Rob Levy and Simon Sugar win Maccabi tennis title

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2009

Rob Levy and his partner Simon Sugar, the son of Lord Sugar, won the open doubles title at the Maccabi GB National Tennis tournament at David Lloyd in Chigwell.

The first final of the this year’s Maccabi competition saw Levy and Sugar overcome Daniel Cordell and Rob Taub.

Levy and Sugar started by far the stronger, taking an early lead in the first set. Taub and Cordell, who had beaten Levy and Sugar in their only previous meeting, tried to steady themselves and force their way back into the set, but as they won their first game, Levy and Sugar upped the pace of their game again and quickly found themselves serving to win the first set 6-1.

The second set was much closer with both pairs holding serve, but as it looked like a tie-break might be needed, Levy and Sugar again found extra reserve to break serve. A they bid to serve for the match Taub and Cordell made a fight of the game, taking a lead and looking like they might break back, but once again the Levy/Sugar combination was too strong and they held serve to win the match.

Jonathan Cohen, Maccabi GB’s Sports Coordinator, was impressed with the quality of the match, “It is great to see that sports like tennis not only generate great interest and enthusiasm, but are played at the standard we have witnessed today. It was thoroughly enjoyable to watch the match and congratulations must go to both finalists.”

The finals for the masters categories will be taking place in the coming weeks.

Last updated: 4:04pm, November 9 2009