Dubliner James McGee racked up a comfortable victory in the first round of qualifying for the Australian Open today and is now only two games away from a place at the tournament.
McGee despatched French opponent Calvin Hemery in straight sets and didn’t face a single break point during the match.
— Irish Tennis Updates (@TennisUpdateIRE) January 13, 2016
McGee, who made it to the first round of the US Open in 2014, also got as far as the second qualifying round for the Australian tournament last year and has previously made it to the third qualifying round of the French Open.
James McGee wins first round of Australian Open qualifier in straights. Radu Albot next, ranked 123 places higher. Channel Niland / Sorensen— Daragh Ó Conchúir (@RebelDevil71) January 13, 2016
Next up for the 28-year-old, currently ranked 199th in the world, is Moldovan Radu Albot.