The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

James P

Professional
Both teenagers in action at Tiburon rebounded from a set down to win 3 setters. Brandon Nakashima beat American and world #208 Michael Mmoh 5-7 6-3 and 6-4. He meets Christopher Eubanks tomorrow. Hugo Gaston beat Colombian and world number 203 Daniel Galan 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Mixed results in Buenos Aires. Brazilian Thiago Monteiro, world number 108, defeated Argentine teen Thiago Tirante 6-1 6-2. Facundo Diaz Acosta wins his second match to roll into a R16 match with Argentine Leonardo Mayer. He defeated Argentine Renzo Olivo, world ranked 273, 7-5 4-6 6-2.

One teen left in Florence, and it didn't go well for Lorenzi Musetti. He failed soundly against Spaniard Jaume Munar 6-1 6-3.



Still in play:
Chengdu: Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
Orleans: Sinner (ITA), Roumane (FRA)
Tiburon: Gaston (FRA), Nakashima (USA)
Buenos Aires: Seyboth Wild (BRA), Diaz Acosta (ARG)

Everyone is in R16 action.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Both teenagers in action at Tiburon rebounded from a set down to win 3 setters. Brandon Nakashima beat American and world #208 Michael Mmoh 5-7 6-3 and 6-4. He meets Christopher Eubanks tomorrow. Hugo Gaston beat Colombian and world number 203 Daniel Galan 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Mixed results in Buenos Aires. Brazilian Thiago Monteiro, world number 108, defeated Argentine teen Thiago Tirante 6-1 6-2. Facundo Diaz Acosta wins his second match to roll into a R16 match with Argentine Leonardo Mayer. He defeated Argentine Renzo Olivo, world ranked 273, 7-5 4-6 6-2.

One teen left in Florence, and it didn't go well for Lorenzi Musetti. He failed soundly against Spaniard Jaume Munar 6-1 6-3.



Still in play:
Chengdu: Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
Orleans: Sinner (ITA), Roumane (FRA)
Tiburon: Gaston (FRA), Nakashima (USA)
Buenos Aires: Seyboth Wild (BRA), Diaz Acosta (ARG)

Everyone is in R16 action.
Last match on Center Court at Orleans: Jannik Sinner vs Aljaz Bedene, who will need those extra few hours to rebound from his three-set battle today. Advantage The Sinful One!
 

James P

Professional
Was thinking this might be a breakthrough week for several players, but a bad day at the office for teenagers as six out of seven are sent packing.

Felix got knocked out at Chengdu, losing to Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4 6-7 6-4.
Sinner and Roumane both lost at Orleans, the former to Aljaz Bedene 6-4 4-6 6-4, the latter to Maxime Janvier 6-4 7-6.
Diaz Acosta and Seyboth Wild both lost at Buenos Aires, the former to Leonardo Mayer 7-6 6-3, the latter to Agustin Velotti 7-6 1-6 6-3.
Hugo Gaston lost at Tiburon to #1 seed Tommy Paul 7-5 6-1.

The lone remaining teenager is Brandon Nakashima who beat American Christopher Eubanks 7-6 7-5. He will face Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, currently ranked 214, another American. They actually met earlier this summer at the Cary Challenger, with Nakashima getting the better of Kwiatkowski.
 
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James P

Professional
Brandon Nakashima fell to Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 7-5 1-6 7-6. He was actually up two breaks, 4-0, in the final set, had three match points at two distinct points, but failed to close the deal. All in all, still a great performance for a kid with barely any Challenger experience.
 

James P

Professional
Teenagers in ATP Tour action this week:

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) #20. Felix is in action this week at the China Open 500. He faces Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) in R32 action.

