Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Tournament Preview
Top-Ranked Juniors Kyrgios and Bencic Aim to Conquer Wimbledon Junior Championships
Share:   

Last year the Wimbledon Junior Championships belonged to Canada, with Eugenie Bouchard and Filip Peliwo claiming the country's first two junior slam singles titles. Bouchard and Peliwo have now moved on to professional careers, but another 128 competitors are eager to raise their profiles in the tennis world with similar performances at the All England Club.

Nick Kyrgios has looked strong coming into Wimbledon
courtesy, Paul Ballard
The boys field is a strong one, with every player currently in the ITF Top 20 entered, including world No. 1 Nick Kyrgios of Australia, the boys champion at this year's Australian Open, and Christian Garin of Chile, the reigning Roland Garros boys champion.

Not only does Serbia have the top seed in the men's draw, but two of the top four seeds in the Wimbledon boys field: 18-year-olds Nikola Milojevic and Laslo Djere. Orange Bowl champion Djere has never won a junior match on grass nor has he reached the quarterfinals at any junior slam, while Milojevic is the more accomplished player on the surface, winning a Grade 2 last year and reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

For all its success in the gentlemen's championships, Germany has surprisingly never had a boys champion at Wimbledon, a streak Alexander Zverev could end. Zverev, a still-growing 16-year-old who was ranked outside the top 100 just six months ago, has made a rapid rise in the rankings this spring, with a runner-up showing at the French boosting his ranking to No. 3. After reaching the final at The ITF Grade 1 warmup tournament in Roehampton, he will be full of confidence in his Wimbledon debut.

Andy Murray is hoping to end a long British drought on the men's side, and so too is Kyle Edmund in the boys championships.

Edmund picked up his first ATP win two weeks ago at Eastbourne and is so highly regarded by the LTA that he received a wild card into the men's main draw at Wimbledon. Although he was overpowered by No. 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, Edmund has fared well in lower levels of professional tennis, with his current ATP ranking of 385 assuring him the No. 5 seeding in the junior event.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 ATP PRO PLAYER GEAR GALLERY

Stanislas Wawrinka

 
Click on Stanislas Wawrinka to view and buy his equipment, apparel, and footwear.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
10/23 Whitney Weisberg chooses Fordham
10/23 Brian Pecyna chooses Valparaiso
10/23 John Page chooses Youngstown State
10/22 Madison Hale chooses UCSD
10/22 Mckenzie Barco chooses Chattanooga
10/22 Michelle Wang chooses Cornell
10/21 Sean Halloran chooses Sewanee
10/21 Devin Knors chooses Appalachian State
10/21 Mac McCullough chooses Sewanee
10/21 Samuel Beren chooses Harvard

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
10/23 Did you know we are having a super clearance sale? Select styles up to 70% off! Shop now!
10/23 Join Kiersten to check out Serena Williams fall gear by Nike
10/22 We agree! RT @saboortweets: If you want some great #tennis gear then @TennisExpress is the place to check it all out
 
 

Page updated on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections