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New York fairytale ends for McGee

Published 25/08/2014 | 22:46

James McGee made it to a grand slam event but will not be able to feature on Centre Court at Flushing Meadows
James McGee made it to a grand slam event but will not be able to feature on Centre Court at Flushing Meadows

James McGee was unable to keep his New York fairytale going at the US Open.

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The Irishman achieved his dream of competing in the main draw at a grand slam thanks to a tremendous run through qualifying at Flushing Meadows.

McGee, ranked 194, has spent his whole career until now fighting to make a living on the lowest rungs of the professional game.

A first-round clash against Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovyesov, also ranked outside the top 100, appeared to offer the opportunity for further heroics and McGee made a great start.

The 27-year-old's family and friends had flown out from Ireland to watch him and he broke serve in the opening game before going on to take the first set.

But Nedovyesov fought back to win the second and third sets and move a break ahead in the fourth.

McGee recovered that and forced a tie-break but it was his opponent who came out on top in a 4-6 6-2 6-1 7-6 (7/3) victory.

Nevertheless, McGee leaves New York with his head held high and his wallet weighed down by a cheque for more than 35,000 US dollars.

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