James Duckworth eager to continue lifting his form



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James Duckworth eager to continue lifting his form

Australian tennis player James Duckworth says his form has been on the rise recently but he is not satisfied as he is eager to continue improving and lifting his form. Duckworth, ranked at No. 147 in the world, made a fine start to his Wimbledon qualifying campaign.

The Australian handed a straight-set defeat to Great Britain's Jan Choinski 6-1 7-5 in his qualifying opener. Duckworth, 27, broke Choinski twice and saved five break points to win the opening set. Choinski failed to capitalize on his second set lead as the Australian recovered from a break down to steal the set and claim a straight-set win.

Prior to the Wimbledon qualifying, Duckworth made the Nottingham Challenger round-of-16 before losing in the Ilkley Challenger second round last week. "There's a lot of things I still need to get better - I do feel like though the last probably three weeks I've started to play a lot better.

Played a couple of good matches last week in Ilkley and I'm hoping to improve every match," Duckworth said, per Tennis Australia Twitter. Duckworth plays next against Croatian Viktor Galovic.