Australian Open

SA young gun Henning exits Australian Open

2018-01-24 11:44
Philip Henning (Photo courtesy of Australian Open)

Cape Town - South African teenager Philip Henning’s Australian Open campaign came to an end on Wednesday when he lost in the Junior Boys’ singles and doubles.

Henning lost in the singles round of 16 against America’s Sebastian Korda, who is the son of 1998 Australian Open champion, Petr Korda.

Henning won the first set against the seventh seed 6-4, before losing the next two 6-1, 6-4.

Henning and his doubles partner, Andrew Paulson of the Czech Republic, then lost in the quarter-finals of the doubles to the German duo of Henri Squire and Rudolf Molleker.

Henning and Paulson won the first set 7-6 (7/3), but lost the second 7-5 before losing the match tie-break 10-5.

It’s nevertheless been a fabulous tour Down Under for the 17-year-old Grey College learner.

Henning qualified for the pre-Australian Open warm-up junior tournament, Traralgon Junior International, where he went on to beat Nicolas Mejia of Colombia, ranked nine in the junior world rankings, 6-0, 6-2 in the main draw.

Henning did not make the final cut of the Australian Open Junior main draw so was forced to play in the qualifying rounds. He won two gruelling rounds of qualifying and was one of eight players to qualify for the main draw proper in Melbourne.

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