3:23 pm, 17th July, 2021

Court 1: Lui Maxted vs Charles Broom

Two form players are next up on court 1. Charles Broom is yet to drop a set in week 5 and will face the also unbeaten Lui Maxted. Maxted’s consistent volleying has impressed this week and alongside the rest of his complete game, it has taken him the his first UKPL semi-final.

15:30 Charles Broom breaks early 2-0 

Straight away Broom gets a break of serve. The perfect start for the 23-year-old. A Maxted forehand goes long and Broom is two games up.

15:50 Charles Broom breaks again 1-5

He is racing away with this first set. On break point he forces Maxted so deep he can’t find the court with a backhand. Broom is serving for the first set now!

15:55 Broom wins the set 1-6

Maxted can defend the first set point in this set, but Broom keeps coming, a wide serve beats Maxted to set up another shot. On the verge of the first set. Broom wins the set at the third time of asking to take the initiative and a 1-0 lead in this semi-final.

16:05 Broom double breaks in the second set 1-6, 1-4 

Broom is just two games away from a spot in the UKPL week 5 final. At 1-1 he plays a stunning passing shot to break. Just two games later he is at it again and now looks certain to set up a final against Julian Cash

16:20 Broom wins the match 1-6, 1-6 

Brilliant from Broom, everything coming off the racket right now is working. He gets two match points on Maxted’s serve and on the second attempt he gets the job done. He will play Julian Cash in the final of week 5.