27 Feb 2012

Brit Blooms in Zagreb

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Photo: James Jordan PhotographyRichard Bloomfield (Great Britain)

ZAGREB, CROATIA: Richard Bloomfield put aside his disappointment at surrendering a one-set lead to lose the final also in Zagreb last week to lift the title for his first of 2012 on the ITF Pro Circuit.

The unseeded British player dropped just the one set through the draw en route to the title, and that came in the opening round against the sixth seed and fellow Brit Alexander Ward. A career 12th ITF Pro Circuit singles title came 28-year old’s way in a straight sets 64 62 defeat of Croatian seventh seed Toni Androic.

Bloomfield’s appearance in back-to-back singles finals at the National Tennis Center in Zagreb was the third time in his pro career that he had achieved this feat having previously done so twice in Great Britain during 2008 and 2011.