There is something special about Surbiton for tennis player Julian Cash, who clinched the men’s doubles crown at the venue for the second time in three years.

Cash and American Robert Galloway clinched victory at the LTA’s Lexus Surbiton Trophy, beating Nicolas Barrientos and Diego Hidalgo 6-4 6-4.

That comes two years after Cash and Henry Patten had triumphed at this event, with Cash thriving in front of the home crowd.

He said: “It’s always nice to come back to the UK. It’s a quick turnaround from the clay but we’re delighted to get our first win on the grass and come away with the title.

“To come back here, it’s the third year here in a row, I’ve always done well so it’s nice to be back.

“I can stay at home, which helps. Here and Wimbledon are the only weeks I can do that. It’s nice to have the British crowd and the club is a nice place to be.”

Having previously enjoyed success with a number of different partners including Patten, Cash started up a new pairing with Galloway at the end of last year.

The duo have done well together, with this now their fifth title together, including a first at ATP Tour level in Delray Beach in February.

Next up will be the Stuttgart Open in Germany, another ATP Tour event, with Cash keen to make the most of the grass court swing.

He added: “It’s a new partnership. We gelled, we played a few weeks at the end of last year when I was trying to figure out who best to play with.

“We have clicked, we’ve really enjoyed our time on the court, we have a good relationship off it which helps with countless weeks of travel. 

“Things have been good, we are definitely improving week on week which is a nice feeling. So we’re looking forward to the rest of the grass season.

“The grass season is very short so you have to treasure it. I wouldn’t say I’m comfortable on grass, I don’t think anyone is that comfortable, but the results seem to go the right way. 

“It brings back that feeling of when you’re a kid, hitting on the grass, it reminds you why you started.”

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