ETC Open 3rd Round Preview (Prepared by Peter Drake)

ETC Open 3rd Round Preview (Prepared by Peter Drake)

Updated: Sep 23, 2018



Adrian (4) W.O. Jiri (3)H2H 0-0


Darren (7) - Ahmad (2)

H2H 0-0

2nd and 3rd in the table these players have the opportunity to join Adrian In the semis. Undoubtedly the top match of the round. No head to heads between the players but both enter the match with plenty of confidence.


Damian - Slaw (5)

H2H 0-0

An all Polish encounter between two mid-table players. A difficult match to predict with no head to head form guide but Damian has a convincing win over Nigel and a set off Danny to take into the match.


Pete (8) - Danny (1)H2H 0-4

2014) Danny - Pete 3:1 7-5 6-4 4-6 6-2

2014) Danny - Pete 2:0 6-3 6-2

2014) Danny - Pete 2:0 7-5 6-3

2015) Danny - Pete 2:0 6-2 6-2

On past form this should be a no brainer to forecast, Danny holding a 4-0 record over Pete. However they haven’t met since 2015 and Danny’s invincibility has taken a knock after his defeat to Darren in the previous round. Time perhaps for Pete to make it 4-1.


Angela (10) - Nigel (6)

H2H 0-8

2012) Nigel - Angela 2:0 6-1 6-0

2012) Nigel - Angela 2:0 6-3 6-2

2013) Nigel - Angela 2:0 6-1 6-2

2013) Nigel - Angela 2:0 6-1 6-3

2014) Nigel - Angela 2:0 7-5 6-3

2014) Nigel - Angela 2:0 6-3 6-3

2015) Nigel - Angela 2:1 6-2 3-6 6-4

2015) Nigel - Angela 2:0 6-3 7-5

Two stalwarts of ETC take on each other in this battle of the sexes with the stakes higher for Nigel - a loss here and his future in the tournament would be no more..

However he can point to his winning 8-0 record over his doubles partner for confidence.

Angela took a set off him in 2015, perhaps 3 years later it will be two. They made an

interesting film of the original tennis battle of the sexes - Billy Jean King v Bobby Riggs –

more drama predicted here.


Tomasz - Roy (9)

H2H 0-0

Let’s hope this relegation match gets played and a worthy winner fights to realise their potential and stay in what is turning out to be a fascinating and unpredictable tournament.



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