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  • Willis Marches On in Tunisia

    Marcus Willis continued enjoying his time in Tunisia this week with a win that took him to the quarter-finals of the ITF Futures $10k event in Hammamet. Willis was up against Austrian David Pichler, and needed just one break, early in the first set, to take the lead in the match. Despite a clutch of

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  • Smethurst Joins Corrie in Last 16 in California

    Daniel Smethurst survived a second set scare to join countryman Ed Corrie in the last 16 of the ITF Futures $25k event in Long Beach, California, last night with an eventual 6-3 6-7(10) 6-3 victory over Dutch qualifier Max de Vroome in two hours and 36 minutes. The match was full of service breaks, but

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  • Willis Sole Survivor in Tunisia

    Third seed and qualifier Marcus Willis was the only Brit left standing after the first round of results at the ITF Futures $10k event on clay in Hammamet, Tunisia this week, after both Imran Aswat and Jonathan Gray were defeated. Willis, who was granted a qualifying wildcard for the tournament, eased through that first hurdle

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  • Corrie On Song But Salisbury Falls Flat

    Ed Corrie eased through into the last 16 of the ITF Futures $25k event in Long Beach, California last night with a routine 6-3 6-2 victory over American Evan Song, but Joe Salisbury was unable to defeat Ernesto Escobedo, who Corrie had beaten in R1 last week in Los Angeles. With Dan Smethurst due to

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  • Harris Soundly Beaten in France

    Qualifier Billy Harris was unable to provide an upset in the first round of the ITF Futures $10k event in Bagnoles-de-l’orne, losing 6-1 6-2 in under an hour against top seed Constant Lestienne. Harris struggled on serve, winning less than half of his service points and serving only 40% of his first serves into play,

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  • Farhang Falls in Florida Qualifying

    Despite making it through two rounds of qualifying, eleventh seed Piers Farhang couldn’t win matches three and four to make it to the main draw of the $10k ITF Futures event in Plantation, Florida last night, as he fell at the third hurdle, losing 6-4 6-2 to American Pietro Rimondini Farhang, who had been fairly

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  • Three out of Three Through at Tunisia Futures

    Marcus Willis, Imran Aswat and Jonathan Gray all successfully progressed to the main draw of the ITF Futures $10k clay court event in Hammamet, Tunisia this week after final qualifying round victories of varying levels of ease. Unsurprisingly, Willis waltzed through his deciding match against unranked Tunisian wildcard Mohamed Selim Ben Ali, winning 6-1 6-1

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  • Billy Harris Qualifies for France Futures Main Draw

    The Isle of Man’s Billy Harris qualified for the main draw of the $10k (+H) ITF Futures event in Bagnoles-de-l’orne, France, earlier today with a routine 6-2 6-3 victory over unranked 19-year-old Frenchman Pierre Durali. Harris was rarely troubled by the Frenchman, securing breaks on the 19-year-old’s second and third service games of the first set

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  • Farhang Marches On in Florida Qualifying

    18-year-old Piers Farhang has two out of four required victories for main draw qualification at the $10k ITF Futures event in Plantation, Florida after a second victory last night, beating American Axel Nefve 6-2 6-3 to reach the qualifying round of 32. The British world number 2013 is the only surviving Brit left in the

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  • Harris One Win Away from France Main Draw

    Billy Harris is just one win away from his first ITF Pro Circuit main draw of 2016 after a routine first qualifying round victory over Frenchman Romain Rodriguez at the $10k (+ H) clay event at Bagnoles-de-l’orne. Elsewhere, fellow Brits Mohamed Morsi and Stuart Parker were defeated, both by French opponents. Harris now just needs

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