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Old 07-04-2012, 04:12 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by 10ismom View Post
Krueger is now in QF Boys Wimbledon.
No other US juniors, boys or girls (including Taylor Towsend), passed 3rd round.

Post vid of our US juniors in action there, if you could find one.
It is probably noteworthy that second year in a row we have an American junior doing well in the slams. Last year it was Fratangelo winning French. This year Kruger got to the semis of the French and is now in quarters of Wimby. Both kids train with their private coaches. Kruger in Texas, I think with coach Lickor and Bjorn was coached by his dad.

The year before that it was Jack Sock who won US Open and Kudla got to the finals. Also were the product of private coaching, Sock with his coach and Kudla from the College Park academy.

I wonder if it is coincidental that all these kids who did well on a highest stage of Junior tennis came from a private coaching environment. USTA sent a pretty good bunch of kids to these slams but have not had the same success rate. I am talking on the boys side, of course. Because on the girls side, Grace Min and Taylor Townsend won the slams.

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