Teenagers in ATP Challenger action this week:

Rudolf Molleker (GER) #175. Molleker is playing at the Barcelona 80 Challenger. The #16 seed, he has a bye and will face the winner of Markus Eriksson (SWE)/Alejandro Moro Canas (ESP) in R32.
Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) #321. Seyboth Wild is in action at the Campinas 80 Challenger. He will face off with Felipe Meligeni (BRA) in R64 action.
Tomas Machac (CZE) #365. The 18 year old Machac will be in action at the Nur-Sultan II 80 Challenger. His R64 opponent is Aslan Karatsev of Russia.
Nicolas Majia (COL) #428. The 19 year old Majia will be in action at Campinas. His R64 opponent is Maxime Hamou of France.
Gilbert Klier Junior (BRA) #575. The 19 year old Klier received a wild card and will be in action at Campinas, as well. His R64 opponent is Nicolas Alvarez of Peru.
Savryian Danilov (RUS) #591. The 18 year old will attempt to qually into Nur-Sultan. His win-and-in opponent will be American Alafia Ayeni.
Joao Lucas Reis Da Silva (BRA) #595. The 19 year old Lucas received a wild card to Campinas, drawing Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez as his R64 opponent.
Dostanbek Tashbulatov (KAZ) #917. The 19 year old Tashbulatov received a wild card into Nur-Sultan and will face Norwegian Viktor Durasovic in R64 action.
Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida (BRA) #979. The 18 year old Pucinelli received a wild card into Campinas. He will face Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) in the R64.
Beibet Zhukayev (KAZ) #1273. The 18 year old Zhukayev received a wild into Nur-Sultan and faces German Julian Lenz in R64 action.
Alejandro Moro Canas (ESP) #1911. The 18 year old Moro received a wild card to Barcelona. He'll face Swede Markus Eriksson in R64 action. Will meet fellow teen Rudolf Molleker in R32 with a win.
Pedro Boscardin Dias (BRA) #UR. The unranked 16 year old Boscardin received a wild card to his first Challenger at Campinas. He'll face compatriot Orlando Luz in R64 action.
Natan Rodrigues (BRA) #UR. The unranked 17 year old Rodrigues received a wild card opportunity at a qualifier. His qually opponent will be Brazilian Daniel Dutra Da Silva.
 

James P

Professional
In Beijing's R32 action on Tuesday, Felix dispatched ARV 6-3 6-4. He faces off against #2 seeded Alexander Zverev on Thursday in his next match.

At Nur-Sultan, Savryian Danilov did qually into the tournament, beating Ayeni 4-6 7-6 6-4. He followed that up by beating his WC opponent, Timur Khabibulin of Kazakhstan, 6-4 6-1 in R64. He next faces #1 overall seed, Corentin Moutet of France, in his R32 action Wednesday. Machac has had a solid run, so far, advancing in R64 past Karatsev 6-3 6-4, before dispatching Evgeniyy Karlovskiy, the #16 seed, 6-2 2-1 in a retirement. Both players were ranked roughly 100 spots hire than Machac in the mid-250s. His next opponent for the 3rd round is TBD, but will be either #3 seed Malek Jaziri (#122) of Tunisia or Frenchman qualifier Fabien Reboul (#592). Tashbulatov was defeated pretty soundly by Durasovic 6-4 6-0 in opening R64 action while Beibet Zhukayev was also defeated in the opening round 6-2 7-6 to the German Julian Lenz.

At Barcelona, Moro Canas did in fact win his opening R64 match against Markus Eriksson 6-3 6-2. Earlier today, he and Rudi Molleker, the only other teen in the tournament, faced off against one another in 2nd round action, Molleker coming out on top 7-5 6-1 to reach the 3rd round of Barcelona. Molleker's opponent, still TBD, will be either Spaniard Daniel Munoz De La Nava (#1125) or #2 seeded Jaume Munar of Spain (#102).

At Campinas, Rodrigues failed to win his qually and wasn't lucky enough to get an LL, Boscardin Dias fell to Luz 6-0 7-5, Pucinelli De Almeida fell to Etcheverry 6-3 6-4, Reis Da Silva fell to Gonzalez 7-5 7-5, Klier Junior fell to Alvarez 6-2 6-3, Mejia fell to Hamou 6-3 6-3, and Seyboth Wild fell to Meligeni 5-7 6-2 6-2. The entire field of teenagers lost in their first match.
 
