Lloyd Harris on the 2021 Australian Commence. (Getty Pictures)
South Africa’s Lloyd Harris bowed out of the Australian Commence on Saturday when he change into overwhelmed in straight items by American wildcard Mackenzie McDonald.
McDonald, ranked at No 192 on this planet, prevailed 7-6 (9/7), 6-1, 6-4 in two hours and one minute.
The American hit 12 aces in comparison with Harris’ 9 and additionally 39 winners in opposition to the 33 of Harris.
After losing a appropriate opening assert in a tiebreak, Harris’ stage dropped greatly in the 2d assert and from there it change into a mountain too sizable to climb for the 91st-ranked South African.
Despite the defeat, 23-yr-recurring Harris will primarily feel chuffed along with his efforts as it change into the furthest he had ever gone at a Colossal Slam match.
He’s additionally assert to pass past Kevin Anderson because the conclude-ranked South African when the ATP rankings are updated following the Australian Commence.
Anderson change into knocked out in the foremost spherical by Italian 9th seed Matteo Berrettini on Tuesday.
Berrettini, a semi-finalist on the 2019 US Commence, received the two-hour, 23-minute contest, 7-6 (11/9), 7-5, 6-3.
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