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Wu becomes China's first boys Slam singles champion

Published by , Monday 09/11/17 02:43

Second seed Wu Yibing became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam boys singles title by defeating Argentina's top-seeded Axel Geller 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open boys final. And the 17-year-old from Hangzhou joined with Taiwan's Hsu Yu-Hsiou to become the first all-Asian pair to capture the US Open boys doubles crown, defeating Japan's Toru Horie and Yuta Shimizu 6-4, 5-7, 11-9. "It's a really happy (feeling) to win the doubles and singles here," Wu said. "And thank you to all the Chinese people here. It's for China. It's for me." Wu squandered six championship points before taking the singles crown on his seventh opportunity when Geller swatted a forehand wide after 80 minutes. The only other Asian player to take the US Open boys title was India's Leander Paes in 1991. Geller, who plans to attend Stanford University, was runner-up in the boy's singles at Wimbledon this year.
Source: AFP

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Wawrinka also injured so not included, but won Davis Cup with Fed. Could be added to Novak and Andy as missing from Europe.
cppi il y a 1 jour
Way to go to Nick and Jack for winning the doubles match! :)
vscholz66 il y a 1 jour
Not literally on soil Annie XD
Dawson Wilson il y a 2 jours
Go my son or monfils in Fr
robchasba il y a 6 jours
Oui oui oui
christinenelles88 il y a 6 jours
The best team won, but the wrong man won. Shame.
Dawson Wilson il y a 7 jours