26 May 2011

Duckworth triumphs in first final appearance


By Nick Fishpool

Poland F1 - James Duckworth - singles champion

Unseeded 19-year old James Duckworth from Sydney, Australia claimed his first ITF Pro Circuit singles title with victory over Poland’s Grzegorz Panfil in the former Polish capital of Krakow.

The 2008 Australian Junior Davis Cup player triumphed in what was also his first appearance in an ITF Pro Circuit singles final defeating his seeded opponent, the third seeded player in succession he had faced, in straight sets and celebrated by giving the court a kiss! Duckworth has also now climbed to a new career high ATP singles ranking of 631 following the release of the May 23rd rankings list.

Other fellow Australians to do well here were Maverick Banes who progressed to the singles semifinal having come through the qualifying event whilst over in the doubles event, two all-Australian teams reached the semifinals.


  • Poland F1 - James Duckworth - singles champion (en        )Poland F1 - singles runner-up Grzegorz Panfil (en        )
  • Poland F1 - semi finalist Maverick Banes (en        )Poland F1 - James Duckworth (en        )
  • Poland F1 - James Duckworth (en        )Poland F1 - finalists with sponsors officials and ball kids (en        )
  • Poland F1 - CUs & Sup (en        )Poland F1 - officials after finals (en        )