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Anton ready to take on big guns after loss


By Jonathan Veal

Britain's Anton Matusevich will turn his attention to men's tennis after his Wimbledon boys' singles hopes ended at the quarter-final stage.

The 18-year-old, who beat the top seed in the third round, lost 6-3 6-3 to Japanese eighth seed Shintaro Mochizuki.

Matusevich is planning to embrace life as a professional, playing two 25k events in the next couple of weeks.

"I think I am playing two tournaments in the next few weeks, then get to grind the men's tour," he said.

"It's more professional, you have guys who fight for every point, there are guys who have been on tour who keep fighting and it's just getting that process. I'll treat it as my job, do it properly and see where it takes me."

Matusevich is planning on enjoying some down time in the next couple of days as he recovers from a hectic period.

After completing his A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths and Economics, where he is predicted to excel, he came straight into preparing for Wimbledon.

"I haven't really trained properly for three weeks and I can still beat these guys. That is the main positive," he added.

"I had a pretty good two weeks. I finished my last exam and the next day I was training for three hours. I like working."

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