British number three Naomi Broady is hoping to use the home crowd to her advantage as she prepares to play a professional tournament in Manchester for the first time.
It’s that time of year again when the red dirt of Roland Garros is beamed through onto our screens as the French Open reaches its usual thrilling climax.
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.
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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.
Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, the former world number eight, cruised through his first match yesterday in straight sets beating British wildcard Marcus Willis 6-4 6-2 on centre court at The Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Didsbury.
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.