Frederik Nielsen of Denmark won a comfortable final of the Aegon GB Pro-Series at the Welsh Tennis Centre in Cardiff yesterday.
As part of the ITF Futures circuit this tournament was made up by a mix of young, up-and-coming, players and some with plenty of experience.
Both semi-finals played out in similar fashion, Friday, each match pitted an accomplished player against one with youth on their side. It was the seasoned competitors that picked up places in Saturday’s final.
Nielsen (DEN) completed his victory with a 6-4 6-2 win over Lewis Burton (GBR) and was joined by Edward Corrie (GBR) who defeated Richard Gabb (GBR) 6-2 6-4.
The final was expected to be a close affair with both Nielsen and Corrie, eighth and fourth seed respectively, showing exceptional skill and determination to get to the decider.
However the final was a straightforward encounter. Having taken the first set with one break 6-4, Nielsen pressed home his advantage in the second to win the match 6-4-6-2 and take this first tournament win, in singles, since 2010. Corrie should not be too disappointed as he fought hard all week to make his third final of 2013, having won the previous two.
The Aegon GB Pro-Series continues in Shrewsbury on 4-10th March.