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The Young Spanish Hopes?

Carlos Boluda, la nueva estrella alicantina

Pocos días después de conquistar el título de Campeón de España Alevín y quedar subcampeón del Infantil "Manuel Alonso", con tan sólo 12 años, el alicantino Carlos Boluda lograba una nueva victoria más allá de nuestras fronteras, en el torneo sub'13 ‘Les Petits Princes’, disputado en la localidad francesa de Annecy, donde superaba en la final al madrileño Javier Martí por un doble 6-4.

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El alicantino de apenas 12 años Carlos Boluda del Club de Tenis Mutxamel quedó campeón en este torneo representando a la Federación Española de Tenis junto a Javier Martí, que también firmó un gran torneo pues llegó a la fina con Boluda, en categoría masculina. El Capitán de la selección española sub'13 fue el también alicantino Mariano Martínez.

Nacido en 1993, el jugador de Valencia no es la primera vez que compite en Francia. En noviembre pasado, con tan sólo once años, había ganado el Abierto Gradignan Gironde reservado a jugadores de 13 años y menos. En su categoría esta temporada, este diestro con revés a dos manos se ha impuesto en el prestigioso Open Super 12 de Auray en febrero y en mayo en el Passagespoirs.

En Annecy, solamente el eslovaco Jakub Hostagny fue capaz de hacerle un set (6/1, 6/7, 6/1). En cuartos de final, el neozelandés Sebastian Lavie, reciente finalista de "La Balle Mimosa", fue eliminado por Carlos, 6-4, 6-1. En la final, Boluda Purkiss encontró a su compatriota Javier Marti, a quien venció por 6-4, 6-4 en un apretado partido, sucediendo así a otro español Roberto Ortega, campeón en la pasada edición.

"Su estilo es muy puro" declaró Jacques Decret, director del torneo. "Los observadores presentes consideraron que tenía el nivel de un 3/6. Impresionante"

Do you know about them? Boluda Porkiss and Marti?

Quite impressive it seems... They were finalist and semi-finalist at this 18th "Petits princes" tournament in Annecy and won the doubles title together. that's how i got interested in them...And from what i've read on the FFT site, Carlos Boluda Purkiss already won 4 other international junior tournaments in France and i guess a few others elsewhere especially in Spain from the very little i can understand of Spanish.
I know it doesn't really mean a lot considering it's only junior results but i took it as an opportunity to ask you about the young hopes of Spanish tennis. I read some stuff about guys named Garrapiz, Alfayate, Garrido, Vellila, Ramos, Fernandez Guimera and all those names you see in challengers draws like Pablo Andujar, Marcel Granollers and co. etc...too. So do you know a little about them and how they play?
And there's also this kid: Monge Diez Steven who was a semi-finalist at the 14 & Under Boys 2005 European Individual Championships, the quarterfinalist of the 18&U European C.: (6) Borja Martinez, and the semifinalist too: Ignacio Coll.

It's really interesting to know about young players and follow them from their years in the Juniors and then further if they can make it, i think, don't you?
I'd really like to know more about them so if you follow the spanish Juniors (or the young players...) or are interested in it, please answer me!
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wow muy interesante...gracias por el artículo!
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ONE person interested! Woohoo!
You're welcome! Glad to read that it that you found the article interesting!
This thread is so succesful! Don't answer all at the same time it could make echoes...
Seriously. Well, i guess not many ppl want/can answer me.
That's not so important but it would have been interesting to hear about these players from ppl whocan have more infos than me...
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well it's great to see you are taking an interest in up and coming players and not just the "famous" ones ...some people are not interested in these kind of players until they become famous...look what happened with Nadal...most people didn't pay much attention to him until this year or last year but he has been coming up for many years before that
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I just discovered this thread today so I'm chiming in to say thank you for showcasing the talent coming up through the ranks. I've just recently developed an interest in juniors due to all the hype around Donald Young in the States and I know he can't be the only good player moving up.

That said I had heard about Nadal before his achievements this year and knew he was a guy to watch.

BTW could you identify the kids in your pictures? Boluda I recognize since you have his picture with the article but please tell me who the other people are? Thanks.
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Boluda means arsehole. What a name.

Good luck to him.
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Originally Posted by Caralimon
Boluda means arsehole. What a name.

Good luck to him.
lol i was going to write that but then i thought it was "boludo" boluda the female version?
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The next week Carlos Boluda will play Les Petits As for first time and would be the best test so far in his career to value his talent facing the best world players .

