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Junior Gauthier Onclin let three match balls are also Louis Herman is out at Australian Open for juniors

The Belgian juniors have the first round of the Australian Open did not survive. Gauthier Onclin (ITF 15), and Louis Herman (ITF 49) lost Sunday, both in Melbourne. The 17-year-old Onclin was against the Brit Harry Wendelken (ITF 36) to be close to the victory. Only after 2.5 hours of tennis, he had to bend with a 7-5, 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (11/9).

The talent from Verviers let three match points go unused. “I find that I don’t get rewarded am,” he responded. “I made the game but at the decisive moment left my forehand me in the lurch. I made one or two minor flaws in the supertiebreak, and I paid a high price. It was my first time on the main table of a grand slam. Last year I played qualifications in Wimbledon but I had to cancel for the second round. It is a pity.”

Despite the quick exit looks Onclin back on his years of experience ‘down under’. “It was great to be here in Australia and so close to the great players. I lived the match of Goffin against Copil and Medvedev. I was even a ball with him save. For a 17-year-old is fantastic.”

Louis Herman was Sunday a size too small for the Spaniard Nicolas Alvarez Varona (ITF 10). Who won in one hour with 6-4 and 6-2.

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