But don't you get the idea he seems to handle pressure well? The way he talks about it, he might be fooling me, but it seems like he Has the mental strength needed.
And he is not getting that much attention, is he? I don't get that impression
It's very easy to talk about it, say the right things.
He handles the pressure well on the junior circuit. Being a favourite in every match he plays obviously suits him a lot. It's so different playing futures tournaments in front of no people compared to playing at Wimbledon or Flushing Meadows. Yes, even when he plays the junior slams, not that many people watch, they are more interested in the seniors, but at least they have a full set of line judges, ball kids and whatnot. On the futures tour, they have an umpire and that's it. Nobody watches, everyone is so motivated and add that to plenty of experience, and it gets tough for somebody who is young, and quite lightweight.
That's my worry, bigger and more powerful players are going to bully him around, and maybe deep down, without the encouragement of a crowd, the belief might not be there to dig himself out of holes.
Let's see what happens, though. His ranking is already quite good. Half a dozen good results in futures tournaments between now summer next year will put him in a great position.