Lim loses to Germany’s Moeller


Filipino netter Alberto Lim Jr. bowed out in the boys’ singles after absorbing a 2-6, 1-6 third-round loss to qualifier Marvin Moeller of Germany in the 2016 French Open juniors competition being held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

Moeller, owner of three consecutive titles before heading to the Grand Slam event, was deadly in all aspects, winning 57 total points including four aces in the game that lasted for less than an hour.

He also broke Lim five times on his impressive 29-of-51 receiving-point showing.

“I have good confidence at the moment because I won three tournaments in a row. So I think that helped me playing good tennis here,” said Moeller in an interview posted at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) official website.

Lim could only produced 36 points and a couple of double faults. He failed to convert a single ace throughout the game against the well-experienced German player.

For reaching the third round, Lim will be earning 50 points plus 25 bonus points since the French Open is a Grand Slam event.

Lim is currently ranked 23rd in the ITF world juniors ranking.

He reached as high as 12th in January but failed to hold on as he only competed in five tournaments this year including the 2016 Australian Open.

Earlier, Filipino-American Treat Huey was booted out in the men’s doubles with Belarusian Max Mirnyi, and in the mixed doubles with Slovenian Andeja Klepac.


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