New promising players in sight?

frinton

Professional
Being from Switzerland I am following the progress Belinda Bencic has been making in the past months. She is only 16 years old and after wining junior Grand Slam titles last year has made her way through the Australian Open qualification without much trouble, seeing the no. 1 seed off in the first round. Currently she, the youngest player in the the main-draw is playing a strong first round match against the oldest player, Kimiko Date-Krumm.
If she continues to improve I think she can be a top player in the near future.

Which other players (male & female) do you know, maybe not yet so much on the radar yet, who might have a promising future?
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
Christian Garin from Chile....apparently a bit of a Rafa and Toni protege...future clay court king?...16 too


 
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PSNELKE

Legend
Being from Switzerland I am following the progress Belinda Bencic has been making in the past months. She is only 16 years old and after wining junior Grand Slam titles last year has made her way through the Australian Open qualification without much trouble, seeing the no. 1 seed off in the first round. Currently she, the youngest player in the the main-draw is playing a strong first round match against the oldest player, Kimiko Date-Krumm.
If she continues to improve I think she can be a top player in the near future.

Which other players (male & female) do you know, maybe not yet so much on the radar yet, who might have a promising future?
Wrong. The youngest player in the Main Draw is Ana Konjuh who just turned 16 two weeks ago (born in December 1997), Bencic is born in March 1997. That makes Konjuh 9 months younger than Bencic.
Konjuh won the Juniors Australian Open and the Juniors US Open in 2013 plus Eddie Herr and the Orange Bowl in the end of 2012. Konjuh qualified for the Main Draw quite easily beating her final opponent 6-3 6-0 to qualify.

She's about to play Li Na on Hisense in a couple of minutes.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
On the boy's/men's side, there seems to be a lot of talent coming through from the boys who are currently about 16 - 18 years of age. There are the aussies, Garin, Quinzi, Coric and a couple of good talents from the USA making their mark in the juniors as well. Honestly to my eye it's the most stacked the junior talent pool has been for a long time.

Belinda Bencic is the next big thing from her gen, I believe. I even made a thread about it claiming something along the lines of her dominating the WTA when the time comes. My only concern is her physicality/athleticism, which are concerns I have less of for Konjuh, who also looks completely legit.

They are all some years away though so these are some really early projections. They are merely teenagers. MAYBE one will break through early on the men's side tot he top 15 or by say 19 years of age. The girls may break through earlier...
 
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Bencic and Konjuh will be constantly linked together at least early in their careers a la Nadal/Gasquet having split the 4 Junior Slams in 2013 (Oz and US for Konjuh, RG and Wimby for Bencic). They also partnered to reach the junior Wimbledon final in 2012 losing to Bouchard/Townsend.

I like Coric and Quinzi on the boy's side.
 

PSNELKE

Legend
I swear Coric looks like copy&paste Djokovic on the court. Don't like it, but hey it works extremely well for Novak.

Garin and Kyrgios look quite promising for to me as well.

Kozlov? Don't think the kid's "American".
 

Overdrive

Legend
I swear Coric looks like copy&paste Djokovic on the court. Don't like it, but hey it works extremely well for Novak.

Garin and Kyrgios look quite promising for to me as well.

Kozlov? Don't think the kid's "American"
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Irrelevant. He bears the American flag under his name. USA! USA! USA! :p
 
Bencic and Konjuh will be constantly linked together at least early in their careers a la Nadal/Gasquet having split the 4 Junior Slams in 2013 (Oz and US for Konjuh, RG and Wimby for Bencic). They also partnered to reach the junior Wimbledon final in 2012 losing to Bouchard/Townsend.

I like Coric and Quinzi on the boy's side.
Quinzi......saw him on Tennis Channel a couple of years back. What's he up to now ? Would have thought he'll being the pro tour by now
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Quinzi's backhand is hot as. Kozlov already seems so mentally grounded and sound.
 

Kenshin

Semi-Pro
I watched Belinda Bencic vs Date krumm yesterday, and Bencic was quite awesome. She is still rough around the edges but mentally strong for a 16 year girl. I saw a little bit of Hingis in herself because her mom coaches her. She doesn't have great power but compenstate it for placement and control of the shots like Hingis did. She is indeed a promising girl.
 
Bencic and Konjuh will be constantly linked together at least early in their careers a la Nadal/Gasquet having split the 4 Junior Slams in 2013 (Oz and US for Konjuh, RG and Wimby for Bencic). They also partnered to reach the junior Wimbledon final in 2012 losing to Bouchard/Townsend.

I like Coric and Quinzi on the boy's side.
Konjuh is a beautiful girl. Hope she gets up in the ranking.
 
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