March

Grimley's run at the German Open comes to an end

Christopher Grimley’s run at the German Open was halted at the fourth-round stage on Saturday as he came up against a tough challenge in Indonesian second seed Ikhsan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay.
The 18-year-old Scot recorded three strong singles wins on the way to the fourth round, including defeats of home player Matthias Kicklitz in the first round and Russia’s Georgii Karpov in the second round.
That left a third-round tie with Belgium’s Julien Carraggi – the 11th seed – in the third round with the Scot battling to a 22-20 21-16 victory.
Next came second seed Rumbay and it proved a step too far for Grimley as the Indonesian recorded a 21-17 21-12 victory to end Scotland’s involvement in the tournament.
Friday had seen Grimley and his twin brother Matthew, top seeds in the men’s doubles, suffer a narrow exit to India’s Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala and Srikrishna Sai Kumar Podile. 
And Christopher felt he and his brother had been unlucky to go down 17-21 21-15 21-23.
He said: “We were unlucky in the doubles, annoying to lose so close in the third set but it was a good match.”