Warwickshire’s Lewis Anderson overcame top seed Max Forster (Nbria) in a thrilling four-setter to reach his second consecutive Dunlop British Junior Championships (BJC) BU19 final on the all-glass showcourt at the University of Nottingham.
3/4 seed Anderson, the World Junior bronze medallist, came through a tight first game 13-11 and looked to be cruising towards the final after taking the second 11-5. Forster, who was still recovering after his quarter-final clash against Jack Mitterer which went to the wire, fought back and capitalised on Anderson’s lapse in concentration to force a fourth. But it was Anderson who prevailed 13-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-6 to set up a final showdown with second seed Sam Todd (Yorks), the four-time BJC champion.
Commenting on his performance, an ecstatic Anderson said: “Last year I got to the final on this very court and I loved every second. It’s good to get back on here and I’ll try and win it in my last year as a junior.”
Meanwhile, Sam Todd saw off a spirited [5/8] Simon Herbert (Leics) 11-2, 11-6, 13-11 to reach his sixth final.
Todd, 16, was keen to play down his position as favourite: “It’s very exciting to be in the final. I try to forget about the pressure of being the favourite and just play my squash. Hopefully the best man will win on the day.”
Full report & Link to the today’s final – https://www.englandsquash.com/news/anderson-topples-forster-to-set-up-british-junior-final-showdown-with-todd
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