28th Oct, 2016

Midland finals await Miguel Espada in Warwick

Steve Carpenter 8th Sep, 2016 Updated: 13 hours ago

LEAMINGTON’s Miguel Espada will be representing Warwickshire with pride this weekend as Warwick Boat Club prepares to host the finals of the Midland Challenger.

Espada, who is originally from Bolivia, qualified for Saturday’s finals after getting the better of Richard Whitwell at the semi-final stage.

He will now go on to face the likes of Wimbledon star Marcus Willis, who lost out to Roger Federer in the second round on Centre Court back in June, Luke Oakley, whose practice partner is Rafael Nadal, and Simon Dickson, who previously beat Federer as a junior.

A total of eight players will be fighting it out for the £1,000 price money on offer and a big turnout is expected.

“Warwick Boat Club is really excited to be hosting such a fantastic line-up of players from across the Midlands,” said Robert Pocknell, from Warwick Boat Club.

“We are planning to have a charity auction to raise money for charity. Entrance is free for spectators this coming Saturday who want to watch some world class tennis.”