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Luke Saville Cheering Thread

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Matchu
09-17-2009, 02:58 AM
Luke has had a good year playing juniors so far and he is the highest ranked 15 year old in the world I believe. He is currently ranked 146 in the juniors and will definetly be a player to watch at next years Aussie Open juniors. Along with Jason Kubler I can see these two being great tennis players.

He picked up his first ATP point yesterday beating Steven Goh 7-6 6-3. Plays John Millman later today which should be tough but I think he has a chance.

Here is his bio:

Luke Saville
Birth Date : 01/02/1994
Birth Place: Adelaide, Australia
Residence: Adelaide, Autralia
Nationality: Australia
Plays: Left Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface: Clay
Coach: Broderick Dyke
Age Started Tennis: 5
Personal Interests: football, cricket, beach, golf

Good to see a lefty whose favorite surface is clay.

Audacity
09-17-2009, 03:58 AM
Good luck Luke. Also great to see Millman back after a few months out with injury.

n8
09-17-2009, 10:11 AM
Thanks for bringing this fellow to my attention!

There are a few 15 year olds ranked above him in the juniors but none born after 1993. For example, Dennis Novikov is ranked 91 and was born on 06 Nov 1993.

There are four 15 year olds in the ATP (mens) rankings - please see my website for details. There's a section you can look up youngest players at http://statracket.net/?view=stats/stats.php

But come Monday's new rankings he will be the youngest of the lot!

He got thrashed by John Millman 6-2 6-0 in the second round of the Australia F5 but he was playing the top seed. But still very nice work getting his first ranking point so young.

OZTENNIS
10-24-2009, 03:51 AM
Thanks for starting this thread :)
Clearly the best South Australian male prospect since Hewitt and its great to see him leading a new wave of rising South Australians...they have gone missing a bit in the past few years IMO.

Would love to get to see him play...he did well recently at the Junior Davis Cup at No.2 for Australia in a 16&U competition. He also played this week at the Osaka Mayor's Cup in Japan, making the third round in singles (upsetting a seed) and the semi finals of the boys doubles with Kubler. Couple more ITF Junior Tournaments coming up in Asia, he'll be ranked comfortably inside the top 100 by the end of the season

scotthongkong
10-25-2009, 03:35 AM
Very handy doubles player too. Seems to be a very nice, polite and responsible young man as well. Heaven knows we can do with some of that out there!

n8
01-12-2010, 08:09 AM
Saville plays Frenchman Alexandre Sidorenko in the first round of the Australian Open qualifiers.

Hewitt2010
01-12-2010, 10:43 AM
I think he will do well i think he is better for Australian tennis in the future, maybe not as good as Kubler yet but Saville will do better on the mens tour. Hope he gets a win.

Audacity
01-13-2010, 05:49 AM
Luke took a beating, lost 6-1 6-1.

n8
01-13-2010, 09:35 AM
Luke took a beating, lost 6-1 6-1.

Ah well. Hewitt and Tomic got qualifying wins at 15 years old but they are both extraordinary players. Come back stronger next year Luke.

n8
01-24-2010, 10:11 AM
Saville reaches the second round of Australian Open juniors for the second straight year, edging Jea Moon Lee 6-1 3-6 9-7. Faces Arthur De Greef (13th seed) next.

n8
01-31-2010, 10:41 AM
Luke gets main draw wild card for Bernie and lucks out with the draw; facing fellow Aussie wild card recipient Dayne Kelly in round one.

Tenys4r
02-01-2010, 10:06 PM
How is that lucking out? I would have thought playing another wildcard would be advantageous. Who would be a good draw for him to play? Perhaps he is yet a little too inexperienced to be given a main draw wildcard. Maybe a qualifying wildcard would have been more appropriate. Or are we going to see another Kubler instance again!

n8
02-01-2010, 11:04 PM
How is that lucking out? I would have thought playing another wildcard would be advantageous. Who would be a good draw for him to play? Perhaps he is yet a little too inexperienced to be given a main draw wildcard. Maybe a qualifying wildcard would have been more appropriate. Or are we going to see another Kubler instance again!

Um... the definition of 'luck out' is to have good fortune. Check it here (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/luck+out) or here (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/luck_out). The confusing thing is that a lot of people use the term sarcastically.

Audacity
02-02-2010, 05:23 AM
Um... the definition of 'luck out' is to have good fortune. Check it here (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/luck+out) or here (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/luck_out). The confusing thing is that a lot of people use the term sarcastically.

:lol:

Any news on how Luke went?

n8
02-02-2010, 08:59 AM
:lol:

Any news on how Luke went?

Saville lost 4-6 6-3 6-4. Great effort from the youngster.

Matchu
04-27-2010, 05:55 AM
Luke received a wildcard into the Australian future this week in Ipswich, faces Yuri Bezeruk who hasn't played a tournament since January 2008. Massive oppurtunity for Luke here, I really hope he wins this match. Could face Andrew Gregory in the second round which could be a tough assignment for Luke.

n8
04-27-2010, 06:09 AM
I'm not sure how good Luke is on the clay but good luck to him!

jmf07
04-27-2010, 06:15 AM
:worship: Luke cruised to a 63 61 win. Good win.

http://twitter.com/oztennisresults

n8
04-27-2010, 06:30 AM
:worship: Luke cruised to a 63 61 win. Good win.

http://twitter.com/oztennisresults

WOW! The second youngest player in the rankings (after German Jannis Kahlke) cranks it up :D.

Matchu
04-27-2010, 07:37 AM
Nice to know that Luke will have an ATP ranking for at least another year now with this result. Luke will really have to focus now on getting a few quarterfinal showings in the Aussie futures so he can push towards a top 1000 ranking.

Audacity
04-27-2010, 02:13 PM
WOW! The second youngest player in the rankings (after German Jannis Kahlke) cranks it up :D.

That is really impressive at such a young age. Awesome stuff Luke.

n8
04-29-2010, 02:54 AM
(4) Andrew Gregory (VIC) d Luke Saville (SA) 7-5 6-3. That's a very healthy score line against the fourth seed from our best 1994 born player.

jmf07
04-29-2010, 03:44 AM
(4) Andrew Gregory (VIC) d Luke Saville (SA) 7-5 6-3. That's a very healthy score line against the fourth seed from our best 1994 born player.

Yeah a good scoreline. Hopefully can get another maindraw win at Bundaberg next week if he goes there. He isn't on the entry list but he wasn't on the entry list for Ipswich either when he got a wildcard.

n8
05-03-2010, 12:19 PM
Saville gets a wild card for Bundaberg and plays qualifier Stephen Gort in the first round.

Hewitt2010
05-03-2010, 12:24 PM
Never heard of his oppenonent hopefully a straight set win.

Matchu
05-03-2010, 03:09 PM
His first round opponent is a qualifier that has only ever defeated one player in his professional career. Luke has spent most of last week in Brisbane training with the like of Lleyton Hewitt and Peter Luczak on clay so I would predict Luke would be up for this match.

