Been awhile for Duckworth to get back on court, this time on clay, in a Futures in England. He has progressed to the semis , cruising through the 1st & 2nd rounds before coming up with a creditable win over Poch-Gradin 62 75 in the QF round. Faces a sterner test in No.1 seed, Belgium's Yannik Mertens.
Let's hope Duckie can rise to the challenge.
Duckie currently ranked 653, with 27 points; defending 3pts from an Oz F4 QF last year; 6 pts gained for semis in $10k Futures will go to 30 pts - with 30 pts (from 12 matches)should go to between 625-630 in ranking.
He has only 2 pts to defend in Sept and then none until Nov, so if he can continue his good form he potentially could reduce his ranking quite considerably by December.
In an all Aussie clash in the 2nd round in the Poland F1, Duckworth gets up against Matt Barton, coming from a 26 first set deficit to win the next two sets 61 75 and advance to the QF round. Plays No.8 seed Blazej Koniusz next. Duckie will have to bring has A-game... let's hope he can make the semis.