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Junior Masters in Monte-Carlo: Players Revealed!

Junior Masters in Monte-Carlo: Players Revealed!

A strong line-up of elite junior tennis players has been confirmed for the Tennis Europe Junior Masters, due to take place from 2-5 November.

The season-ending extravaganza brings together the top-performing European boys and girls of 2023 aged 14 and 16 & Under for one final showdown. 

This event provides the players with a last chance to compete against each other in their current age categories on the iconic stage of one of the world’s most prestigious tennis venues, the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

The 29 players confirmed today have combined to win an incredible 1,443 singles and doubles matches on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour this season, amassing 71 singles titles between them.

The Boys 14 & Under field is led by #1 Mark Ceban of Great Britain, who has topped the Race to Monte-Carlo rankings for much of the season. Amongst his chief rivals will be Daniel Jade of France, who upset him in a memorable three-set match in the Summer Cups semi-finals, reversing wins for the Brit at ‘Les Petits As’ and at the Winter Cups earlier in the year.

The Girls 14 & Under qualifiers are also exceptionally strong, featuring #2 Giulia Popa (ROU) and #8 Hollie Smart (GBR) – both of whom have enjoyed considerable success on both the 14 and 16 & Under circuits throughout the year. They’ll face fierce challenges from the likes of #3 Jana Kovackova (CZE), the younger sister of reigning 16 & Under champion Alena.

Newly-crowned European 16 & Under Champion Jeline Vandromme (BEL) will be aiming to complete a rare sweep of the Tour’s two biggest titles and is incredibly the only non-Czech or Serbian player in her age category.  

The Boys 16 & Under Race has been hotly contested all season. While Yannick Alexandrescou of Romania claims pole position, having won 5 of his 10 tournaments in 2023, just 180 ranking points separated the qualifiers ranked 2-6. European Championship silver medallist Linus Lagerbohm of Finland was the last player in, becoming the first qualifier from his country.

In all, 16 nations will be represented, with the Czech Republic (5 players), Serbia (4), Turkey (3) and Romania (3) the most prolific.

First played in 1996 and with former champions including the likes of Rafa Nadal, Kim Clijsters, Alexander Zverev and Belinda Bencic, this year’s event features a round-robin format for the first time. Each event consists of 8 players divided into two groups of 4, with the winners of each group emerging to contest the final.

The event is being hosted by the Monegasque Tennis Federation for a third consecutive year, and will be available to watch via live streaming on the Tennis Europe website and mobile app and  broadcast live on the Tennis Channel in selected European territories.

Three additional wild card players are due to be confirmed later this week. Find out more about the players competing in Monte-Carlo below:

Boys 14 & Under

Mark Ceban (GBR, Race Rank: #1) | Profile
Kaan Isik Kosaner (TUR, #2) | Profile
Samim Filiz (TUR, #3) | Profile
Tomas Krejci (CZE, #4) | Profile
Daniel Jade (FRA #5) | Profile
Marco Ontiveros Castro (GER #6) | Profile
Mustafa Ege Sik (TUR, #7=) | Profile
Savva Rybkin (#7=) | Profile

Girls 14 & Under

Giulia Safina Popa (ROU, Race Rank: #2) | Profile
Jana Kovackova (CZE, #3) | Profile
Anna Pushkareva (#4) | Profile
Sara Oliveriusova (CZE, #6) | Profile
Ioana-Stefania Boian (ROU, #7) | Profile
Hollie Smart (GBR, #8) | Profile
Oliwia Sybicka (POL, #9) | Profile
wild card TBC

Boys 16 & Under

Yannick Alexandrescou (ROU, Race Rank: #1) | Profile
Kolos Kincses (HUN, #2) | Profile
Arturs Zagars (LAT, #3) | Profile
Joao Morgado (POR, #4) | Profile
Jan Sadzik (POL, #5) | Profile
Jan Smrcka (GER, #6) | Profile
Linus Lagerbohm (FIN, #13) | Profile
wild card TBC

Girls 16 & Under

Lana Virc (SRB, Race Rank: #1) | Profile
Anastasija Cvetkovic (SRB, #2) | Profile
Sofie Hettlerova (CZE, #3) | Profile
Gala Ivanovic (SRB, #4) | Profile
Nikol Marie Jarolimkova (CZE, #5) | Profile
Jessica Kolesarova (SVK, #6) | Profile
Jeline Vandromme (BEL, #13) | Profile
wild card TBC

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