Big News Down Under, Day 13

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SPOILER ALERT: Australian Open results below!

 

Seventeen-year old Sebastian Korda, of Bradenton, Fla., won the Australian Open boys’ singles title over Chinese Taipai 16-year-old Chun Hsin Tseng, 7-6(6), 6-4, in Melbourne.

Korda, whose father and coach, Petr, won the Australian Open men’s singles title 20 years ago, became the fifth American ever to win the Australian Open boys’ singles title and the third in the last 50 years (Donald Young, 2005; Andy Roddick, 2000; Butch Buchholz, 1959; Gerry Moss, 1955).

An American has now been victorious at the last four junior Grand Slam tournaments, after Whitney Osuigwe (French Open), Claire Liu (Wimbledon) and Amanda Anisimova (US Open) all won major girls’ singles titles in 2017.

In other news . . .

Quad Wheelchair Men’s Final

 Dylan Alcott d. David Wagner (1) 7-6 6-1

Men’s Doubles Final 

Oliver Marach/Mate Pavic (7) d. Robert Farah (USC)/Juan Sebastian Cabal (11) 6-4 6-4

This concludes my coverage of the Australian Open 2018. Congratulations to Caroline Wozniacki and good luck to Roger and Marin in tomorrow’s Men’s Final! I’m off to the Left Coast for a few days, hoping to catch a little college tennis while I’m there. I hope you’ve enjoyed following the Americans and Collegians in Melbourne. Next up for me is the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells. If you’re going to be there, too, please let me know so we can connect!

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