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James P

Professional
FAA got pretty thoroughly destroyed by Sascha Zverev 6-3 6-1 in Beijing.

Danilov lost his R32 match to Corentin Moutet in a 6-2 6-0 blowout indicative of their near 500 spot gap in the rankings. Tomas Machac, however, is having no problems dispatching higher ranked opponents. His recent victim, #3 seed and #122 world ranked Malek Jaziri, of Tunisia, fell 7-6 7-6. Machac is now 6-0 in tiebreakers at Challenger level this season. His next opponent will be #8 seed and #201 world ranked Russian Alexey Vatutin. Good luck to the final teen of the week!

That good luck means Rudi Molleker is out, but it's not by loss. He allowed Jaume Munar a walkover, forfeiting a chance at a deeper run this week.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
FAA got pretty thoroughly destroyed by Sascha Zverev 6-3 6-1 in Beijing.

Danilov lost his R32 match to Corentin Moutet in a 6-2 6-0 blowout indicative of their near 500 spot gap in the rankings. Tomas Machac, however, is having no problems dispatching higher ranked opponents. His recent victim, #3 seed and #122 world ranked Malek Jaziri, of Tunisia, fell 7-6 7-6. Machac is now 6-0 in tiebreakers at Challenger level this season. His next opponent will be #8 seed and #201 world ranked Russian Alexey Vatutin. Good luck to the final teen of the week!

That good luck means Rudi Molleker is out, but it's not by loss. He allowed Jaume Munar a walkover, forfeiting a chance at a deeper run this week.
Molleker had been on the injured list this year, beginning with a withdrawal from the Augsburg Challenger draw before play began there this summer due to a right elbow problem. His 2R win this week is his lone tour win since losing to Fognini at Hamburg in 2R.

Let’s hope this is not a recurrence. Draw sheet has not been updated yet to show cause for the walkover.
 

James P

Professional
Final teen of the week, Tomas Machac, is still not done. Into the semis he goes after defeating yet another player ranked higher than him. He defeated Vatutin easily 6-4 6-1 to set up a match with #5 seeded German Yannick Maden who took out top seed Corentin Moutet of France. Maden is currently ranked #130 in the world. This is Machac's second Challenger semi of the year, having reached that stage in Liberec late July/early August.
 

James P

Professional
Solid week for Tomas Machac, but he did fall in the semis retiring down 4-1 in the first set. With his second semi appearance of the year, he moves up roughly 60 places to about rank 302. He also leapfrogged four other teens to go from #10 to #6 teen in tennis.
 

James P

Professional
Teenagers in ATP Tour action this week:

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) #19: Felix is back in action this week at the Shanghai Masters. He'll face Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in R64 with #6 seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas looming next round.

Teenagers in ATP Challenger action this week:

