Sam Groth, the world number 72, defeated compatriot Luke Saville 7-5 6-1 in a sell-out final that lasted just 62 minutes at The Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Didsbury.
Red heart: Man Utd fan Kravchuk draws inspiration from Old Trafford visit to make Aegon Trophy last four
Konstantin Kravchuk, the 30-year-old Russian, edged past Australia’s Matthew Ebden 7-6 4-6 7-5 in the quarter-finals and will now go on to face Luke Saville at The Northern Lawn Tennis Club.
Joshua Milton, who won the ATP Futures tournament at The Northern Lawn Tennis Club last year, defeated Japan’s Hiroki Moriya 3-6 6-1 6-1 to book his place in the last eight while compatriot Brydan Klein saw off number one seed Marcos Baghdatis.
Dan Smethurst, Oldham’s 24-year-old wildcard, was defeated in the ATP Challenger Tour event by seventh seed Falla 6-3 6-1 on centre court earlier today at The Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Didsbury.
Stockport’s Liam Broady is due to take on Japan’s Hiroki Moriya later today weather permitting at the Aegon Manchester Trophy, part of the ATP Challenger Tour at The Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Didsbury.
World number 176 Liam Broady, Brydan Klein, Ed Corrie and Dan Cox will enter the main draw which commences on Tuesday June 2nd with qualifying commencing on Sunday.
Former world number eight Marcos Baghdatis and Great Britain’s Davis Cup hero James Ward are among the list of entries for the Aegon Manchester Trophy at The Northern Lawn Tennis Club from May 31-June 7.
Despite the devastation of Tuesday’s relegation Wigan manager Gary Caldwell has insisted that the Latics must throw everything at Brentford to send out the message that they are going to win League One next season.
The Nine Lives Fund, a partnership between Forever Manchester and the Chambers of 9 St. John’s Street, made possible a tour for Denton Girls Football Club which involved a visit to the Hillsborough Memorial that displays the names of the 96 fans that died in the 1989 disaster.
The women-only programme was introduced in Manchester at Alexandra Park on Tuesday April 28 where girls took part in some sessions with Keothavong and CEO of Women in Sport Ruth Holdaway.
Manchester Thunder netball coach Tracey Neville is hoping that their Superleague semi-final with Hertfordshire Mavericks will be a ground-breaking Northern sporting event.