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Australia’s Alexei Popyrin wins French Open junior title

  • Sydney’s Alexei Popyrin beats Spain’s Nicola Kuhn to win boys’ title
  • Popyrin is only Australia’s second French Open boys’ champion of the professional era

Alexei Popyrin is eyeing a Davis Cup baptism after becoming Australia’s first French Open junior champion in 49 years.

The third seed downed Spain’s Nicola Kuhn 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 on Saturday to become Australia’s first boys’ champion in Paris since Phil Dent in 1968, the first year of the professional era.

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