Prospect Rankings, 8 August 2011

I can’t believe it’s been three months and two grand slams since I’ve done one of these! Plenty has happened in the meantime, especially for Bernard Tomic, Wimbledon quarterfinalist. Tomic’s achievements have moved him into the top 100, into the top 3 20-and-unders, and the top 10 22-and-unders–quite a mark for an 18-year-old.

Note also that at the bottom of the 18-and-under list, there are a couple of 17-year-olds, plus Jiri Vesely, who only recently turned 18. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Vesely at the top of the 18-and-under list before his next birthday.

18 AND UNDER
68   Bernard Tomic                AUS   10/21/92  
326  Denis Kudla                  USA    8/17/92  
347  Diego Schwartzman            ARG    8/16/92  
356  Benjamin Mitchell            AUS   11/30/92  
390  Guilherme Clezar             BRA   12/31/92  
406  Tiago Fernandes              BRA    1/29/93  
418  Alexander Rumyantsev         RUS    8/16/92  
440  Roberto Carballes-Baena      ESP    3/23/93  
510  Jozef Kovalik                SVK    11/4/92  
531  Victor Baluda                RUS    9/30/92  
549  Jack Sock                    USA    9/24/92  
576  Taro Daniel                  JPN    1/27/93  
628  Micke Kontinen               FIN   12/18/92  
629  Jiri Vesely                  CZE    7/10/93  
648  Suk-Young Jeong              KOR    4/12/93  
669  Liam Broady                  GBR     1/4/94  
673  Edoardo Eremin               ITA  10/5/1993  
684  Jason Kubler                 AUS    5/19/93  
685  Mitchell Frank               USA   10/16/92  
698  Andres Artunedo-Martinavarr  ESP    9/14/93  

20 AND UNDER
26   Milos Raonic         CAN  12/27/90  
56   Grigor Dimitrov      BUL   5/16/91  
68   Bernard Tomic        AUS  10/21/92  
76   Ryan Harrison        USA    5/7/92  
140  Jerzy Janowicz       POL  11/13/90  
150  Cedrik-Marcel Stebe  GER   10/9/90  
185  Pablo Carreno        ESP   7/12/91  
197  Federico del Bonis   ARG   10/5/90  
209  Tsung-Hua Yang       TPE   3/20/91  
211  Facundo Arguello     ARG    8/4/92  
230  Javier Marti         ESP   1/11/92  
233  Marius Copil         ROU  10/17/90  
239  Laurynas Grigelis    LTU   8/14/91  
271  Axel Michon          FRA  12/16/90  
283  Gastao Elias         POR  11/24/90  
284  Alexander Lobkov     RUS   10/7/90  
305  Christian Lindell    SWE  11/20/91  
318  Daniel Cox           GBR   9/28/90  
319  Stefano Travaglia    ITA  12/28/91  
325  Andrey Kuznetsov     RUS   2/22/91  

22 AND UNDER
19   Juan Martin del Potro  ARG   9/23/88  
21   Alexander Dolgopolov   UKR   11/7/88  
26   Milos Raonic           CAN  12/27/90  
29   Marin Cilic            CRO   9/28/88  
48   Kei Nishikori          JPN  12/29/89  
55   Ernests Gulbis         LAT   8/30/88  
56   Grigor Dimitrov        BUL   5/16/91  
68   Bernard Tomic          AUS  10/21/92  
76   Ryan Harrison          USA    5/7/92  
89   Donald Young           USA   7/23/89  
107  Thiemo de Bakker       NED   9/19/88  
115  Thomas Schoorel        NED    4/8/89  
119  Benoit Paire           FRA    5/8/89  
134  Richard Berankis       LTU   6/21/90  
138  Martin Klizan          SVK   7/11/89  
140  Jerzy Janowicz         POL  11/13/90  
150  Cedrik-Marcel Stebe    GER   10/9/90  
155  Vasek Pospisil         CAN   6/23/90  
156  Evgeny Donskoy         RUS    5/9/90  
161  Vladimir Ignatik       BLR   7/14/90
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One response to “Prospect Rankings, 8 August 2011

  1. Chahar

    Thank you for the updated rankings.

    I have been following for a while the progress of the guys born in 1990, and have gotten the impression that early success in the rankings is not that good an indicator of future standings. (Of course it might depend how you measure early success + it is much too early to say who will have the best career.)

    I am wondering whether the 1990 boys are more erratic than most.

    To give some specifics, the current top 5 players born in 1990 are Milos Raonic, Ricardas Berankis, Jerzy Janowicz, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Vasek Pospisil. Of these, only two (Berankis and Janowicz) were among the first 10 to reach the top 500 or 300 in the rankings.

    Conversely, several of those who were precocious entrants into the top 500 or top 300 have not fared too well. Eysseric, Elias, Evans, Kontinen and Pella have yet to reach the top 200. Delbonis and Rufin did make it (in fact they were the first two), but have fallen back from their career highs. Of course, injuries play their part in all this.

    I can’t guarantee that my stats are 100% accurate.

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