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Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Singles - Round 57 | Thursday 15 April 2021 to Wednesday 9 June 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 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. Caleb Yip [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Radoslav Iliev 10.1 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Will Dudley [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christopher Trigg 7.2 [W2] 4
  5. Angus Young [W1, L2] 2
  6. Kevin Stott 7.1 [L1]
  7. Alan Seywright 8.1 [L3]

Match Results:

Radoslav Iliev bt Alan Seywright (Jun 4) 6-2, 6-1
Christopher Trigg bt Alan Seywright (May 18) 6-0, 6-2
Radoslav Iliev bt Kevin Stott (May 15) 7-5 Kevin Stott Retired
Caleb Yip bt Angus Young (May 15) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentCaleb Yip bt Will Dudley (May 9) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. There was a bit of everything - tactical adjustments, changing leads, physical grinds, and a real test of mental strength. Exactly what tennis is about"  -- Caleb
Caleb Yip bt Alan Seywright (May 3) 6-0, 6-3
Will Dudley bt Angus Young (May 3) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentCaleb Yip bt Radoslav Iliev (May 2) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "People waiting in queue wanted time on court and asked us to leave during set 2 towards the last bit of the set. We hastened through the last couple of games. Match to continue. Otherwise, perfect weather and perfect match"  -- Caleb

Match of the Group:

Angus Young bt Radoslav Iliev (Apr 26) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-3
Christopher Trigg bt Radoslav Iliev (Apr 21) 6-0, 6-2
Radoslav Iliev bt Will Dudley (Apr 20) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Mo Mirza [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Seb Cotton 9.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Matthew Strachan 8.2 [W2, L4] 6
  4. John Cassen [W2, L1] 4
  5. Lee Simmonds 8.1 [W2] 4
  6. Paul Karacaoglu 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Sam Phipps [L3] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Cassen bt Seb Cotton (Jun 6) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with John. He has some awesome ground strokes. I had a racquet break during the match and had to adapt to an ancient one. All very exciting morning on the meadows"  -- Seb
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Matthew Strachan (May 30) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match this morning with Matt in the fog "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Matthew Strachan (May 28) 6-4, 2-6, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match with Matt played on a warm Meadows morning. I got the early break first set and served for it at 5-2 but Matt did a good job of coming back at me, saving a bunch of set points before I got over the line. Second set was almost a role reversal, with Matt going up the early break. I had a number of chances to break back but didn't take them so Matt took the set. Unfortunately, we had little time left to play out a 3rd set so had to play a match tiebreak. Cheers for the match Matt :)"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Matthew Strachan (May 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with many games going to deuce. I look forward to playing Matt again. :)"  -- Mo
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Seb Cotton (May 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Seb tonight! First set was close with a few deuce games and the main difference was me taking the break point chances. Second set was a little more one sided, Seb was a little tired by his own admission. Look forward to playing again mate! "  -- Lee
Mo Mirza bt John Cassen (May 14) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
Reveal CommentMatthew Strachan bt Sam Phipps (May 13) 0-6, 6-4, 1-2 Sam Phipps Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Made a good comeback in the 2nd and 3rd set was looking like a great battle but unfortunately San injured his ankle. Get well soon"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPaul Karacaoglu bt Seb Cotton (May 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "All four of the elements involved today including fire from a bbq beside the courts thanks for the match Seb"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Sam Phipps (May 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Sam has a beautiful backhand!"  -- Mo
John Cassen bt Matthew Strachan (Apr 30) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Sam Phipps (Apr 25) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match in superb sunshine. Sam is a top player and pleasure to play against. "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentMatthew Strachan bt Paul Karacaoglu (Apr 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day. Some great winners. Mostly from Paul! Great to get a game in after a lot of time off this last year"  -- Matthew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMo Mirza bt Seb Cotton (Apr 18) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match with Seb. I look forward to playing him again! "  -- Mo

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Colin Gill 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robin Soudj 8.2 [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Adam Baron [W2, L1] 4
  4. Corbin Chaplin 9.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Keith Michell [W1, L1] 2
  6. David Hay [L4] 1
  7. Jason Coyle [L1]
  8. Keith Martin [L3]

Match Results:

