British duo reach GB-Proseries final

The final of the Aegon GB Pro-series event being held in Sunderland will be an all English affair after Josh Goodall and Ashley Hewitt both progressed to the final.

Goodall comfortably won his semi-final 6-2 6-1 against South African Tucker Vorster, meanwhile Hewitt needed three sets to overcome New Zealander Marcus Daniell.

The final of the event takes place on Saturday and both men will feel they have a chance of winning the tournament.

Goodall made the ideal start to his semi-final breaking his opponent’s serve in the first game, with Vorster being moved round the court really well by the tournament’s third seed.

The next five games all went with serve before Goodall broke for a second time in the seventh game to make it 5-2 and leave him serving for the set.

And with the Brit’s serve really firing he took the first comfortably 6-2.

The second set started in the same as the first with the South African again being broken straightaway.

Goodall really kicked on from there winning the next three games to give himself a commanding 4-0 lead.

Vorster did manage to hold serve in the fifth but Goodall proved to be too good for the tournament’s fifth seed and he won the next two games to take the set 6-1.

Hewitt’s first set was all most as comfortable as Goodall’s match had been with the number one seed getting a double break of serve to put himself 4-1 in the lead.

And with Daniell seemingly in unable to cope with Hewitt’s powerful strokes the world number 368 took the final two games to win the set 6-1.

However, Daniell came out fighting in the second set breaking Hewitt immediately.

The next three games went with serve before Hewitt was broken for a second time in the fifth game to give Daniell a 4-1 lead.

The next two games went with serve before Daniell broke in the eighth game to win the set 6-2 and take the match to a third set.

The third set was extremely tight as the match went with serve until the 12th game, with Daniel 6-5 down, the New Zealander was unable to hold his serve and Hewitt took the set 7-5.

The final will take place at 10.30 on Saturday at the Sunderland Tennis Centre.

Published here.


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