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Matusevich and Watson top the final BOB tables

The Battle of the Brits came to a conclusion and brought the curtain down on this season with Anton Matusevich ending the four-day league table style event top of the men’s table, while Heather Watson claimed the top spot on the women’s equivalent.

With that win British No.2 Watson, maintained her 100 per cent record at the event — which has been staged at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton — when she defeated Fran Jones 7-6 6-2.

Behind her came Eden Silva who won three of her four matches to end the week second on the table with Emma Raducanu third.

In contrast the men’s top spot went down to the wire with both Matusevich and Jack Draper facing each other to settle the matter in what was an exciting match between both future stars of the British game.

Matusevich came through 6-3 2-6 10-8 leaving the pair level on points and and having won that match, taking the title on the head-to-head basis.

Andy Murray, who only played two matches, finished third while the current British No 1 Dan Evans ended fourth after losing his final match 6-3 6-2 to Cam Norrie.

Heather Watson ends the week unbeaten

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Final points table
Anton Matusevich – 7 Heather Watson – 9
Jack Draper – 7 Eden Silva – 6
Andy Murray – 6 Emma Raducanu – 5
Dan Evans – 5 Beth Grey – 4
Aidan McHugh – 5 Alicia Barnett – 4
Liam Broady – 4 Francesca Jones – 2
Cam Norrie – 3 Jodie Burrage – 2
Jan Choinski – 2 Katy Dunne – 2
James Ward – 1 Naomi Broady – 1
Jay Clarke – 0 Freya Christie – 1



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