Second consecutive Challenger final in Morocco for the Greek world #1 junior ranking and ready to crack the top 200 with a win in the Casablanca final tomorrow vs fellow teen Maxime Janvier. Here's some interesting facts to know about the rising teen star: He shares a birthday (August 12) with a tennis great of Greek heritage and deadly ohbh, one Petros Sampras. He also has a younger (16) brother named Petros. His coaches growing up have been his father Apostolos and his Russian-born mother Julija Salnikova, who reached WTA #194 in 1980 and played Fed Cup for Russia. His maternal grandfather was Russian soccer great Sergei Salnikov (Olympic gold medal winner in 1956). He has won 5 Futures titles on clay and HC in the last 12 months, with his biggest win coming earlier this week vs Umag finalist Andrej Martin. His biggest nemesis in juniors competition this year has been Denis Shapovalov, also the son of a Russian pro mother. Shapo beat him at RG (QF) and Wimby (SF). Between the two of them, the future of the ohbh may continue. Stay tuned for updates...his stated goal is to crack the top 200 (almost done) and reach qualifying level for AO'17 (a work in progress).