Originally Posted by LawrenceOfTennis
He's not that young anymore. Should start playing futures and quit juniors as soon as possible. Playing other 16-17-18 year olds will not make him a better player. Look at Tomic: only a year older and already top 50.
You have already made your point. All players are different. Luke has played 14 senior tournaments this year compared to 13 ITF junior tournaments. Yes it might be better for his development to play senior tournaments but at the same time you do not want him to lose confidence in his game and lose motivation. He has not been playing well of late and the number one ranking is probably something he would like to get as well because it is within reach. Normally I would agree with playing more seniors but in this case I can understand why he is playing in Osaka.