Second round is a totally different story, Luke would most probably play Dane Propoggia which would be a tough match to win. Even if Luke only makes second round here it is really promising signs for him and shows that he is actually able to back up one week after the other.

After this week though it is likely Luke won't even play another senior tournament until the Aussie futures in August which is disappointing because I'd really like to see him kick on a senior career more than a junior career at this point given his youth.

Luke doesn't have the best junior ranking either so he might not even get to play RG or Wimbledon which would be disappointing but hopefully he plays a couple of futures in Europe to get some more experience between now and August.

Hewitt2010
05-04-2010, 01:36 AM
Ok thanks Matchu. Well if he got a bit lucky against Propoggia and won, i think he maybe able to make it pass the quarters and maybe the semis as well, but i dont want to jinx him though. Good Luck hope you can atleast get a win or two.

n8
05-05-2010, 06:29 AM
Luke Saville (SA) d Stephen Gort (NSW) 6-3 6-4. Well done Luke!

Audacity
05-05-2010, 07:00 AM
Our young guys are doing great. Awesome win Luke.

jmf07
12-07-2010, 06:41 AM
Luke is in the under 18's championship where it is so far so good. He beat Luke Harvey 61 60 in his first group match and then had a much tougher time against Maverick Banes winning a very close three setter in a match that lasted over three hours in windy conditions and could very easily have gone Banes' way.

Audacity
12-08-2010, 07:02 AM
Good stuff. Keep it up.

jmf07
12-09-2010, 08:59 AM
Luke is into the semis after defeating the fourth seed Alex Bolt 7-5 6-0. Now plays James Duckworth. Summary of the match from http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/News.aspx?id=4&pageId=11478&HandlerId=2&archive=false&newsid=7951

Bolt, seeded fourth, raced away with an early break and looked poised to take the first set.

Saville regained his composure and fended off several more break points, stealing the set then taking absolute control of the match.

His power from the back of the court was impressive, producing winners from both sides and sending a clear warning to his next opponent.

jmf07
12-10-2010, 01:33 PM
Luke lost to Duckworth 63 62.

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/News.aspx?id=4&pageId=11478&HandlerId=2&archive=false&newsid=7957

Opening the encounter with an ace, Duckworth was in fine form from the early stages of the match. In stark contrast, Saville was forced to fend off break points in his opening service game, which added to the mounting pressure. The break came in the fourth game, as Duckworth moved ahead into a 5-2 lead and later closed out the set 6-3.

In the second, Duckworth broke a dejected Saville in the first game, later having to save break points against his own serve to lead 4-2. Moving around the court with ease, Duckworth appeared to have all the answers to Saville's game. He took the second set 6-2 but insisted that he must improve if he is to take out the final.

“I think we were both a bit nervous, probably wasn't both our best match ... it's always tough playing a friend.

jmf07
12-14-2010, 02:18 AM
Luke produced an upset by defeating Joel Lindner 61 76. Great performance from him considering Lindner beat him 63 64 a couple of weeks ago.

Audacity
12-15-2010, 04:54 AM
Luke gave Luczak a real test, but fell short losing 2-6 6-4 2-6.

jmf07
01-12-2011, 12:39 AM
Luke lost to Mahut 60 61 in just over 40 minutes. Hopefully he can do well in the junior AO.

Crow_Boy
01-17-2011, 05:06 AM
Luke must be the favourite for the Junior Open out of the aussies, he has made it through to the semis of Loy Yang Power Tralagon International after beating 13th seed Mate Delic of Croatia 2-6 6-3 6-3. His next opponent will be Belgium's Joris De Loore who is the fifth seed.

Joris has played two aussies so far in the draw and both of them he won in straight sets but it wasnt that easy for him, these two have never played each other before.

Crow_Boy
01-18-2011, 11:11 AM
Through to the final, he will play an un seeded spanish player. Luke won his semi final clash 6-3 6-2 great win hope he wins tomorrow then backs up this performance at the Aus Open.

Crow_Boy
01-19-2011, 03:53 AM
Andres Artunedo Martinavarr def. Luke Saville 2-6 6-3 6-2, bad luck on the lost hope he can go one better at the Aus Open.

jmf07
01-25-2011, 04:03 AM
Luke is progressing along well at the AO Juniors. Defeated Adam Pavlasek in the first round 75 62 and then defeated the second seed, Dominic Thiem 75 64. Although Thiem is the second seed Luke will probably encounter tougher opposition if he hopes to progress deep in this tournament. Plays the 15 year old, Nikola Milojevic in the next round.

Audacity
01-25-2011, 07:35 AM
Good work Luke. :yeah:

jmf07
01-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Into the QF after defeating Milojevic 46 63 86. Very tight but good to see him pull through in the end. Next up is Lucas Pouille.

RustyOz
01-27-2011, 07:10 AM
Well done Luke in getting to the semis. Good luck for the next match... Final here he comes

n8
01-27-2011, 11:30 AM
He plays Roberto Carballes Baena next who already has a hard court Futures title. Good news is that Luke beat him 7-6(4) 6-2 when they played a couple of weeks ago.

scotthongkong
01-27-2011, 11:41 AM
onya

RustyOz
01-28-2011, 04:25 AM
Luke into the final after a strong win in the semis 62 61. Fifth Aussie(if U count Berman)since 2006 - Lindahl(2006), Klein (2007), Tomic (2008) and Berman (2010. Let's hope he can go the distance as Klein and Tomic did.
Good luck Luke and Well done

n8
01-28-2011, 05:43 AM
Wow convincing! Plays top seed Jiri Vesely next who hasn't lost a set and whose closest set so far is 6-4.

jmf07
01-29-2011, 04:02 AM
Luke was no match for Vesely and lost 60 63. Had a terrific week and hopefully he can put in a good performance in Burnie.

RustyOz
01-30-2011, 09:54 PM
Seems like Saville went a bit "soft", just like the previous Aussie juniors he referred to in his pre-final interview. Hope that he means the coaches and officials were soft, not the players. He will find the seniors tour a tough road, with much depth and little place to hide.
Well done Luke in reaching the final and I hope he does make the transition from juniors to seniors without much trouble.

GasquetGulbis
02-01-2011, 03:16 AM
Saville's down a set, but up a break in the second.

GasquetGulbis
02-01-2011, 03:19 AM
Broken right back...

jmf07
03-20-2011, 01:51 AM
Had to retire in the Third Round of the Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup, a G1 Juniors event in Malaysia. He had won the first set 6-3 but then lost the second 4-6 before falling behind 1-4 in the third. Hopefully nothing too bad.

LawrenceOfTennis
04-12-2011, 01:22 PM
hey guys what up with Luke?

RustyOz
04-12-2011, 10:35 PM
He is playing Futures in Thailand, with Andrew Whittington and Ben Wagland. Luke lost in qualifying, as did Ben. Andrew qualified but lost in the first round.
Luke did have a win in the 1st round doubles, playing with a Thai player.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-24-2011, 09:17 AM
any news about Luke?

ozfan44
05-24-2011, 03:30 PM
any news about Luke?

