Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Ewan Moore hails Andy Murray as a major inspiration

Smash hit: Ewan Moore hits a return on his way to victory
Smash hit: Ewan Moore hits a return on his way to victory

Ewan Moore revealed that he owes a debt of gratitude to his compatriot Andy Murray after winning the boys' singles title at the Belfast City ITF junior tournament at Windsor. Moore defeated top seeded Irish player Osgar O'Hoisin 7-5, 6-4 to make it back-to-back wins after his victory over the same opponent at Donnybrook a week ago.

Both had breaks of serve in the first set after it reached 4-4, but Moore broke again to move 6-5 ahead and then held his own.

In the second Moore broke to lead 4-3 and after that games went with serve to leave the 16-year-old celebrating.

Moore didn't take up the sport seriously until he was 10-years-old and Murray's influence has had a significant bearing on his career.

"At that time he was ranked around 10 or 11 in the world and he inspired me to start playing in tournaments." Moore added.

"When he won Wimbledon there was an explosion of interest in tennis in Scotland and many kids like me took up."

Moore then partnered Reuben Henry to a 4-6, 7-6 (11-9) win over British pair James Davis and Lucas Taylor in the doubles.

Results: boys' singles final: Ewan Moore (GBR) bt Osgar O'Hoisin (IRL) 7-5, 6-4; boys' doubles: Moore & Reuben Henry (GBR) bt James Davis (GBR) & Lucas Taylor (GBR) 4-6, 7-6, (11-9).

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