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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
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Collapse AllDocklands Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 13 February 2020 to Wednesday 8 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 March 2020)

Group Summary:

Fantastic to see so many matches played here, despite the round being cut short and very well done to Dominic who played every match available after Gavin withdrew. What's more he won them all and got his bonus points which made his position at the top of the leader board unassailable. Congratulations! Good matches throughout here with 11 matches out of 16 going to three sets or tie breaks!

Final Rankings:

  1. Dominic Bradley 7.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Muhammad Noor [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Phil Zana 7.1 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Hazel 7.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Jahoda 7.1 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W1, L3] 4
  7. Adrian Britton 8.1 [W1, L3] 3
  8. Gavin Hodges 6.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

David Hazel bt David Jahoda (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-3
Dominic Bradley bt Ivan Georgiev (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
Reveal CommentMuhammad Noor bt Phil Zana (Mar 19) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure meeting Phil for the first time , hes a class player with a great technique blew me away first set! "  -- Muhammad
Adrian Britton bt Ivan Georgiev (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-1
Ivan Georgiev bt Muhammad Noor (Mar 16) 6-7 (0-7), 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Phil Zana (Mar 15) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another battle with Phil, he will not give you a free point and fights till the end. He was close to leading 4-1 in the third set, I hung it there and it was tight until the end. Thanks for the game! "  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Ivan Georgiev (Mar 14) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ivan changed the pace of the match, won the second set easily and kept it tight until the end. Thanks for the game, always a challenge! "  -- David
Dominic Bradley bt Adrian Britton (Mar 14) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Phil Zana bt David Hazel (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt David Jahoda (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match David, some excellent play and positive shots. Look forward to playing again!"  -- Dominic
David Hazel bt Muhammad Noor (Mar 7) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Dominic Bradley bt Phil Zana (Mar 1) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Muhammad Noor bt Adrian Britton (Feb 29) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Dominic Bradley bt Muhammad Noor (Feb 23) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
Phil Zana bt Adrian Britton (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt David Hazel (Feb 15) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Challenging windy and wet conditions for both of us. Thanks for the match David. "  -- Dominic

Group Summary:

A slightly quiet group but what it lacked in quantity, it made up for in quality which some excellent matches. Winston emerged as champ but he had to work hard for it. Carsten was 'a tough opponent with some big bruising shots'; David saved 8 match points in their game; there were 'some amazing shots coming off both rackets' when he played Harry and as he said of his match v Volkan 'never think a point is over until it's over'. Wise words and well played! Hope David's calf injury is now ok.

Final Rankings:

  1. Winston Balfourth [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Harry Touche [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Passarinho 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Volkan Ozugur 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Nik Wottge [L2] 1
  6. Carsten Hovestadt [L2] 1
  7. Aidan O'Gorman
  8. Jan Metcalf

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Volkan Ozugur (Mar 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The golden oldies. With a combined age of 100 me providing 54 of those years produced a match of great athleticism. Volkan is a great guy and player. Never think a point is over until... It's over. Despite the current social distancing we managed to have fun. No hand shake at the end but racket tapping works just as effectively. Would love to play Volkan after everything returns to a semblance of normality post covid-19 isolation. Thanks again Volkan a pleasure meeting and playing you today."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentVolkan Ozugur bt Nik Wottge (Mar 22) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "We stopped playing after 1 hr because of strong wind. We will play and finish the match soon."  -- Volkan
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt David Passarinho (Mar 8) 2-2 David Passarinho Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We had a rain delay which disrupted or warm up, and left the balls a bit heavy. We started the game, but unfortunately something pinged in David's calf and wet had to stop..."  -- Harry
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Carsten Hovestadt (Mar 7) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a tough match. Carsten is a tough opponent with some big bruising shots. Sometimes you just have to admire when winners leave you breathless. The first set Carsten raced into a 4-1 lead. I reeled him back in to 4-4 snd we went with serve until the tie break which from Carsten won 7-4. The second set I managed to have the edge although serving for the set at 5-2 proved to be problematic. I managed to break back and then win the set. The final set after more than 2 gruelling hours finally saw a chink in Carsten's massive arsenal of shots. I managed to seize the opportunity and go on to win but it was filled with amazing shot making. A thoroughly enjoyable match. Best of luck with your remaining matches Carsten."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Harry Touche (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really great match with Harry. We had the wind at times plus the low sun. There were some amazing rallies with unbelievable gets on both sides. The first set had a few breaks at the start then settled down with me just edging it in the end. The second set I got off to a flier at 3-0 before Harry reeled me back in to level at 3-3. There were still some amazing shots coming off both rackets and Harry's mule kicking kick serve always a threat. Finally I got the decisive break for 5-4 and served out the match. A great match against a great person. All the best in your remaining matches Harry."  -- Winston
David Passarinho bt Carsten Hovestadt (Feb 29) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt David Passarinho (Feb 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. The first set could have been anyone's. David broke me in game 1 and until I got the lead back at 5-4 it was going back and forth. Game 9 in the first set was monumental which went on for 10 minutes. In the second set David saved 8 match points. Great guy that I am sure I will play again. Best of luck with your remaining matches David."  -- Winston

