12:40 pm, 25th August, 2021

Court 1: Josh Paris vs Jack Gibbens

The final game of the men’s pool B sees Josh Paris and Jack Gibbens face off . The group is finely poised at the moment with all 3 players able to qualify but Jack Gibbens will need to win in straight sets here to have any chance.

13:10 Joshua Paris wins the first set 6-1

An emphatic opening set, Paris has won the last 5 games of this one. He let himself get on the back foot and takes the lead in this vital game in pool B. Gibbens will now not be able to qualify for the knockout rounds and will enter the 9th-12th playoff. To add to his woes there are some injury issues for Jack Gibbens, he seems to be struggling with some lower back issues. The physios are out now…

14:21 Paris breaks in the second set 6-1, 6-5 

Josh Paris has been frustrated by the determination of Gibbens, who is still struggling with a slight niggle. Paris has had lots of opportunities to break serve and he finally takes one at the perfect time to give himself a chance to serve for it.

14:23 Paris wins the match 6-1, 7-5 

An ace to finish! Paris has one both group stage matches in both sets and finishes the pool stage with maximum points. Gibbens gave a display full of intensity and determination but in the end Paris had too much for him.