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The Other British Men

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Thanx TMH  clap
Watching these youngsters with interest.
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Alex thrashed the 2nd seed 6-0, 6-3 to claim the title. He's now 14-3 for this year and continues to climb back up, to around 360.
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Britons locked out the SFs in Edinburgh this week (all four beating foreign opposition in the QFs... counting Klein as an Aussie), with Marcus Willis (bt Liam Broady 4-6, 6-4, 6-3) and Neil Pauffley (beat Ashley Hewitt 6-2, 6-4) making the final.

Pauffley on the brink of a return to the top 500 after this week. Broady continues to climb, with another 6 points for this week (to join his 18 from last week that will be added this coming Monday). Good to see Marcus finding some form again too.
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Marcus won the final 6-1, 6-3 and will now see a new career high in the mid 320s.
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Dan Smethurst is playing in the Gimcheon Challenger this week, and beat former junior RG champ Yang (WR252) in the first round but went out to Tatsuma Ito (WR143) this morning 3&5.

Kyle Edmund is the top seed in Newcastle this week. In R1 there were wins for Edmund, Willis, Bambridge, Hewitt, O'Mara, Carter, Malik and a few others, but Alex Ward and Liam Broady (to Carpenter) went out.
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Edmund (d. O'Mara), Pauffley (d. Carpenter), Hewitt (d. Bambridge) and Malik (d. Willis) all through in Newcastle. The latter two face each other. Rob Carter into a third set before it was rained off.

Career best win that for 19yo Malik. One to watch out for.
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Kyle goes out 4&4 to former top 200 player Torebko. Gah.

Pauffley and Hewitt (d. Malik) both through though, so two Brits in the SFs:

Neil Pauffley WR 558 v (7) Peter Torebko (GER) WR 478 (CH 182 in 2012)
(5) Ashley Hewitt WR 424 v Alexis Klegou (BEN) WR 690 (=CH)

Klegou is just out of college and won a Futures last week. He is very under-ranked.
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MH where do you find all this information.?
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All information on Futures can be found here:

http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/home.aspx

Live scores (you have to c&p the url to get it to work - alternatively there is a link on the ITF site):

http://scores.itftennis.com/?alias=itf&layoutid=72&versionid=1&language=en

And the British Tennis forum:

http://britishtennis.activeboard.com/
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All information on Futures can be found here:

http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/home.aspx

Live scores (you have to c&p the url to get it to work - alternatively there is a link on the ITF site):

http://scores.itftennis.com/?alias=itf&layoutid=72&versionid=1&language=en

And the British Tennis forum:

http://britishtennis.activeboard.com/
Thanks so much
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interesting story about someone who wants to become one of the other British men
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/27333443
says his best surface is clay at one point and hard at another  doh
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He's good on both, probably slightly better on the red stuff.

He trains with Gosling (with Dave Rice and a few others) and has lived over here for years now. It's always been a curious one, having a foreign top 100 player based over here. Not really sure why. Seems logical enough to me, if he qualifies and wants to be British.

Definitely has top 50 potential. Was well on the way a couple of years back but has fallen back a little bit in the last year or so. Lost to Kyle recently but the article above seems to think he was injured.

Croatian 17yo wonderkids Borna Coric (WR 246) and Donna Vekic (WR 69) - who are probably the two biggest prospects in tennis right now - are both based in England as well. Weird how we can develop some of these top foreign talents but can't seem to produce our own. I wonder if either of these two will choose to make a similar switch once they qualify. I don't think so (especially as they'll both probably be top 10 by then), but who knows. Didn't Lendl switch from Czech to American mid-career?
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In Heilbron Challenger on clay next week, Kyle Edmund (WC) will play Dustin Brown(2), and James Ward will play Andreas Beck.
Alex Ward is through 1st round of qualifying, winning 6-0 6-0. Dan Evans was down to play but withdrew.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2014/7013/mds.pdf
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What the hell is wrong with Dan these days? Hes doing a lot of withdrawing.
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He's not in it for the long haul.
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