Robin Soudj bt Keith Martin (Jun 5) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobin Soudj bt Keith Michell (May 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game against Keith today at Prestfield. Both sets were close and me breaking his serve at the start of each sets helped my confidence. My serve worked well today and helped me to secure the victory. Great rallies and fun match . Thanks Keith "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentKeith Michell bt David Hay (May 25) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After a day of heavy rain it finally cleared in time for our match. The real fight took place in the first set which lasted nearly an hour. David played some great shots, powerful first serves, excellent volleys and some hard ground shots with plenty of top spin. More consistency would have secured the set for him. In the end I won by the skin of my teeth after saving 2 set points. A most enjoyable match, I look forward to playing David again."  -- Keith

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt David Hay (May 18) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some gruelling rallies. David managed to get into the game much quicker than me and scooped up the first set. I thought I’d be home in time for dinner after being down 4:1 in the second set but David lost a bit of momentum and I managed to steal it. The third was an epic battle! Thanks for a great match David."  -- Corbin
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt David Hay (May 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match today at Abercorn in warm conditions. David played the whole match with a smile on his face which made it a lot of fun even if the score wasn’t in his favour. I feel that we had lots of good rallies and the match was much closer than the score suggests. We even had time for a third set before our time was up. Thanks again David. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Adam Baron (May 16) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match at Abercorn this morning in what turned out to be bizarrely hot and sunny conditions. I managed to break in the first game after multiple deuce points and then again in the last game of the set to see it out. Adam playing aggressively and me on the defensive made for many cat and mouse points but as the match went on I started to get more luck. Unfortunately Adam (admittedly) struggled in the heat but played valiantly and pushed through to the very last point. Thanks for the match Adam and I look forward to playing again under the lights. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentRobin Soudj bt Corbin Chaplin (May 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ideal weather to play tennis today. I started the match breaking Corbin and managed to hold my serve to get the first set despite many close games that could have gone either way . Second set one even tighter, broke Corbin in the middle of the set but he came back straight away and the it all came down to the last game at 5-4 when I got the decisive break and win the game. Very enjoyable game against Corbin who got me running a lot and who is such gentleman. Thanks "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentAdam Baron bt Corbin Chaplin (May 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match - thanks Corbin!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Keith Martin (May 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely warm evening for tennis at Abercorn tonight. I had a big advantage as Keith had never played on this surface before and took a while to adjust. I also got a couple of lucky net calls along the way which didn’t help. We had a lot of deuce games so the score could have been really different and definitely flatters me. Nice to meet you Keith and next time we’ll play at Joppa. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Corbin Chaplin (May 5) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match tonight with Corbin on wet Meadows courts. I broke Corbin in the first game of both sets and he broke back immediately both times. That pretty much sums up the match with lots of long games, breaks of serve and no breathing room. Served at 5-4 for the match and was broken but then held on at 6-5 after multiple deuce points. Fun but tense! Thanks Corbin 😀"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Gill bt Robin Soudj (May 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough, close & enjoyable match with Robin at Abercorn today. Going with serve until 4 all in the first, I managed to get the break and serve out the first set. Lots of deuce games and long rallies led to me serving for the match at 5-2 in the second only for Robin to start a comeback. Got the opportunity to serve (again) for the match at 5-4 and managed to get it over the line almost 2 hours after starting. Thanks Robin"  -- Colin
Adam Baron bt Jason Coyle (Apr 30) 6-4, 6-4
Robin Soudj bt David Hay (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt Keith Martin (Apr 22) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Match started off very smokey due to the wheelie bin on fire right beside the court but the fire engine soon arrived and we got our rhythm going in the match.. really close games throughout and the second set better reflects the few points that were in it. "  -- Corbin

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael Grieve 9.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Liam Cassidy [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sharez Khan [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jake Thwaites [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Roger Coburn [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alan McConnach 8.1 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Jack Saunders [L1]
  8. Chris Mitchell withdrawn

Match Results:

