Tough it was... as Niemenen too good for Duckworth, beating him 62 62. Duckie did push Niemenen in first set, forcing him to defend 10 break points, but only able to convert one of them. Good experience. Better luck next time James.
I think Ducky played amazing! what a great match! I have to admitt I saw him play only 2 twice (once in Brisbane and than at the AO) and he really impressed me... he´s fun to watch and I think he will have a bright future and hopefully we´ll see him soon in Top 100 because he belongs there... fantastic performance today against a Top 10 player... it looks like the Australian tennis has a golden generation after there was no one to step in Hewitt´s footsteps... the likes of Tomic, Ebden and Duckworth are ready now!
James has a very tough match up in the first round of Burnie. Takes on Ben Mitchell. It sucks i wanted this match to be the final. I watched them play each other at AO wildcard play off when James got the win. I think he will win again.