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!