Tennis Europe Junior Tour

Junior Masters players revealed

Junior Masters players revealed

A stellar line-up has been revealed for this year’s Tennis Europe Junior Masters, due to take place in Monte-Carlo from 26th-28th October.

Europe’s top 8 boys and girls aged 14 and 16 & Under will be welcomed for a second year by the Monegasque Tennis Federation for this elite season-ending competition.

For the first time ever, one player is #1 in both Race Rankings age categories:  Alena Kovackova of the Czech Republic. The dual #1 chose to play in the 16 & Under competition, giving the ninth-ranked player of the girls’ 14 & Under list a spot in the event.  The boys 14 & Under field features the entire Top 8. Both the 16 & under tournaments will feature 7 of the Top 8, plus the ninth-ranked players.

The 32 players have had a productive year playing Tennis Europe Junior Tour events. They’ve travelled around Europe gaining experience and collecting trophies: combined, these teenagers won 82 singles titles and played 1270 matches.

18 nations will be represented at the Masters. Romania leads the list with 6 qualifiers, while Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Türkiye and Ukraine all have one or more players ready to compete.

The Masters, which has worldwide media coverage and is seen as the scouting event for the future stars, will be live streamed and broadcast on Monegasque national television. A Junior School event will be hosted by Tennis Europe in association with the ATP, WTA and ITF, and other fantastic side events are planned throughout the week.

First played in 1996, the Junior Masters has proven to be a reliable barometer of future success. Former world #1s Kim Clijsters and Rafael Nadal capped their best seasons on the 14 & Under circuit by winning the event in 1997 and 2000 respectively, while players such as Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev, Simona Halep and Belinda Bencic are all former medalists.

Stay tuned to and our social media channels throughout the event and beyond to see if the Class of ’22 can follow in their footsteps. See below for a full list of players, plus detailed profiles outlining their on-court achievements in 2022.

Player Profiles

Boys 14 & Under

Ivan Ivanov (BUL)
Nikola Bilozertsev (UKR)
Niels McDonald (GER)
Matei Todoran (ROU)
Diego Dedura-Palomero (GER)
Christopher Thies (GER)
Lenny Petit (MON)
Valentin Gonzalez-Galino (ESP)

Girls 14 & Under

Ksenia Efremova
Mia Pohankova
Julie Pastikova (CZE)
Kali Supova (SVK)
Sona Depesova (SVK)
Yuliya Perapekhina
Sofie Hettlerova (CZE)
Maia Ilinca Burcescu (ROU)

Boys 16 & Under

Nicolai Budkov Kjaer (NOR)
Timofei Derepasko
Antonio Voljavec (CRO)
William Rejchtmann Vinciguerra (SWE)
Mateusz Lange (POL)
Sergej Zivkovic (SRB)
Gabriel Ghetu (ROU)
Kerem Yilmaz (TUR)

Girls 16 & Under

Alena Kovackova (CZE)
Diana-Ioana Simionescu (ROU)
Emiliia Kats
Noemi Maines (ITA)
Alexia Ioana Tatu (ROU)
Flora Farkaslaki Hints (HUN)
Andrada Ekaterina Komarov (ROU)
Tereza Krejcova (CZE)

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