Huey, Inglot rule doubles in Wimby warmup
MANILA, Philippines — Treat Huey and British partner Dominic Inglot toppled No. 1 seed Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil, 7-5, 5-7, 10-8, Friday (Saturday morning in Manila) to capture the men’s doubles title of the Aegon International tennis in Eastbourne, Great Britain.
It was a rousing victory for the long-time partners this year and it gave them a major boost for their Wimbledon campaign starting next week.
Huey and Inglot are hoping to improve their Grand Slam career achievement after finishing in the quarterfinals of the 2013 US Open and the last Australian Open.
“It was a great week for Dom and I, winning our first title on grass is really special,” Huey told the Inquirer. “This is great because now we have a lot of momentum going to Wimbledon.”
They will split the top purse of 23,500 British pounds (about P1.7 million) while gaining 250 ranking points which will increase their world rankings. Huey is currently No. 26th and Inglot 22nd.
On their way to the finals, Huey and Inglot downed hometown pair Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
In the first round, Huey also managed to exact revenge over recent Davis Cup tormentor Aisan Qureshi of Pakistan and Leander Paes of India with a 6-4, 6-3 beating.
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