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Friendly advice helps Peter Corrie to historic final at ITF junior world ranking tournament at Windsor

By John Flack

Published 29/07/2016

Helping hand: Peter Corrie used a friend’s inside knowledge to triumph
Helping hand: Peter Corrie used a friend’s inside knowledge to triumph

Peter Corrie produced yet another stunning display to become the first ever local player to reach the final of the boys singles event at the ITF junior world ranking tournament at Windsor.

And he admitted he owed a debt of gratitude to a friend after beating sixth-seeded Londoner Andrew Rozanov 6-3 6-2 to earn a meeting with Briton Robert Leck in today's final (9am).

Ben McClurg had lost to Rozanov in the first round and was able to pass on a few tips to the 16-year-old Hilden ace.

Corrie said: "Ben had told me that he had a big serve and was good on his backhand so I set out to negate those areas."

Corrie isn't content to rest on his laurels and, naturally, doesn't want the title dream to end.

He added: "I am not just in the final to make up the numbers because I want to win it and I believe I can after what I have achieved so far this week."

Meanwhile, Lurgan's Caleb Ralston will meet Dubliner Finlay McFadyen in today's Ulster Junior Open U18 final at the Boat Club after straight sets wins over Enniskillen players Ryan Irvine and Ronan McKeever respectively.

ITF semi-final results: Boys: Peter Corrie (IRL) bt Andrew Rozanov (GBR) 6-3 6-2; Robert Leck (GBR) bt Freddie Grant (GBR) 6-4 7-6. Girls: Megan Cross (GBR) bt Shauna Heffernan (IRL) 6-3 6-1; Anna Bowtell (IRL) bt Summer Yardley (GBR) 6-1 6-1.

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