Fearnley Caps Dream Week, Wins Nottingham Open

Jacob Fearnley (photo: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)


Jacob Fearnley captured his maiden title on the ATP Challenger Tour by winning the Rothesay Nottingham Open. The 22-year-old Briton outlasted his compatriot Charles Broom 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in Sunday’s singles final.

Fearnley, who battled through the qualifying of the grass-court event and had previously defeated Yunchaokete Bu, Paul Jubb, Juncheng Shang, and Mattia Bellucci in the main draw, clinched his seventh consecutive win of the week in two hours and one minute.

After winning the doubles title in Nottingham last year with Johannus Monday, Fearnley secured his second piece of silverware at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre. The Edinburgh native, who played college tennis for the Texas Christian University, pocketed €20,300 in prize money as well as 125 ATP Ranking points.

Fearnley is now the fourth British man to win the Paul Hutchins trophy, following in the footsteps of Andy Murray (2023), Dan Evans (2019, 2022), and Greg Rusedski (1997, 2003).

Broom also had a strong week, coming through qualifying and defeating second seed Dan Evans and Billy Harris in previous rounds. He earned €11,955 in prize money and 75 ATP Ranking points.