Tennis is a very competitive and challenging sport. This is the reason why even though year after year a lot of players turn professional, only some of them make it among the best. In the following lines, we will show you who are the best newcomers in tennis for you to know who you should keep your eyes on. These are talented young players who have made a good impression due to their amazing performances. Therefore, continue to read if you want to know who will be the next Federer or Serena.
A spectacular newcomer in tennis that promises to be a future number 1 tennis player if he maintains his spectacular results is Alexander Zverev. The 19-year-old is currently ranked number 49 on the ATP rankings. He turned professional back in 2013. Alexander started playing tennis when he was only 5 years old. He comes from a family in which all the members are involved in tennis. His father is a former professional player and he now coaches Alexander, his mother is a tennis coach, and his older brother is a professional tennis player as well. In 2014, Zverev became one of the youngest tennis players to ever win an ATP Challenger Tour title when he won the Sparkassen Open in Braunschweig. His most impressive performance in 2016 was at the Indian Wells, where the young German player defeated tennis titans Ivan Dodig, Grigor Dimitrov, and Gilles Simon, after which he lost to Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.
The youngest player in the top 50 of the ATP rankings and one of the most promising tennis players out there is Borna Coric. The Croatian player turned professional in 2013. He is currently seeded on the 40th place in the ATP rankings. Due to his remarkable talent and impressive results, Coric has been named ATP Star of Tomorrow in November 2014. He reached his best ranking on July 27, 2015, when he became world number 33. In 2016, he managed to reach his first ATP final in the Chennai event, where he lost in front of the more experienced Stanislas Wawrinka. Based on his determination and the quality tennis that he plays at such a young age, we predict that he will one day be the leader of the ATP rankings.
When it comes to women’s tennis, definitely the player that you should keep your eyes on is Belinda Bencic. The Swiss player is currently ranked number 10 in the world. She turned professional in 2010, and her highest ranking until now was number 7. She’s the youngest top 10 female tennis player of the moment. This says a lot about her game, especially keeping in mind that she is ranked close to fierce players like Serena Williams, Simona Halep, and Victoria Azarenka. These players are older than her, and they are presumably better skilled. But the young Swiss seems to be handling their style of play perfectly. What’s sure is that the 19-year-old will definitely occupy the number one spot on the WTA rankings in a couple of years if she keeps playing quality tennis and if she works on improving her game constantly.