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Nik Wottge (Feb 22) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic game, hampered by some serious wind. We had a great match, hitting out at times but with some cagey play at the crunch points. Set points were saved on both sides, and ultimately a draw was probably the fairest result, but not permitted by competitive spirit! Well played"  -- Harry

Group Summary:

It is often the case that the group winner is the player who seems the most enthusiastic, getting going early, playing the most matches and getting his or her bonus points. So it was here! Andrew dominated this group, though John, James and Sida all mounted serious challenges. Unfortunately a couple of matches were tbcs and won't be finished now, but congratulations to Andrew. Promotion beckons!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Turnbull 10.2 [W4, UF2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter O'neill 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mike Burns [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Lindop [W1, UF1] 3
  5. David Arnaud [W1, L1] 2
  6. John Sanfey 9.1 [L3] 1
  7. Sida Chen 9.1 [UF1] 1
  8. Ryan Mckelvey

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull v Sida Chen (Mar 21) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A great game - lots of long, fast rallies. Unfortunately unable to finish in our allotted time but look forward to continuing soon!"  -- Andrew
David Arnaud bt John Sanfey (Mar 17) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMike Burns bt John Sanfey (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - thank you John."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull v James Lindop (Mar 1) 4-6, 6-3, 2-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game, to be continued soon! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull bt Mike Burns (Feb 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Mike! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull bt Peter O'neill (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this match; despite the wind there were some long rallies and hard clean hitting, so much so that we continued to play on after the math. Thank you Peter and look forward to playing again soon! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJames Lindop bt Peter O'neill (Feb 22) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery conditions made serving hard at times but a fun match where momentum swung multiple times. Some very good rallies too!"  -- James
Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Mike Burns (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game cheers Mike!"  -- Peter
Andrew Turnbull bt David Arnaud (Feb 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentAndrew Turnbull bt John Sanfey (Feb 18) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions but very enjoyable. Looking forward to completing"  -- John
  • "Second time I have played John , both close matches, this time we had to finish the last set a few days later which was in the wind and rain, but a pleasure to play and lots of long rallies," -- Andrew
  • "We finished the match last night. This time it was not only windy, but wet and cold also!" -- John

Group Summary:

No bonus points for anyone here but at least everyone got on court and played one match before the lockdown kicked in! There was an 'amazing match' between the top two players Timothy and Marco which was poised 6-3, 4-6 when they had to stop but Timothy went on to play and win one more match to take the title. Congratulations! There were ome great battles along the way with great second set come backs from Adriana and Mingjie when they played Marco and a 'Wimbledon-worthy' game between Timothy and Andrei! Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Timothy Oates 8.2 [W3, UF1] 7
  2. Marco Giuliani [W2, UF1] 5
  3. Andrei Muraru 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Vik Khurana 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Mingjie Wang [L4]
  6. Adriana Mara [L1]
  7. Ben Blanchard 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTimothy Oates bt Andrei Muraru (Mar 17) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, thanks Andrei! We started close but Andrei went ahead to easily take the first set. Somehow I gained to energy to fight back into the third. It stayed close until the end. The last game was Wimbledon-worthy, with deuce after deuce and Andrei saving many match points (and myself many break points). I feel lucky to get away with the win. See you next time!"  -- Timothy
Reveal CommentTimothy Oates v Marco Giuliani (Mar 16) 6-3, 4-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "An amazing match so far. We played two sets which felt like 5. I took the first, then Marco went well ahead in the second before I started to claw it back. Marco kept fighting and pulled through to take us to a decider. Unfortunately the sets were TOO good and we ran out of time to finish before the floodlights turned off. To be continued!"  -- Timothy
Reveal CommentVik Khurana bt Mingjie Wang (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good second set in windy conditions, thanks and good luck for the rest of the round!"  -- Vik
Reveal CommentMarco Giuliani bt Adriana Mara (Mar 15) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game, very funny despite windy conditions. Great comeback from Adriana in the second set. It could have gone either way. It was so nice to play with you! "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentMarco Giuliani bt Mingjie Wang (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great comeback from Mingjie in the second set. Lots of deuces and good rallies in such a cold evening! Had a lot of fun playing with you!"  -- Marco

