Taiwan's Tseng Chun-hsin wins boys' singles title at Wimbledon

Annette Crawford
July 18, 2018

Britain's Jack Draper lost to Taiwanese top seed Tseng Chun-hsin in a gripping boys' singles final at Wimbledon.

"It's really given me big confidence. I have to thank so many people that helped me to achieve this goal", Tseng said.

After competing in the U.S. Open and Junior Olympics this year, Tseng plans to turn pro next year.

During a press conference, Tseng told CNA that though he felt some pressure before the game, once play started he enjoyed the experience and concentrated on how to deal with his opponent.

The unseeded Brit needed almost four and a half hours to overcome fifth-seeded Nicolas Mejia of Colombia on Friday 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 19-17 to reach the final.

Tseng was back on the positive side of the scoreboard with a break in game six thanks to a backhand victor and they both served great in the remaining games to set up a tie break (returners have won just two points in the last six games).

The top seed saved a break point in game four and he wrapped up the set in just 26 minutes after his third break of serve in game seven when Draper missed another easy forehand.

After being blown away in the first set, Draper regrouped to take the second on a tie-break.

Breaks were exchanged throughout the third set, but Tseng grabbed what turned out to be the crucial one to lead 5-4 and he finished Draper off with a second-serve ace.

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