International Tennis Shrewsbury

Anton's Back In Search of More Glory!

Anton Matusevich pictured with his Pro League trophy alongside beaten finalist, Henry Patten. Both players are back at the Club to compete in the Mens 25 and have made the main draw.


Anton Matusevich, who knows what it takes to be successful at The Shrewsbury Club, is pleased to be back in familiar surroundings ahead of the main draw matches in the Budgen Motors ITF World Tennis Tour M25 tournament beginning tomorrow.

Matusevich, one of a number of British players competing in this week’s event at the Club, impressed local tennis fans when he won the men’s title at UK Pro League Finals Week in Shrewsbury last November.

The 20-year-old from Kent is preparing to face Christian Sigsgaard from Denmark in tomorrow’s first round at the Sundorne Road venue.    

Matusevich said: “I very much like this place obviously because I won last time, but in general it’s a very nice club as well.

“I’ve been here so many times now, so I’m used to it and I like the courts, so, yes, it’s good to be back.” 

Eighth seed Matusevich acknowledged there’s a strong line up of British and international players taking part in this week’s men’s tournament, which is part of the LTA Performance Competitions Calendar.
“For me, it’s stronger than the last one,” he said. "There’s some higher ranked players here, so it’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to try my best, focus on specific goals in the match.” 

Today saw the final round of qualifying with some notable performances, with the stand out performance perhaps coming from British player, Oliver Tarvet, who built on his straight sets victory over the number 16 seed yesterday to take out the number eight seed, Alexis Canter in a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 victory.

Oliver's was one of only a few British successes, but he is joined in the main draw by Charlie Broom who won through a tough match against fellow Brit, Oscar Weightman, by closing our a deciding set tie break 10 - 6 to secure a place in the draw for the first round.