Tennis is a young man’s and woman’s sport, but you wouldn’t know that with the continued success from the likes of Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic. Tennis regularly sees new blood enter the professional ranks, yet it is often difficult for many of these youngsters to reach the heights of winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, or US Open. The French Open is the next tennis Grand Slam on the calendar and the best players in the world will compete on clay at Roland Garros. Tennis fans can read the Bwin review by Efirbet and get a bet bonus to wager on the French Open.
This year will sees a slew of young, hungry tennis players on the tour. Will the pressure of world-class tennis get to them? Here is a look at young tennis players to watch out for in 2020 and hopefully, beyond.
Bianca Andreescu is one to watch in 2020, but to be fair to the Canadian teenager, tennis fans have been watching her for a while now. Andreescu won the 2019 US Open, putting her on the map and making her a national hero in Canada. She was the youngest woman to win the US Open since Maria Sharapova. After the victory in New York, Andreescu reached her highest WTP ranking of No.4 in the world. In 2019, Andreescu also claimed titles at the Indian Wells Open and on home soil at the Canadian Open.
Cori “Coco” Gauff
Cori “Coco” Gauff is one of the most promising American players in the game today. She burst onto the scene in 2019 beating Venus Williams on the way to the fourth round of Wimbledon. Gauff is just 15 (she turns 16-years-old in March) and hit her highest ranking in February 2020 (No. 49). In October 2019, she obtained her first WTA title win in Linz by defeating Jelena Ostapenko.
Italian up and comer Jannik Sinner won the ATP Tour’s Newcomer of the Year award in 2019. The award carries plenty of significance as it was voted on by Sinner’s contemporaries on the tour. Sinner put an exclamation point on the end of his fantastic tennis season by winning the ATP Next Gen Finals. He added a trio of Challenger trophies to his cabinet and reached No. 68 on the tour, his highest ever ranking. Sinner is just 18-years-old, but after reaching the second round of the Australian Open, will be confident of building on his young career in future Grand Slams in 2020.
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is just 20 years old, but already has a wealth of pro tennis experience. January 2020 saw Shapovalov reach his highest ATP ranking, No. 13, while continuing to build on his strong play. In 2017, Shapovalov reached the fourth round of the US Open, which is the farthest he has gone in a Grand Slam. In 2019, he took home his first singles title with a win at the Stockholm Open.