Richard Bloomfield and partner David Sherwood, from Sheffield,
have reached the men's doubles final at the Costa Mesa Pro
Classic tennis tournament in California.
They did it
in style by beating fellow Britons Mark Hilton and James
Nelson 7-6 6-4. They will now meet Prakash Amritraj and Rajeev
Ram (USA) in the final.
Next Bloomfield and
Sherwood will make their way to Malibu for the Malibu Wave
Classic, where the singles qualifying has already started, but
both players are entered directly into the main
FINAL RESULT P.
Amritraj/R. Ram (USA) d. R.Bloomfield/D. Sherwood (GBR) 6-2
In the men's singles quarter-
finals, Bloomfield lost to world No 215 Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, from
Taipei, 6-3 6-4. In the singles second round, Bloomfield had
beaten Phil Metz (USA) 6-4 6-2.
Injury blow for Bloomfield
November 22, 2002 11:54
IN the Malibu Wave Classic tennis tournament in California, Norfolk's
Richard Bloomfield lost to British qualifier Matthew Hanlin when he was forced
to retire with a back injury after losing the first set 6-1.
meant that Bloomfield, from Alpington, and partner David Sherwood were forced to
withdraw from their doubles match.
Bloomfield was battling for fitness
for the Laguna Niguel Futures Championship, with qualifying starting
The injury has come at an unfortunate time as he had travelled to
California making a major drive to improve his world ranking of 619.