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ATP Young Gun watch: Shelbayh makes move

A JORDAN young gun and teenage American who is flying under the radar in the States highlight our Young Gun watch at Challenger level. The pair both picked up wins to move through to the second round of their respective tournaments, while a couple of other Under 21s suffered defeats. >> TO NOT MISS ANY […]

WTA Tour Player Focus: Paula Badosa

SPANIARD Paula Badosa is rapidly becoming one of the WTA Tours’ brightest names. Recently crowned as victorious at this years’ Indian Wells tournament, the 23-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise going from a rank of 70 to a career-high of 13 in less than a year. Originally hailing from Begur, Spain, Badosa has garnered comparisons […]

ATP Tour Player Focus: Brandon Nakashima

DEVELOPING American prospect Brandon Nakashima is an exciting young talent, steadily making his way up the ATP Tour rankings since his initial senior debut in late 2019 on the Challenger tour. Still only 20-years-old and realistically only completing his second full season on the ATP Tour, the California native and former junior world number three […]

ATP Tour Player Focus: Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune

WHILE he may not quite yet have the same accolades as many of the talented young faces around him, there is no doubt Danish youngster Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune is on the way up in his career and has had a steady trajectory during his maiden year on the senior tour. A former junior world […]

ATP Tour Player Focus: Jannik Sinner

HAILING from northern Italy, 20-year-old Jannik Sinner has experienced a sharp rise up the rankings since breaking into the top 50 just 12 months ago. Currently sitting at a career-high 14, Sinner’s form this year has been nothing short of impressive with three title wins to his name and an additional final loss proving how […]

Young gun focus: Carlos Alcaraz

THERE is a wealth of developing international talent making its way up the ranks across both the ATP and WTA Tours, with this series looking into some of the high flyers of late who have shot up the rankings in recent months. This week, we take a look at explosive Spaniard, Carlos Alcaraz. >>READ: ATP Teenage […]

US Open shines light on WTA future stars

WHEN it comes to the WTA Tour, there is no doubt that youngsters are on their way up with plenty of developing talent showcasing their wares throughout the season so far. An all teenage grand slam final was seen for the first time since 1999 as Great Britain’s Emma Raducanu and Canada’s Leylah Fernandez faced […]

Young gun focus: Jenson Brooksby

WHEN it comes to developing talent, the United States has no shortage of great young stars coming through the ranks. We take a look at the likes of American world number 81 Jenson Brooksby, who has taken the lower ATP Tour events by storm in 2021. Based in Sacramento, California, 20-year-old Brooksby has had a breakout […]

Young guns to watch on the ITF Tour

THE International Tennis Federation (ITF) is well and truly stacked with developing talent, and Draft Central is beginning to delve into the young guns coming up through the ranks emphasising those who have burst onto the scene and showcased some exciting qualities in their junior years. While many of these players are beginning to feed […]

WTA Teenage Stars – Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva

WHILE this 15-year-old Andorran may not be on your radar quite yet, Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva is one to watch in the future with her youth and potential making her a hugely exciting player coming up the ranks on tour. While not technically yet on the WTA Tour singles rankings, Jimenez Kasintseva is a left-handed talent […]

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