Golding aims to follow in Murray’s wake

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Oli GOLDING is hoping winning the US Open junior title will not be the only thing he and Andy Murray have in common as he embarks on the long road to success in the senior game.

The 17-year-old Londoner showed the potential he has in an impressive 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory over junior world No. 1 Jiri Vesely yesterday, becoming the first Briton to win a boys’ grand slam title since Murray at Flushing Meadows in 2004.

Golding said of the Scot: “So far he’s had an amazing career. He’s definitely good enough to win a grand slam, and I’m sure at some point he will. If I could have his career, I’d definitely take it a hundred times over.”

It has been anything but an easy week for Golding, who struggled with food poisoning in his first round and then had to play eight matches in four days, including two indoors at a venue outside the city, to lift the trophy.