With Wimbledon beginning in late June and the French Open starting a month before, the next six months are packed with great events for tennis fans.
We’ve looked at the tennis world from top to bottom in search of players showing the skills and dedication required to reach the top.
WimbledonDebentureHolders.com gave us their run-down of the top ten players to watch out for in 2014. – so read on to discover who they will be keeping their eyes on this year…
Pablo Carreno Busta: At just 22 years of age, Pablo Carreno Busa has already showed the international tennis world that he means business. The young star achieved a 35-match streak during the start of 2013 and won all four of his ATP Challenger Tour finals.
Andy Murray: After winning the 2012 US Open – a first for a British player since 1977 – Scottish tennis star Andy Murray made headlines the next year with a Wimbledon victory. This year, he faces tough competition from Roger Federer, who seems fairly interested in regaining his Wimbledon title.
Belinda Bencic: Despite being just 16 years old, Swiss player Belinda Bencic impressed the whole world with her performance at Wimbledon in 2013. This year, the young player has some serious competition – if she can keep improving, experts believe she could be the next Martina Hingis.
Roger Federer: What’s not to love about Roger Federer? Named the world’s best by numerous tennis commentators, the well-known Swiss star is training hard to come out victorious at this year’s Wimbledon after a shocking defeat in the second round in 2013. We have just witnessed the ‘Return of the King’ in Dubai, so let’s see what magic he can conjure in 2014.
Jiri Vesely: Born in 1993, Czech player Jiri Vesely hasn’t let his age hold him back. In 2011, he won the Boys’ Singles title at the Australian Open before competing in last year’s Davis Cup for the Czech Republic.
Serena Williams: Despite her fourth-round defeat at last year’s Wimbledon, Serena Williams had a good year in 2013. She won the 2013 US Open singles, the China Open, and made over $12 million in prize money. This year, she’s returning to Wimbledon with hopes of taking back the women’s singles title she won in 2012.
Borna Coric: How many 17 year olds do you know that train with Rafael Nadal? Croatian player Borna Coric was last year’s US Open junior champion. This year, the young star is taking his training seriously with aims of winning in more singles matches.
Donna Vekic: Another young Croatian star, Donna Vekic is currently working with Tim Henman’s former coach, David Felgate. The training appears to be working – Vekic made the finals at the 2012 Tashkent Open at the impressive age of 16.
Sergiy Stakhovsky: Roger Federer is no pushover. It came as an incredible surprise, then, when he was beaten in the second round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships by an unknown Ukrainian player. Sergiy Stakhovsky is preparing for this year’s Wimbledon, which he certainly hopes will bring him as much publicity as 2013’s tournament.
Ana Konjuh: A wild card entry in the WTA Auckland Classic, 16-year-old Croatian player Ana Konjuh impressed the crowd by knocking out top seed Roberta Vinci. The up-and-coming player has been a hit with audiences ever since.
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