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Last Updated: Saturday, 2 July 2005, 17:53 GMT 18:53 UK
Mistry secures Wimbledon decider
By Elizabeth Hudson
BBC Sport at Wimbledon

Jayant Mistry
Mistry has won four doubles titles already this year
British number one Jayant Mistry safely reached the final of the wheelchair tennis tournament at Wimbledon.

Mistry and his French partner Michael Jeremiasz beat Miroslav Brychta of the Czech Republic and Frenchman Lahcen Majdi 6-3 6-4.

They will play David Hall of Australia and Austrian Martin Legner in Sunday's final at 1200BST.

Hall and Legner beat Dutch pair Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink 6-2 0-6 6-1 in their semi-final.

Mistry and Jeremiasz started with a couple of nervy service games but Brychta lost his serve in the seventh game to give them a 4-3 lead.

Mistry held his serve in the next game and Majdi lost his serve in the next game with two double faults to give his opponents the set.

Although Majdi and Brychta led 3-1 in the second set, Mistry and Jeremiasz battled their way back into the set and Brychta lost his serve again to hand them victory.

To win a Wimbledon title would mean the world to me
Briton Jayant Mistry

Mistry admitted afterwards that although they came through in straight sets, he and Jeremiasz had to work hard for the win.

"They played well and at times we weren't consistent enough and we will have to adjust our tactics for Sunday's match," he said.

"To win a Wimbledon title would mean the world to me and this is a great opportunity but I don't want to focus on that yet."

Hall and Legner made a confident start to their match, taking the first set but the Dutch pair fought back to level the match in the second without losing a game.

Hall and Legner took control again in the final set, building up a 4-1 advantage and when Vink double-faulted in the next game, Hall was able to serve out for victory.

The competition is the first ever wheelchair tennis tournament to be held on grass.




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