Will 2020's Form Players Pick Up Where They Left Off When The Tour Resumes?


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We focus on some of the stars of NextGen tennis - past, present and possibly future - all set for big things once the action gets back underway in August. The first of the grand slams we have to look forward to is the US Open and we feature a young Russian who made the quarter finals as a teenager at Flushing Meadows. Back from his recent injury problems, Andrey Rublev was on the tear with two titles already this year before the Coronavirus halted his progress to a career-high 14th in the FedEx ATP Rankings. With three titles last year and a semi-final at the first ATP Cup in Australia, we put 21-year-old Alex De Minaur under the spotlight. Like Alex De Minaur, Denis Shapovalov started the year at the ATP Cup in Australia, before moving onto Auckland, the Australian Open, Montpellier, Rotterdam and then his final tournament before the break, a quarter-final appearance in Marseille. Maybe the packed schedule is down to a new coach, known in his playing days as workhorse. We hear from both Shapovalov and Mikhail Youzhny. Jumping across to hear what social media show Tennis United has been up to, we bring you their chat with two-time Grand Slam Champion Naomi Osaka and the reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion, young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. Finally, we take a detailed look at the stunning backhand of young Italian, Jannick Sinner, courtesy of Infosys and drop down to the Challenger Tour to find out a little bit more about hot prospects, Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild and Austrian, Jurij Rodionov.

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