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTimothy Oates bt Ben Blanchard (Mar 12) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce after deuce after deuce led to an inevitable tie break in the first set. We were both exhausted after battling the wind for so long. I was lucky enough to hold it together in the second set - it easily have gone the other way. Thanks for the great match Ben!"  -- Timothy
Andrei Muraru bt Mingjie Wang (Feb 29) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentTimothy Oates bt Mingjie Wang (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match, thanks MJ! Lots of deuces and good rallies despite the windy conditions."  -- Timothy

Group Summary:

In a very active and committed group Patrick and Zoltan finished on 9 points each. That means their head to head would have been important even if they didn't have 'quite the rivalry building' after meeting for the first time in the Haggerston League. Patrick won what he said was a 'highly anticipated rematch' which involved 'great lobs, some fantastic slices...and great rallies with loads of deuces'. The win gave Patrick the group title but we look forward to seeing how this rivalry shapes up! Well played to both.

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick O'Brien 10.2 [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Zoltan Szekeres 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matanjah Matisyahu Jol 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Anna Metodieva 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lyuba Abramova 9.1 [W1, L4] 4
  6. Johary Rakotoarivelo [W1, UF1] 3
  7. Richard Standring [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatanjah Matisyahu Jol bt Anna Metodieva (Mar 22) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was pleasure to play with Anna in the nice sunday sunny atmosphere. I appreciate much that in under current circumstances we did our best."  -- Matanjah Matisyahu
Patrick O'Brien v Johary Rakotoarivelo (Mar 21) 4-6, 7-6 (14-12), 4-5 TBC
Johary Rakotoarivelo bt Lyuba Abramova (Mar 18) 6-2, 6-2
Zoltan Szekeres bt Lyuba Abramova (Mar 16) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentLyuba Abramova bt Patrick O'Brien (Mar 14) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with many rallies and dueces! Thank you, Patrick!"  -- Lyuba
Reveal CommentAnna Metodieva bt Lyuba Abramova (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn’t give justice - a lot of long games and rallies where the wind, lights and weather seemed to favour me more! Well played Lyuba"  -- Anna

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Zoltan Szekeres (Mar 10) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a highly anticipated rematch following our first head-to-head in the Haggerston League. As in our previous match, two hours was not enough to we had to leave it at 1 set each, and tied 3-3 in the 3rd set. The conclusion was just as exciting as the beginning. With loads of great lobs, some fantastic slices landing right on the line, and great rallies with loads of deuces I just managed to eek out two final games to take the third set and the match. I look forward to our next match with quite the rivalry building!" -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Anna Metodieva (Mar 8) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Anna is a challenging opponent and a fierce competitor. We had to wait nearly 30 minutes for the rain to subside before starting our match, but we were rewarded with sunshine by the end of it. The first set was really even, though slippery on the court resulting in some missed points on both sides. The second set Anna fought back valiantly from 5-2 down and I could see the set set slipping through my fingers. The sunshine may have helped me as it made serving difficult for her in the final game. Really good fun and a great match. Thanks Anna!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentZoltan Szekeres bt Anna Metodieva (Mar 7) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with great rallies."  -- Zoltan
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Matanjah Matisyahu Jol (Mar 6) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match, and a lot of fun to play. Thanks!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentMatanjah Matisyahu Jol bt Lyuba Abramova (Mar 1) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was close game. First thank you to my opponent Lyuba. It was nice to play. Lyuba took first set since start i was struggling with the serve while Lyuba played every sensible tennis that time. I start second set with strong serve and it was 4:1 for me. Lyuba came back to 3:5 but I close finally second set. We had plenty of interesting diverse rallies. Last set was 3:6 as well. Thanks for playng"  -- Matanjah Matisyahu
Reveal CommentZoltan Szekeres bt Richard Standring (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in windy conditions."  -- Zoltan