He lost in round one qualies and round one doubles this week in the Italy Futures event :sad:

RustyOz
05-24-2011, 09:43 PM
Entered to play RG Juniors next week, should be an 8-16 seed.

Chris.
05-29-2011, 09:15 AM
Seeded 15 in RG Juniors plays round one tonight third match.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-29-2011, 12:32 PM
good luck Luke!

RustyOz
05-29-2011, 09:51 PM
Seeded No.15, Luke unfortunately goes down in a very close match in the first round, losing to Japan's Kaichi Uchida 67(3) 75 46. Maybe not his best surface.

jmf07
06-07-2011, 02:20 AM
15K Almere (NED) Clay Future

QR1: Luke SAVILLE (AUS) defeated Alban MEUFFELS (NED) 7-6(5) 1-6 6-4
QR2: Luke SAVILLE (AUS) defeated Scott GRIEKSPOOR (NED) (14) 5-7 6-1 6-3
FQR: Luke SAVILLE (AUS) defeated Mark VERVOORT (NED) (8) 6-3 6-0

In the MD he plays Pierre-Hughes Herbert. Tough match but good to see Luke make the main draw after a couple of slightly disappointing performances.

jmf07
06-08-2011, 12:33 AM
Luke lost 6-2 5-7 2-6. Encouraging performance.

Audacity
06-08-2011, 03:22 AM
Not a bad effort.

LawrenceOfTennis
06-25-2011, 11:32 PM
He won his match easily today. Looking forward to see what can he do on grass. Go Luke!

Chris.
06-29-2011, 01:59 PM
Luke wins his second round match 7-5 7-6.

Matchu
06-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Luke came up big in his third round after completing his second round earlier in the day. Luke beat the number 2 seed 7-6(8) 6-3. With Saville and Pavic being the only seeds left in the draw it would seem an all Aussie final is a possibility. Kubler v Saville would certainly be a nice final to see after watching Bernard go deep this year in the mens. Anyway an unseeded Belgian up next for Luke and hopefully a spot in the semifinals!

Audacity
06-30-2011, 03:30 AM
Nice win Luke, keep going.

RustyOz
06-30-2011, 03:57 AM
Well done Luke. Let's not look too far ahead, just win the next match mate.

n8
06-30-2011, 02:35 PM
Luke through to the semi-finals. Very exciting.

RustyOz
06-30-2011, 10:03 PM
One more match to go, then may meet fellow Oz Kubler in Final.
Well done Luke, keep it going.

Dund
06-30-2011, 11:54 PM
What style of player is Saville?

Audacity
07-01-2011, 04:12 AM
Nice Luke!

Chris.
07-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Luke through to the final with a 6-4 6-1 win. :D Made the Australian open juniors final at Wimbledon juniors final. Take it out Luke. Hopefully we have a good player here.

aussierules18
07-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Luke in to the final

shame jason lost

Luke has a great chance in final IMO

n8
07-01-2011, 01:20 PM
Plays Liam Broady in a match between two of the best players born in 1994.

Dund
07-01-2011, 02:26 PM
What style of player is Saville?
No one has seen him play?

RustyOz
07-01-2011, 03:30 PM
Whoo Hooo... Luke in the final, will follow that match.
Good luck Luke - up against the Brit. The Ashes re-ignited...

jeremda01
07-02-2011, 11:47 AM
really hope luke does well! i've first heard of him when he was 10 years old (i was 13). its so surreal that a guy who was playing in the same tournament of me 10 years ago is now playing in the final of the wimbledon boys!

btw, this is my first post in the aussie forum :S :D

Ausie
07-02-2011, 01:57 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Luke win:woohoo:

Chris.
07-02-2011, 02:04 PM
Luke :bounce: :bounce: he played awesome. to come back from 2-6 2-4 down.

Smoke944
07-02-2011, 02:05 PM
What a fighter this guy.

n8
07-02-2011, 02:10 PM
Nice one Luke!

RustyOz
07-02-2011, 02:53 PM
Congratulations Luke. Well done, well played, great fight back and wonderful victory.

:D:eek::worship::D:cool::):D:cool::worship:

Dund
07-02-2011, 02:56 PM
He plays like a taller version of Hewitt.

Ausie
07-02-2011, 03:01 PM
He plays like a taller version of Hewitt.
yes, his idol Lleyton Hewitt:)

Ausie
07-02-2011, 03:04 PM
http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/p5/20110702/14/3355444124.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/p5/20110702/14/2082570771.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/p5/20110702/14/3581844757.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/p5/20110702/14/2546975352.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/p5/20110702/14/3391020811.jpg

Chris.
07-02-2011, 03:22 PM
Thanks for the photos :)

Audacity
07-02-2011, 03:25 PM
really hope luke does well! i've first heard of him when he was 10 years old (i was 13). its so surreal that a guy who was playing in the same tournament of me 10 years ago is now playing in the final of the wimbledon boys!

btw, this is my first post in the aussie forum :S :D

G'day mate, that's awesome :yeah:

Well bloody done Luke, you champion!

Hewitt =Legend
07-02-2011, 03:32 PM
He's a good one this kid... very composed and a good head on the shoulders. Hope TA don't fuck up the transition to the seniors now.

Congrats Luke on your first junior slam title.

MsTree
07-03-2011, 10:22 AM
I uploaded the Final to Tennishaven (http://tennishaven.com/details.php?id=1427)

Wimbledon Boys Final Broady v Saville BBC comms 720x432 1800kbps includes ceremony

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=218111&stc=1&d=1309688318

Audacity
07-03-2011, 10:42 AM
Thanks MsTree :yeah:

Hewitt =Legend
07-03-2011, 10:49 AM
Saw the interview with Peacock this arvo and the kid is very well spoken and handled the occasion magnificently.. has a mature head on young shoulders...

Thanks for the match vid MsTree :)

Dmitry Verdasco
07-03-2011, 12:44 PM
I heard him on Triple J's Hack show when they did their special on Tennis Australia, and he said he feels like he has a responsibility to succeed through the AIS and the funding that's gone into him.

The reason I say this now is, did anyone just see John Newcombe on Channel 7? He's like, 'Congratulations, but we want you winning the bigger ones' in a serious tone! :help::help::help:

Chris.
07-03-2011, 02:13 PM
I just relized Luke will either get a MD WC or Q WC to Wimbledon next year. :hearts:

Chris.
08-16-2011, 11:01 AM
http://www.tennis.com.au/news/2011/08/16/saville-signs-on-for-new-league

Thoughts?

Dmitry Verdasco
08-16-2011, 12:31 PM
Good for him..

































But the idea is shit. Tennis doesn't have the profile here it did 10 years ago for a paid league like this to build any interest in the game. EQUALS BIG FAT WASTE OF MONEY! no1curr who Colin Ebelthite is! Unless Hewitt, Molik and Rafter (for personality - because neither of the first two mentioned bring any) sign on and it's televised in prime time this 'initiative' will go bust within half a decade. Brandy likes tennis, maybe they should get her.

