Wimbledon 2013: Isle of Man's Billy Harris out of boy's singles

By Ian WestbrookBBC Sport at Wimbledon
Billy Harris

Isle of Man teenager Billy Harris said he was disappointed to be knocked out of the boys' singles at Wimbledon.

The 18-year-old wildcard entry was beaten by ninth seed Filippo Baldi of Italy 6-1 7-6 (7-4) in round two.

"I was disappointed to lose today," he told BBC North West Tonight.

"I thought I had a chance in the second set but that's how it goes sometimes. One volley (in the tie-break) turned the point for him and it could have been different if I had made that."

Playing on a half-empty Court 15, Harris made a poor start and was quickly 3-0 down.

He only managed to win the fourth game in the first set, but played better in the second, forcing a tie-break in which he led 4-2 before finally going out.

Harris is believed to be the Isle of Man's first player to win a singles match at Wimbledon, having beaten Chile's Jaime Ignacio Galleguillos 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-4 in his opening match on Monday.

He admitted he was not aware of the fact and added: "I am proud to be from the Isle of Man.

"I don't get back as much as I'd like and have been training in Spain for the last couple of months but it's nice to go back and see everyone at home."

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