The players have toughed it out for six days now here at The All England Club and at last we have our elite bunch of fourteen year olds that will contest Saturdays finals.
In the boy’s singles final, fourth seed Mason Recci will represent Warwickshire after dismantling the charge of number one seed George Hedley 6-3, 6-3. The boy from Solihull will do battle against a strong contender for the title, William Bissett, who as the 10th seed is through to the tenth final after his marathon match with Miles McDowall 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-2. So both Recci and Bissett will go head-to-head tomorrow having got the better of the top two seeds, and two best players around in their age group.
While in the girls’ singles final we can look forward to watching the top two seeds as unlike the boys, they have gone through. Hannah Brett eliminated doubles team mate and fellow Berkshire girl Chloe Lant, 6-3, 6-4, and another talented Chloe suffered at the hands of Yorkshire’s Olivia Noble who won 7-5, 6-1 over two-time semi-finalist from Wimbledon, Chloe Halliday.
The consolation draw and the doubles draws are also at the final stage after battling in the soaring heat and will be featuring on the final day of the 10th HSBC Road to Wimbledon.
Isaac Andrew of Lincolnshire will play Ryan Bainbridge of Durham & Cleveland and Cornish girl Amy Johns will meet Katherine Mcphie from the West of Scotland.
Surrey boys Nicholas Nugent and Freddie McGheehan will be trying to deny the resilient Cambridgeshire and Wiltshire duo of Joshua Wilson and William Bissett, who is in with a shout of two trophies.
Second seeds Madeleine Brooks of Norfolk and Zoe Douglas of Cambridgeshire are up against seventh seeds from Herts, Mollie Crouch and Elizabeth Hodge.
As always Tim Henman will be in attendance giving a clinic and handing out the trophies at the presentation in the afternoon.