AEGON Championships II
PTA World Tour 250 - Sunday (Final) - Queen's Club, London,
United Kingdom - Grass
- Wimbledon favourite Jason Hall has claimed his first title on grass with a straight sets win over World No. 8 Jefferson Drake at Queens. In a hotly anticipated final between the first and third seeds, Drake started slowly as he was broken by the world's top player who moved to a 4-1 lead. But after a sluggish start, the East CWLander managed to string some games together and with a great reaching backhand volley levelled the set at 5-5. However he couldn't hold to take the set to a tiebreaker, as Hall capitalised on another short forehand from Drake to crack a backhand winner down the line. Hall continues to show impressive power off both wings, and again opened up a lead early in the second set as Drake's powerful groundies failed to hit their mark consistently enough. While he took Hall to deuce on the American ace's serve in three games in the second set, he couldn't secure the break he needed to stay alive. Serving at 2-5, he handed Hall three championship points with a double fault of which he needed just one to start his Wimbledon campaign with a 7-5, 6-2 title victory.
- Seeded players out: Jefferson Drake.
- Season I champions Hayden Onwye and Ross Onwye failed to defend their Queens title as second seeds Heath Davis and Jojo Mustard picked up an impressive victory in the final. In a watertight contest, both teams provided a highly entertaining display of tennis for the many fans still in attendance after the singles final and, after dropping the first set, Davis and Mustard ensured the final would go to a match tiebreaker. They shot to a 9-5 lead, but needed three match points to secure the win 6-7(5), 7-5, [10-7].
- Seeded players out: Hayden Onwye & Ross Onwye.