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Best teenagers in tennis in 2021

There are a lot of ATP young players to watch in 2021. Here in this article, we look at the best teenagers in tennis in 2021.

Arkya Mitra
Last updated: 24.07.2021
Best teenagers in tennis 2021

We can see a lot of teenagers popping out on our television screen in recent days. Not only are they participating, they are competing with full passion and energy and catching everyone's attention. Let us see some of their profiles.


There are a lot of ATP young players to watch in 2021. Italy is planning well for the future of men's tennis. Men's Italian tennis at this historical moment is in excellent health under everyone's eyes. After Jannik Sinner's explosion, we have seen Lorenzo Musetti's rise. Without ever forgetting that Berrettini and Sonego are respectively 25 and 26 years old. We can safely say that in addition to the very positive moment, making the necessary precautions with their teenagers, they are already the foundation of a rosy future.

In the ranking of the best 10 teenagers in ATP ranking , Italy is positioned in first place. Considering only players aged 19 years old and under, so from 2001 onwards , Italy have 3 of the top 10 best ranked boys. Another player, we should not forget is Giulio Zeppieri , a talented left handed from Latina who already boasts a title at ITF level and several interesting placings at Challenger level.


Another talent to see is Carlos Alcaraz, a 17 years old Spaniard, even a year younger than Musetti , who is collecting impressive numbers to say the least. In fact, last October, by winning the third Challenger title of his season in Alicante, at 17 years and five months he became the youngest player to have won trophies in consecutive weeks and the second youngest ever to have won three Challenger titles second to Richard Gasquet. Trained by former world number one Juan Carlo Ferrero, the young Spaniard, who was number 490 ATP at the beginning of the year, pushed himself to position 136 in the ranking and needless to say, after his explosion comparisons with Rafael Nadal was done.


Another name to note is undoubtedly that of the American Brandon Nakashima. Born to a Californian father and a Vietnamese mother, the boy  born in 2001 stood out this year at the Delray Beach tournament, where he reached the quarter finals by beating four top 100. Since 2020, he has been trained by none other than Pat Cash, currently occupies the 204 ATP position and certainly we will soon see him on more important stages.


Jack Draper, also born in 2001, is a boy who embodies in many aspects the prototype of the modern player. Over six feet tall, left handed, powerful shots, flat backhand with fast surfaces, classic forehand, he's not at all bad even near the net. He still lacks experience at certain levels, in 2020 he had focused his activity mostly on ITF tournaments and Challenger qualifiers but this has not prevented him from building a ranking more than honourable for a bad season like this, 297 ATP.


Holger Rune, a young Danish tennis player born in 2003 deserves a mention. Mind you, being champions of precocity does not mean having the mathematical certainty of entering the top ten , certainly the results these guys have obtained ( Sinner aside) are indicative and portend a future for them as champions . We expect them as soon as possible in the most important appointments.

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