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Son of ex-Dublin boss reaches last-16 of US Open Junior Championship in NYC

Simon Carr has won again at Flushing Meadows.

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IRELAND’S SIMON CARR has reached the last-16 of the US Open Junior Tennis Championships at Flushing Meadows in New York.

The 17-year-old, who is the son of former Dublin senior footballer and manager Tommy Carr, won his second match of the tournament on Tuesday, getting the better of French teenager Jaimee Floyd Angele.

It follows on from his earlier win over the USA’s Sangeet Sridhar.

Carr has enjoyed a really encouraging 2017 with good performances in some minor tournaments across Europe but reaching the last-16 in America is an eye-catching achievement, especially considering he only made his boys’ singles Grand Slam bow in Australia earlier this year.

His good form has also ensured a highest-ever ranking of 905.

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