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Collapse AllLeamington & Warwick Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 9 July 2020 to Wednesday 2 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 August 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Nav Aulkh [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Fortey [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Martin Durrant [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Courtenay-Evans [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gabor Kovacs [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Harpal Singh [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Morey [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Martin Quadroy [W1, L1] 2
  9. Ben Davis

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGabor Kovacs bt Harpal Singh (Jul 28) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match of two halves. We started a few days earlier but we had to stop when Harpal's glasses broke halfway through the second set. In the first half we were both playing well, but today neither of us managed to find our rhythm. At the end Harpal made a few more unforced errors than me, which has handed me the win."  -- Gabor
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt David Morey (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match. The first set David was finding his feet with the VP court bounce. The second set he came out fighting sticking to his game plan of attaching my backhand with the added confidence of finding his range. He broke early with a 3-2 lead in the second set. His backhand is a work of art and he played many winners from that side of the court. I had to raise my game to see the second set through by pulling the trigger first. The score line didn't tell the whole story as many games went to deuce. Well played David. You play tennis the way it should be played! Looking forward to our next battle."  -- Nav
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt James Fortey (Jul 22) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable battle by two big hitters. I started the set slow and James sizzled many great first serves and second serves that many would be happy to call their first serves. His backhand drive and backhand lob shots where the highlights of the whole match. Before I knew it I was 5-1 down. I was in for a long evening of tennis. I found my range in the back end of the first set and lost 3-6. Second set I came out fighting knowing I had found my range and needing to be more aggressive I saw it out at 6-3. The last set I was up 5-1 following my developed playbook. The next two games James ripped up his playbook and ripped some awesome forehands hitting the baseline, pushing me back and finishing with some great volleys. I held on ;)"  -- Nav
Reveal CommentMartin Quadroy bt David Morey (Jul 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks to David for a great match on a lovely evening in Leamington. While the score went my way, David played very well. I'm certain that if more good fortune had gone his way (and not mine), the score could have been vastly different. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt Tom Courtenay-Evans (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The game was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. In the first set I broke early and Tom was playing catch up for most of it. A lot of the games went to deuce but I managed to get them over the line and win. Tom played more aggressively in the second half of the set with some scintillating backhand slices pinning me back to the baseline. The pressure was on, as I knew if anyone can come back from a deficit, it's Tom. Luckily I kept my concentration and got over the line again feeling fortunate that Tom didn't start the match as he ended it. Well played Tom it's always a pleasure to hit with you and look forward to our next battle."  -- Nav
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt Harpal Singh (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. The first set my playbook delivered. I relaxed slightly at the start of the 2nd Set and Harpal took advantage and raised his game. He played some great backhand slices and served better to really push the 2nd set all the way."  -- Nav
Reveal CommentJames Fortey bt Martin Durrant (Jul 19) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable, closely fought match. Martin did warn me about his 3 set history and this didn’t disappoint. Some long rallies with a lot of lateral movement, especially towards the end. It was my first game at the boat club, hopefully it won’t be my last."  -- James
Reveal CommentMartin Durrant bt Tom Courtenay-Evans (Jul 17) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "This was the 7th time I have played Tom. Every match seems to go to three sets and the third set seems to last forever. There was nothing between us on this occasion with Tom have a couple of match points at 5-4 and again at 6-5. Great match, great fun. I need a rest."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Durrant bt David Morey (Jul 15) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Very keenly fought match with lots of long rallies. David seemed to get to the ball no matter where or how hard I hit it. I look forward to playing him again"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt Gabor Kovacs (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good battle against Gabor. He broke me early in the first set but I managed a quick break back and then carried the momentum forward in the rest of the set. The second set Gabor came out fighting but made a afew net errors once he was in a good court position. Thoroughly enjoyable, well played Gabor. "  -- Nav
Reveal CommentTom Courtenay-Evans bt Harpal Singh (Jul 14) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought three setter with Harpal at VP. We started on Tuesday evening and after two hours of fluctuating fortunes bad light stopped play with the match poised at one set all. Harpal had won six games in a row to go from 3-5 down in the 1st to 7-5, 3-0 in the 2nd before I managed to fight back. When we resumed on Saturday evening the first two games went to several deuces each before I edged them and managed to see out the set. Always enjoyable to play Harpal and looking forward to the next one."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentJames Fortey bt Gabor Kovacs (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I managed to get an early break in both sets and hung on. Mainly a tale of unforced errors with Gabor making a few more than normal. A splattering of fizzing forehands and passing shots shared between us."  -- James
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt Martin Quadroy (Jul 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good battle against Martin. He played the serve and volley game really well. In the end I think it took its toll and his legs became a little heavy otherwise it could have gone all the way to three sets"  -- Nav

Current Rankings:

  1. Luca Martinengo [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Simon Rutter [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Darin Crosby 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rod Bond 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Farouk Suleman [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Krishan Bhardwaj [L1]
  7. Prabjit Khera [L2] withdrawn
  8. Robin Bradbury [L1]
  9. Martin Gray 9.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Rutter bt Krishan Bhardwaj (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with some good rallies and plenty of relaxed chat at changeovers. Really enjoyed it!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRod Bond bt Farouk Suleman (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline certainly doesn’t show that this match was competitive, which it was. Lots of games went to deuce. Thanks of the match!"  -- Rod
Reveal CommentSimon Rutter bt Rod Bond (Jul 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, great rallies despite the tricky wind!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentLuca Martinengo bt Robin Bradbury (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really long rallies have characterised this match. Robin was just returning to tennis after the long stop and he has played some amazing shots and rallies. Some great winners as well."  -- Luca
Reveal CommentLuca Martinengo bt Simon Rutter (Jul 22) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! Enjoyed to play Simon. Great shots, lots of rallying. Tie-break could have gone either way!"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentRod Bond bt Prabjit Khera (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions since the court was slippery but an enjoyable match all the same. Some nice rallies and shots from Prabjit. Good luck in your other games."  -- Rod
Reveal CommentLuca Martinengo bt Rod Bond (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Rod in this cloudy but warm afternoon. Rod has some really nice shot, cracking slices and some surprising 1st serves."  -- Luca
Reveal CommentLuca Martinengo bt Martin Gray (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It is always nice to see Martin, have a good chat and a nice game of tennis. Every time I meet him, his tennis is improved!"  -- Luca
Darin Crosby bt Farouk Suleman (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-3
Darin Crosby bt Simon Rutter (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentLuca Martinengo bt Farouk Suleman (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Farouk. We carried on playing after the match and his game improved every minute. Keep up!"  -- Luca
Darin Crosby bt Martin Gray (Jul 12) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentLuca Martinengo bt Prabjit Khera (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice afternoon match. It was really a pleasure meeting Prabjit. Some nice rallies."  -- Luca
Reveal CommentSimon Rutter bt Farouk Suleman (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match with some good rallies. The wind was tricky but we played some good tennis. Thanks Farouk and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Simon