The last week of April 2018 saw real tennis history being made at Queens Club, with Prested’s Rob Fahey playing three days of amazing world class tennis against opponent Camden Riviere.

Rob was real tennis world champion from 1994 to 2016 when he was unseated by Riviere.  Since then, Rob has been training hard at Prested with wife Claire (the current Ladies world champion) and was on top form, winning his way through the qualifiers to eventually go up against Riviere in the finals.

The world challenge started on Tuesday 24th April with 4 sets played of a possible 13 sets.  At the end of some of the most exciting tennis ever seen Riviere led by 3 sets to 1 set and the scores were 4/6, 6/3, 6/5 6/0.

Another 4 sets were played on Thursday, and in a spectacular day’s performance, Fahey won all 4 sets on Thursday and ended the day leading Riviere by 5 sets to 3. The scores were 6/5, 6/4, 6/3 6/1.

This meant that play continued on Saturday with a further 5 sets being played, or until one player reached a total of 7 sets.

Saturday’s scores were 5/6 0/6 6/3 6/3 – Rob brings home the world champion trophy to Prested for another 2 years.

It was just the beginning of the celebrations for Team Fahey, as two days after winning against his opponent – nearly 20 years his junior – Rob turned 50.

Read more about it here:  IRTPA website

Final scores :

6/4 3/6 5/6 0/6 6/5 6/4 6/3 6/1 5/6 0/6 6/3 6/3

Read the Telepgraph’s article here

Daily Telegraph Article