Michael Grieve bt Jake Thwaites (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Jake Thwaites (May 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with lots of good rallies. Thanks Jake"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentLiam Cassidy bt Alan McConnach (May 22) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Alan, tough game plenty of long rallies and duece games lucky enough to edge the 1st set, and just about edged the close games in the 2nd to hold on for the match!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve bt Alan McConnach (May 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Alan picked up an injury early in the match but was able to play on. The first few games were very long with lots of deuce points which shows how close the score could have been otherwise. "  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLiam Cassidy bt Sharez Khan (May 7) 7-5, 5-7, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Sharez, could have went either way! Sharez managed to save match points in the 2nd set to force a 3rd, which we had to go with a tie break as time was against us! Cheers for the game"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentJake Thwaites bt Roger Coburn (May 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match despite the poor conditions. Thanks for the game!"  -- Jake
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve bt Sharez Khan (May 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "There were a few close games in both sets which could have changed the complexion of the match had they gone Sharez's way. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentLiam Cassidy bt Michael Grieve (Apr 26) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "3rd set tbc as court booking ran out, Michael serving at deuce in the second game."  -- Michael
Liam Cassidy bt Jake Thwaites (Apr 25) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentMichael Grieve bt Roger Coburn (Apr 25) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was very close and lasted over an hour. I seemed to get a bit of momentum from winning the tiebreak to take into the second set. Thanks for the match Roger. "  -- Michael
Sharez Khan bt Jake Thwaites (Apr 23) 7-5, 7-5
Reveal CommentRoger Coburn bt Alan McConnach (Apr 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some close games on an excellent day."  -- Roger
Sharez Khan bt Jack Saunders (Apr 16) 7-5, 7-5

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Gytis Balynas [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Neil Somerville [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Scott Runciman [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Pierce Glennie [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pavel Beja [W1, L1] 3
  6. Marc Sagrista Lopez [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Krystian Bozewicz [L2]
  8. Alastair Noble [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Somerville bt Gytis Balynas (May 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game where I started strong in both sets. Gytis played well in the middle of the sets but I managed to pull through at the end. A lot of games that went to deuce. Played in a very sporting manner, Gytis is a gent. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Alastair Noble (May 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Plenty of good rallies and nice points. Thank you, Alastair, for the match. "  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Krystian Bozewicz (May 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. We had some close games and good rallies. Good luck with the rest of the matches."  -- Gytis
Pavel Beja bt Krystian Bozewicz (May 1) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Marc Sagrista Lopez (Apr 28) 7-6 (13-11), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match for me. Going to 13:11 in the tiebreaker does not happen every day. I think that tiebreaker took more from my opponent than me and because of that, I managed to win the second set. Thanks for the match."  -- Gytis

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Scott Runciman (Apr 26) 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Incredible match. As the score suggest the match was close and we played for more than 2 hours. We had multiple deuce points from the first games and even if one of us managed to get a good lead of few games, the other player would come back and make it even at 5:5 or tiebreaker. Great match and hopefully we will play again. "  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentNeil Somerville bt Pierce Glennie (Apr 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. First set very close and also very strange as the first 8 games were held by the server. I managed to break in the 9th game and held my serve for the set. Second set was not straight forward. Bit of confusion with the score after 4 games and I am extremely sorry if I got this wrong. I managed to see out the last 3 games to secure the 2nd set. Pierce is a great guy and definitely one of the more tactical players I have played. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentScott Runciman bt Alastair Noble (Apr 24) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game. Hard serving. Picked up in the second set. Could have been anyone's. I got lucky in the tiebreak. Alastair was a great sport and was excellent to play against as our levels were quite similar. Looking forward to another game in the future with him! "  -- Scott
Reveal CommentNeil Somerville bt Scott Runciman (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable, competitive game and played in a real sporting manner. I started pretty strongly and went 4-1 up in the 1st set. I think Scott started to warm up and set was a lot tighter in remaining games. I managed to finish set 6-4. Scott started the 2nd set very strongly and raced 4-2 ahead. Some very long rallies with both players covering a lot of ground. Scott had some good chances to go 5-2 up but I somehow got through the 7th game to make it 4-3. I managed to maintain the momentum and won the set 6-4. Very enjoyable game and Scott was a great guy to play. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentPierce Glennie bt Marc Sagrista Lopez (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match. Marc had the momentum at the start of the second set but managed to claw it back just as the light was fading. Hope to play you again soon!"  -- Pierce
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Pierce Glennie (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. I think we both had good points and fast rallies and, overall it was an enjoyable match."  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Pavel Beja (Apr 19) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match after some time off for both of us. Weather conditions were perfect for a return to tennis. I feel like the match was close and in the third set, I had won few fast games and managed to maintain the lead. Thanks, Pavel for the match."  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentScott Runciman bt Marc Sagrista Lopez (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really even game despite what the scores might say. Lots deuce points. Lots of rallies. I was lucky some of them went more my way than others. Marc had me very worried in the second set. Was a lot of fun playing Marc. A gentleman and good sport. Looking forward to playing him again in the future."  -- Scott
Neil Somerville bt Alastair Noble (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-3

