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Tsitsipas takes over favourite’s mantle

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Eastbourne | Edmund falls to Fritz

In Friday’s first Nature Valley International men’s semi-final, Sam Querrey had to use every bit of the firepower at his disposal to dispatch qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3. Querrey served up 33 aces during the course of the one-hour, 46-minute match, to reach the nineteenth final of his career.

Sometimes it doesn't happen, that's sport. It's not through lack of trying or anything. I wish I could have (won) but just didn't. Kyle Edmund

On the comeback from an abdominal injury that sidelined him since Houston in April, Querrey said he was feeling fit and was happy with his Eastbourne run so far. “It’s my first final in a couple years,” said Querrey. “I like playing on grass.

“It’s nice to take three months off and come back and make a final. Usually that doesn’t happen, so I’m pretty thrilled.”

Querrey said he’d shelve any neighbourly feelings towards fellow Californian Fritz, who beat Kyle Edmund (Hull) in Friday’s second semi-final, when they play Saturday.

“It’s never that enjoyable playing another American, but it happens,” said Querrey. “We have all played each other. You’ve just got to put aside the friendship for a couple of hours and do your best to go out there and try to win.”

In beating Kyle Edmund 7-6(8) 6-3, Taylor Fritz reached the second ATP final of his career. “It’s been a good week,” said Fritz. “I played pretty well my first couple rounds. And yesterday and today I didn’t necessarily play my best tennis, but I really kind of just toughed it out and won the big points.
“I’m just gonna go out and play loose and not think of it too much as a final and not put too much expectation, because then that’s going to cause me to not play my best tennis, and I’m just going to take it like any other match.”

British No.1 Edmund was philosophical in defeat, saying: “Sometimes it doesn’t happen, that’s sport. It’s not through lack of trying or anything. I wish I could have (won) but just didn’t.
“I tried my best and I tried my hardest, but not today. It’s something you have to learn from. In hindsight, it’s always easy to say: do this, hit this shot, or put balls in, play more aggressive. You can learn maybe for next time, but when you are in the match or straight afterwards, it’s easy to say, you should have done that.”

Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah are the men’s doubles champions after recovering from a set down to claim the title over Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos in a see-sawing contest, 3-6 7-6(4) [10-6]. The result was the tournament top seeds’ first grass court title of their nearly decade-long partnership.



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