Friday at Wimbledon usually serves up some of the best tennis of The Championships as it is traditionally the day the men’s semi-finals take place on the most famous court in the world, Centre Court. Here at The HSBC Road To Wimbledon it is the semi-finals day in all the events and we are expecting a thrilling day of action as today the finalists are going to be decided in the boy’s and girls’ main event, the doubles, and also the consolation draw.
Christopher Morrow, 14, the number one seed in the boy’s singles is still the player to beat after an impressive 6-3, 6-3 victory over Russell Graham of the North of Scotland. The boy from Gloucestershire possesses a devastating forehand and is a great striker of the ball for someone so young, he has probably learned a trick or two from his brother, also a top player in his County at 16 & under level. The Number one seed faces another big serving Scot, Reuben Henry, who turned 14 just one day before the start of The Road To Wimbledon National Finals, Reuben Henry. The East of Scotland player overpowered Northumberland’s John Boden 6-1, 6-3 in straight sets to make the semi-finals.
In the other semi-final Lucas Taylor, 13, the second seed and youngest boy left in the main draw won a tough three setter against Suffolk’s Henry Patten, and now faces Oxfordshire’s Giles Waterson the only player to have qualified for the national finals without dropping a game in his club and County qualifiers.
In the consolation draw Jonathan Tingey of Buckinghamshire squares off against Norfolk’s Tom Hunter, while Ryan bates of Hampshire is up against Ryan Bainbridge of Durham and Cleveland.
Also the boy’s doubles finalists will be decided once the singles have been completed. Sam Rice and Ryan Green from Sussex face the Lancashire and Yorkshire duo of Ross MacKenzie and Andrew Atkinson while Scotland’s Reuben Henry and Russell Graham face the number two seeds Lucas Taylor and South Wales’ Luke Simeone.