RustyOz
08-17-2011, 02:52 AM
I say good luck to TA for a new initiative, in which they are attempting to raise the profile of professional tennis in Australia.
One misgiving I have though is that the "National" league does not include NSW or QLD. Can hardly be called "National" then?

Dmitry Verdasco
08-17-2011, 07:52 AM
I say good luck to TA for a new initiative, in which they are attempting to raise the profile of professional tennis in Australia.
One misgiving I have though is that the "National" league does not include NSW of QLD. Can hardly be called "National" then?

Ummm.... bitch say wut?

Sombrerero loco
09-02-2011, 09:02 AM
please leave that league and start playing some future events... :help:
good luck in us open junior too

n8
09-05-2011, 03:28 AM
Adam Pavlasek CZE 6 7
v
Luke Saville AUS (2) 4 5

1st round US Open juniors loss for LS. Real shame considering his goals for #1 etc.

Chris.
09-05-2011, 07:52 AM
Was that his first match since Wimbledon? Havent heard much from him.

Asadinator
09-05-2011, 08:26 AM
I just relized Luke will either get a MD WC or Q WC to Wimbledon next year. :hearts:

Awesome. Doubt he'll get past qualifying though... Hope he starts playing some challengers soon.

Sombrerero loco
09-19-2011, 09:43 PM
when is he playing some futures?please do it luke...

Rae777
09-19-2011, 10:44 PM
He is playing in USA future now. Through qual & into main draw

Sombrerero loco
09-19-2011, 11:10 PM
nice news lets see if he gets some points soon :)

Matchu
10-20-2011, 08:10 AM
After two disappointing first round losses in Aussie futures Luke is now in Japan playing in a GA tournament. Considering Luke has stated one of his goals is to gain the year end number 1 spot this week could be important for that goal. If Luke wins the tournament he might gain the number 1 ranking but it will come down to when Vesely loses. He'll also play a G2 in Korea next week where he is the defending champion. He almost definitely won't play the Orange Bowl considering the December Showdown is on at the same time so next week could be his last junior tournament of the year.

Luckily for Luke all the players around him in the rankings were born in '93 so there is a very high chance Luke will be number 1 in the world next year during the AO once the '93 born players are removed from the rankings. Although junior success is good I personally think that Luke should exclusively play the junior Grand Slams next year and forget about every other juniors tournament to play futures/challengers.

Asadinator
10-20-2011, 08:31 AM
Will TA give Luke a WC for AO?

LawrenceOfTennis
10-20-2011, 10:07 AM
So he wants a junior career, nothing else?
He's already 17, should shift to pros now.

AllezAussies
10-20-2011, 10:26 AM
So he wants a junior career, nothing else?
He's already 17, should shift to pros now.

He's had a crack at a few futures tournies this year and struggled. Maybe not quite ready for the transition yet??

Tomic is just a year or so older but what he has achieved so far is damn rare and rather impressive.

Chris.
10-20-2011, 11:16 AM
Will TA give Luke a WC for AO?

Not for the MD. Qualifying yes. Mitchell, Duckworth, Ball, Guccionie, Lemke and Matosevic would all be before him.

Asadinator
10-20-2011, 11:18 AM
Mitchell, Duckworth, Ball, Guccionie, Lemke and Matosevic would all be before him.

Why?

Chris.
10-20-2011, 11:37 AM
Why?

Because they have acutally been playing challengers/futures events while Luke has been playing juniors plus there ranking is higher and they have a way better chance of winning a main draw match. Luke is not ready for MD matches on the ATP tour when he isnt even playing challengers or futures.

Asadinator
10-20-2011, 11:42 AM
How did Tomic get a MD WC in 2009 then? Only because he won 2008 junior title or did he do something more?

Chris.
10-20-2011, 12:17 PM
How did Tomic get a MD WC in 2009 then? Only because he won 2008 junior title or did he do something more?

We all know how much hype there was surrounding Tomic then. You are not gurranted a MD WC if you win junior Grand Slams. Unless you win Wimbledon like Luke did they will either give him a QWC or a MD WC there.

RustyOz
10-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Not for the MD. Qualifying yes. Mitchell, Duckworth, Ball, Guccionie, Lemke and Matosevic would all be before him.
Interesting list Herbal.
No room for Hewitt and Jones?
Surely Jones ahead of Lemke and Ball?

Sombrerero loco
10-20-2011, 10:28 PM
We all know how much hype there was surrounding Tomic then. You are not gurranted a MD WC if you win junior Grand Slams. Unless you win Wimbledon like Luke did they will either give him a QWC or a MD WC there.

they will give him a qwc for sure as they did with fucsovics last year.it depends on their rankings and i dont think luke will be ranked in top 400 for next july...

Chris.
10-21-2011, 01:50 AM
Interesting list Herbal.
No room for Hewitt and Jones?
Surely Jones ahead of Lemke and Ball?

I didnt include Hewitt becuase it is a given that he will get a WC. And i forgot about Jones.:o

Sombrerero loco
10-22-2011, 02:05 PM
he lost to pouille in the qf so no year-end world number 1 i think =(

n8
10-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Luckily for Luke all the players around him in the rankings were born in '93 so there is a very high chance Luke will be number 1 in the world next year during the AO once the '93 born players are removed from the rankings. Although junior success is good I personally think that Luke should exclusively play the junior Grand Slams next year and forget about every other juniors tournament to play futures/challengers.

Yeah, Luke is very likely going to be number one early next year, year-end number only means slightly more than former number one when it comes to juniors so it's no biggie that he lost in the quarters.

He should definitely only play the four junior Grand Slams next year. He turns 18 on February 1st so that's more than enough juniors.

Sombrerero loco
10-23-2011, 02:39 PM
yeah, he should star, well i mean continue, playing futures to develop his game :)

LawrenceOfTennis
10-23-2011, 02:48 PM
He's not that young anymore. Should start playing futures and quit juniors as soon as possible. Playing other 16-17-18 year olds will not make him a better player. Look at Tomic: only a year older and already top 50.

jmf07
10-23-2011, 05:03 PM
He's not that young anymore. Should start playing futures and quit juniors as soon as possible. Playing other 16-17-18 year olds will not make him a better player. Look at Tomic: only a year older and already top 50.

You have already made your point. All players are different. Luke has played 14 senior tournaments this year compared to 13 ITF junior tournaments. Yes it might be better for his development to play senior tournaments but at the same time you do not want him to lose confidence in his game and lose motivation. He has not been playing well of late and the number one ranking is probably something he would like to get as well because it is within reach. Normally I would agree with playing more seniors but in this case I can understand why he is playing in Osaka.

RustyOz
10-23-2011, 10:07 PM
He's not that young anymore. Should start playing futures and quit juniors as soon as possible. Playing other 16-17-18 year olds will not make him a better player. Look at Tomic: only a year older and already top 50.

