Taiwan’s Yang comes good


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  • Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008

PARIS: Yang Tsung-hua of Taiwan won the boys’ singles title at the French Open on Sunday defeating Poland’s 12th seed Jerzy Jankowicz 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

The unseeded Yang was well in control of the first set but fell 0-5 down in the second before clawing his way back to force a tense tie-break which he won 7-5.

Proud moment: Yang Tsung-hua holds aloft his plaque on Sunday. - Reuters

It was a case of one stage better for the Taipei resident who lost to Australia’s Bernard Tomic in the boys’ final at the Australian Open in January.

Tomic lost in the quarter-finals in Paris, while Yang defeated second seed Cesar Ramirez of Mexico in straight sets in the semi-finals.

“I am very happy to win this game,” Yang said. “I was 5-0 down in the second set and I thought I had already lost the set. But then I broke back and just played one game at a time. I was a bit scared before the match, but when I got out on to the court I was okay.”

Yang said that he would next play in the junior tournament at Wimbledon after which he would return to the ATP Futures circuit. – AFP


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