Jannik Sinner (ITA) #127: Jannik plays the Mouilleron-le-Captif 100 Challenger. Seeded #14, he will face the winner of Tristan Lamasine (FRA) and Adrian Menendez Maceiras (ESP) in R32. Projected 3rd Round opponent is #2 seeded Gregoire Barrere of France.
Nicola Kuhn (ESP) #174: Nicola plays the Fairfield 100 Challenger. Seeded #10, he will face the winner of Michail Pervolarakis (GRE) and TBD Qualifier in R32. Projected 3rd Round opponent is #8 seeded Peter Polansky of Canada.
Sebastian Korda (USA) #314: Sebastian, in his first action since US Open qualifying, is in Fairfield this week. He faces German Sebastian Fanselow in R64 action. The winner gets to play #9 seed Barbadan Darian King.
Jack Draper (GBR) #340: The 17 year old Brit is also in Fairfield this week. He'll face off against American Alex Rybakov in the R64. Winner faces #14 seed and Team World Laver Cup hero, Jack Sock.
Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) #352: Thiago is in action at the Santo Domingo 125 Challenger this week. He'll face Dominican Jose Olivares in R64. Winner gets a crack at #11 seeded Italian Alessandro Giannessi.
Rayane Roumane (FRA) #416: Rayane received a wild card and will play in Mouilleron-le-Captif this week. He'll face off against compatriot Quentin Halys in R64 for an opportunity to meet #10 seeded Italian Paolo Lorenzi in the R32.
Nicolas Mejia (COL) #424: Nicolas will be in Fairfield this week. He faces off against Israeli Eden Leshem in R64. Winner will play #7 seeded Ecuadorian Emilio Gomez in R32.
Nick Hardt (DOM) #533: The 19 year old Dominican received a wild card and gets to defend his home tournament in Santo Domingo this week. He'll face Argentine Renzo Olivo in R64 action. Winner meets #9 seeded Italian Federico Gaio in the R32.
Brandon Nakashima (USA) #709: 18 year old Nakashima received a wild card and will be in Fairfield this week facing compatriot Ulises Blanch in R64. A win and he'll face off against American Thai-Son Kwiatkowski for the third time in less than 5 weeks (1-1 record between them at Cary and Tiburon).
Valentin Royer (FRA) #1033: The 18 year old Frenchman quallied into Mouilleron-le-Captif and will face Lukas Rosol of Czechia in R64 action. Should he win, he gets a crack at #2 seeded Gregoire Barrere of France.
Zachary Svajda (USA) #1295: The 16 year old Svajda received a wild card and will play in Fairfield this week. He faces American Michael Redlicki in R64. Win and he would meet another American and #2 seeded Denis Kudla in R32.
 
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James P

Professional
Quick first day round up...

Good results in Fairfield, where all three teenagers in action won their matches. Mejia (2-6 6-1 6-4), Nakashima (6-2 6-4), and Svajda (7-6 6-2) all advanced to the R32 stage.

Only one teen in action at Mouilleron-le-Captif, the qualifier Royer. He fell 6-4 6-4.

Split results in Santo Domingo. Dominican teen Nick Hardt fell 2-6 6-3 1-6 while Thiago Seyboth Wild won 6-3 6-4.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Quick first day round up...

Good results in Fairfield, where all three teenagers in action won their matches. Mejia (2-6 6-1 6-4), Nakashima (6-2 6-4), and Svajda (7-6 6-2) all advanced to the R32 stage.

Only one teen in action at Mouilleron-le-Captif, the qualifier Royer. He fell 6-4 6-4.

Split results in Santo Domingo. Dominican teen Nick Hardt fell 2-6 6-3 1-6 while Thiago Seyboth Wild won 6-3 6-4.
Impatience is a sin and I’m a full fledged Sinner! Still a match and change away from taking the court in MLC.
 

James P

Professional
Another fantastic day for Teenage Tennis Talent. Almost a perfect day, as going in to the last match of the day, teens were a perfect 5-0.

Starting in Shanghai, Felix Auger-Aliassime won his opening match at the Shanghai Masters. He beat qualifier Alexander Bublik pretty handily before Bublik tossed in the towel, retiring down 7-6 4-0. Felix faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in a battle of the NextGen top 2. Felix has been in pretty poor form of late, but has beaten Stefanos twice this season already.

In Mouilleron-le-Captif, Jannik Sinner, teen #2 in the ATP, took down Tristan Lamasine fairly easily after an early wobble. Down 2-5 in the first match, he won 11 of the next 12 games to win 7-5 6-1. He meets Czech Lukas Rosol in the R16. Rayanne Roumane, another teen that's been rising as the season has gone on, won his match against compatriot Quentin Halys, ranked 200+ spots ahead of him. He will face ancient Italian journeyman Paolo Lorenzi, seeded #10, in his R32 match tomorrow.

In Fairfield, two early R64 matches were won by teens, one by American Sebastan Korda over German Sebastian Fanselow 6-4 7-6, the other by 17 year old Brit Jack Draper over Alex Rybakov 6-1 2-6 7-5. In the aforementioned last match of the day, Colombian Nicolas Mejia was defeated by Ecuadorean Emilio Gomez in a R32 match.

Through two days, 9 of 12 teens are still playing tournaments. We'll see if these results hold up tomorrow.
 
