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Harpenden ace Ed Corrie sets sights on Australian Open place
11:18am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Sport
The Aegon GB Pro-Series moves onto Bath on Sunday and current man-to-beat Ed Corrie is determined to continue his fine form and march to the Australian Open.
The 25-year-old from Harpenden has been in brilliant form during 2013 with four final appearances on the bounce, winning in Preston and Wirral, which has seen his world ranking rocket 144 places to an all-time high 385.
And aiming to crack into the world’s top 260 to achieve a place in qualifying for the Australian Open next year, the Brit wants to follow former champion, Olympic silver medallist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, by taking the title at the University of Bath.
“I’m feeling really good and I am definitely playing the best tennis of my life but I just need to remain focused,” said Corrie, who is based at Gosling Sports Park.
“Hopefully if I keep going I can crack into the top 300 because one of my aims is to achieve a qualifying place in the Australian Open which would be fantastic.
“I’m really looking forward to playing in Bath, it is a great place to play tennis and it will be a very competitive field so I think it is going to be a very exciting tournament.”