Melbourne, 28 January 2011 | Eloise Johnstone
Luke Saville is through to the junior boys’ singles final at Australian Open 2011 after a 6-2 6-1 win against Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena.
His higher ranked opponent struggled to find his rhythm in the swirling wind and could not capitalise on his bigger serve.
In front of a small yet supportive crowd on Margaret Court Arena, Saville broke early in the match to race to a 3-0 lead.
He took the first set after Carballes Baena double faulted, and then ran away with the second set in only 20 minutes.
Saville was never in trouble on serve, not even allowing his opponent the opportunity of a break point, which he put down to a superior serving display.
I haven’t been serving great in my first few rounds, but my serve was right on today, he said after the match.
There were a few nerves, a few expectations being the last Australian in, but I executed my game plan pretty well.
He will now face the winner of Jiri Vesely and George Morgan in the final, which is to be held at Rod Laver Arena.
More details to follow.