17 year old Simon Carr is making waves at Flushing Meadows as he has now advanced to the last 16 stage of the Junior US Open.
He managed to defeat his French opponent Jaimee Floyd Angele, who cuts an imposing figure at 6'8". Carr, however, managed to negotiate the challenge of the lanky Angele relatively easily as he went through in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
Carr comes from a great sporting family with his father Tommy, of course being known as a former Dublin football player and manager as well as his uncle Declan, who captained Tipperary to All-Ireland hurling glory in 1991.
Up next for Carr is a match with Russian Timofey Skatov, who should present a big challenge as he has already eliminated the no. 3 seed in an earlier round.
Carr's career is on an encouraging trajectory since he only made his Grand Slam singles debut in the Australian Open this year in January of this year.
His consistent qualification for each of this year's Grand Slams has also meant that his ranking has reaching new heights with it currently sitting at 905.
This is already the furthest progression into a Grand Slam in Carr's budding career. Hopefully his run in New York doesn't end anytime soon.