Group Summary:

Kurt was unlucky not to come away as the new champ as he played and won as many matches as MG and won the head to head when they played. Had he been able to play and win one more match, he would have topped the group, but circumstances, unfortunately, did not allow and the round was curtailed prematurely. As MG also got three wins plus his bonus points, he takes gold this time! Well done to both!

Final Rankings:

  1. MG Bouchard 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kurt Williams 8.2 [W3] 6
  3. Julio Zambon [L1, UF1] 1
  4. Michael Neumann 9.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Abhishek Chatterjee 10.1 [L1]
  6. Clare Cubberley [L1]
  7. Simone Bressa 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Simone Bressa (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Simone. We just missed the rain but the wind was a strong contender. Best of luck Simone."  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt MG Bouchard (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful weather for tennis. Good luck MG for the rest!"  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Abhishek Chatterjee (Mar 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy but great get on courts. Some great rallies were had. Also some very wind assisted winners. "  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentMichael Neumann v Julio Zambon (Mar 8) 4-6, 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Suspended due to rain. Julio to serve "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMG Bouchard bt Julio Zambon (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and intense hit with Julio at Stratford. Stormed to a 4-0 lead only for Julio to find some form to come back to 4-3 and it went with serve the rest of the way in a rapid first set. The second set began with a couple breaks of serve, a couple holds, three breaks, then three holds. Could easily have gone the other way. Julio saved four set points in the first set and five match points at 4-5 in the second as he went with more aggression! Some epic rallies all over the court, great winners, a lot of slice and drop shots, and plenty of visits to the net. Thoroughly enjoyable hit once we were both at our best. Thanks for the hit, and best of luck for your remaining games!"  -- MG

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMG Bouchard bt Michael Neumann (Mar 1) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great hit with Michael at Poplar on a beautiful morning with blinding sun at one end and the wind joining in for good measure too. After a short and shambolic practice, due to us both drinking the night before, holding serve was proving an issue, but when the ball was in play we had some great rallies, both cracked some tidy winners, there were some ridiculous dropshots, some outrageous returns of serve, and Michael had obviously paid off the net given his numerous lucky points. 19 breaks of serve in all, 41 double faults only tells part of the story. On a different day, the scoreline could have been very different. Thanks for the hit and best of luck for the rest of the round. Hope to have another hit soon!"  -- MG
Reveal CommentMG Bouchard bt Clare Cubberley (Feb 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun hit after a last-minute dash to Stratford due to ominous puddles on the courts at Bethnal Green. After surviving the Central Line, we braved the wind and rain to get this game in. The first set felt comfortable as we eased our way into the match; a couple of deuce games could have gone the other way, and Clare was causing me problems with some sneaky angles. At 6-0, 3-0 up I decided to experiment with some shots, which Clare capitalized on with some aggressive shots that I hadn't seen, breaking my serve for 1-3 with a well-constructed point finished off in style at the net, and it was a tougher contest from there to the end that was sealed with two aces. Thanks again for the hit and best of luck for the rest of the round!"  -- MG

Group Summary:

Just two matches played! Maybe everyone was waiting to make a final dash in the last two weeks and then the covid-pandemic put paid to their plans! It is extremely unusual for a player to win the group when they have played one match only, but that is the case this time. Will tied on points but lose the head to head. Here's to more matches next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stavros Apostolou 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Will Inman 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Charilaos Latinopoulos 10.2 [L1]
  4. Abdelaziz Elasmar 9.2
  5. Dmitry Demidov
  6. Melih Ozturk 10.2
  7. Patrizio Tamborriello 10.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentWill Inman bt Charilaos Latinopoulos (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Haris, really enjoyed it. A lot of fast serving and as we got into the second set many close games & deuces. Great to meet you! "  -- Will
Stavros Apostolou bt Will Inman (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-2

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Docklands.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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