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Old 01-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #73
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Default No Teenagers in the Top 250 - Sad State of Affairs?

At the end of 2012 and so far to date, there are no teenagers in the top 250 of the mens game. Don't you think that's a sad state of affairs?

Where are the next junior players going to come from? Over here we have the LTA and they're an asbolute joke, never going to produce anybody in a million years. What are the setups like in other countries as I don't know much about them...

Here’s list of U20 players in Top 300 at the end of 2012

#52 Bernard Tomic (AUS, 1992) 825
#69 Ryan Harrison (USA, 1992) 710

#137 Denis Kudla (USA, 1992) 402
#150 Jack Sock (USA, 1992) 375
#172 Agustin Velotti (ARG, 1992) 299
#179 Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (ARG, 1992) 292
#184 Javier Marti (ESP, 1992) 272
#194 Facundo Arguello (ARG, 1992) 245

#209 James Duckworth (AUS, 1992) 230
#217 Yuki Bhambri (IND, 1992) 220
#235 Guillherme Clezar (BRA, 1992) 202
#242 Damir Dzumhur (BIH, 1992) 197
#249 Daniel Kosakowski (USA, 1992) 188
#263 Jiri Vesely (CZE, 1993) 183
#264 Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO, 1992) 182
#280 Renzo Olivo (ARG, 1992) 167
#282 Taro Daniel (JPN, 1993) 165
#291 Henri Laaksonen (SUI, 1992) 155

Are slow courts to blame for lack of juniors making progress? Is the game too physical?

Some courts should be sped up to give younger players more chances to win matches. And especially in the UK more money should be invested in the grass roots of the game.

Source: http://www.perfect-tennis.co.uk/atp-...n-the-top-100/
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