Steve Darcis beats Marcus Willis in Liverpool International final.
Steve Darcis (BEL) won the 16th Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament beating Marcus Willis (GBR) 7-5 6-3 in glorious conditions at Liverpool Cricket club today.
Willis, who incredibly made it to the the second round of Wimbledon last year having won two qualifying events, was playing in Liverpool for the first time. Willis is hoping to get a wildcard into the Wimbledon main draw this year and his match against Darcis (ranked 330 places higher in the ATP rankings) has been fantastic preparation for the British hopeful. The final was evenly matched, despite the ranking difference, and thoroughly enjoyed by the Liverpool crowd giving Willis a huge boost of confidence as the summer grass season really kicks off in London next week.
The Women’s Singles final was won by Polona Hercog (SLO) who beat Corrina Dentoni (ITA) 6-2 6-4.