There are other considerations: potential sponsorship, management deals, current sponsors, confidence, strength (body type)compared to peers/opponents, potential for injury.
A lot of the top players played ITF Juniors - Federer, Roddick, Monfils, etc. - the list is extensive, whilst a few very talented/gifted/stronger player have managed to short-circuit the system and gone straight to the top at a young age (Djokovic, Murray, Nadal, Tomic, etc.).
When the time is right Saville can step up. My opinion is that Saville is not ready for the stronger senior game yet. He should play a high level mix next year - only the Slams in the Juniors (whilst his ranking allows) and a limited number of senior tournaments.

Matchu
11-15-2011, 12:32 PM
Luke wins his first round in Traralgon 6-4 6-4. He will now at the very least finish the year with a ranking. A positive for Luke considering he can now actually enter senior tournament entry lists. He will finish top 10 in the juniors this year which will mean junior exception into 3 mens futures tournaments next year of his choice. Obviously you would like to see him start the year domestically through the ATPs, AO, challengers then future and then head over to europe most likely. By that time he may have a ranking high enough to get into tournaments but it is nice to know he has a form of safety net next year just in case.

I would also think Tennis Australia should strongly advise Luke to only enter junior Grand Slams next year and the rest of his tournaments be futures/challengers. Although he will probably begin next year as the number 1 junior in the world which I guess could make things completely different.

Sombrerero loco
11-15-2011, 03:37 PM
yeah!finally :woohoo:

LawrenceOfTennis
11-15-2011, 05:07 PM
Luke wins his first round in Traralgon 6-4 6-4. He will now at the very least finish the year with a ranking. A positive for Luke considering he can now actually enter senior tournament entry lists. He will finish top 10 in the juniors this year which will mean junior exception into 3 mens futures tournaments next year of his choice. Obviously you would like to see him start the year domestically through the ATPs, AO, challengers then future and then head over to europe most likely. By that time he may have a ranking high enough to get into tournaments but it is nice to know he has a form of safety net next year just in case.

I would also think Tennis Australia should strongly advise Luke to only enter junior Grand Slams next year and the rest of his tournaments be futures/challengers. Although he will probably begin next year as the number 1 junior in the world which I guess could make things completely different.

Finally.
Let's hope he can do well next year.

Sombrerero loco
11-15-2011, 06:51 PM
yeah, please :woohoo: i want him to have a better season than fucsovics had last year as junior champion :facepalm:

LawrenceOfTennis
11-15-2011, 08:54 PM
yeah, please :woohoo: i want him to have a better season than fucsovics had last year as junior champion :facepalm:

Agree about Fucsovics. Unfortunately he won't be a top player. He is partying and drinking a lot, hungarian news were full of his weird lifestyle. Let's hope Saville is smart.

Sombrerero loco
11-15-2011, 09:04 PM
yeah marci is always partying and looking for girls.but he is a good talent and he has time yet, lets see if he changes his mind and thinks on tennis soon!

LawrenceOfTennis
11-15-2011, 10:14 PM
His ranking is around 1500 at the moment which isn't very good, after a relatively succesfull 2012 he should set goals like top 400-300.

Ausie
11-16-2011, 01:57 PM
2011 Latrobe City Men's International

R32: Luke Saville d. Yuri Bezeruk 6-4 6-4. Next Ze Zhang. C'mon boy:)

Ausie
11-16-2011, 01:58 PM
2011 Latrobe City Men's International

R32: Luke Saville d. Yuri Bezeruk 6-4 6-4. Next Ze Zhang. C'mon boy:)

LawrenceOfTennis
11-16-2011, 02:38 PM
Come on Luke.

Sombrerero loco
11-16-2011, 06:24 PM
keep the momemtum and reach the qfs please :)

Chris.
11-16-2011, 11:52 PM
Dont really give him much of a chance against the number 3 seed.

ozfan44
11-17-2011, 02:11 AM
went down in 3 sets this morning unfortunately...

jmf07
11-17-2011, 10:54 AM
Good to see him get a set

LawrenceOfTennis
11-17-2011, 10:55 AM
Lost today? :(

Sombrerero loco
11-17-2011, 11:56 AM
he fought good and got a point, so i am happy for him :)

Chris.
11-24-2011, 08:01 AM
Luke won his first two rounds in Bendigo 6-4 6-4. Takes on Matt Reid next.

n8
11-24-2011, 08:51 AM
Yay! Luke's first Futures QF. Will improve his year end ranking for the 3rd straight year. Not bad for a 17 year old.

Chris.
11-25-2011, 04:52 AM
Luke lost in the quaters to Matt Reid. He is currentlly playing the doubles final with Andrew Whittington agaist Look/Barton.

Sombrerero loco
11-25-2011, 07:39 AM
anyway, nice week making it into the quarters for the first time!well done in doubles too!!

Ausie
11-29-2011, 08:38 AM
http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/tennis/junior-wimbledon-champion-luke-saville-serves-up-expectations/story-e6frg273-1226209516793

Junior Wimbledon champion Luke Saville serves up expectations

JUNIOR Wimbledon champion Luke Saville's a fan of Lleyton Hewitt but he's built more like Novak Djokovic, or least he hopes to be in another year.

"I'm a good size. I may grow a little bit more which may mean a bit more power in my serve,'' the 186cm South Australia said.

"I've got to get stronger, fitter, faster.

"My game is a big, aggressive game so I'm not going to be scooting around the baseline like Lleyton Hewitt.

"I'm going to be a lot bigger frame. I'm going to come to the net a lot more.

"If I can get a little more mobile around the court, because I'm going to keep on growing, that would be a good achievement.''

Saville, who heads the field in this week's national under-18 championships in Melbourne, is chasing a place in the Australian Open in January.

But at the tender age of 17, he knows it's not such an easy step from junior stardom to the big time.

Mentored by Todd Woodbridge and coached by Ray Ruffels and Des Tyson, Saville says a realistic goal is trying to repeat his junior Wimbledon triumph.

Ranked the No.2 junior in the world, Saville will claim top spot on January 1 when Czech Jiri Vesely and other 1993-born players are no longer eligible.

"I'll play the Australian Open juniors in January and depending on how I go there, possibly the French juniors, maybe Wimbledon again,'' he said.

"Wimbledon is obviously the highlight of my year. I'm going to cherish that forever.

"But it's time to move on now. I feel like I'm playing great.

"There's going to be expectations placed on me throughout the Australian summer but I'm ready for that.

"If I was to get into the Australian Open I would either have to win the playoff or get a wildcard. That's not up to me, that's up to the selectors.

"The main goal for me next year is to start transitioning into the men's futures and up into the Challengers and Tour events.''

Saville says watching Djokovic claim his third major of the year with victory over Spain's Rafael Nadal in a brutal four-hour battle in September's US Open final provided a glimpse of the work-rate required if the youngster wants to take the next step.

"Djokovic is probably a little bit taller than me, very skinny and by far probably the best athlete going around right now,'' Saville said.

"That's why he has done so well this year.''

Sombrerero loco
11-29-2011, 09:03 AM
its okay luke, but lleyton would have destroyed you at the same age...

