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Bothwell is hoping to home in on more success in Dublin


Peter Bothwell is hoping that a partisan home crowd can help him climb further up the world rankings when he takes part in a $25,000 tournament at Carrickmines in Co Dublin this week.

The 21-year-old, from Hillsborough, spends most of his time playing abroad on the circuit and is based at the Soto Academy in southern Spain.

Bothwell said: "It can be tough with all the travelling so it's great to be back home in Ireland and I am hoping for a lot of support from the crowd."

"I recently achieved a new highest world-ranking of 679 after reaching the last eight of another $25k event and then lost two first round matches in tight three-setters.

"I have been creating chances against good players so, hopefully, I can take any that come my way this week."

Bothwell's younger brother, Sam, is also taking part and has not had to take part in qualifying, having yesterday been handed a wild card into the main draw which starts tomorrow.

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