In spanish tennis environment his name is sounding since some years ago because of his amazing innate talent at his age and his ease to beat all his opponents ( a lot of them two years older ) with humiliating scores ( in Spanish championships he makes a bagel in almost all the matches ).

He's considered as the best innate talent born in Spain after Nadal and the forecasts about him are very high, but only the time will corroborate or not if this player will be a top player in the future, because we all know a lot of things can happen since the player is a boy until he's an adult .
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I am interested in Spanish youngsters but a bit older like Pablo Andujar adn Tomeu Salva
Carlitos is a bit young

I suck at TT so there's no reason to brag with my 1st round exits :retard:
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Carlos Boluda has just won Les Petits As in ( the most pretigious competition under 14 , is like a world championship ) showing that he’s by far the best player on Earth under 14 . He has won all the titles possible at his age , is almost impossible to beat him , and the experts consider him as the best innate talent at his age in the last years , superior to players like Nadal and Gasquet ( both former Les Petits As winners ) .

So if his progression is as the experts expect , this boy is gonna be an amazing star when he’s adult.
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I am doing a bad translation of a french little report made for "les petits as":

Boluda has impressed all the observers.

Jean-Claude Knaebel, director of the tournament said : "Some reporters have even announced that he will be a future Nadal. I wouldn't take that risk but you can be sure that one will talk about him in the future. He has promised he'll be there next year. He could be the first to win 2 times in a row the tournament. I think he's got all the qualities that Gasquet had at the same age except his serve which is perfectible."

Sorry for the poor translation.

Just a point : I don't think that it'd be a pretty good idea to come back here next year because this kind of record isn't that important and a youngster need to put forward IMO. And being 2 years beyond its age, he could play against 15/16 y-o next year, like Nadal or gasquet. But of course that's just the speech of the director of a tournament. And especially it's just my humble opinion.
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any news about boluda?
why he didn`t play the orange bowl?
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Hello.There was an interview with Carlos and his coach on a British site. I thought that I would share it:

Performance player and coach interview:

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Interview with Carlos Boluda 2006 and 2007 Les Petits As champion and his coach Mariano Martinez

Background: Carlos trains at Club Muxtamell in Alicante with his coach Mariano Martinez and another coach, Manuell Sala, who has been a top 200 ATP player. Carlos lives 15 minutes from the club, goes to a normal school and plays around 20 tournaments a year. He has so far only played in Europe but may travel to the USA this year to play the 16-and-under Orange Bowl event, but his coaches and manager (Sergio) see his schooling as being very important.
Questions to Mariano Martinez :

Q. What is Carlos' weekly training programme?

A. School from 8.30-5.00 Monday to Friday. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday he comes out of school to do on-court tennis training from 11.30-1.30 and then does physical training from 6-7pm on those evenings. On Thursday he trains on court from 6-8pm and does physical training from 8-9pm.

Q. What does Carlos' physical programme consist of?

A. He doesn't work with weights but does a lot of work with resistance bands. His coaches also improvise a lot with his training, eg, like lifting tennis bags!!

Q. What is the level and variety of his training partners?

A. He trains with a mixture of abilities. He is basically the best player in the club so sometimes he trains with players who are no better. However, he often is given the chance to train with the top 18 year olds too.

Q. What is his dream goal and what motivates him?

A. He wants to be a top 10 tennis pro and would like to win the US Open.

Q. What are his more immediate goals?

A. His goals for 2007 are to get in to The Masters Cup (top eight players in Tennis Europe rankings qualify) and to play for Spain in the junior Davis Cup (16U). His goal for this tournament is obviously to win it again but also to succeed in dealing with the challenge of playing against players of his own age in an event that he is expected to win and to deal with that pressure.

Q. He could be world No.1 in the next five years. What would he need to do/work on in order to achieve that?

A. Keep working hard. Improve on the serve and net play. The most important thing is to work very hard. No hard work, no chance!

Questions to Carlos Boluda

Q. What motivates you?

A. Myself, my coach and all the players at my club who want me see me make it to the top.

Q. Tell us about your physical conditioning.

A. No weights, everything is done with my own body weight.

Q. What do you think you need to improve in your game to achieve your dream goals?

A. Hard work, serve, volley. More hard work!

Q. What will you do for the rest of today?

A. Study, watch my sister and spend time with my family.

Q. Who do you train with?
A. Players not as strong for three days of the week and with an older18-and-under group twice a week.

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thanks for that..will be interesting to see how he develops
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Carlos made his ITF debut at the G3 in Alicante a few weeks is a pic of him:

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