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Wimbledon 2016: Matt Barton Qualifies

Matthew Barton has achieved the biggest result of his career so far by qualifying for the main draw at Wimbledon 2016.


An unreturnable serve sealed the match – and Matt Barton’s progression through to the main draw at Wimbledon.

The Australian produced a stellar performance to knock off No.1 seed Karen Khachanov 7-6(1) 6-7(1) 6-2 6-3 on Friday in the final round of qualifying, a result which sent him through to the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.

Barton only just scraped in to the qualifying event at Roehampton – he was the last direct acceptance into the draw just minutes before the entry deadline closed.

And on Friday he was across the net from one of the tournament’s most highly-rated players, ranked 150 places higher than Barton as well as being one of the faces of the ATP’s #NextGen campaign.

Having never played an officially-sanctioned five-set match, nor having advanced this far previously in a major qualifying tournament, the New South Welshman nonetheless rose to the occasion to achieve the biggest result of his career…

Matthew’s latest match is against France’s Albano Olivetti. View the live results here.

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