Wakering's Ryan Peniston secures another big upset

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Pleased - Ryan Peniston celebrates his victory in Eastbourne
Pleased - Ryan Peniston celebrates his victory in Eastbourne

RYAN Peniston has secured another stunning victory, beating French Open quarter-finalist Holger Rune in a three set tussle at Eastbourne.

Peniston, who is from Great Wakering, surged to the quarter-finals at Queen’s last week during an incredible run which included an eye catching victory against number one seed Casper Ruud.

But the 26-year-old now clearly has an eye for an upset and, despite losing the first set to number eight seed Rune 6-4, he battled back to win the second on a tie-break before winning the deciding set 6-1.

Echo: Battled back - Ryan Peniston beat Holger Rune in three sets
Echo: Battled back - Ryan Peniston beat Holger Rune in three sets

Battled back - Ryan Peniston beat Holger Rune in three sets

Speaking to Echosport in Eastbourne, Peniston said: "I'm really excited and happy.

"To back up a couple of wins I had last week feels really good.

"Holger's a man in form and he did well at the French Open but I'm happy with how I fought after losing the first set and it was good to pull through in end."

Rune is currently ranked 28 in the world and is also a former world number one junior.

Peniston, who has risen to 147 in the rankings, will take on Alejandro Davidovich Fokina or Pedro Martinez in the next round.

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