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Richmond boy takes home 2011 US Open title

Friday, 16 September, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Oliver Golding, 17, from Richmond, London, has gained victory over junior world number one, Czech Republican Jiri Vesely at the US Open. He won 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.

It is the first time a British player has lifted the grand slam title since Andy Murray won at Flushing Meadows in 2004.

Golding, who partnered Vesely to a youth Olympic Gold in 2010, reached the boys’ semi finals at Wimbledon last year. After losing out on the first set to the Australian Open Junior champion, Golding got himself back on track, later sealing his victory with a backhand.

Golding overcame several spouts of rain stopping the game, to claim victory after 2 hours and 18 minutes.

The Richmond resident plans to transfer to the senior game by playing on the ITF Futures Circuit. However, he may continue to play junior events if he thinks he can reach the world number one spot.

Golding joins the likes of Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg, Andy Roddick, Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, David Nalbandian and Andy Murray as a US Open boys’
champion.

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