I was wondering if you could give some insight, memory or extra information on a few Wimbledon junior champions. I was looking at the whole list and I was a bit surprised by the names. A few winners as Enqvist, Tulasne or Monfils don’t have a game suited for grass at all. Guys like Reid, Sabau or Mutis have always struggled on the ATP Tour, etc. Of course there are a few champions but they are in minority to say the least. Also players like Becker or Mcenroe were too good to play juniors. Comments are welcome. 2008 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) the new great eastern Europe hope, has everything to prove, potential seems to be there. 2007 Donald Young (USA) gifted, has not done anything yet at pro level, cruel lack of power. 2006 Thiemo de Bakker (NED) has a hard time making a breakthrough, slightly improving his ranking. 2005 Jeremy Chardy (FRA) top 50, has had a good year so far. Made his breakthrough at RG last year. 2004 Gaël Monfils (FRA) it took time but he’s now a top 10/15. Good first serve, defense, no return, no volley, sub-par passing shots, movement not suited to grass courts. 2003 Florin Mergea (ROM) he’s 24 and around 600th. Plays for Romania in doubles in Davis Cup. 2002 Todd Reid (AUS) no big weapon, was publicized as a poor man’s Lleyton Hewitt. He never reached the top 100 and he has not played a single match this year. 2001 Roman Valent (SUI) don’t know much except that he serves as a sparring partner for Fed time to time. 2000 Nicolas Mahut (FRA) fragile, relies on his serve and nice feel at the net. On a good day and a fast surface, he can beat top 20 players. On a bad day he will lose to a top 800 player. 1999 Jurgen Melzer (AUT) good left hand, good player although a bit inconsistent, grass is not his best surface as far as I know. 1998 Roger Federer (SUI) the new GOAT ;-) 1997 Westley Whitehouse (RSA) out of the radar. Where is South african tennis by now ? 1996 Vladimir Voltchkov (BLR) cinderella semi finalist in 2000, won a couple of matches in Davis Cup for Belarus along with Mirnyi, nothing else to remember. 1995 Oliver Mutis (FRA) the hard life of a journeyman, played mostly in challengers. 1994 Scott Humphries (USA) beat Philippoussis in the final. Never won a single match on the atp tour. 1993 Razvan Sabau (ROM) cf. Mutis. 1992 David Skoch (TCH) who ? 1991 Thomas Enqvist (SWE) one of the worst volleyers I’ve ever witnessed. At least he could serve & return properly. His best surface was indoor carpet but he had no feel for grass tennis, a bit like Safin in a worst way. 1990 Leander Paes (IND) great doubles career. One singles title on grass…in Newport. 1989 Nicklas Kulti (SWE) big serve, strong guy, always on top in his age groups, never great in pro, lost a final rubber in a DC final. 1988 Nicolas Pereira (VEN) best ranking : 74. Best result at Wimbledon : a win over Jeremy Bates…. 1987 Diego Nargiso (ITA) best ranking : 67, doubles player, atypical, left handed. 8 appearances at Wimby, 3 wins. 1986 Eduardo Velez (MEX) never heard of. 1985 Leonardo Lavalle (MEX) played the DC for Mexico, that’s all I know 1984 Mark Kratzmann (AUS) good doubles career. Never reached the second week at Wimby. 1983 Stefan Edberg (SWE) only player with a junior calendar slam, one of the pro level greats. 1982 Pat Cash (AUS) winner in 1987. 1981 Matt Anger (USA) Anger is not that good on grass. Hardly reached once the second week at Wimbledon. Decent player, nothing special. 1980 Thierry Tulasne (FRA) topspin baseliner, had one really good pro year, won only one match at Wimbledon as a pro. Gilles Simon’s coach. 1979 Ramesh Krishnan (IND) he had such light hands and the ball flew as a feather. 1978 Ivan Lendl (TCH) yes himself. 1977 Van Winitsky (USA) won only one match at Wimbledon as a pro. 1976 Heinz Gunthardt (SUI) nice talent, never reached his full potential besides the doubles, he won Wimbledon in doubles. Former Steffi Graf’s coach. 1975 Chris Lewis (NZL) surprising finalist in 1983 only to get destroyed by Johnny Mac. Nothing else to mention. Where is New Zealand tennis ? 1974 Billy Martin (USA) proclaimed best junior player ever by some. Short lived journeyman. Now a coach in the U.S. 1973 Billy Martin (USA) cf. 1974 1972 Bjorn Borg (SWE) stunned the tennis world by adapting his game to the surface to the point of being a king of grass. 1971 Robert Kreiss (USA) excuse me ? 1970 Byron Bertram (RSA) journeyman 1969 Byron Bertram (RSA) cf. 1970 1968 John Alexander (AUS) good player, one of the big serves of the 70’s. 1967 Manuel Orantes (ESP) future slam winner, mostly known for his clay court abilities. 1966 Vladimir Korotkov (URS) sorry, we couldn't find a matching player entry! (says the atp website). 1965 Vladimir Korotkov (URS) cf. 1966 1964 Ismail El Shafei (EGY) beat Borg in Wimbledon 1974. 1963 Nikky Kalogeropoulos (GRE) the name is too long to remember. So is the time. 1962 Stanley Matthews Jr. (GBR) mostly remembered for his soccer skills. 1961 Clark Graebner (USA) semi finalist in 1968. Other names of the far past : 1959 Toomas Lejus (URS) sounds like a baltic name. 1958 Butch Buchholz (USA) international Hall of Fame, US Pro winner in 1962. 1956 Ronald Holmberg (USA) beat Rod Laver to conquer the junior title (6/1 6/1). 1954 Ramanathan Krishnan (IND) father of Ramesh I presume. 1947 Kurt Nielsen (DEN) Wimbledon finalist 1953, 1955.