July 6th, 2015
American Mmoh a Wimbledon Jrs. Threat After ITF Grade 1 Win
Boca Raton’s Michael Mmoh won the ITF Grade 1 junior tennis event on the grasscourts of Roehampton in Great Britain on Friday, giving the 17 year old momentum heading into the Wimbledon juniors, which started on Saturday.
The No. 3 seed at Roehampton defeated No. 5 seed Viktor Durasovic of Norway 7-6(4), 6-3 in the final. Mmoh beat fellow American Reilly Opelka of Palm Coast, Fla., 6-3, 6-2 in he semifinals.
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Americans Tommy Paul and William Blumberg lost in the doubles final to Australians Jake Delaney and Marc Polmas 6-7(3), 6-1, 10-7.
Mmoh was stretched to a third-set tiebreak in his opening match, then failed to drop a set during the remainder of the tournament. Mmoh is the fourth seed at the Wimbledon Junior Championships this week.
Mmoh last month lost to eventual champion and fellow American Tommy Paul in the French Open junior boys’ semifinals.