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Old 11-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Torres View Post
Have a look at the winners of Junior Wimbledon and the other slams since 2000.

No 'Norcal 4.5' is taking out of any of those guys even when they were 15-16 y/o.
Yes, a lot of them become legitimate 7.0s who make a good living playing tennis on the tour. So perhaps would we rate this junior as a 5.5-6.0?

I honestly don't really know the difference between a 5.5 and a 6.0. I've watched later to be successful Division 1 players at the high school level. Some of them played ugly but their later rankings suggest they were legitimate 5.5s. This kid is hitting a lot cleaner than those guys, but I still haven't seen him in match play. I'd provisionally rate him 6.0.
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