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Jason Kubler, next big junior?

Ok so some of you may have heard about this kid already but Jason Kubler can't seem to lose a match on the junior circuit. He has won 24 matches in a row with a junior davis cup win in between those tournament victories.

He is from the same state as Bernard Tomic and many people actually believed that last year he was a better player than Bernard at the same age. Fernando Verdasco had a hit with him in Brisbane earlier this year and stated that he hit like an 18 year old even though he was just 15 at the time. He is now one tournament victory away from junior top 10 and being born in 1993 makes this achievement pretty impressive.

Unlike Bernard Jason Kubler has a very good reputation on among the professionals and is not completely full of himself like Bernard. Perhaps he needs to get a few ATP points before people start taking him a little bit more serious though.
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What age would he likely get an Australian Open or Adelaide wildcard? Hewitt started at 16 or something.
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Kubler's run has been sensational. Unless I'm mistaken, Kubler will move up to 4 in Juniors if he wins Asian/Oceania Closed Championships 2009 in Korea this week (currently in R16). All this and he's the youngest player in the top 60 in the boys' rankings.

Kubler potentially has a huge Australian summer ahead of him. Hopefully he'll play some futures in November/December and then perhaps get a qualifying wild card into Brisbane. From there he'll have a realistic chance at winning the Australian Open Juniors' championship.

I'm am extremely excited about this kid. Best of all, he seems to have a great personality.

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he's only 7 months younger than Tomic : please note that Tomic was born in late 1992.

At the same age, Tomic had done much more.

Anyway, what he's done is good, but it's not so exceptional comparing to Tomic, Krajinovic, Bhambri, Harrison, who at the same age, had all reached junior grand slam semi-finals.

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Re: Jason Kubler, next big junior?

May be Tomic and Kubler have this success because they grow faster than the other kids. What they will do at the men stage is more important.
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he's only 7 months younger than Tomic : please note that Tomic was born in late 1992.

At the same age, Tomic had done much more.

Anyway, what he's done is good, but it's not so exceptional comparing to Tomic, Krajinovic, Bhambri, Harrison, who at the same age, had all reached junior grand slam semi-finals.
To be more precise : at the same age, Tomic had won a junior grand slam one year ago, been ranked number 1 or 2 in the juniors, won a (small) challenger and beaten Starace in a grand slam.

Moreover, I believe that the competition in juniors is now lower than it was in 2008 when there was Dimitrov, Yang Tsung-Hua, Tomic, Krajinovic, Bhambri, Harrison ...

So far, generation 1993 has done nothing.

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May be Tomic and Kubler have this success because they grow faster than the other kids. What they will do at the men stage is more important.
as far as the size is concerned, it's rather small players who usually succeed in the juniors and don't confirm later.

But of course there's also a matter of muscle growth for which I can't say much, but Tomic didn't look especially advanced on that point when I saw him.

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What age would he likely get an Australian Open or Adelaide wildcard? Hewitt started at 16 or something.
I would suspect Jason need to get a couple of ATP points in order to recieve a wildcard into Brisbane this January (adelaide doesn't exist anymore). I think it would be pretty silly of Tennis Australia not to give him a qualifying wildcard into Australian Open though.

Either way he will be a high seed in the Australian Open juniors and if he goes all the way he'll be ranked number one which means wildcards from everyone!
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To be more precise : at the same age, Tomic had won a junior grand slam one year ago, been ranked number 1 or 2 in the juniors, won a (small) challenger and beaten Starace in a grand slam.

Moreover, I believe that the competition in juniors is now lower than it was in 2008 when there was Dimitrov, Yang Tsung-Hua, Tomic, Krajinovic, Bhambri, Harrison ...

So far, generation 1993 has done nothing.
shouldn't we sorry about generation 1990/91 doing anything before we worry about 93?

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the transition from younger to pro is where its at

the best junior ever might not even be a top 100 player

some people just cant adjust man

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Impressive stuff from him and and the Osaka Mayor Cup and Junior Davis Cup aren't mug junior tournaments.

He has had a few injuries I think but other than that physically he should have no problems adjusting to the pro level. Well built for his age and has a big game that he says is best suited for clay. His profile on Tennis Australia likens him to a right handed version of Nadal.

It will be good to see what "I'm better than God" Tomic does though. He will be distraught that someone is threatening to take the next big thing spotlight and funding away from him in Australia.

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shouldn't we sorry about generation 1990/91 doing anything before we worry about 93?
yes of course (1989 is even worse) but it was not the topic here

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the transition from younger to pro is where its at

the best junior ever might not even be a top 100 player

some people just cant adjust man

the best player at junior age he will be a top 100 player for sure, I can assure it has been the case in every generation for 20 years

... the problem is rather that the best players at one age are not always present in junior grand slams (see Nicolas Pereira who won 3 junior grand slams in 1988 but who was more than obviously not at all the same level as Agassi or Courier who had the same age but didn't care these competitions)

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Ok so some of you may have heard about this kid already but Jason Kubler can't seem to lose a match on the junior circuit. He has won 24 matches in a row with a junior davis cup win in between those tournament victories.

He is from the same state as Bernard Tomic and many people actually believed that last year he was a better player than Bernard at the same age. Fernando Verdasco had a hit with him in Brisbane earlier this year and stated that he hit like an 18 year old even though he was just 15 at the time. He is now one tournament victory away from junior top 10 and being born in 1993 makes this achievement pretty impressive.

Unlike Bernard Jason Kubler has a very good reputation on among the professionals and is not completely full of himself like Bernard. Perhaps he needs to get a few ATP points before people start taking him a little bit more serious though.
man did you hear such type of story, i.e. "cristiano ronaldo is the best player on the world but his brother who is baker was even better but he didn't want to play professional football". thats's all about.

about this kid, he is great and he will probably be good.
i am very happy that australia has new really good prospects because australia is one of the greatest tennis country.
but i don't know why you aussies don't like tomic. it is because of his arrogance or because he isn't born down under.

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