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Junior stars ready for departure on Sunday – Roland-Garros

One of the most prominent players in the men’s draw is 18-year-old second-seeded Austrian Joel Schwaerzler, the junior world number 2 who recently won his first Challenger title on the men’s circuit and is ranked 387th in the men’s draw. ATP ranking.

The teenager is coached by fellow Austrian and former ATP top 10 singles and doubles player Jurgen Melzer. Both are left-handed and Melzer recently said that similarity helps him shape the youngster’s game.

“I think being left-handed also helps me a lot,” said Melzer, who won the Wimbledon men’s singles as a junior. “The things I can teach him…the role models I have from the past help him.” This is something that is good for the relationship.

Schwaerzler, who was born and started playing the sport in South Africa, recently appeared in an ITF video that follows the Austrian through a day of training. It provides insight into the level of sports science, fitness, dedication and on-court hours that must be invested to become a successful young tennis professional.