Brit Watch – Successful week for Edmund, Konta and Robson!

Johanna Konta wins ITF $50,000 Granby

British number two Johanna Konta continued her rise up the rankings this week winning the singles title at ITF Granby in Canada winning her 10th ITF title and 3 of them being $50,000 events in Canada. Johanna had a brilliant grass court season and the hard court season has started off well for the Brit as well who had to defeat fellow Brit Naomi Broady on her way to sealing the title last week.

Laura Robson continues her comeback

After winning her first singles match since December 2013 in Granby Laura Robson then lost in the next round but with her partner Erin Routliffe they managed to make the final of the doubles in Granby. With every match Laura has played since her comeback from injury she has improved.

Laura will be in action again this week this time at ITF $25,000 Gatineau in Canada again. Laura will begin her tournament against 20 year old Barbora Stefkova who is the 5th seed for the tournament. Laura is playing in the doubles as well with Erin Routliffe again and won their first round match.

Ward drops outside top 100!

James Ward was the 8th seed in Bogota last week and his week ended before it began with a first round loss to Michael Berrer from Germany. In the second set of this match Ward saved match points 4-6 4-5 down and took the set 7-6 on the tie-breaker however lost in the final stages of the third set 7-5 after a rain delay.

James is back in action this week but this time is in action at an ATP Challenger event in Lexington and will face a qualifier in the first round. With James being the top seed there is pressure on him to get to the final stages of the tournament. Fellow Brits Brydan Klein, Edward Corric and Liam Broady (seeded 7th) are also playing there this week

Klein continues to climb rankings!

Brydan Klein had a very good week in Binghamton. Klein was seeded 6th for the tournament and had a good run to semi-finals before losing to the second seed Bjorn Fratangelo from the USA. This run at Binghamton see’s Klein continue to rise in the rankings with his current ranking being….. Klein is in action this week in Lexington.

Kyle Edmund wins Binghamton!

10 years after a certain Andy Murray won Binghamton Kyle Edmund has added his name to the champions list with his 2nd ATP Challenger title of his career and his year. The win has seen him on the verge of breaking into the top 100 on the tour which would be a great achievement.

Andy Murray congratulated the British players Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund for their achievements this week and also said to Kyle see you in Washington. On the 3rd of August Andy Murray is due to play the Citi Open in Washington so could Kyle maybe be playing there in the qualifying or maybe even as a wildcard? We will have to wait and see…

Rankings Update!

Andy Murray – 3                        Heather Watson – 54
Aljaz Bedene – 67                      Johanna Konta – 113
Kyle Edmund – 103                   Naomi Broady – 213
James Ward – 106                     Laura Robson – 741 (previous 913)
Liam Broady – 160
Brydan Klein – 170

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