11:09 am, 17th July, 2021

Court 2: Tom Hands vs Patrick Foley

On court 2 we have a pivotal match in the 9th-12th round robin. Tom Hands and Patrick Foley have won both their opening two matches in this stage. The winner here will guarantee 9th place!

11:14 Tom Hands breaks serve 3-0 

Hands works his way to 15-40 but a massive serve from Foley out wide looks to have defended a break point. But Hands manages to squeeze it back over the net, and Foley can only bunt it into the net! First break of serve in this match.

11:47 Tom Hands wins the first set! 6-3 

Superb tennis from Hands here. Foley is always on the back foot, forced especially deep on this point. A solid approach shot gives Hands the chance to put away the set with a volley. He does it in emphatic style to take the set lead!

12:30 Hands breaks in the second set 6-3, 5-4 

A perfectly timed break from Tom Hands gives him the chance to serve for this 9th/10th playoff!

12:42 Tom Hands wins the match 6-5, 6-4 

Hands only needs one match point! Clinical from Tom Hands who secures his spot at 9th. He has won all three of his games in this stage of the week.