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Ireland's top tennis player is one win away from the US Open main draw

James McGee faces Ze Zhang in New York later today.
Aug 22nd 2014, 3:00 PM 18,520 16

JAMES MCGEE IS on the brink of his first Grand Slam appearance after a terrific comeback at the US Open last night.

Ireland’s number one battled from a set down to beat the seeded Yuki Bhambri of India 5-7 6-2 7-5 and progress to the third qualifying round.

McGee, 27, trailed 3-5 in the deciding set but dug deep to win the last four games and set up a make-or-break showdown against Ze Zhang of China later today.

A win would book his place in the main draw which begins in Flushing Meadows on Monday and net the world number 195 a minimum prize of almost $36,000.

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