116 years since the first Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris at the Royal Tennis Club of Stockholm. This Saturday, the audience was focused on the singles finals.
On the boy’s side, it was a nervous match between friends, and not surprisingly, it took three sets and a decisive tiebreak to separate them.
Jack Pinnington Jones was the one who held his nerves the best and was the more consistent on the day. Joel Pierleoni was more up and down in his game and struggled to find a rhythm. The game started nervously with many mistakes, however the level quickly increased, to what we have seen by these two great players during the week. All in all a dramatic final that was decided at the end of a long third and final set. The audience received a treat on this final day.
– A fun week for the English team, a group of determined and likeable guys that do not shy away of hard work. Let us hope this week and this team in particular can inspire the Swedes in the future, says Tournament Director Joe Beaton.
– I was here last year and this win means the world to me, I hit the jackpot this time by winning the singles and the doubles, fantastic, says a likeable and deserving winner, Jack.