Saville saves match points in final win
Luke Saville saved three match points en-route to a narrow victory over fifth seed Alex Bolt in the final of the Glen Iris Men's International.
In an all-South Australian final, second seed Luke Saville saved three match points en-route to a narrow 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 victory over fifth seed and good friend Alex Bolt in the final of the Glen Iris Men’s International.
The final was played on the indoor courts at the National Tennis Centre after the clay courts were deemed earlier in the day as still being unsuitable for play.
Bolt, last week’s Melbourne Park Men’s International champion, dominated early in the match to take the first set 6-4.
In a tight second set Bolt was able to secure three match points in the tenth game against his opponent’s serve but was unable to take advantage. Saville eventually holding serve before the set was determined in a tiebreak, the second seed winning that 7 points to 4.
Saville looked to have gained some confidence with this fightback and held on to this momentum to take the third set with only one service break 6-4 and securing his third title this year on the Australian Pro Tour.
In the earlier doubles final, Victorian James Lemke and New South Welshman Dane Propoggia were too strong against the all-Victorian pair of Daniel Ferretti and Aaron Leeder-Chard taking the final in 55 minutes 6-1 6-3.
In the final of the Melbourne Park Women’s International, second seed Zuzana Zlochova defeated fourth seed Xinyun Han 3-6 7-6(3) 6-4. In the doubles, top seeds Jess Moore (AUS) and Aleksandrine Naydenova (BUL) were too good for fourth seeds Miyu Kato (JPN) and Yuuki Tanaka (JPN), winning 7-5 6-7(5) [10-7].
The next Australian Pro Tour event is the Alice Springs Tennis International from September 27.