ETC Open Final Preview (Prepared by Peter Drake)

ETC Open Final Preview (Prepared by Peter Drake)


Just as the ATP finals reach their conclusion at the O2 so do the ETC 2018 championship. We have a final to match Zverev against Djokovic with our two best players Danny and Adrian clashing. But who will take the crown?


Danny (1) - Adrian (4)

H2H 0-0

2018 matches (Danny):

Danny (1) 6-3 6-3 Darren (7)

Danny (1) 6-2 6-0 Ahmad (2)

Danny (1) 6-0 6-1 Slaw (5)  

Danny (1) 6-3 7-6 Pete (8)

Darren (7) 6-7 6-4 6-3 Danny (1)

Danny (1) 6-4 1-6 6-0 Damian

2018 matches (Adrian):

Adrian (4) 6-1 7-6 Damian

Adrian (4) W.O. Jiri (3)

Adrian (4) 6-4 6-3 Pete (8)  

Adrian (4) 7-6 6-2 Roy (9)


Both players are on great runs, Adrian having won all his sets in the previous rounds and Danny only dropping a total of eight games in his quarter and semi wins. Perhaps Adrian

will gain plenty of confidence from his straight semi win over Damian who, don’t forget, took Danny to three very close sets in the second round of matches. Will Danny be affected by the long wait to know his final opponent? Full credit to both Danny and Adrian on reaching the final.


Damian - Darren (7)

H2H 0-0

2018 matches (Damian):

Adrian (4) 6-1 7-6 Damian

Damian 6-4 6-1 Pete (8)

Damian 6-1 6-0 Angela (10)

Damian 7-5 6-4 Slaw (5)

Damian 6-0 6-1 Nigel (6)

Danny (1) 6-4 1-6 6-0 Damian

2018 matches (Darren):

Danny (1) 6-3 6-3 Darren (7)

Darren (7) 7-5 7-6 Ahmad (2)

Darren (7) 6-7 6-4 6-3 Danny (1)

Darren (7) 6-0 6-3 Nigel (6)


Semis are always the cruellest place to lose. Damian particularly needs to overcome the disappointment of his second set tie break against Adrian.


Finally thanks to Danny for all his organisation and best of luck to all four players.

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