Below is a summary of how the Australian tennis players performed in the past week on the ATP and WTA tours.
The highlight for the week was John Peers winning the doubles title at the Queen’s Club with his partner Henri Kontinen. They defeated the defending champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 6-4, 6-3.
“It means a lot,” Peers said. “I know we haven’t quite done as well this year, but I know we are building, [going] back [to the] end of the clay-court season. So to be able to come onto the grass and play four really good matches and come out with that is really promising and gives us a lot of confidence going into Wimbledon.”
Gerry Weber Open, Halle – men’s – R2 Matt Ebden d Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Lost to Roger Federer in QF 7-6(2), 7-5.
Fever-Tree Championships – Singles – QF Nick Kyrgios d Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5), 7-6(3) lost to Marin Cilic in SF 7-6(3), 7-6(4), Thanasi Kokkinakislost to Tim Smyczek in Q R2. John Millman (Q) lost to Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles – Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios lost to Kyle Edmund and Neal Skupski in R2 6-1, 6-4.John Peers and Henri Kontinen d Kyle Edmund and Neal Skupski in SF 7-6(5), 5-7, 10-6. Peers and Kontinen d Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 6-4, 6-3 to claim the title.
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Photo: Finland’s Henri Kontinen (left) and Australia’s John Peers with the trophy after winning the men’s doubles final during day seven of the Fever-Tree Championship at the Queen’s Club, London. (Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images)
Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham – Ashleigh Barty lost to Julia Georges in R2 7-6(6), 6-3. Daria Gavrilova lost to Petra Kvitova in R2 6-2, 6-2. Priscilla Honlost to Eugenie Bouchard Qualifying Rd 2
Mallorca Open – Main draw – Sam Stosur d Alison Riske in QF 6-4, 6-2, lost to Anastasija Sevastova in SF 7-6(1), 6-1.
Ajla Tomljanovic lost to Anastasija Sevastova in QF 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Ikley – Main draw – R1 Peter Polansky d Akira Santillan 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-1.
SF Jason Kubler lost to Ocsar Otte 6-0, 7-5.
QF Jordan Thompson lost to Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-4.
Qualifying – Marc Polmans lost Q R3 to Santillan, John-Patrick Smithlost Q R2, Alex Bolt lost Q R1, Max Purcell lost Q R1, Andrew Whittington lost Q R1, Akira Santillan into main draw.
Internationaux de Tennis de Blois – Qualifying – Aleksandar Vukic lost Q R2.