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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

I guess Thai is not the only one having problems with footfaults

Boys’ No.1 seed Nikola Milojevic overcame a major scare on Monday to progress to the third round of this year's Australian Open junior championships.

Milojevic, the 17-year-old Serb who is under the wing of fellow countrymen Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic, played 14-year-old Australian Oliver Anderson and prevailed in three sets, 6-2 1-6 8-6.

The match was tipped to be a blowout for Milojevic, who until recently occupied the No.1 ITF ranking spot before being topped by Australian Nick Kyrgios on Sunday – but the tournament favourite was made to fight for his victory.

With his sleek white backwards cap complementing his lime green t-shirt, Milojevic looked the part in the opening set. He used his fluid and natural backswing to produce punishing groundstrokes from the centre of the court, which proved far too much for his opponent to handle.

But the momentum quickly diminished for the favoured Serb, who began to spray shots well beyond the baseline. A flurry of crucial foot-faults helped Anderson take the second set 6-1.

The local wildcard found himself serving for the match at 6-5 in the third and appeared primed for a major upset, but Milojevic held his nerve, breaking his opponent and eventually taking the third 8-6.

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