23 Aug McGee qualifies for US Open
James McGee, Ireland’s no 1 tennis player has qualified for the main draw of the US OPEN .This is James’s 1st Gland Slam qualification. This week’s performance comes as no surprise. James has been steadily climbing the world rankings and he recently narrowly missed out in Roland Garros losing in the final round of the French Open qualifying.
James started the qualifying event on Tuesday with a comfortable win over Gonzola Lama(China) 6-1,6-1. He then faced the no 23 seed Yuki Bhambri(India) and came from 5-3 down in the 3rd to win 5-7,6-2,7-5. In the final round he defeated Ze Zhang(China), ATP ranking 149 to a scoreline of 0-6,6-4,6-4.
He will play Alecsandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan, who at 27 years of age has a current world ranking of 108 and also plays in his first Us Open . This match schedule has yet to be announced.