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    The link doesn't take you all the way to where I wanted you to see but if you're looking go to boys 14 singles the name is zhu Evan H.
     
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    Only time will tell.
     
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    Go pro? Sure.

    Actually succeed on the tour and make a comfortable living playing on the tour? Whole different story.
     
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    Evan trains at Junior Tennis Champion Center, College Park. He is #13 blue chip freshman. Evan just finished 2nd in Eddie Herr, B14. He wins by consistency. He will play a top D1 school for sure, possibly following his sister Amy to U Michigan. The top 5 freshmen blue chips are much more advanced at this point.
     
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    I know Evan Zhu and let me tell you he is one great player. Not as good as Francis tiafoe, yet.
     
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    Right now, Francis is better than Evan. They play very different games, Francis hits flat and hard while Evan is a super grinder. After Evan improves his serves and his net game (and grows another 7-8" and 50 more lbs), he will be a beast.
     
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    Are you a college park coach?
     
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    No I am only helping my son as his "consultant". My son practiced with Evan a few times in the summer. He never got a chance to play Francis in tournament or practice; but I watched him play 6-7 times in the past 3-4 years, most recently in Dayton, B16/L2 where Francis lost the 3rd set tiebreak to a blue chip senior.
     
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    Francis is great, but his forehand technique is strange, might get him in trouble later on. But I dunno, maybe he'll be fine
     
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    Agree! Very few top kids (or ATP pros) hit like him. He seems to hit balls with eastern grip. I heard that he hits all day long. Maybe he will turn pro in a couple of years.
     
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    How old is Francis?
     
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    I believe he is still 14
     
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    Where does he hit at? Or does he have a friend he hits with or does he have a coach?
     
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    I believe he still trains at JTCC, College Park (a full-time academy). He may also spends time in Boca.
     
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    So he doesn't go to school?
     
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    The best 14 year old American tennis player may be Stephan Kozlov, who is already ranked #1,400 ATP and was asked to practice with Roger Federer at this year's US Open.
     
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    The full-time Kids at JTCC are doing Laurel Spring cyber school that has a pretty good reputation with college admission. It's highly possible that Francis would turn pro before he finishes high school.
     
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    Did Roger Federer go to an academy or did he just teach him self?
     
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    Serious question - are you, in any way, related to Fedace?

    But no, Roger Federer did not teach himself. It is very hard for someone to develop world class form without any instruction. From Fed's Wikipedia page -

     
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    Does he live around where that academy is?
     
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    TCF - Is this the correct answer?
     
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    He's pouting again...
     
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    His coach's name is Mischa I beleive. Francis has a very interesting story. Google him
     
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    Whats his last name
     
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