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James P

Professional
#1 teenager FAA falls in Shanghai today. He fell 7-6 7-6 to Stefanos Tsitsipas, his first career loss to the Greek. Unless something changes, he will next be seen in 2 weeks in Vienna.

In Mouilleron-le-Captif, Roumane fell to Lorenzi, a fairly routine 7-6 6-2 affair.

In Santo Domingo, Seyboth Wild fell to Alessandro Giannessi 6-1 6-4. He was the last teen in that tournament.

In Fairfield, a lot of action today as five teens tested their mettle. Nicola Kuhn opened his tournament campaign in R32 action and defeated Pervolarakis in three rounds, 6-4 2-6 6-0. He will face Canadian Peter Polansky in the R16. Brandon Nakashima won his match against last second lucky loser replacement Dennis Novikov 6-2 6-4. He will face a stiff challenge in R16 action, going toe to toe with #6 seed James Duckworth of Australia. In the last match of the evening, young Jack Draper of Britain overcame former top 10 player Jack Sock in three stiff sets, 3-6 7-6 6-3. His next test will be against #17 seed American Donald Young. The other two teens lost their matches, 16 year old Svajda in 3 sets to Denis Kudla 6-1 3-6 6-4, and 19 year old Sebastian Korda, also in 3 sets, 5-7 6-0 7-5 to Damian King of Barbados.

4 teens remain. Jannik Sinner in Mouilleron-le-Captif, and the three winners today in Fairfield.
 
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James P

Professional
Three of the four teenagers won their matches today to reach the quarterfinals!

Nicola Kuhn (ESP) fell to Peter Polansky of Canada 6-4 6-4, sadly. However, both Jack Draper and Brandon Nakashima reached the quarters, Draper for the first time in his career, Nakashima for the second, and those two quarterfinals are consecutive tournaments. In fact, Nakashima is up nearly 400 ranking spots from just five weeks ago, 942 to 556 live. Nakashima faced 6th seeded James Duckworth, the 143rd ranked tennis player in the world, beating him 7-6 7-5. Next up for the young lad is Taro Daniel of Japan, seeded #4, ranked 111th. Jack Draper had yet another gutty performance defeating 17th seeded Donald Young, who is also ranked 233rd in the world. The final scoreline in that match was 6-3 7-6. He will next face Australian Chris O'Connell, seeded 12th and world ranked at a career high 192nd. It should be noted, these two teens are in opposite halves, so not to get too far ahead, but an all-teen final is a possibility.

In Mouilleron-le-Captif, as previously noted, Jannik Sinner took down Lukas Rosol of Czechia, the 152nd ranked tennis player in the world, in 6-7 7-5 6-3 gritty match. This is Sinner's 4th Challenger quarterfinal of the year. He's facing Romanian Marius Copil in the quarters, the 6th seed and 90th ranked player in the world. He's 2-7 in top 100 matches, coming into his 10th in his career, a lot to overcome. As noted elsewhere, he received a wild card into Antwerp next week, meaning he'll move up a level of competition.
 

James P

Professional
It's not every week you get two teenage semi-finalists, but it is this week!

At Mouilleron-le-Captif, Jannik Sinner continued making his way through the field of competitors, dispatching Marius Copil 3-6 6-1 6-4. This is Sinner's 4th Challenger SF of the year and his career (2 wins, 1 final), so he'll be hoping to add to his trophy case. His next opponent will be Mathias Bourgue (FRA), an unseeded world #247 that upset Dennis Novak in his quarterfinal.

In Fairfield, we had a split results. Jack Draper lost his match to Chris O'Connell, a 6-2 6-3 straight set affair. Draper will likely be in the Vegas Challenger next week to build on his new found Challenger success. Brandon Nakashima, however, did win. Nakashima reaches his first career Challenger SF defeating recent Japan Open (500) quarterfinalist in straight set tiebreakers, 7-6 7-6. A fairly efficient match, the two players held serve against one another 16 consecutive times through the first tie breaker, then 2 back to back breaks to stay right on serve, then finished out the match on serve. Nakashima next faces the winner of the #1 seed Steve Johnson (USA, ranked #99) or the #9 seed Damian King (BAR, ranked #171) match, which will start soon.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
It's not every week you get two teenage semi-finalists, but it is this week!