Chris.
12-31-2011, 08:43 AM
Brisbane QR1: Saville Def Bolt 6-4 1-6 6-3. Good win for him. Ito will be a good test of where Luke is at with his game.

Sombrerero loco
12-31-2011, 09:52 AM
wow :woohoo: unexpected, well done!

Chris.
01-01-2012, 04:24 AM
Brisbane QR2: Ito Def Saville 6-2 6-2.

StevoTG
01-01-2012, 05:11 AM
It's a huge step up but it's great to see him give it a crack. Keep it going Luke. It'll take time but you're on the climb!

ozfan44
01-01-2012, 08:03 AM
Yeah give him another year of playing more consistently on the mens circuit and im sure he will be firing by this time next year!

Sombrerero loco
01-01-2012, 10:05 AM
he did well winning a match here^^

Chilenaitor
01-08-2012, 05:33 PM
he plays AO qualies with a WC?

Chris.
01-10-2012, 06:43 AM
Luke has a very tough match against expreienced Ivo Minar in first round of quallies. Good luck.

Sombrerero loco
01-10-2012, 07:37 AM
go for it luke^^ is he playing juniors too?

Chris.
01-10-2012, 07:38 AM
I think he will. Can anyone confirm.

n8
01-10-2012, 11:52 AM
I can't confirm he will play AO juniors (although he almost certainly will), but I can confirm he is the world number one junior! Andrew Harris is number seven.

Chris.
01-12-2012, 03:45 AM
Luke went down 7-6 6-1. Will be intresting to see where he is at this time next year.

jmf07
01-12-2012, 04:22 AM
Was hoping the second set may have been closer but not to be. Looks like he will be off to Traralgon for the juniors tournament there.

Sombrerero loco
01-12-2012, 11:38 AM
luke :hug: nice fight

Chris.
01-26-2012, 04:30 AM
Luke is through to the semis in AO juniors and takes on Petra Kvitova's 17 year old boyfriend Adam Pavlasek :lol:

n8
01-26-2012, 11:59 AM
Luke is through to the semis in AO juniors and takes on Petra Kvitova's 17 year old boyfriend Adam Pavlasek :lol:

Saville and Pavlasek have quite a history. This will be their 3rd GS match and 4th overall. Saville beat him here last year but Pavlasek won in the 1st round of the US Open boys'. Pavlasek also won in Canada last year.

RustyOz
01-26-2012, 08:34 PM
Saville going well, good luck in the semis and make the final Luke.

Sombrerero loco
01-26-2012, 09:42 PM
pavlasek wont be easy...he is on fire here

Chris.
01-27-2012, 04:40 AM
Luke through to the final with a 6-3 6-4 win. :)

Hewitt =Legend
01-27-2012, 04:44 AM
backs up last years performance, hopefully he can go one better this time around..

n8
01-27-2012, 10:11 AM
^This is a very big match for him. Coming back a year older in juniors and just matching your result (unless it's a win) couldn't be a good feeling. Saville came here for the title.

GasquetGulbis
01-27-2012, 12:55 PM
I think you have to go back a very long time to find another junior who made it to 3 grand slam finals in their junior career. Nowadays its one and done with these kids.

RustyOz
01-28-2012, 03:49 AM
Watching Saville live on AO TV. Go Luke, up 4-2 in the 1st

n8
01-28-2012, 04:54 AM
Luke drops the second 7-5. Currently Luke is 6-3 5-7 0-0*.

n8
01-28-2012, 05:30 AM
He won! 6-3 5-7 6-4!

The perfect way to cap an excellent junior career? Or is he planning to play more?

Saville is a great chance at a main draw wild card next year.

Smoke944
01-28-2012, 05:38 AM
"I was standing here twelve months ago, and let me tell you, this feels a shitload better than last year."
:lol:

Matchu
01-28-2012, 05:49 AM
He won! 6-3 5-7 6-4!

The perfect way to cap an excellent junior career? Or is he planning to play more?

Saville is a great chance at a main draw wild card next year.

I think the plan is for him to play the junior slams and every other tournament in the year will be seniors (with the exception of some lead ups I guess). He has a shot at the winning the calendar year junior slam so I highly doubt he will quit juniors from here. Another reason he would want to keep playing would be that he would probably like to keep the number 1 ranking for the entire year, not sure if that has ever been done before.

Luke would be very lucky to win Roland Garros juniors but if he somehow did he would be in a really good position to win the calendar junior slam considering he is the defending Wimbledon champion. I'm sure Luke will receive wildcards and travel to the challenger in Burnie tomorrow and then Caloundra the week after. As for the AO main draw wildcard next year I think he will need to get some results on the senior tour before TA can warrant giving him a MD wildcard before some of our other players. We made the mistake of playing Kubler too early, let's not do it again with Luke.

scotthongkong
01-28-2012, 09:36 AM
Well done to Luke!

Redline
01-28-2012, 11:09 AM
I think the plan is for him to play the junior slams and every other tournament in the year will be seniors (with the exception of some lead ups I guess). He has a shot at the winning the calendar year junior slam so I highly doubt he will quit juniors from here. Another reason he would want to keep playing would be that he would probably like to keep the number 1 ranking for the entire year, not sure if that has ever been done before.

Luke would be very lucky to win Roland Garros juniors but if he somehow did he would be in a really good position to win the calendar junior slam considering he is the defending Wimbledon champion. I'm sure Luke will receive wildcards and travel to the challenger in Burnie tomorrow and then Caloundra the week after. As for the AO main draw wildcard next year I think he will need to get some results on the senior tour before TA can warrant giving him a MD wildcard before some of our other players. We made the mistake of playing Kubler too early, let's not do it again with Luke.

He's not playing Burnie. Obviously he missed qualifying but I'm sure if he wanted to play he.could have got a wild card. Perhaps he is taking the.week of.to rest.

RustyOz
01-28-2012, 11:29 AM
Well done Luke. Played a great match, good to watch - thanks TA. Congratulations.
He should not play Burnie - has played enough this week and deserves the week off. No need to overplay and injure himself.
Well done Luke. Awesome achievement.

Chris.
01-28-2012, 10:19 PM
Congrats Luke! Hopfully he can slowly make the tranistion to seniors.

Sombrerero loco
01-28-2012, 10:29 PM
well done and please stop playing juniors =D

LawrenceOfTennis
01-28-2012, 11:17 PM
Reading his interview, I have to say he has stupid plans for this year. Says he will play all junior slams and try to play some futures,challengers around year end. He is 18 years old and ranked around 1200, which is horrible for his age. Okay, everybody see you can win junior GS titles, now shift to mens events.
Guy has to start playing futures asap if he wants something in tennis. pLaying juniors won't take him anywhere. All of this is obvious, I just don't understand that there is nobody to tell him...:facepalm:
stupid career managements ruin careers.

Matchu
02-06-2012, 02:12 AM
Saville continued his good form from the Aussie Open and won his first round in the Caloundra Challenger against Ebelthite 6-3 6-4. Greg Jones/Michael Look next for Luke.

