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Nottingham | Jack Draper wins first Futures event

Britain’s Jack Draper won his first Futures title in Nottingham, and ensured he will be the only 16-year-old in the top 1,000 of the men’s rankings.
Surrey-born Draper beat compatriot Andrew Watson 3-6 7-6(3) 6-0 in the final of the Nottingham GB Pro Series on Saturday.

Draper, whose father Roger is a former Chief Executive of the LTA, chose to skip the US Open juniors to play in the event.
He reached the boys’ final at Wimbledon this year, losing to Tseng Chun-hsin after having scored a big win in the semi-finals of the Wimbledon boys event when he beat Nicolas Mejia in a nail-biting four-hour marathon, saving 9 match points for a 7-6(5) 6-7(8) 19-17 win.
During his Wimbledon run, he listed Andy Murray as his inspiration, saying that he was in the crowd during 2013 Wimbledon final and watched Murray refuse to give up.
He says his ultimate goal is to win the Grand Slams, especially Wimbledon as it is the biggest of the majors.
He is currently ranked No 9 in the boys’ world rankings, according to the ITF, and No 1117 on the ATP rankings, with his win moving his ranking to three digits.
Draper is coached by Ryan Jones, practices at the JTC Tennis Academy and he lists his favourite surface as hard courts.






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2 Comments

  1. Jan Harrison

    Did wonder why he wasn’t at USO.. Good decision 😊

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