The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

James P

G.O.A.T.
16 year old Brazilian lad, Joao Fonseca, got the most out of his wild card in Florianopolis this week. Won two matches and is currently at the QF stage of that tournament. Perhaps one to keep an eye on.
 
I saw that Martin Landaluce has received a wildcard into the Madrid Open! Is this his first ever ATP men's tour level appearance? He has potential, let's see over the next few years if he lives up to it or squanders it...
 

Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
14-year old Thijs Boogaard made his pro debut today at the ITF 15K in Alkmaar, scoring a 3rd set win that will make him - once the results are computed in 2 weeks - the youngest player in the ATP rankings. I may be wrong, but I believe he is also the youngest to earn an ATP point since super-prodigy Felix Auger Aliassime broke through at the Drummondville challenger as a 14 year old back in 2015.

And I may be wrong again, but I'm pretty sure I was the first one to mention him in this forum, more than 6 months ago... I mean, that's gotta count for something right?
 
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James P

G.O.A.T.
17 year old Jakub Mensik (CZE) joins 19 year olds Arthur Fils (FRA), Luca Van Assche (FRA), Alex Michelson (USA), Ethan Quinn (USA), and 17 year old Learner Tien (USA), the latter three in on wild cards, in the main draw of the US Open.

Several teens made it to the third match in the qualifying tournament, as such are long shots for lucky loser spots.
 

gogo

Legend
17 year old Jakub Mensik (CZE) joins 19 year olds Arthur Fils (FRA), Luca Van Assche (FRA), Alex Michelson (USA), Ethan Quinn (USA), and 17 year old Learner Tien (USA), the latter three in on wild cards, in the main draw of the US Open.

Several teens made it to the third match in the qualifying tournament, as such are long shots for lucky loser spots.
Mensik into the third round! He's had a good draw so far, but good for him.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
18 year old American Nishesh Basavareddy (assuming of Indian descent?) had 8 ATP points going into the last two weeks, good enough for #1114 in the world. In the last two weeks he's qualified for one Challenger in Fairfield, made his first QF there (20 ATP points), then has gone on to the Tiburon Challenger and made the SF there, so far, beating another hot teenager prospect and #1 seeded Alex Michelsen in the process (at least another 30 ATP points).

Going to gain at least 50 points, good enough to leap up over 500 spots into the top 600. If he were to win the tournament this weekend, he'd jump into the top 450.
 

FeroBango

Hall of Fame
18 year old American Nishesh Basavareddy (assuming of Indian descent?) had 8 ATP points going into the last two weeks, good enough for #1114 in the world. In the last two weeks he's qualified for one Challenger in Fairfield, made his first QF there (20 ATP points), then has gone on to the Tiburon Challenger and made the SF there, so far, beating another hot teenager prospect and #1 seeded Alex Michelsen in the process (at least another 30 ATP points).

Going to gain at least 50 points, good enough to leap up over 500 spots into the top 600. If he were to win the tournament this weekend, he'd jump into the top 450.
Indian and certainly of Telugu origin.
 

Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
18 year old American Nishesh Basavareddy (assuming of Indian descent?) had 8 ATP points going into the last two weeks, good enough for #1114 in the world. In the last two weeks he's qualified for one Challenger in Fairfield, made his first QF there (20 ATP points), then has gone on to the Tiburon Challenger and made the SF there, so far, beating another hot teenager prospect and #1 seeded Alex Michelsen in the process (at least another 30 ATP points).

Going to gain at least 50 points, good enough to leap up over 500 spots into the top 600. If he were to win the tournament this weekend, he'd jump into the top 450.
Saw him live in Milan last year, when he sort of came out of nowhere to win the Bonfiglio. No overwhelming weapons, but very complete and smart player. Currently starting his sophomore season at Stanford, and already one of the top college players in the nation. (that's why he's only basically playing events in Northern California) Some of these results suggest he might think of turning pro, but he seems like a very academically-driven dude... no idea. My guess would be he'll definitely stay in school this year, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him stay til graduation.
 

Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
In here for the Joao Fonseca hype. Kid is starting to destroy some of these grown men in Challengers.

I would venture to say he will win the Buenos Aires challenger playing how he's playing right now.

You heard it here first! ;)

Post in thread 'Who Will Be Top 10 At The End Of 2024' http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/inde...op-10-at-the-end-of-2024.760212/post-17782425

Benny the phone guy will dial in and crack the top 10 for the first time. Year end? Not sure, with the big USO bounty to defend, but it's a possibility.

Watch for Joey Fonseca to make some serious noise. Top 10 may be a few years away, but that's where he's headed.

PS just mercilessly swept away Mager, into the semis of BA challenger.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Jakub Mensik is on top-100 watch this week. If he wins the tournament (currently in the semis) in Manama, he'll break through as an 18 year old, the first from the 2005 birth year. Two wins away!
 

Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
Could be one of the greatest weeks in the teenage thread's history...

PS Down in Tunisia, 16yo Cinà is also into the semis of a futures for the first time.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Portuguese teenager Henrique Rocha wins his first ATP Challenger title (Murcia 75) at the age of 19.

Brazilian teenager Joao Fonseca is in the final of another ATP Challenger (Asuncion 75) trying to win his first title at the age of 17 later on today.

Good week for teenagers along with the wins in Miami Masters this week.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Joao Fonseca with another good win, this time over Italian veteran Lorenzo Sonego, in Bucharest. Winnable match against the winner of Kovacevic or Albot next round. Still outside of Qually range for Roland Garros, and I'm unsure when that entry list is generated, but should be coming out very soon. Perhaps a last chance of breaking into the top 220 (would need a run to the SF at this tournament).
 
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