Aussie update – the young guns

22 Jan

The Australian Open gives the opportunity to our young players to fight for a wildcard into the main draw – this has been the launching pad for many players careers. This year the wildcard play-off was won by Marinko Matosevic in the mens and Ashleigh Barty in the womens. A great effort especially by Ash as she is still only 15. Others to earn wildcards were Greg Jones, James Duckworth, Ben Mitchell…. oh and another “young” gun – Lleyton Hewitt. Lleyton had to rely on a wildcard following his injury plagued 18 months that has seen his ranking drop from top 20 to his current ranking of 189.

And in the second week of the Australian Open The Pro will be following the fortunes of our junior players in the AO junior boys and girls singles. Players to look out for include Bernard Tomic’s little sister Sara – who is just 14,, but shows a great deal of promise, Storm Sanders, Belinda Woolcock, Georgiana Ruhrig and in the boys – current ITF world number 1 – Australia’s Luke Saville, Chris Guccione’s nephew – Daniel Guccione, Andrew Harris, Nick Kyrgios  and others.

See you out at the open. The Pro.

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