Jason Kubler and John Friends, doubles champions at an ATP Challenger match in France, are amongst a number of Australian gamers to win titles this week.
Australia, 7 Could 2023 | Leigh Rogers
From excellent particular person outcomes to sturdy nationwide group performances, it has been one other distinctive week for Australian tennis.
Eight Australian gamers received titles on the skilled tour. This consists of Jordan Thompson triumphing over Max Purcell in an all-Australian singles remaining at an ATP Challenger match in South Korea.
Storm Hunter, Ellen Perez, John Friends, Jason Kubler, Jaimee Fourlis, Olivia Gadecki and Adam Walton additionally received titles this week, whereas rising star Zachary Viiala continued his spectacular run with a second consecutive singles title on the ITF World Junior Tour.
The Australian 16 and underneath ladies’ group, consisting of Alana Subasic, Tahlia Kokkinis and Gabby Gregg, completed third within the Junior Billie Jean King Cup qualifying competitors in Kazakhstan. This earns them in place within the finals later this 12 months.
Whereas the Australian junior boys’ wheelchair group, which included Jin Woodman, Benjamin Wenzel and Yassin Hill, completed fourth on the World Group Cup in Portugal.
This week’s most excellent performers embody …
Matt Ebden: The 35-year-old from Perth and Indian companion Rohan Bopanna recorded a runners-up end within the males’s doubles competitors at Madrid (Spain). It was Ebden’s second profession ATP Masters 1000 remaining and his fourth remaining look of the 12 months.
> READ: Ebden and Bopanna edged out in Madrid remaining
Jordan Thompson: The 29-year-old claimed his sixteenth skilled singles title with victory at an ATP Challenger occasion at Gwangju (South Korea). The world No.91 scored back-to-back wins towards prime 90-ranked opponents to safe victory. That is Thompson’s second ATP Challenger title this 12 months.
Storm Hunter and Ellen Perez: Australia’s top-ranked ladies’s doubles gamers teamed up this week to win a WTA 125 match in Reus (Spain). It’s the first title of the 12 months for each 28-year-old Hunter and 27-year-old Perez.
Jason Kubler and John Friends: The Aussie pair claimed their first group title at an ATP Challenger occasion in Aix-en-Provence (France). That is 29-year-old Kubler’s second doubles title of the season and his career-first at this stage, whereas it’s 34-year-old Friends’ first title of the season and his first at ATP Challenger stage in virtually 10 years.
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Kubler/Friends web the title in Aix defeating Borges/Cabral 6-7, 6-4, 10-7.#ATPChallenger pic.twitter.com/EIISxJglkh
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) Could 7, 2023
> READ: Jason Kubler – a shining instance of perseverance
Max Purcell: The 25-year-old progressed to his fifth ATP Challenger singles remaining of the season in Gwangju (South Korea). Australian Davis Cup team-mate and occasional doubles companion Jordan Thompson defeated Purcell for the title.
John-Patrick Smith and Andrew Harris: The Aussie mixture have been doubles finalists at an ATP Challenger in Gwangju (South Korea). It was 34-year-old Smith and 29-year-old Harris’ second remaining as a group this season.
> READ: John-Patrick Smith – “I wish to hit targets and problem myself”
Marc Polmans: Superior to his fifth singles semifinal of the season, and third at ATP Challenger stage, in Gwangju (South Korea). The 26-year-old’s run included a quarterfinal victory towards world No.102 and fellow Aussie James Duckworth. It was Polmans’ greatest win, ranking-wise, since September 2020.
Jaimee Fourlis: The 23-year-old had an distinctive week, making the most important singles and doubles finals of her profession at an ITF 100 match in Wiesbaden (Germany). Fourlis completed runner-up to Russian Elina Avanesyan within the singles and received the doubles title alongside fellow Aussie Olivia Gadecki. That is Fourlis’ sixth profession ITF doubles title.
> READ: Jaimee Fourlis – “Each second counts”
Olivia Gadecki: The 21-year-old clinched an ITF 100 doubles title in Wiesbaden (Germany) alongside Jaimee Fourlis with out shedding a set. It was Gadecki’s fifth ITF doubles remaining of the season and delivered a seventh profession title (and her first at ITF 100 stage).
Astra Sharma: A resurgent Sharma made a semifinal look at an ITF 100 match in Bonita Springs (USA). It was the 27-year-old’s first singles semifinal in additional than two years.
Kaylah McPhee: The 25-year-old was a doubles finalist, partnering Czech Aneta Kucmova, at an ITF 60 match in Prague (Czech Republic). It was McPhee’s third doubles remaining look in as many weeks, all with completely different companions.
Taylah Preston: The 17-year-old superior to her first skilled singles remaining at an ITF 25 match in Nottingham (Nice Britain). Preston received six matches to succeed in the ultimate as a qualifier, the place she misplaced to British world No.140 Harriet Dart.
Arina Rodionova: A powerful 13-match profitable streak, the longest of the 33-year-old’s skilled profession, got here to an finish within the singles semifinals at an ITF 25 match in Nottingham (Nice Britain). Rodionova misplaced to eventual champion Harriet Dart.
Adam Walton: The 24-year-old, who’s presently ranked at a career-high world No.319, swept by way of the singles draw at an ITF 15 match in Tbilisi (Georgia) with out conceding a set. This delivered Walton his fourth profession ITF title and first this season.
Zachary Viiala: The 17-year-old received his second consecutive ITF junior boys’ singles title, overcoming fellow Aussie Jarrod Joyce within the remaining of a J100 match in Mornington (Australia). Viiala is now on a 10-match profitable streak.
> READ: Zachary Viiala – A rising star of Australian tennis
Ashlee Narker: The 17-year-old completed runner-up to Chinese language Taipei’s Wan I-Wen within the ladies’ singles competitors at a J100 match in Mornington (Australia). It was Narker’s second consecutive finals look on the ITF World Junior Tour.
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