set was even closer as Bopanna & Shapovalov forced a tiebreak. The breaker saw the Indian/Canadian take the lead and level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak, it was Glasspool & Heliovaara that got the break and continued to stay ahead to move into the final 7-5, 6-7(4), 10-4.
The final saw the Brit/Fin against second seeds Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic. Glasspool & Heliovaara broke early and took the lead. The second set was much closer and went to a tiebreak, which the seeds took easily to level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak saw the Brit/Fin stay with Mektic & Pavic at the start, before the second seeds managed to break and take the title 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-6.
Doubles Round Up
Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram in the first round at Queens 7-6(2), 7-6(3).
Dan Evans with Grigor Dimitrov were defeated by Taylor Fritz & Tommy Paul in the first round at Queens 2-6, 7-6(3), 10-6.
Neal Skupski with Wesley Koolhof were defeated by Cameron Norrie & Alex De Minaur in the first round at Queens 7-6(4), 5-7, 10-6.
Ken Skupski with Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic in the first round at Queens 6-4, 6-2.
Cameron Norrie with Alex De Minaur were defeated by Taylor Fritz & Tommy Paul in the quarter-final at Queens 6-4, 6-4.
Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Sania Mirza & Lucie Hradecka in the first round at Birmingham 7-5, 6-2.
Emily Appleton & Ali Collins were defeated by Hao-Ching Chan & Shuko Aoyama in the first round at Birmingham 6-3, 6-7(5), 10-4.
Samantha Murray-Sharan with Vivian Heisen were defeated by Monica Niculescu & Elena-Gabriela Ruse in the first round at Birmingham 7-5, 3-6, 10-3.
Harriet Dart & Sarah Beth Gray were defeated by Sania Mirza & Lucie Hradecka in the quarter-final at Birmingham 6-3, 6-2.
Blu Baker with Nicolas Meja were defeated by Fermin Tenti & Mariano Navone in the first round at Corrientes 6-3, 3-6, 11-9.
David Fox with Shuichi Sekiguchi were defeated by Denis Yevseyev & Belbit Zhukayev in the quarter-final at Wichita 6-3, 6-2.
Ying Hou with Yu Bingyu were defeated by Mario Mansilla Diez & Bruno Pujol Navarro in the first round at Martos 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
Emily Lindh with Nicole Nadel were defeated by Matilda Mutavdzic & Maria Bondarenko in the first round at Raanana 6-3, 2-6, 11-9.
Josef Southcombe & Mattias Southcombe were defeated by Alec Beckley & Dylan Salton in the first round at Raanana 6-2, 7-6(7).
Matilda Mutavdzic with Maria Bondarenko were defeated by Polina Kudermetova & Maria Timofeeva in the quarter-final at Raanana 6-3, 7-6(1).
Giles Hussey & Brandon Murphy were defeated by Karlis Ozolins & Robert Strombachs in the semi-final at Raanana 6-4, 6-7(3), 10-6.
Josh Reynolds with Nicolas Rafael Goldberg Alviani were defeated by Alexander Crnokrak & Matthew Dellavedova in the first round at Monastir 7-6(1), 6-3.
Abigail Amos with Arabella Koller were defeated by Cho I-Hsuan & Matilde Mariani in the first round at Monastir 6-1, 6-2.
Alisha Rayer with Camilla Romera were defeated by Cho I-Hsuan & Matilde Mariani in the semi-final at Monastir 6-3, 6-4.
Next week Brits play in Eastbourne, Roehampton, France, Belgium, Switzerland, USA, Israel, Germany, Tunisia, Portugal & Romania.