09-02-2010, 05:53 PM
Cricketer Of The Year
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Moving the hole in the o-zone layer
Junior Boys' Singles - Final (Saturday) - Melbourne (Australia)
Boys' singles (Seeds
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- Section 4
- In the only Saturday match at Melbourne Park, third seeded FR CWLander Marcuss Deane has clinched the first ever junior Grand Slam title with a confident win over Sweden's Marcus Lindberg. Deane had been taken to three sets regularly throughout the week, but showed that his style of play left him with a tank full of gas as he quickly shot out to a 3-0 lead. Lindberg, though, was making inroads when returning and with a crafty drop shot earned the break back to level the score at 3-3, before holding again to be 4-4. Nevertheless, Deane was able to bounce back from the early setback to hold to love, and then secure the first set as Lindberg failed to return a deep forehand. The Swedish sixth seed needed a much better start to the second, and he got it as an early break gave him a 2-1 lead with service. He managed to bring up a couple of game points, but was not able to consolodate as Deane drew level thanks to a wild unforced error. Deane continued to press, and in the eighth game finally got his reward via a break of the Lindberg serve; going on to secure the title 6-4, 6-3.
- Seeded players out: Marcus Lindberg.