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Collapse AllGDT Slough Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 24 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 October 2020)

Such a shame we had to end the round two weeks early due to lockdown but at least quite a few matches had already been played in both groups! A great effort and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Randeep followed up his promotion last round by winning the Group 1 crown this time, winning 4 matches to finish 3 points clear of runner up Aleks. Credit to Piers for launching a comeback in the second set against Randeep, recovering from 3-5 down to force a tiebreak, while Aleks took the champ to a third set.

Final Rankings:

  1. Randeep Bahia 10.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Aleks Zbikowski 9.2 [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Piers Sherwood-Roberts 8.2 [W2, L3] 5
  4. John Ryley [W1] 2
  5. Marina Lyons [L1]
  6. Stephen Wade [L3]
  7. Raj Giri [L1]

Match Results:

Piers Sherwood-Roberts bt Marina Lyons (Nov 1) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentPiers Sherwood-Roberts bt Stephen Wade (Oct 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty ropey stuff from both of us, we warmed up as the match went on. Best of luck with your remaining games"  -- Piers
Reveal CommentRandeep Bahia bt Aleks Zbikowski (Oct 25) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great duel. I was quick out the blocks. Aleks then found his rythm and i felt he was on top until it was 5-3 to him in the decider. Loads of long games to deuce. I was able to grind out 4 games on the trot. Great game."  -- Randeep

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRandeep Bahia bt Piers Sherwood-Roberts (Oct 22) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Especially the 2nd set great comeback from Piers. From 3-5 to take into a tie break."  -- Randeep
Reveal CommentAleks Zbikowski bt Piers Sherwood-Roberts (Oct 19) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with some exceptional points including precision serving from Piers. Could have gone either way."  -- Aleks
Aleks Zbikowski bt Stephen Wade (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRandeep Bahia bt Stephen Wade (Oct 12) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Rain stopped play."  -- Randeep
Reveal CommentRandeep Bahia bt Raj Giri (Oct 11) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Raj. Very close match. Second set lots of long rallies with good shots from both. Best of luck in the rest of your games"  -- Randeep
John Ryley bt Piers Sherwood-Roberts (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-3

Group Summary:

There were quite a few matches left to play in this group however Mark's 3 wins were enough to see him top the table just ahead of Barry thanks to winning their head to head, although Mark discovered that "Barry has some killer serves and punished me with his forehand".

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Khutan [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Barry Walter [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sukhveer Dhillon [W2] 4
  4. Sukhveer Sangha [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Shane Broderick [W1] 2
  6. Jayne Ball [L3]
  7. Keir Lord 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Khutan bt Jayne Ball (Nov 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great enjoyable game. Some good rallies. Thanks Jayne lovely to meet you!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Khutan bt Barry Walter (Oct 28) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, Barry has some killer serves and punished me with his forehand, i was very lucky to scrape through certain games, could have very easily gone the other way. Thanks for the game Barry!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Khutan bt Sukhveer Sangha (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Sukh, and he hit me with some great serves hitting the corners. Thanks for the game it was lots of fun!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentSukhveer Sangha bt Jayne Ball (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Jayne, great game."  -- Sukhveer
Barry Walter bt Jayne Ball (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSukhveer Dhillon bt Sukhveer Sangha (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Sukh. The scoreline doesn't reflect the match itself. A few games going to deuce. A pleasure to play against Sukh. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Sukhveer

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSukhveer Dhillon bt Barry Walter (Oct 10) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see Barry again. Our matches are always getting closer. Barry could have taken the second set 5-4 up but started to run out of steam. Always a pleasure to play against Barry."  -- Sukhveer
  • "Thanks for a great match Sukhveer. Still hoping to get a set off you before I become an OAP. All the best." -- Barry
Reveal CommentBarry Walter bt Sukhveer Sangha (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions, but some nice rallies. Good luck in your other games."  -- Barry
Reveal CommentShane Broderick bt Sukhveer Sangha (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Shane, some good rallies."  -- Sukhveer