Chris.
02-06-2012, 05:56 AM
Great win byl Luke. Can't see him beating jones or look though,

n8
02-06-2012, 10:07 AM
Yay, finally top 1000!

LawrenceOfTennis
02-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Yay, finally top 1000!

Good to hear. Still a long way to go though.

Chilenaitor
02-06-2012, 01:20 PM
congrats for the win yesterday!

Chris.
02-13-2012, 07:57 AM
Draw is out for Toowoomba and Luke got a WC. He takes on qualifier Andrew Whittington in the first round. Hopfully he can do well here.

Matchu
02-21-2012, 11:13 PM
Luke made quarters last week in Toowoomba. Got a first round victory in Mildura against the qualifier Zelba 6-3 6-2. Likely to play the forth seed in the next round so that will be tough for Luke. Possible quarterfinal match up against the 5th seed Jason Kubler so that would be interesting if it happened. Not sure where Luke is heading after this week but being the number 1 junior in the world he should be able to get direct entry into future tournaments so my guess would be that he'll head over to the European clay in an attempt to get ready for the junior French Open.

TennisOnWood
02-21-2012, 11:17 PM
Just for the record.. Luke is first player born in 1994. with Challenger win

Asadinator
02-23-2012, 05:09 AM
He lost 7-6(3) 6-1.

Really disappointed in Luke, he shouldn't be struggling this much at senior level.

n8
02-23-2012, 05:42 AM
7-16 at futures level is a bit below what you'd expect from a junior world number one and two time boys' Grand Slam winner. In the last year he is 6-12 at all senior levels.

Sombrerero loco
02-23-2012, 08:46 AM
yeah he is improving quite slowly...

Chris.
02-23-2012, 09:22 AM
He lost 7-6(3) 6-1.

Really disappointed in Luke, he shouldn't be struggling this much at senior level.

I think you are being pretty harsh on Luke. He is still young and inexperienced and lost against the world number 304 and number 4 seed in the tournment. Give him time to devolp.

Asadinator
02-23-2012, 10:01 AM
I guess, us couch potatoes shouldn't be judging ;)

But he's already 18, 2 time junior champ. When Tomic just turned 16 he won a GS match, W a challenger and SF at another challenger.

I guess he could be a late developer and have Ebden like career.

Matchu
03-06-2012, 12:44 AM
I guess, us couch potatoes shouldn't be judging ;)

But he's already 18, 2 time junior champ. When Tomic just turned 16 he won a GS match, W a challenger and SF at another challenger.

I guess he could be a late developer and have Ebden like career.

You can't compare Tomic to any of our other juniors. Bernard was/is so far ahead of everyone else his age, he is probably one of three players in the last 15 years that have been so advanced in their teenage years (Nadal and Hewitt being the others). A 16 year old Tomic could probably beat the current Saville quite easily so it's just not fair to compare the two. Saville would be much more likely to follow a path of development similar to Duckworth and Mitchell.

People don't quite understand just how hard it is to transition from junior to senior level. There have been lots of world number 1 juniors that never even reach the top 200 in mens so to expect Luke to be top 300 or whatever you expect out of him at this moment is just unrealistic. He is still growing (currently 6'2) and could continue to grow for another 3 years or so. In my opinion I believe the area Luke really needs to work on is his strength, both through his core and upper body. He doesn't hit a heavy ball yet and that is so crucial in pro tennis.

Chris.
03-26-2012, 07:26 AM
Luke is playing in Future Events in Japan the next two weeks. Good to see he is travelling overseas to play senior events :).

Chris.
03-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Luke got an unlucky draw and drew number 2 seed Yasutaka Uchiyama and went down 6-2 6-3.

RustyOz
03-29-2012, 02:37 AM
Luke is playing in Future Events in Japan the next two weeks. Good to see he is travelling overseas to play senior events :).


Herbal, you questioned why Matt Reid travelled overseas when he could have played in Oz but say it is good to see Saville travelling overseas to play.
Is that because Saville is not a clay court player?
Reid's best surface is also not clay, but most probably perceived it easier in winning matches in Europe than battling the rest of the best and good upcoming young Aussie players. Will no doubt play a lot more in Europe now.

Chris.
03-29-2012, 06:28 AM
Herbal, you questioned why Matt Reid travelled overseas when he could have played in Oz but say it is good to see Saville travelling overseas to play.
Is that because Saville is not a clay court player?
Reid's best surface is also not clay, but most probably perceived it easier in winning matches in Europe than battling the rest of the best and good upcoming young Aussie players. Will no doubt play a lot more in Europe now.

Yeah i said about Matt Reid because he travelled to Europe to play on clay when there is a tournemnt in Oz on clay. He could have got easy ranking points back home rather then in Europe. I understand why Saville didnt stay in Oz as he would much rather hard then clay.

Chris.
04-05-2012, 04:49 AM
Well Luke had a great win in the first round of a Japan futures tournment beating number 3 seed and world number 506 Arata Onozawa 5-7 6-2 6-3. Next up for Luke is world number 875 Wan Gao. So i good chance at QF here for Luke.

Chris.
04-06-2012, 03:36 AM
Through to the QF with a 6-0 6-3 win.

n8
04-07-2012, 12:08 PM
Luke is through to his first ever Futures semi-final. He plays number one seed Uchiyama.

Sombrerero loco
04-07-2012, 09:05 PM
;) come on luke

Chris.
05-14-2012, 08:28 AM
Congrats to Luke winning his first Futures tittle in Thiland last week :woohoo:

Sombrerero loco
05-14-2012, 08:44 AM
yeah :bowdown:

n8
05-14-2012, 11:00 AM
Excellent!

Gallace..
05-14-2012, 11:15 AM
ranking?

Chris.
05-14-2012, 11:49 AM
ranking?

For future tournaments the raining points get added on the week later.

Audacity
05-14-2012, 12:27 PM
Nice one Luke.

RustyOz
05-14-2012, 09:43 PM
Well done Luke.
Onwards and upwards now.

TennisOnWood
05-15-2012, 06:49 PM
First player born in 1994. with Pro title.. great

Chris.
05-17-2012, 01:52 AM
Luke playing some good tennis through to the QF's in Bangkok with two easy wins. He will really be tested by number 3 seed Jose Statham though.

The_Aussie17
05-24-2012, 04:56 AM
Im new here so just tell me if any of you guys think this oppinion is stupid, does anyone else think that if Lleyton had played a full year so far and didnt have surgery and was inside the top 100 would Luke get a main draw wildcard into Wimbledon, personally i think he did deserve one because he won the juniors event last year, but with Lleyton playing at the french and not getting direct entry i think Hewitt would definitly be ahead of Saville for that wildcard, cause there's no way their officials would give two australians wildcards??

Chris.
05-24-2012, 08:22 AM
The officals dont even have to give one to an Australian. Luke will get a qualifying one for winning the juniors last year.

