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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 45 | Thursday 8 April 2021 to Wednesday 2 June 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 May 2021)

Wow, what a Round!! It was amazing to see so many of you back on court after restrictions lifted – nearly 5,000 of you got straight back to tennis across 130 Leagues with more than 8,000 matches played so far and counting! Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic Round and also to our Group Winners, you lucky bunch. We’re looking forward to even more tennis in the coming weeks with Wimbledon on the horizon and also some Mixed Doubles and brand new Women’s Doubles Rounds launching in some areas, with more to follow later in the year. We look forward to seeing you next time – don’t forget to book your place early and get set for the summer season.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. John Davidson 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Thomas [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Ritson 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Randy Van Der Linden 10.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Holliman [W2, L4] 6
  6. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W1, L4] 2
  7. David Cullen [L1] withdrawn
  8. Alex Hagon [L6]

Match Results:

Andrew Holliman bt Michael Spafford (Jun 1) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentRandy Van Der Linden bt Andrew Holliman (Jun 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had been a while since I’ve played on clay, but really enjoyed it in the midday sun. Thanks for a good game Andy. "  -- Randy
Andrew Holliman bt Alex Hagon (May 30) 4-1, 5-3
Reveal CommentRandy Van Der Linden bt Alex Hagon (May 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Alex, good fun playing on the centre court and luckily we managed to play during a dry spell. "  -- Randy
John Davidson bt Alex Hagon (May 19) 4-1, 4-2
John Davidson bt Michael Spafford (May 17) 4-1, 4-0
John Davidson bt Simon Ritson (May 14) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Andrew Holliman (May 11) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match, with the lead switching between us constantly, could have gone either way. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSimon Ritson bt Michael Spafford (May 9) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the forecast, the weather held off, and it was nice to get played. Hopefully Mike has fully recovered from his Covid jab! Thanks for the game."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Alex Hagon (May 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, and no hail storms as predicted. Played on the centre court for the first time - really good, especially the feeling of walking onto the court from the tunnel!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Alex Hagon (May 5) 5-4, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set which took up most of our booking time and then a set of speed tennis to fit the rest in, which wasn’t really representative of the match. Amazingly the Edinburgh Leisure employee gave us a couple of extra minutes to close out the match. Almost unheard of levels of customer service. I don’t regret playing indoors even though it turned out quite nice outdoors after a wintery start to the day. It’s always good to play against Alex, already looking forward to our next match in a future group. PS not sure if the short form tennis rules changed for FAST4 format but I see now it says no ads at deuce, and tie-break at 3-3. We played ads and tie-break at 4-4, which maybe explains why we struggled to fit it into the 1hr slot."  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSimon Ritson bt Andrew Holliman (May 4) 4-6, 6-4, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "A match played on two different days and two different surfaces! The 1st set was played outdoors at Craiglockhart in the rain, before we ran out of time. Andy adapted to the conditions better than I, and also served which much more consistency. Two weeks later, we reconvened indoors to finish off. No wind or rain made for better tennis all round, and I managed to sneak a single break of serve to level the match. The match tie-break never felt as close as the rest of the match, and I was very glad to get over the line. Thanks for a really enjoyable match!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Michael Spafford (May 2) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Michael "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSimon Ritson bt Alex Hagon (Apr 30) 4-0, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, despite the cold and occasional showers! Thanks for the game."  -- Simon
John Davidson bt Randy Van Der Linden (Apr 30) 6-3, 6-3
John Davidson bt Andrew Holliman (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSimon Ritson bt Richard Thomas (Apr 27) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Long match, in the rain and cold but a great game despite the conditions . Well played Simon "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Thomas bt Randy Van Der Linden (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Randy - and we avoided the rain!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRandy Van Der Linden bt David Cullen (Apr 18) 4-2, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to be on the court again, thanks David for a good game! "  -- Randy
John Davidson bt Richard Thomas (Apr 15) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2