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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Marathon junior final goes down to the wire


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The junior Australian Open deciders were just as thrilling as the main event on Saturday.

Italian top seed Lorenzo Musetti saved two match points to deny American Emilio Nava 4-6 6-2 7-6 (14-12) in a marathon junior boys' final that lasted more than two hours on Rod Laver Arena.

Italy's Lorenzo Musetti celebrates

To add to the drama, Musetti was denied victory earlier in the final set super tiebreak when his championship point was negated by a HawkEye call ruling his winner out by less than a millimetre.

But eventually when Nava's shot was ruled out a few games later, Musetti fell to the ground, to celebrate the unbelievable battle on centre court.

Italy's Lorenzo Musetti celebrates

Meanwhile, Danish teenager Clara Tauson paid tribute to Caroline Wozniacki after living up to her top seeding to win the Australian Open girls' singles title at Melbourne Park.

A year after Wozniacki became Denmark's first grand slam singles champion, Tauson outclassed Canadian fourth seed Leylah Annie Fernandez 6-4 6-3 in the junior final on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1089003361473626112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Coached by her father, just as Wozniacki is, 16-year-old Tauson dubbed the former world No.1 an idol.

"We say hi whenever we see each other. I've practised with her, too. Yeah, of course, she's a big inspiration for everyone in Denmark playing tennis and other sports," Tauson said.

The junior Australian Open deciders were just as thrilling as the main event on Saturday.

Italian top seed Lorenzo Musetti saved two match points to deny American Emilio Nava 4-6 6-2 7-6 (14-12) in a marathon junior boys' final that lasted more than two hours on Rod Laver Arena.

Italy's Lorenzo Musetti celebrates

To add to the drama, Musetti was denied victory earlier in the final set super tiebreak when his championship point was negated by a HawkEye call ruling his winner out by less than a millimetre.

But eventually when Nava's shot was ruled out a few games later, Musetti fell to the ground, to celebrate the unbelievable battle on centre court.

Italy's Lorenzo Musetti celebrates

Meanwhile, Danish teenager Clara Tauson paid tribute to Caroline Wozniacki after living up to her top seeding to win the Australian Open girls' singles title at Melbourne Park.

A year after Wozniacki became Denmark's first grand slam singles champion, Tauson outclassed Canadian fourth seed Leylah Annie Fernandez 6-4 6-3 in the junior final on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1089003361473626112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Coached by her father, just as Wozniacki is, 16-year-old Tauson dubbed the former world No.1 an idol.

"We say hi whenever we see each other. I've practised with her, too. Yeah, of course, she's a big inspiration for everyone in Denmark playing tennis and other sports," Tauson said.

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