November

Christopher and Matthew ease through to Czech Junior second round

A combined total of 45 minutes was all it took for twins Christopher and Matthew Grimley to reach the second round of both the singles and doubles at the FZ Forza Czech Junior.

The pair got off to a ferocious start in the singles in Orlova-Lutyne, taking just 15 minutes each to dispatch their first round opponents.

Fourth seed Christopher was up first against Portugal’s Joao Chang and it proved little challenge for the Scot as he prevailed 21-7 21-12.

But the speed of the match was particularly impressive, especially when his brother – seeded seventh - then repeated the feat against Piotr Cunev just a few hours later.

Matthew defeated the Moldovan 21-8 21-4 and will now play Germany’s Brian Holtschke in the second round while Christopher goes against Austria’s Kilian Meusburger.

The Scottish brothers then joined forces to take on Slovakian pairing Erik Bartos and Peter Kovac in the first round of the men’s under-19 doubles.

The top seeds, who reached the quarter-finals of the Hungarian International and made the round of 16 in October’s World Junior Championships, won 21-8 21-14.

Christopher and Matthew, who are seeded fourth and seventh in the singles competition, now face Alex Chudic and Alexander Velic in the last 16 of the doubles, after the Slovakians received a walkover in the first round.