Daniel Phillips advances to final in Puerto Rico
Bermuda’s Daniel Phillips advanced to the final of the J4 Bayamon in Puerto Rico after beating No 9 seed Maxwell Exsted of the United States 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 in the semi-finals yesterday.
It was the first three-set match of the tournament for Phillips, the No 6 seed, who had to pull out all the stops to win a close tie-breaking third set after Exsted had won the second set 6-3 to extend the match.
Phillips will meet his doubles partner, Cyrus Mahjoob of the United States, in tomorrow’s final. Phillips and Mahjoob were the second seeds in the doubles, but they were beaten in the quarter-finals to the sixth seeds Matvey Greschner and Tyler Nguyen of the US.