- Andy Murray beats qualifier Gijls Brouwer 76(4) 76(3)
- Ryan Peniston beats Jack Draper seals his quarter-final spot with three-set all-British battle
- Jodie Burrage reaches last eight with 64 64 win over Ukraine’s Kateryna Baindl
(June 2, 2022) LTA – Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray picked up his second win of this year’s LTA Surbiton Trophy with a close-fought 76(4) 76(3) win over Frenchman Gijls Brouwer which featured one break of serve apiece.
Murray was joined in the last eight of the ATP Challenger grass court event by Essex’s Ryan Peniston. Peniston proved too strong for fellow Brit Jack Draper in a compelling 67(9) 75 64 victory that enthralled the Surbiton crowd for three hours and three minutes.
Great Britain’s Jodie Burrage followed up yesterday’s career-high win over third seed Lin Zhu from China with another impressive victory today over Ukrainian Kateryna Baindl 64 64 to storm into the quarterfinals of the W100 ITF World Tennis Tour women’s event. Burrage, who is from Kingston Upon Thames, less than two miles from Surbiton, has another tough assignment tomorrow when she will face former World No.20 Mihaela Burzarnescu of Romania.
Friday also sees Murray take on talented American and World No.75 Brandon Nakashima, with Peniston facing Otto Virtanen of Finland.
Andy Murray beat Gijls Brouwer 76(4) 76(3)
“Today wasn’t my best performance but I got to play lots of important points and deal with pressure situations that’s not the same in practice and I handled those situations well. When I went behind in the second set and immediately broke back and then in the tie-breaks I did well, I didn’t give away any cheap points or anything there and it was good.”
Ryan Peniston beat Jack Draper 67(9) 75 64
“It was a tough battle from the start to the finish. Yeah, it was a shame that Jack got some cramps in the end but I thought the level was really good and he was fighting all the way and it was a good battle.”
Jodie Burrage beat Kateryna Baindl 64 64
”It’s been a really good day for me, I’ve played some really good stuff and I feel really confident and calm going into the next round. I’ve been working pretty hard behind the scenes on the physical side, on the mental side. I feel like my game has been there for a while but those areas have needed to improve and it’s just nice to see the work that I’ve put in and get some results for it. It was a career-high win in that first round and I’m just really happy with where I’m at at the moment.”