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Jack Pinnington-Jones adds to the hurt after failing to lift the boys’ singles trophy

Jack Pinnington-Jones adds to the hurt after failing to lift the boys’ singles trophy… joining the likes of Sir Andy Murray, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie in a failed attempt

  • No British player has lifted the boy’s singles trophy since Stanley Matthews
  • Sir Andy Murray never managed it, neither did Dan Evans or Kyle Edmund
  • Now add British No 1 Jack Pinnington-Jones to that agonising list of players
  • Pinnington-Jones overcame North Macedonia’s Kalin Ivanovski to win 7-5, 6-0
  • However, he lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to Victor Lilov for a place in the semi-finals 

If you think English football’s 55-year wait to win a major trophy is long then spare a thought for home favourites in the boys’ singles.

Not since Stanley Matthews, son of the England and Blackpool legend by the same name, won in 1962 has a Briton lifted the trophy.

Sir Andy Murray never managed it, neither did Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund or Cameron Norrie.

Not since Stanley Matthews (above), son of the England and Blackpool legend by the same name, won in 1962 has a Briton lifted the boys’ singles trophy

Not since Stanley Matthews (above), son of the England and Blackpool legend by the same name, won in 1962 has a Briton lifted the boys’ singles trophy

Sir Andy Murray never managed it, neither did Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund or Cameron Norrie

Sir Andy Murray never managed it, neither did Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund or Cameron Norrie

Now add British No 1 Jack Pinnington-Jones to that agonising list.

Pinnington-Jones, who has earned plenty of admirers at the LTA and is signed to Murray’s 77 Sports Management company, played two matches on Friday – beating North Macedonia’s Kalin Ivanovski 7-5, 6-0 but then losing 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to American Victor Lilov for a place in the semi-finals.

Britain’s Alicia Dudeney also suffered quarter-final defeat in the girls’ singles, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 to 15-year-old world No 1 Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva.

Now add British No 1 Jack Pinnington-Jones (above) to that agonising list of players

Now add British No 1 Jack Pinnington-Jones (above) to that agonising list of players

Pinnington-Jones beat North Macedonia’s Kalin Ivanovski (above) 7-5, 6-0 but then lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to American Victor Lilov for a place in the semi-finals

Pinnington-Jones beat North Macedonia’s Kalin Ivanovski (above) 7-5, 6-0 but then lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to American Victor Lilov for a place in the semi-finals


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