Wimbledon qualifying: British ace Oli Golding beats eighth seed Peter Gojowczyk

Last Updated: 18/06/14 10:26am

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Oli Golding: Won through

Oli Golding: Won through

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British ace Oli Golding upset eighth seed Peter Gojowczyk to reach the second round of Wimbledon qualifying.

Golding, who won the US Open junior title in 2011, won 10 of the last 11 games to defeat German Gojowczyk 6-4 6-1 and end a five-match losing streak.

It was a great performance from the 20-year-old at the Bank of England Sports Grounds in Roehampton, given in-form Gojowczyk reached the quarter-finals of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle last week.

Golding now needs two more wins to play in the main draw at Wimbledon for a second time - he was given a wild card in 2012 - and next meets Swiss Marco Chiudinelli.

The only other British winner was Brydan Klein, who was leading Maxime Authom 6-3 1-0 when the Belgian retired.

Six other British men lost their opening matches, with David Rice and Josh Milton the only two to win sets.

Darcis through

There was victory for Aljaz Bedene, who is hoping to change nationality from Slovenia to Britain, while Steve Darcis also reached round two.

The Belgian caused one of the biggest shocks of last year's tournament by defeating Rafael Nadal in the opening round but sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery.

He has only just returned to action and needed a wild card to get into qualifying.

Darcis told the Wimbledon website: "Last year was maybe the best moment of my career and at the same time maybe the worst one.

"I have to enjoy this because it's been so tough. I had torn a ligament in the shoulder and the surgeon said I had no choice. Either I had to stop or we try because he was not sure I could play again. Of course I wanted to play again."

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