WATCH: Castleknock man on the verge of Australian Open and it's looking pretty damn good 5 years ago

WATCH: Castleknock man on the verge of Australian Open and it's looking pretty damn good

The Dubliner is just one match away from taking part in his second Grand Slam event.

James McGee has won his second round Australian Open qualifying match in straight sets (6-2 6-4) against France's 145-ranked Vincent Millot.

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It was an excellent performance from the underdog McGee, who himself is ranked 195th in the world.

The unseeded Dublin native secured his passage into the final qualifying round in just an hour and 53 minutes of play.

The former Belvedere College student won the first set with ease after breaking his opponents serve twice and conceding no break points himself.

The second set was a much more difficult affair.

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McGee did excellently to come back from 1-3 down in the second set to eventually emerge victorious, clinching the final set 6-4.

McGee was backed by an unsurprisingly vocal Irish crowd at Melbourne Park which you can see in the video below as McGee clinches the match-winning point.

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McGee will now face Australia's Blake Mott in the final qualifying round.

A win here will secure McGee's passage to the Australian Open main event, just the second time in his career where he has reached the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, the last of which was the US Open in 2014.

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McGee's young opponent is ranked lower at 284th in the world so we hope McGee can secure passage into the main event which what will be a huge achievement for Irish tennis.