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Just to note that Ryan got voted Junior Player of the Month last month.

Which is not SO amazing. . . .

But when you look back here that, last August, he was unranked and no one in GB had heard of him, and now he's ITF WR 134 and going strong . . .

Well, if there are any other unknown players out there who would like to put their heads above the parapet and come on down and join us, it would be much appreciated, don't hold back !

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Very pleased for him, my impression was he had moved back to the UK and is now part of the LTA set up. Ie they had invested in his talent, couple of futures qualifiers recently between working on getting his junior ranking up. I may have missed a more detailed post explaining his coaching set up as it stands now.

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As I understand it, he's now based at Gosling - training there.

I believe that he is under the LTA's wing but I don't know exactly what that involves any more (if anything). i.e. they pay for certain junior ITF trips, I believe, and put on some NTC training weekends/weeks (don't know if Ryan's actually been to any) but I don't know if they play/subsidise the Gosling costs, or provide other coaching free, or whatever.

I do know he's been very focused on training (and not so much on results), especially on clay, and in terms of physique and fitness training, as he'd never really done any of that. So it's all been quite a monumental change (and what with moving countries/home etc.).

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Feeling nostalgic :

Just looking back, when I did the first post of this thread, in August 2014, and when Ryan, age 16, was completely unknown (to me and most everyone in Britain, it seemed), and unranked and hadn't played a single ITF match .....

And 18 months later, he's just won his first G1 title, will be in the top 40 in juniors, and is a real contender for most promising male junior.

It's so great to see some non-standard profiles. (Anyone else out there who'd like to join the party?).

Big congratulations to him on his achievement. And hope it's just part of an ongoing upward journey.....



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Just read this thread for the first time. I didn't think there was too much to follow in British boys currently so I've not checked it much? Did he make Junior Wimbledon last year? I assume he is likely to play this year if not?

What kind of style does he play?

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GBJ wrote:

Just read this thread for the first time. I didn't think there was too much to follow in British boys currently so I've not checked it much? Did he make Junior Wimbledon last year? I assume he is likely to play this year if not?

What kind of style does he play?


 

see the Croatia thread smile

IMHO, basically good ol' clay-court (think Ferrer), with very good ball skills, to add variety (as Merv says). Quite a 'daring' player, I also thought, seems to enjoy his tennis, relish the battle.

Lost 9-7 in the third set in R1 of Junior Wimbledon last year - Merv says he should have won easily. Such is life.

Lost in a third-set TB to Mmoh the week before at Bank of England, which I saw: wouldn't say Ryan 'deserved' to win the match - it was as the score says, a really close, brilliant battle, that just went the wrong way for us. Life again....

I think the learning curve is quite steep. Which is exciting.

 



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Merci beauCoup!

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Caught up with Ryan and his dad at Notts today, great talent and work ethic and lots to look forward to is my conclusion.

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Caught up with Ryan and his dad at Notts today, great talent and work ethic and lots to look forward to is my conclusion.


I asked James Trottman on Monday who were the up and coming players to look out for.  Ryan was on the list.



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Bob in Spain wrote:
philwrig wrote:

Caught up with Ryan and his dad at Notts today, great talent and work ethic and lots to look forward to is my conclusion.


I asked James Trottman on Monday who were the up and coming players to look out for.  Ryan was on the list.


Probably not Einstein, but good to hear this tieing in with quite a lot of forum thoughts, and James no doubt has more particular thoughts.



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Bob in Spain wrote:
philwrig wrote:

Caught up with Ryan and his dad at Notts today, great talent and work ethic and lots to look forward to is my conclusion.


I asked James Trottman on Monday who were the up and coming players to look out for.  Ryan was on the list.


 James seems to be the man now in charge of our emerging junior talent, some help for the likes of Jay and Ryan is great to see. Also he does have a decent track record with Kyle for example. I spoke to him once a few years back, and I found him easy to talk to, and you generally don't hear a bad word said about him.



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No idea what the competition was in Nottingham today but 4 British junior boys played 4 US lads. Ryan was the only GB player to win a match and he did that in a 3rd set TB. Well done Ryan.

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Having watched Ryan closely during the junior match with the US, there's no doubt he has the 'X' factor, he has a 5th gear to go to, with both his FH and his BH because he can really hit the cover off the ball. His shot selection at times lets him down, and he can at times play too much slice on both wings. Finding the right coach/ funding it, etc., will be the key going forward, but certainly masses of potential.

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I've seen Ryan several times down at Roehampton; he's mates with Jodie and others.

Looks happy and healthy so, fingers crossed he manages to put all his injuries problems behind him and get back to competition, it must be very frustrating for him.

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Seems this thread should be in the individual players section, if anyone wants to move it...

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