18 Jun Conor Niland earns a place in Wimbledon main draw
Conor Niland earns a place in Wimbledon main draw
Irish Number 1 Conor Niland earned a place in the mens singles main draw of Wimbledon this afternoon. Conor defeated Nikola Mektic of Croatia on a scoreline 6-3 7-6 6-4 to qualify for the main draw.
The match started yesterday morning but play was suspended due to heavy rainfall in Roehampton. Niland started play this morning leading 4-2 over the Croatian who has a ranking of 274 and went on to win the match in straight sets.
Niland qualified for the final round after a 4-6 7-5 6-2 win over Australian Greg Jones in the second round. Conor defeated Josselin Ouanna (FRA) in the first round on a scoreline 6-3 4-6 8-6. He currently holds a ranking of 184 and represented Ireland in March of this year at Davis Cup. A place in the main draw is a first for 29 year old Niland who won the Salzburg and Ramat Hasharon Challengers in 2010.
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