Prospect Rankings: January 2012

With the 2012 season underway, it’s time for a look at the highest-ranked youngsters. In the “Under 23″ category, you’ll see mostly familiar names. I like this list because it’s a useful reminder of who is still on the way up–Donald Young was disappointing for so long that we forget he could still mount an impressive career. To a lesser extent, the same can be said about Benoit Paire.

After Bernard Tomic’s and Benjamin Mitchell’s birthdays in the last few months, the “Under 19″ cupboard is bare. It will be interesting to see who emerges from that group.

UNDER 23
25   Kei Nishikori         JPN  12/29/89  
31   Milos Raonic          CAN  12/27/90  
39   Donald Young          USA   7/23/89  
42   Bernard Tomic         AUS  10/21/92  
76   Grigor Dimitrov       BUL   5/16/91  
79   Ryan Harrison         USA    5/7/92  
81   Cedrik-Marcel Stebe   GER   10/9/90  
95   Benoit Paire          FRA    5/8/89  
117  Martin Klizan         SVK   7/11/89  
119  Vasek Pospisil        CAN   6/23/90  
125  Richard Berankis      LTU   6/21/90  
133  Thomas Schoorel       NED    4/8/89  
135  Alessandro Giannessi  ITA   5/30/90  
136  Pablo Carreno         ESP   7/12/91  
144  Evgeny Donskoy        RUS    5/9/90  
157  Facundo Bagnis        ARG   2/27/90  
163  Maxime Teixeira       FRA   1/18/89  
165  Aljaz Bedene          SLO   7/18/89  
166  Federico del Bonis    ARG   10/5/90  
172  Gastao Elias          POR  11/24/90  
UNDER 21
42   Bernard Tomic      AUS  10/21/92  
76   Grigor Dimitrov    BUL   5/16/91  
79   Ryan Harrison      USA    5/7/92  
136  Pablo Carreno      ESP   7/12/91  
173  Tsung-Hua Yang     TPE   3/20/91  
184  Javier Marti       ESP   1/11/92  
198  Laurynas Grigelis  LTU   8/14/91  
222  Andrey Kuznetsov   RUS   2/22/91  
227  Benjamin Mitchell  AUS  11/30/92  
275  James Duckworth    AUS   1/21/92  
276  Denis Kudla        USA   8/17/92  
277  Facundo Arguello   ARG    8/4/92  
287  Guilherme Clezar   BRA  12/31/92  
290  Mirza Basic        BIH   7/12/91  
293  Julien Obry        FRA    9/4/91  
321  Nicolas Pastor     ARG   3/12/91  
328  Agustin Velotti    ARG   5/24/92  
331  Kevin Krawietz     GER   1/24/92  
339  Damir Dzumhur      BIH   5/20/92  
345  Yuki Bhambri       IND    7/4/92
UNDER 19
453  Roberto Carballes-Baena      ESP    3/23/93  
463  Tiago Fernandes              BRA    1/29/93  
466  Taro Daniel                  JPN    1/27/93  
486  Andres Artunedo-Martinavarr  ESP    9/14/93  
530  Jason Kubler                 AUS    5/19/93  
569  Bruno Sant'Anna              BRA    7/12/93  
578  Edoardo Eremin               ITA    10/5/93  
603  Jiri Vesely                  CZE    7/10/93  
612  Joao Pedro Sorgi             BRA   10/18/93  
638  Dominic Thiem                AUT     9/3/93  
643  Oliver Golding               GBR    9/29/93  
662  Liam Broady                  GBR     1/4/94  
680  Juan Ignacio Londero         ARG    8/15/93  
715  Hong Chung                   KOR    5/16/93  
726  George Morgan                GBR     2/7/93  
728  Sebastien Boltz              FRA     4/5/93  
739  Denis Yevseyev               KAZ    5/22/93  
785  Bjorn Fratangelo             USA    7/19/93  
788  Matias Sborowitz             CHI     7/9/93
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2 responses to “Prospect Rankings: January 2012

  1. Shiran

    Thanks for compiling this fascinating list. My top tip is Yoshihito Nishioka who is doing well and looking likely to make it onto your list soon at only 16 – although he’s perhaps a tad short to make it all the way to the top.

  2. Shiran

    Three new 18 year olds to add to the next list are Thiago Montiero, Luke Saville and Filip Peliwo – all now ranked in the 500s..

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