For the second time this summer, Craig Tiley, director of player development of Tennis Australia, has laid down the law to one of Australia's top juniors. In June, the Herald Sun reported that Bernard Tomic, the 14-year-old prodigy was sent home for lackluster effort at the French juniors. I spoke to Tiley about that decision when I talked with him at Wimbledon, and he confirmed the report was accurate. Now it is 2007 Australian Junior Champion Brydan Klein who is run afoul of the requirements for Tennis Australia support. Again the Herald Sun has the details.
Tennys Sandgren had an opportunity to talk with The Tennessean about his win in Kalamazoo and his upcoming trip to New York for the U.S. Junior Open.
It's my understanding that the wildcard selections for the juniors have been made, but the public announcement hasn't.
Friday, August 17, 2007