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Category: Juniors

Melbourne | McHugh misses out on final spot

Aidan McHugh’s fine run in the junior boys at the Australian Open came to end on Friday under trying circumstances, beaten by Chun Hsin Tseng, the sixth seed from Chinese Taipei. Due to the adverse weather conditions, the encounter was sent indoors at the neighbouring National Tennis Centre after Tseng recovered from 0-3 down to lead Glaswegian McHugh, 6-3 2-4, before rain halted play at Melbourne Park. McHugh, mentored by five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray, maintained his lead and cracked a forehand down the line to force a...

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Melbourne | McHugh makes AO Juniors semi-final

Aidan McHugh has become the first British boy to reach the semi-finals of a junior Grand Slam since the young Kyle Edmund at Wimbledon in 2013, with a convincing victory over Rinky Hijikata at the Australian Open. The Glaswegian, who is mentored by Andy Murray, beat the Australian wild card, 6-4 6-2, to move into the last four, and said afterwards that Edmund’s deep run had given him...

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Melbourne | McHugh through to quarters in AO Juniors

Britain’s hope in the Australian Open boys’ competition, Aidan McHugh, continued his fine run to the quarter-finals, posting an impressive 7-6(1) 6-3 upset of the 14th-seeded Ondrej Styler from the Czech Republic. Prior to this week the 17-year old Glaswegian had only played two Grand Slam junior singles matches, and both were on home turf at Wimbledon, where he went out in the first round in 2016 and reached the last 16 last...

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Melbourne | McHugh flies the flag in AO juniors

Britain’s Aidan McHugh from Glasgow came through a tough test against Croatia’s Filip Cristian McHugh to reach the second round of the Junior Boys’ Singles at the Australian Open on Sunday. He prevailed 6-4 7-6(3) to set up a meeting with French qualifier Jaimee Floyd Angele, who took out the fourth seed, Ulsung Park from Korea, 7-6(4) 6-4. Brits Jack Draper and George Loffhagen both went out in straight sets in their...

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US Open Juniors | Anisimova and Wu win Junior titles

Amanda Anisimova of the USA and Yibing Wu of China emerged victorious in the Girls’ and Boys’ Junior Singles Championships in New York on Sunday. Two young American women competed for the US Open trophy, as Anisimova and Cori ‘CoCo’ Gauff, who took to the Grandstand in what was the third consecutive all-American Grand Slam girls’ final. Aged 16, Anisimova, the 4th seed, made her experience count, as she powered her way to a 6-0 6-2 victory over Gauff to win her first junior Grand Slam title. Wu managed to upset Argentine top seed Axel Geller 6-4 6-4 for...

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