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Australian Open

Melbourne Park, Australia January 2025

Viktor Frydrych i action at the Australain Open Juniors in 2024
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Australian Open 2024: Britain’s Viktor Frydrych ends as runner-up in boys’ doubles

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17-year-old British star Viktor Frydrych finished as boys’ doubles runner-up at the Australian Open alongside Czech Republic’s Petr Brunclik.

The fifth seeds lost in the final against American duo Maxwell Exsted and Cooper Woestendick 6-3, 7-5 to bring an end to an otherwise fantastic week for the young Brit.

Frydrych was the first Brit to reach the boys’ doubles final in Melbourne since Liam Broady and Joshua Ward-Hibbert won the title in 2012.

“I was an unbelievable evening – we had a close match but couldn’t get it in the end,” said Frydrych.

“Thank you to Petr for playing with me. It’s only the second time we’ve played together and we have one title and one final and this week has been an unbelievable ride together.”

Viktor Frydrych & Petr Brunclik Australian Open results

  • Final: lost vs Maxwell Exsted (USA, junior world No.36) & Cooper Woestendick (USA, junior world No.37) 6-3, 7-5
  • Semi-final: won vs Kaylan Bigun (USA, junior world No.9) & Jagger Leach (USA, junior world No.55) 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-5
  • Quarter-final: won vs Diego Dedura-Palomero (GER, junior world No.52) & Max Schoenhaus (GER, junior world No.38) 6-2, 6-2
  • Second round: won vs Jonas Hahn (AUS, junior world No.314) & Ty Host (AUS, junior world No.188) 6-7(3), 6-1, 10-8
  • First round: won vs Nicolas Oliveira (BRA, junior world No.48) & Tianhui Zhang (CHN, junior world No.19) 6-4, 6-4

Rain delays yesterday meant that Frydrych and Brunclik had to start the day with their semi-final against world No.9 Kaylan Bigunand Jagger Leach, which they clinched in the match tie-break 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-5.

After just a few hours they were back out on court again in the final facing off against Exsted and Woestendick.

The British, Czech duo had break point opportunities in the opening game, but after that, momentum switched in favour of the Americans.

Frydrych and Brunclik did well to overturn a 3-0 deficit in the second set, but in the end it wasn’t to be for the fifth seeds, who were broken at 5-5 before Exsted and Woestendick rounded off the win in one hour.

Who is Viktor Frydrych?

Frydrych is a scholar from the LTA National Academy in Stirling and is currently supported by our Top 25 access programme.

The Welsh-born star is currently at a career high junior ranking at world No.23 coming off the back of a strong 2023 season. Last year he won three junior titles – one singles at the J300 Beijing and two doubles at the J300 Pancevo and J100 Bromma.

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