Boodles Challenge II
PTA World Tour 250 - Wednesday - Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire,
United Kingdom - Grass
- For the second year running, Heath Davis has lost his first match at the Boodles Challenge with a tough three-set loss to Miroslav Brdar. The World No. 26, who finished fifth last year with a 2-1 record, took the first set 6-3 and had a match point in the second at 6-5. Unfortunately for him, Brdar saved that and took the set in a tiebreaker 7-5 after Davis saved two set points of his own. With the friendly contest decided in a match tiebreaker, Davis had another three match point chances but couldn't close it out as Brdar secured passage to the semis 3-6, 7-6(5), [13-11].
- Davis now meets Jamaica's Oneil Stewart in a consolation match to qualify for the fifth place play-off on Wednesday after Stewart was trounced by World No. 2 Daniel Páez Blanco 2-6, 1-6.
- In the other exhibition match, Aussie David Champion beat Rick Henson of the USA 6-7(0), 6-4, [11-9] in an entertaining contest.