Thursday, July 4, 2024


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Burdekin Tennis Star Shines At Wimbledon Debut

The Burdekin’s own Adam Walton made his Wimbledon debut in London one to remember, marking several impressive milestones.

Making his Wimbledon debut in the top 100 paired with a maiden ATP main-draw win, as well as earning direct acceptance into a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, has earned Walton waves of celebrations across the Burdekin region and beyond.

“We are extremely elated for Adam and his family on this monumental first round win at Wimbledon,” expressed the Home Hill Tennis Club’s Secretary, Kate Casswell.

“Like Adam, we are over the moon.”

At 25, Walton’s list of achievements is beyond impressive. He made a major breakthrough in his first-round men’s singles action on 2 July, with a 6-3-6-3 7-5 victory against Argentina’s Federico Coria. The biggest win of his career, Walton kept momentum to close out the win in an efficient two hours and five minutes.

“It feels very good – I’ve had a very good year,” said Walton.

“I thought I’ve done very well at the Challender level, and been able to consistently win matches there, which has been nice.

“Obviously the Grand Slams are the events you want to perform at, it’s where the big money is, the big points – to get the win today, I’m really, really happy.”

Walton has won 40 of his 60 singles matches so far in 2024 and will turn his attention to a second-round meeting with Francisco Comesana later this week.

“It was everything I could have hoped for and I can’t wait to go again this Thursday.”

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