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New Aussie Prospect?? Greg Jones

From the Sun Sentinel

An Aussie Prospect -- At Last

NEW YORK -- It was a bit like those stories you've heard a thousand times about the scout who goes out to watch a football prospect at State U. and winds up looking a lot harder at another player on the team.

At 11 a.m., with the rain finally cleared out of here, I trotted out to Court 10 to watch an American junior, Michael McClune, from Irvine, Calif., who had impressively won his first-round match.

It took about two games for me to fix on his opponent, 6-foot-2 Aussie Greg Jones, who not only hits in the 125-130 mph range with his first serve, but who throws in first serve kickers and first serve slices into the deuce court. You don't see that often from juniors, but this 17-year-old, who is being coached by the Australian pit bull, Wally Masur, is way out in front of the curve mentally.

He won 6-1, 6-2 to move into the third round today against Donald Young.

If the United States is thin on juniors who could reach the top-20, Australia is destitute. I asked one Aussie reporter here covering the Open what he knew about Jones and his one-word reply was, "Who?"

Kids who have shot up to Jones' size tend to have growing pains, but this teenager moves smoothly around the court and has no trepidation attacking inside the baseline. He's extremely aggressive.

After the match he explained that this is his first trip to the United States and that he's already begun to think that it might be to his advantage to move his training headquarters from Sydney to the U.S., though he might finish high school first.

I'm marking this name down. You should, too. Greg Jones.
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Re: New Aussie Prospect?? Greg Jones

One of the commentators here was going on about Greg Jones the other day but I haven't seen him play yet. Thanks for the article
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Yeah, i haven't seen him play but i've seen his name around the place, got through a couple round of wimbledon juniors as well. Nice to see he got a mention.
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umm
theres plenty of aussie young guys that are so much better, its cos they dont just scum the junior tournamnets they go straight to mens...
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I wonder if Bernard Tomic is better than him? He must be cos didnt Tomic go on an undefeated stretch for a while against guys in like the 17-18 or wateva (and hes only a 5'4 14 year old or somethin??) Forgive me im not soo good with the juniours, just remeber alottttttt of hype around that kid. But yeh I like wat he was saying about the first server kickers and slices, u rarely see smart play like that even in the pro circuit, and its good to hear of someone who plays agressive tennis from inside the baseline.
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tomic doesnt stand a chance yet against jones or any other of the 'older' australian juniors. too small and no weapons, he has a phenomenal junior game but no senior game yet...give him time though
jones has a great game to watch + great serve, but he might struggle with a serve volley game in this day and age
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I wonder if Bernard Tomic is better than him? He must be cos didnt Tomic go on an undefeated stretch for a while against guys in like the 17-18 or wateva (and hes only a 5'4 14 year old or somethin??) Forgive me im not soo good with the juniours, just remeber alottttttt of hype around that kid.
They played each other at the Asia/Oceanic Championships in the semi-finals Jones won 6-3 6-1 and Jones went on to win the final 6-0 6-0. Never seen Jones play but he sounds like he is a complete player especially on the serve. Tomic is still learning 14 he's got at least two years until he thinks about turning pro.
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Greg Jones has made the final of the 2007 Optus Nottinghill International a G1 ITF tournament he is currently playing the final against the number 1 seed and world number 2 Jonathan Eysseric from France, Greg perhaps in the top 5 after this? does anyone know where his ranking will go after this?
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If he wins No.4, loses No.6
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Greg Jones has made the Quaterfinals of the 2007 junior Australian Open where he will play his mate and doubles partner Brydan Klein who beat the number one seed.

If Greg is to make it to the final where will his ranking go to?
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Greg Jones has made the Quaterfinals of the 2007 junior Australian Open where he will play his mate and doubles partner Brydan Klein who beat the number one seed.

If Greg is to make it to the final where will his ranking go to?
If he makes the final he will be n3 (180 points), but if he wins the championship he will be the new Junior n1 (500 points, yes, a lot of difference with the finalist)

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Well Greg has continued in his winning ways, upseting 3 higher ranked players (inc. Nick Lindahl No.6 and Rameez Junaid) to reach the semi finals of his first ATP Tour Challenger Tournament.

He plays Joe Sirianni today for a place in the final
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and he beat Sirianni and will play healey in the final. great week for him.
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Re: New Aussie Prospect?? Greg Jones

After making the final last week, Greg moved up 938 places to number 601!(with only 2 events on the computer) What a jump!

Well done Greg Jones
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