Hungarian 17-year-old Zsombor Piros has captured his maiden junior Grand Slam title. The young Hungarian “tennis-titan” fought from a set down to defeat Israeli Yshai Oliel 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the Australian Open 2017 boys’ final on Saturday.
The Junior Australian Open is the oldest of the Grand Slam junior draws, with the boys’ competition established in 1922. At this stage it wasn’t designated as one of the majors and only reached this status two years later in 1924. A girls’ draw was added in 1930. The competition became known as the Australian Championships in 1927 and then finally the Australian Open in 1969. The 2017 Australian Open took place at Melbourne Park between 16–29 January 2017. It was the 105th edition of the Australian Open, and the first tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Piros was elated that he was able to regroup after the first set, saying that his belief was shaken after being up a break and being overrun.“I was, to be honest. After the first set, I lost my self-confidence a little bit,” he said. “So, yeah. It was my first one, first main draw won in the Grand Slam. I’m still surprised at myself with this win.”
Congratulations! You made it Zsombor Piros, nice job!
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