Kellen was a doubles champion at the Junior's Wimbledon, a Semi-Finalist at the French Open, and recently signed with the Texas Longhorns to play Division 1 college tennis. Kellen is following the route that many other America players have followed recently namely Sam Quarry, John Isner, and James Blake by playing college tennis instead of taking the leap directly into professional tennis.
Damico, the highest-ranked American in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior tennis rankings, is the eighth-ranked player in the world among junior boys tennis players and was ranked as high as No. 6 earlier this year. Damico collected his first junior Grand Slam victory in July of 2006 when he captured the boys’ doubles title at The Junior Championships, Wimbledon at the All England Lawn and Croquet Club in London, England.
Damico played in the main doubles draw at the 2006 U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., in addition to playing in the main singles and doubles draws at the U.S. Open Junior Championships. The six-foot right-hander was a doubles finalist at the 2006 Australian Open Junior Championships and finished as a singles finalist and doubles quarterfinalist at the 2006 USTA International Spring Championships.
Damico recorded a breakthrough performance in 2005 when he won his first ITF Grade I singles title at the Genting ITF Malaysian International Junior Championships.
Some fun facts, Kellen was once kicked out of John Roddick's tennis camp for some verbal abuse. (he was re-admitted). Kellen's favorite player is Andy Roddick, which may come as no surprise for anyone who was seen Kellen play because you might see a similarity in their fiery and very much emotional power game.