Winning weekend for Aussies
Tournament victories to John Millman, Matt Reid and Gavin Van Peperzeel have capped a magnificent weekend for Australian tennis around the globe.
Led by the surging John Millman, Australian tennis enjoyed a fruitful weekend with tournament victories for several players around the globe.
Millman won his first title of the season at the ATP Lexington Challenger, after falling in two Challenger finals earlier in 2015.
Seeded second, Millman stormed through his quarterfinal and semifinal matches in straight sets before holding off Japanese lucky loser Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the final.
The win propels Millman 12 spots to a career-high ranking of world No.84.
Fellow Aussies Matt Reid and Gavin Van Peperzeel were also victorious at the weekend, scooping Futures titles in North American and Europe respectively.
Reid, seeded No.2 in Saskatoon, Canada, won his first title in 18 months, beating compatriot Aleksandar Vukic in the decider.
After a dramatic first set, Reid coasted to a 7-6(12) 6-1 triumph.
Van Peperzeel was the champion in Sombor, Serbia, romping to victory over local Luka Ilic 6-2 6-1.
It was his second professional title – the first also came in Serbia, in 2014 – and his third finals appearance this season.
Bradley Mousley also enjoyed a successful week, reaching the final at the ITF Futures event in Erzurum, Turkey and extending eventual champion Alexander Igoshin of Russia to a third set tiebreak.