Wimbledon 2023 results: British adolescent Henry Searle advances to the boys’ singles final.

In the last four, the 17-year-old from Wolverhampton defeated American Cooper Williams 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 and will face Russian fifth seed Yaroslav Demin on Sunday.

Stanley Matthews, son and namesake of the legendary Blackpool and England footballer, was the last British boys’ champion here in 1962.

Searle, an unseeded player, has not dropped a set and has eliminated three seeds.

He began his campaign by defeating top seed Juan Carlos Prado Angelo of Bolivia, followed by Brazilian eighth seed Joao Fonseca and fourth seed Williams.

Recently, Britons Jack Draper (2018) and Liam Broady (2011) competed in the boys’ final but failed to win the title.

Crowds gathered around court four on Saturday morning to see one of Britain’s brightest prospects in action, and the teenager got off to a good start, holding his composure to keep the match on serve before some powerful serving and excellent net play claimed the opening following a tie-break.

With his third match point, Searle clinched the second set and victory with a break of serve, and he celebrated with family and friends from his tennis club, who have produced a rowdy atmosphere at all of his victories.

A ecstatic Searle, who often trains with prominent British players including as Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans, hugged and high-fived his buddies as children approached him for photos and signed tennis balls.

On Saturday, British girls’ doubles duo Hannah Klugman and Isabelle Lacy will face American pair Tatum Evans and Alanis Hamilton in the semi-finals.

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