Sunday 18 March 2018

Tennis: Brave Barry makes exit

IRELAND'S Sam Barry turned in a gallant performance against a much higher ranked opponent, but eventually made his exit in the second round of the Australian Junior Open.

World U-18 No 64, Barry came up trumps in a marathon opening set, which lasted 67 minutes, at Melbourne Park yesterday.

However, Britain's 35-ranked Oliver Golding stormed back to take a 3-0 lead in the second set and he continued in that vein to clinch a place in the last 16 with a 6-7 (8/10) 6-3 6-4 win after two hours and 34 minutes.

Irish Independent

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