3:00 pm, 16th July, 2021

Court 1: Jack Gibbens vs Sean Hodkin

Yesterday, both these players lost in straight, meaning they enter the 5th-8th playoff round. Jack Gibbens lost in straight sets to Julian Cash and Max Basing beat Sean Hodkin. They will both be hoping for a change in fortunes today!

15:35 Jack Gibbens breaks serve 4-3

An even start gets us to 3-3 before Hodkin makes an error at deuce giving Gibbens the chance to break. A long rally ends with Hodkin hitting long, giving Gibbens a 4-3 lead. A great chance to take the set now!

15:45 Gibbens wins the first set 6-4 

Hodkin holds the next game but Gibbens serves for it. He gets to 40-15 comfortably and on set point Hodkin can only return into the net.

16:25 Hodkin holds serve 6-4, 4-5 

Hodkin holds his nerve where he couldn’t in the first set. It means that instead of serving for the set, he is now serving to stay in the set.

16:33 Gibbens holds serve 6-4, 6-6 

Both these men are serving ridiculously. Gibbens serves to love for the second game in a row, he’s up to 13 aces. Into a tiebreak!

16:42 Hodkin wins the second set 6-4, 6-7

That was unexcpected!! Gibbens has served ridiculously all match, hitting 91% of his first serves. But with two points on his serve to win the match, he strays and Hodkin wins the set! It’s crazy what scoreboard pressure does!