Tennis: Whizz-kid Sherwood has Ziv in a tizz

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The Independent Online
Britain's David Sherwood made up for the defeat of his doubles partner James Trotman in the Australian Junior Open yesterday by defeating Israel's Kobi Ziv to reach the third round.

Sherwood, 16, from Sheffield, won 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the boys' singles in Melbourne, where he and Trotman are in contention for the doubles' title.

Sherwood's success follows his recent rise to 29th place in the world under-18 rankings.

Earlier Trotman, ranked 22 and seeded 13 in Melbourne, had been beaten in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 by the Croat Luka Katanjac.

It was a far cry from his heroics earlier in the week when the 17-year- old from Ipswich overcame the heat to oust the Australian Nathan Healey in a three-and-a-half-hour match.