Hungarian beats Aussie in Wimbledon boys' final
Hungary's Marton Fucsovics won the Wimbledon boys' singles title on Sunday, beating Australia's Benjamin Mitchell 6-4, 6-4.sports Updated: Jul 04, 2010 23:08 IST
Hungary's Marton Fucsovics won the Wimbledon boys' singles title on Sunday, beating Australia's Benjamin Mitchell 6-4, 6-4.
Fucsovics, the 13th seed, beat the unseeded Mitchell on the 11,400-seater Court One while Rafael Nadal was securing his second Wimbledon men's title on Centre Court.
Fucsovics, 18, had won his only previous clash with Mitchell in straight sets, in the Australian Open junior championships quarter-finals.
The Hungarian said that win had given him the confidence to beat the 17-year-old again in the Wimbledon final.
"I felt that I would win this match in the beginning, but he was playing very well. I already played against him in Australia, and now he was playing much better," the champion said.
"I feel very happy. I was playing very good, and I hope I can play like this all year.
"I was very nervous in the match. In the whole match I was very nervous, even when I was on the match point.
"I didn't know what to do when I won the last point. I was really happy."
Fucsovics won the US Open doubles last year, and scored another first for Hungarian tennis by claiming the singles title here.
"Hungarian tennis is not so big yet. I hope I can be the first very good player," he said.
First Published: Jul 04, 2010 23:07 IST