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Ritchie 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paulius Gudenas [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Helen McMahon 9.1 [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Laura Bell McMillan [L2] 1
  5. Chris Horner 10.2 [UF1] withdrawn
  6. Ken Lee [L1]
  7. Ian McLeod [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Ian McLeod (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good spirited match! Score is not telling a full story about competitive nature of entire match, which was full of deuce situations and nice rallies. Thank you Ian for a nice match and good luck in future events. This was also my last match in Local Tennis Leagues, since I'm leaving the country on permanent basis. Just wanted thank for organisation and all nice people I played in recent years. It was great experience. Best of luck for everybody!"  -- Paulius
Jonathan Ritchie bt Ian McLeod (Jun 5) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Ian McLeod (May 23) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ian got off to a good start in the first set, it took me a little longer to wake up this Sunday morning. Reaching a tie break in the first set, I just managed to hold my nerve and took the lead. The second set was neck and neck throughout. Perhaps after 1.5 hours and rain break we were both keen to complete the match in 2 sets... Great, very close, exciting match. Thanks Ian."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentJonathan Ritchie bt Paulius Gudenas (May 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with Paulius in sunny conditions after heavy rain all day. A close start to both sets before I pulled away thanks to success in a few deuce games."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon v Chris Horner (May 9) 6-0, 3-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "After a long break from tennis Chris was getting his eye in. Some fierce shots that just need a bit more warming up. I think when we play again it will be a lot closer! Thanks "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Helen McMahon (May 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Exciting and challenging match, which took place at Meadows during unexpectedly nice Sunday evening. Full of nice rallies, deuce situations and lead changes. Not to mention fast paced game tempo, which nearly drained my entire energy. Nevertheless, it was one of the most joyful match during my entire experience at Meadows tennis league. Helen showed great skill and relentless fighting spirit...even though it was her second match of day. I needed a lot of effort and even luck to achieve victory. Thank you once again Helen and good luck in future matches! "  -- Paulius
Reveal CommentJonathan Ritchie bt Helen McMahon (Apr 29) 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Another long match with Helen punctuated by unfortunate interruptions from Meadows tennis staff when their app failed to take payments. I think this put Helen off in the first set tie break. Thanks for another great match Helen - could have gone either way."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Ken Lee (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ken for a good match. It was first one in the group for both of us, so excitement affected both us... Though it was great to return after lockdown slumber after all. Even though Ken is just starting in tournament competition (it was his very first match!), he already showed some good and promising skills. Thank you once again and good luck in future matches!"  -- Paulius
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Laura Bell McMillan (Apr 24) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, especially the first set. Plenty of deuces and long rallies on a sunny afternoon. Laura Bell had lots of strong shots and impressive winners, but I managed to pull through in the long game. A really enjoyable game, thanks. Helen "  -- Helen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJonathan Ritchie bt Laura Bell McMillan (Apr 21) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An epic restart to tennis for me with a great three setter against Laura Bell. I got off to a good start in all three sets but was pegged back each time just managing to get over the line in the first and the third. I would recommend playing on these courts for anyone that gets the opportunity. They are nice courts and quiet unlike the often queue heavy Meadows at the moment - although the queues may get shorter when the pubs open! Thanks for the great match at a lovely venue."  -- Jonathan

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Max Mulholland [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Scullion [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Alice Thompson [L1]
  4. Graeme White [L2]
  5. Julia Mullinger [L1]
  6. Ciara Feeney withdrawn
  7. Laura Wallace 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Scullion bt Graeme White (May 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Alex"  -- Alex

Match of the Group:

Alex Scullion bt Max Mulholland (May 7) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentMax Mulholland bt Graeme White (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Graeme "  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Mulholland bt Alice Thompson (Apr 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alice!"  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Mulholland bt Julia Mullinger (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Julia"  -- Max