Photo: Rich Linley PhotographyDan Cox (GBR)
WREXHAM, GREAT BRITAIN: 22-year-old Dan Cox claimed his third Aegon GB Pro-Series title of 2013 on Saturday with a 62 63 win over Marcus Willis who is 11 days younger than Cox. The head-to-head between the two players now stands at 7–2 in favour of Cox.
The right-handed Cox, the tournament's top seed, on winning his tenth career ITF Pro Circuit singles title, in a match that lasted just over an hour, remarked that he was: ’pleased with this week’s work especially as I am coming back from wrist surgery’. He now moves onto the Aegon GB Pro-Series Event in Sheffield and then Roehampton where he hopes to continue moving forward and build on his ranking with the hope of getting into some Challenger events and ultimately his goal is to get into the Qualifying event for the Australian Open.
Second seeded Marcus Willis, who was playing in his fourth Aegon GB Pro-Series singles final of the year and has seen his ATP ranking jump 500 places this year, managed to break Cox on three occasions during the match congratulated Dan on his win and said: ‘Dan was very solid today, he made me go for the smaller margins. I’m very pleased with this week though, I’ve made good progress. I’m now looking forward to playing in Sheffield next week’.
There was success, however, for Willis in the doubles event. Partnering George Coupland, the British second seeds overcame the number one seeds, Liam Broady and Joshua Ward-Hibbert, 76(6) 63 in an all-British final.