At Mouilleron-le-Captif, Jannik Sinner continued making his way through the field of competitors, dispatching Marius Copil 3-6 6-1 6-4. This is Sinner's 4th Challenger SF of the year and his career (2 wins, 1 final), so he'll be hoping to add to his trophy case. His next opponent will be Mathias Bourgue (FRA), an unseeded world #247 that upset Dennis Novak in his quarterfinal.

In Fairfield, we had a split results. Jack Draper lost his match to Chris O'Connell, a 6-2 6-3 straight set affair. Draper will likely be in the Vegas Challenger next week to build on his new found Challenger success. Brandon Nakashima, however, did win. Nakashima reaches his first career Challenger SF defeating recent Japan Open (500) quarterfinalist in straight set tiebreakers, 7-6 7-6. A fairly efficient match, the two players held serve against one another 16 consecutive times through the first tie breaker, then 2 back to back breaks to stay right on serve, then finished out the match on serve. Nakashima next faces the winner of the #1 seed Steve Johnson (USA, ranked #99) or the #9 seed Damian King (BAR, ranked #171) match, which will start soon.
Neither Johnson or Damian King has advanced to the SFs...they are just starting their QF match. The winner will face the American Kevin King in the other SF.
 

James P

Professional
Great week for teens, but sadly it came to end for the final two just a day earlier than hoped. Jannik lost his SF match to Bourgue in a tightly contested 4-6 6-4 6-7 match. He'll have to shake it off as he moves on to Antwerp next week. Nakashima lost his SF match to Steve Johnson 6-3 1-6 2-6. Very nice 4-5 weeks for him on the Challenger circuit.
 

James P

Professional
Teenagers in ATP Tour action this week:

Jannik Sinner (ITA) #119: Jannik is in action this week in Antwerp. He will face TBD Qualifier in the 1st round. Should he defeat TBD Qualifier, he will face #1 seed Gael Monfils (FRA) in the 2nd round.
Rudolf Molleker (GER) #166: Rudi is attempting to qualify into the Moscow tournament this week.
Alen Avidzba (RUS) #498: 19 year old Alen was given a wild card into Moscow this week. This will be his ATP main draw debut. His 1st round opponent will be fellow Russian wild card teen, Alibek Kachmazov. The winner of this matchup gets the Herculean task of playing #1 seed and world #4 Daniil Medvedev.
Arnaud Bovy (BEL) #693: Bovy was given a wild card into the Antwerp quallies and will attempt to string together a couple wins to get into the main draw.
Simon Yitbarek (SWE) #806: Yitbarek was given a wild card into the Stockholm quallies and will attempt to get into the main draw.
Alibek Kachmazov (RUS) #1497: Making his ATP tour main draw debut, Kachmazov also received a wild card and will face compatriot Alen Avidzba for the right to play #1 seed Daniil Medvedev.

Teenagers in ATP Challenger action this week:

Nicola Kuhn (ESP) #174: Kuhn is entered into the Las Vegas 80 Challenger this week. He’s seeded #9 and won’t see action until the 2nd round, against either TBD Qualifier or American Ernesto Escobedo.
Sebastian Korda (USA) #300: Korda is also entered into Las Vegas. He’ll face Ecuadorian Gonzalo Escobar in the 1st round, with the winner drawing #15 seed American Donald Young in the 2nd round.
Tomas Machac (CZE) #303: Tomas is entered into the Ismaning 90 Challenger this week. He’ll be facing German Jeremy Jahn in the 1st round with #16 seed Lukas Lacko (SVK) looming in the 2nd round.
Jack Draper (GBR) #316: Draper is continuing his American Challenger tour in Vegas this week. He faces fellow Brit Ryan Peniston in the 1st round and they will have a #8 seed Darian King of Barbados match awarded to the winner.
Chun hsin Tseng (TPE) #341: 18 year old Tseng is entered into the Ningbo 125 Challenger this week. His 1st round opponent will be Ze Zhang of China. 2nd round potential opponent would be #8 seed Alex Bolt of Australia.
Nicolas Mejia (COL) #421: Nicolas is entered into the Vegas Challenger this week. His 1st round opponent will be Thomaz Bellucci (BRA), winner getting Fairfield Challenger winner, #10 seed Australian Chris O’Connell, in the 2nd round.
Jonas Foretjek (CZE) #548: The 18 year old Czech, Jonas, was awarded a wild card and will also be in Ismaning this week. His 1st round opponent will be fellow wild card German Louis Wessels with #14 seed Italian Stefano Napolitano waiting on the winner.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Teenagers in ATP Tour action this week:

