ETC Open Semifinals Preview (Prepared by Peter Drake)


Darren (7) - Danny (1)

H2H 1-0

2018) Darren - Danny 2:1 6-7 6-4 6-3

Last 3 matches (Darren):

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)

Last 3 matches (Danny):

Danny (1) 6-2 6-0 Ahmad (2) Danny (1) 6-0 6-1 Slaw (5)   Danny (1) 6-3 7-6 Pete (8)

Number one ranked player, reigning champion and coming into form at the right time - only losing 3 games in defeating Ahmad and Slaw in his last two matches - what can possibly halt Danny’s serene progress to the final? The answer may well be Darren and the evidence is there in their group stage match. Despite the disappointment of losing a first set tiebreak Darren fought back to take the next two sets. Will the semi final follow the same course?

Adrian (4) - Damian

H2H 0-0

Last 3 matches (Adrian):

Adrian (4) W.O. Jiri (3) Adrian (4) 6-4 6-3 Pete (8)   Adrian (4) 7-6 6-2 Roy (9)

Last 3 matches (Damian):

Damian 6-4 6-1 Pete (8)

Damian 6-1 6-0 Angela (10)

Damian 7-5 6-4 Slaw (5)

The first ever meeting between these two semi finalists features two in form players battling for a final spot. The best form guide is their respective wins over Pete but as both beat him in straight sets , Damian losing 5 games and Adrian 7, it is clear that this anticipated match could well be very close. So who will hold their form and nerve best to claim that coveted ETC finalist position and the chance to take the title?

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