Wimbledon 2017: Teenager Aidan McHugh keeps Saltire flying

It wasn't all doom and gloom for the Scottish contingent at Wimbledon yesterday. Defending men's champion Andy Murray may have taken his leave but we were given a glimpse of the future in the form of young Aidan McHugh.

Scotland's Aidan McHugh defeated sixth seed Marko Miladinovic of Serbia in the Boys' Singles at Wimbledon. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Scotland's Aidan McHugh defeated sixth seed Marko Miladinovic of Serbia in the Boys' Singles at Wimbledon. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

The unseeded 17-year-old from Glasgow progressed into the third round of the Boys’ Singles thanks to a superb 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) win over sixth seed Marko Miladinovic of Serbia.

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McHugh, pictured, has already caught the eye of Murray who trained with the teenager this week at SW19. Older brother Jamie has also taken an interest and spent time with the youngster in Monte Carlo.

Aidan first picked up a racket at the age of five and learned to play at Dowanhill Tennis Club in Glasgow’s West End. His dad, Chris, a GP, sang the praises of the Murray brothers. “They’ve been very nice to him – very friendly and very helpful,” he said.