Jannik Sinner (ITA) #119: Jannik is in action this week in Antwerp. He will face TBD Qualifier in the 1st round. Should he defeat TBD Qualifier, he will face #1 seed Gael Monfils (FRA) in the 2nd round.
Rudolf Molleker (GER) #166: Rudi is attempting to qualify into the Moscow tournament this week.
Alen Avidzba (RUS) #498: 19 year old Alen was given a wild card into Moscow this week. This will be his ATP main draw debut. His 1st round opponent will be fellow Russian wild card teen, Alibek Kachmazov. The winner of this matchup gets the Herculean task of playing #1 seed and world #4 Daniil Medvedev.
Arnaud Bovy (BEL) #693: Bovy was given a wild card into the Antwerp quallies and will attempt to string together a couple wins to get into the main draw.
Simon Yitbarek (SWE) #806: Yitbarek was given a wild card into the Stockholm quallies and will attempt to get into the main draw.
Alibek Kachmazov (RUS) #1497: Making his ATP tour main draw debut, Kachmazov also received a wild card and will face compatriot Alen Avidzba for the right to play #1 seed Daniil Medvedev.

Teenagers in ATP Challenger action this week:

Nicola Kuhn (ESP) #174: Kuhn is entered into the Las Vegas 80 Challenger this week. He’s seeded #9 and won’t see action until the 2nd round, against either TBD Qualifier or American Ernesto Escobedo.
Sebastian Korda (USA) #300: Korda is also entered into Las Vegas. He’ll face Ecuadorian Gonzalo Escobar in the 1st round, with the winner drawing #15 seed American Donald Young in the 2nd round.
Tomas Machac (CZE) #303: Tomas is entered into the Ismaning 90 Challenger this week. He’ll be facing German Jeremy Jahn in the 1st round with #16 seed Lukas Lacko (SVK) looming in the 2nd round.
Jack Draper (GBR) #316: Draper is continuing his American Challenger tour in Vegas this week. He faces fellow Brit Ryan Peniston in the 1st round and they will have a #8 seed Darian King of Barbados match awarded to the winner.
Chun hsin Tseng (TPE) #341: 18 year old Tseng is entered into the Ningbo 125 Challenger this week. His 1st round opponent will be Ze Zhang of China. 2nd round potential opponent would be #8 seed Alex Bolt of Australia.
Nicolas Mejia (COL) #421: Nicolas is entered into the Vegas Challenger this week. His 1st round opponent will be Thomaz Bellucci (BRA), winner getting Fairfield Challenger winner, #10 seed Australian Chris O’Connell, in the 2nd round.
Jonas Foretjek (CZE) #548: The 18 year old Czech, Jonas, will also be in Ismaning this week. His 1st round opponent will be German Louis Wessels with #14 seed Italian Stefano Napolitano waiting on the winner.
Molleker, Bovy and Yitbarek all bowed out in Sunday matches.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Sinner gets to 2R and a lecture from Le Professeur.

The all-Russian teen WC winner on Tuesday now faces LL Milojevic after Mad Lad made a late but wise choice to withdraw with “fatigue” cited as cause.

Teens that lost were Tseng in Ningbo, Forejtek in Ismaning and Korda in Las Vegas.
 
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