July 12, 2020

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Stellar debut for Swiss teen Kym

Jerôme Kym is just 15 – 16 next week. 

He’s never played a pro match and, ranked No. 298 in the juniors, has never played in a tourney above a Grade 2 in a year and a half at the ITF level.

But a Swiss team without Federer or Wawrinka selected him for its qualifier against the Russians, who brought a quality roster.

The kid, along with Henri Laaksonen, pulled off a major upset as they defeated Andrey Rublev and Evgeny Donskoy 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) in doubles to keep Switzerland alive after an 0-2 first day.

It was in vain. But watch out for the kid.