RustyOz
05-24-2012, 12:23 PM
Herbal is right - there is no reciprocal agreement between Tennis Australia and LTA/Wimbledon to give a wild card to a Brit for the Aussie Open or to an Oz for Wimbledon. LLeyton may get one as an ex-champion at the whim of the Wimbledon officials, because there are not enough good British players to give wild cards to (if Lleyton requests one) and also because he is a draw-card - people will pay to watch him.
No wild card for Luke... going on previous years. Maybe a WC to qualies at best, which seems to be the norm these days.

The_Aussie17
05-25-2012, 01:47 AM
Okay rightio, well i hope he gets a qualy wildcard. Yeah i knew there is no agreement between Aus and Wimbledon officials just curious, cheers!

viruzzz
06-03-2012, 01:11 PM
Hello!
I heard so may times about Saville, but I never watched him play.
Until yesteray. I watched some highlights of his matches and I loved what I saw.

You know, I have a very good image of Aussies in tennis. I just cheer for them when I see the flag. And i'm pretty happy they're having so many great junior talents.

But Saville is something special. I seriously think this guy is the real deal. I'm really looking forward for the next years, just to watch him in the main tour. Yes!

Chris.
06-03-2012, 01:31 PM
He lost the first set in his first round of RG juniors 7-5 :eek:

The_Aussie17
06-03-2012, 03:57 PM
Luckily Luke recovered at won the match 5-7 6-4 6-3!

Sombrerero loco
06-03-2012, 04:51 PM
thanks god he won :facepalm:

viruzzz
06-04-2012, 02:58 PM
6-0 6-4 now...
Knowing he doesn't play on clay often, this is amazing.

Keep it on.

RustyOz
06-05-2012, 03:44 AM
Keep it going cool hand...

n8
06-05-2012, 04:36 AM
Nice one Luke. He plays his R3 tonight.

Good to see that the Aussie boys are 5-0 combined in the junior tournament. The other three are a round behind Luke. Thompson won 10-8 in the third against the 12th seed, while Harris and Kyrgios won easily.

GasquetGulbis
06-05-2012, 05:47 PM
Luke is just a class above the rest of the juniors. Even though clay isn't his strongest surface he's going to go deep in this tournament, but there aren't many juniors who specialize in clay courts this season. I expect he'll defend Wimbledon and go for the US Open title. He shouldn't be play Orange Bowl, he should be doing adult tournaments at that point.

n8
06-06-2012, 08:07 AM
^Yep, the junior Grand Slams are enough junior play for Luke. Playing Wimbledon boys' again only really makes sense if he wins Roland Garros (so he could go for the calendar year junior Grand Slam), but as he needed to decide before RG I'm OK with him being on the entry list. But the US Open should be his last junior event no matter what IMO.

n8
06-08-2012, 01:03 AM
Went out in the quarters, I guess hoping for the calendar year Slam was too much. Now off to defend Wimbledon juniors. I suppose it's not a complete waste of time. He will get more grass court practice and if he wins he will gain a very high year end ranking with more junior exempts and possibly a(nother) Wimbledon men's qualifying draw wild card next year.

Sam21
06-13-2012, 04:10 AM
Luke's been given a wildcard into quallies for Wimbledon :) hopefully he can make the most out of it

The_Aussie17
06-13-2012, 06:06 AM
Realistically can Luke qualify? As much as ill probably regret to say this i think he can, clearly depending on a lucky draw but Saville grew up on a the grass so he could maybe, but i just hope he atleast wins through too the second round of qualies!

Sam21
06-13-2012, 07:10 AM
yeah i reckon he'd need a realllllly lucky draw to qualify, like a draw full of clay courters who are useless on grass. i think if he draws someone like that in the first round he'll put up a fight and maybe come away with a win, but he's never really beaten someone of grand slam qualifying standard before so we shouldn't get our hopes up

n8
06-14-2012, 01:18 AM
Luke's been given a wildcard into quallies for Wimbledon :) hopefully he can make the most out of it

Good news.

Nathaliia
06-14-2012, 02:35 PM
report on luke in germany futures + photo :)
http://www.tennisalternative.com/germany-f5-munich-2012-wednesday-report-photos-rn1388.html

Sombrerero loco
06-14-2012, 06:12 PM
thanks nat :)

GasquetGulbis
06-17-2012, 06:27 PM
Wimbledon qualies draw is out, and no sign of Saville

n8
06-18-2012, 12:38 AM
This is disappointing. For a sec I thought he might have been promoted to a main draw wild card like Ashleigh Barty. He must be injured...

ozfan44
06-18-2012, 04:33 AM
anyone know whats happened?

Sam21
06-18-2012, 08:46 AM
he's still on the entry list for a futures in Germany, but surely not...

Sombrerero loco
06-18-2012, 09:33 AM
omg luke =( did he refuse the wc or something?

GasquetGulbis
06-18-2012, 02:07 PM
He's also on the entry list for the junior tournament in Roehampton which starts at the end of this week.

Sombrerero loco
06-18-2012, 03:38 PM
which is played in the same club as wimbledon qualies :spit:

The_Aussie17
06-19-2012, 02:17 AM
He could have the flew anything could be wrong!

RustyOz
06-19-2012, 03:38 AM
Flew? to where?

The_Aussie17
06-19-2012, 04:34 AM
I meant like a cold flew, like being sick!

Asadinator
06-19-2012, 05:35 AM
^ :lol:

Strange decision.

Sam21
06-19-2012, 08:07 AM
he's not in the draw for the futures tournament so it must be an injury (or the flu). he wouldn't have refused the QWC since i remember him saying a while ago that he was even after a main draw WC.

Sombrerero loco
06-19-2012, 09:05 AM
anyway they will give him the qwc next year i think...if there was a good reason to refuse it

pesto
06-19-2012, 07:52 PM
Bit of a cock-up on the scheduling front, it seems.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/tennis/wimbledon-blow-for-luke-saville/story-e6frecvc-1226401734693

Smoke944
06-19-2012, 07:54 PM
:spit:

viruzzz
06-19-2012, 09:18 PM
He posted this on Facebook:
"Hi everyone,
Unfortunately I was unable to compete in the qualifying event for the Wimbledon men's singles because I was entered in another tournament at the same time and the Wimbledon committee informed me of my wildcard after the withdrawal deadline had been applied. It was a very confusing situation, however, its in the past now and I am looking ahead to the juniors coming up. My lead up tournament which is the Roehampton Juniors starts on sunday and I will be training very hard in preparation for the first round of that!"

n8
06-19-2012, 11:54 PM
What a mix up! His management are probably to blame, they must of known he was an extremely likely chance at a qualifying wild card well before it was officially announced.

Asadinator
06-20-2012, 12:12 AM
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

RustyOz
06-20-2012, 12:27 AM
Don't they (TA) talk to the LTA ?

Sombrerero loco
06-20-2012, 09:06 AM
yeah but wimbledon should announce that wc way before, as junior champion always get a wc next year

frici
06-25-2012, 04:44 PM
Roehampton
R1: Saville(1.) vs. Bambridge 7-6(6.), 6-1 :)
R2: Saville(1.) vs. Garin

Good luck next round:D