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Harry Wendelken


I wrote a piece about up and coming junior Harry Wendelken this week on the back of a successful year. I spoke to him, his coach and his parents to try to get a rounded view on what it's like to be coming through as a junior.

After a good showing for him at Sweden this week I thought it might be quite timely to post it on here.

Hope it's of interest - here's the link

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/sport/other-sport/road-wimbledon-winner-harry-wendelken-12408778



-- Edited by embee on Sunday 8th of January 2017 09:02:55 PM

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Thanks Marc - you clearly gained a high level of access to all concerned to paint a very detailed picture

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Hi David,

indeed - his coach and his parents were very open and honest which I really appreciated.

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Harry W seems to be at the Stockholm Good to Great Academy at the moment, moved there in August:

(I know Harry's mum reads this forum so, if you're out there Mrs W, maybe you could put me write if I'm off track).

But there's a nice video clip of an interview with him, just before his victory at SALK:

goodtogreat.se/en/journal/wendelken-defended-salk-open-title/



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I remember the article from the first time around and, though you read lots of "next Tim Henman/Andy Murray/Number one type stories there was something about the article that made me feel the young man may be the real deal. I thought it then, I think it again reading it now, can only watch and keep everything crossed for the young man.....and watching his results gives an added interest to the AO!



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An article from a couple of weeks ago about Harry W, and his Next-Gen Peugeot sponsorship, and what the Swedish academy is adding to his game:

www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/young-british-players/harry-wendelken-2019-season-review/

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OK, here's an experiment

Am now bumping up Harry's thread as he's playing the 25k in Sweden this week, and has just qualified for the main draw.

Now I'm expecting you to go on and win the title, Harry !

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By the way, could one of the mods kindly move this over to the Individual Player threads?

Poor Harry shouldn't still be in the Juniors .....

ADD: Thank you smile



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Monday 20th of September 2021 03:30:36 PM

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So, 11/02/22, here's the moment to bump up Harry's individual player thread smile

Harry's been playing the ITF 25k at Shrewsbury this week.

And only gone and qualified for the final  

Ranked 1037, he had a wildcard into the main draw.

And has so far beaten Martin Damm (ATP 667), Aidan McHugh (ATP 311), Felix Gill (ATP 560) and Stuart Parker  (ATP 500)

(is also into the semis of the doubles) 

ADD: Harry ended up losing the singles final to Alastair Gray. And also lost the doubles title, playing with Oscar Weightman, against Anton M and Josh Paris 


Added one week later: Harry also made the semis of the 25k in Glasgow



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Sunday 20th of February 2022 09:18:55 PM

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He'll have more points from Glasgow that go on next week, but a shout-out to Harry as he crashes through the 1000 barrier in style in singles and doubles

21/02/22

Singles: ATP 762 (+276)
Doubles : ATP 862 (+278)

Harry was born 18 December 2001, so a really later 2001-er.

So he's now the 5th youngest of our top-1000 players, behind Jack Draper (22nd Dec. 2001), the two 2002-ers (Felix and Arthur) and Jack PJ (2003)

ADD: Harry was born in 2001, not 2021 - he's a promising youngster but maybe quite such a prodigy as all that ! biggrin



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Monday 21st of February 2022 11:37:25 AM

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Nice typo CD !

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the addict wrote:

Nice typo CD !


 Amended biggrin



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And mega congrats to Harry !!!

Winner of the ITF 25k at Sunderland, beating Arthur Féry in two sets.

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Brilliant! Well done.

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Congrats to Harry

Breaks into the top-500 this week, in at ATP 499

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