Hazarika wins his first ITF title
Team Bath Tennis Academy player Sid Hazarika is celebrating the biggest win of his career to date at the Under-18 AEGON Junior International Tournament in Edinburgh.
The 16-year-old was seeded four for the boys’ singles and beat Germany’s Thomas Weigel in three sets in the final.
Hazarika edged the first set 6-4 before the German levelled up by winning a second set tie break.
But Hazarika held his nerve to take his first International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament title 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-4
“I played really well,” said Hazarika afterwards. “It was a really tough match as Thomas was really mentally strong and he kept fighting for everything.
“I was a set and 4-1 up before he came back to level the match at one set all, but I was happy with the way I came through.”
“This title means a lot to me,” he added. “ I haven’t done this well in a long time so it could be a good break for me.”
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