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Wilsonbro11 12-12-2012 06:27 PM

1# rank
 
Do you think the person ranked #1 on the list is going to go pro? https://tennislink.usta.com/tourname...G8&ListType=-1

Wilsonbro11 12-12-2012 06:30 PM

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.

TennisCoachIN 12-12-2012 07:00 PM

Only time will tell.

TennisNinja 12-13-2012 09:55 PM

Go pro? Sure.

Actually succeed on the tour and make a comfortable living playing on the tour? Whole different story.

Chemist 12-15-2012 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TennisNinja (Post 7062539)
Go pro? Sure.

Actually succeed on the tour and make a comfortable living playing on the tour? Whole different story.

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.

insidetheline100 12-16-2012 06:15 AM

Here's some B14 rankings from Youth1...They don't have Evan Zhu at #1 though... http://www.youth1.com/index.php/othe...ennis-rankings

PhotoBlue 12-16-2012 06:39 AM

I know Evan Zhu and let me tell you he is one great player. Not as good as Francis tiafoe, yet.

Chemist 12-16-2012 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by PhotoBlue (Post 7065700)
I know Evan Zhu and let me tell you he is one great player. Not as good as Francis tiafoe, yet.

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.

PhotoBlue 12-17-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Chemist (Post 7066770)
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.

Are you a college park coach?

Chemist 12-17-2012 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by PhotoBlue (Post 7067855)
Are you a college park coach?

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.

PhotoBlue 12-17-2012 04:02 PM

Francis is great, but his forehand technique is strange, might get him in trouble later on. But I dunno, maybe he'll be fine

Chemist 12-17-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by PhotoBlue (Post 7068118)
Francis is great, but his forehand technique is strange, might get him in trouble later on. But I dunno, maybe he'll be fine

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.

Wilsonbro11 12-17-2012 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Chemist (Post 7068162)
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.

How old is Francis?

Chemist 12-17-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilsonbro11 (Post 7068197)
How old is Francis?

I believe he is still 14

Wilsonbro11 12-17-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Chemist (Post 7068221)
I believe he is still 14


Where does he hit at? Or does he have a friend he hits with or does he have a coach?

Chemist 12-17-2012 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilsonbro11 (Post 7068224)
Where does he hit at? Or does he have a friend he hits with or does he have a coach?

I believe he still trains at JTCC, College Park (a full-time academy). He may also spends time in Boca.

Wilsonbro11 12-17-2012 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Chemist (Post 7068259)
I believe he still trains at JTCC, College Park (a full-time academy). He may also spends time in Boca.

So he doesn't go to school?

Chemist 12-17-2012 06:12 PM

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.

Chemist 12-17-2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilsonbro11 (Post 7068279)
So he doesn't go to school?

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.

Wilsonbro11 12-17-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Chemist (Post 7068293)
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.

Did Roger Federer go to an academy or did he just teach him self?


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