I know its early but I think that Alexei and Alex (De Minaur) deserve their own profiles as they are about to become the next talked about Juniors now that Jasika, Bourchier, Mousley (
) and Polmans start to embark upon their senior careers.
Alexei Popyrin born 05.08.1999 is currently ranked 165 (highest 155) in the Junior rankings. This is before you take into account that 53 of the players ahead of him are no longer eligible to play Junior events, so effectively he is 112.
Unlike Alex De Minaur, Popyrin has not participated in any of the recent December Showdown events. He is based in Valencia, Spain and is rated one of Australia's highest prospects in recent years. Although not having won any events in 2014, Alexei played mostly Grade 1 (highest) and Grade 2 events despite being only 15. He made a final in Uzbekistan but was beaten in 3 sets.