14 Jan McGee loses out in tough 3-setter
Heartbreak for McGee this morning as he misses out on a spot in the Australian Open maindraw losing in 3 sets to Blake Mott in the final round of qualifying. McGee was unlucky to lose the first set in a close tie-break (7-5) but his ability to raise his game was evident again today as he overcame the disappointment of dropping the first set to get the early break at 2-1 in the 2nd which he won 6-3 saving a break-back point as he served for the set.
However it wasn’t to be McGee’s day and the young Australian was the one to get the early break in the deciding set. There were typical signs of McGee’s fighting attitude at 5-1 down to claw back to 5-3 as the Castleknock native gave it everything but Mott eventually held out to go through to his first Australian Open.
Despite Mott having the home advantage in Melbourne park McGee was the one who enjoyed the support of the fans. Well done to all who came out to cheer him on today.