Potential Davis Cup opponents of Great Britain in just under a month’s time, Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram from Israel defeated the Russian finalists Dmitry Tursunov and Igor Kunitsyn 6-3, 6-2 to retain their Red Letter Days Open doubles title. Erlich and Ram have become the first to successfully defend the doubles title in Nottingham.
Over a week that has seen an estimated 25,500 spectators flood through the gates of the City of Nottingham, Tournament Director Patrick Hughesman commented: "This has been a terrific tournament year for the Red Letter Days Open, packed with world class tennis and a host of exciting off-court attractions including the Festival of Tennis and Red Letter Days experiences. It has been a fantastic week during which the British number two kept the home crowd enthralled.
[21.03.06 Report By Colin Hutchison]