It seems like Australian tennis is slowly getting it right, but it still seems they have the eye on the wrong prize. Luke Saville recently won the junior Boy Singles at Wimbledon 2011 and there was an article published this morning on the Tennis Australia website that stating: “Saville eyes No 1 Junior Ranking“. I find this to be the wrong mindset all over again!
Its great to be the number 1 junior in the world, but as Saville stated in the press conference embedded in the article, he only wants to focus on his ITF ranking. Tennis Australia really need to get some focus on pushing these young players into the top 100 adult players in the world and not letting them focus on their junior careers, because at the end of the day adult tennis is everything!
Saville keep on playing great tennis and working on your game. Focus on bringing home those ITF points and pushing up the rankings. We dont want to see yet another top junior tennis player fall by the way side when trying to make it to the professional ranks.