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Stuart Parker has been a revelation and deserves WC to both Queens and Wimbledon


Paul Jubb and Arthur Féry, I'd have thought, stand good chances, Arthur in qualis unless he really steps up his results (although, as you say, Spireman, this is rather more suited to another thread).

But, hey, we love wildcard discussion threads - there'll be plenty time to set up a new one and go through it all again

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Stuart Parker


I know this is repeat but I thought I'd copy it over because it's the most up-to-date stuff on Stuart and, if someone wants to find it, it's better here than in a Tunisia thread

"....... he's from Jersey (although born in South Africa). Age 23 now.

(Used to play with Scott Clayton, I think, although I might be making that up)

He was based in St Malo for all his tennis - played for the team there for the last 10 years or so.

I believe he moved to St Malo at the age of 11, to stay with a host family, and be part of the Cazuc academy.

www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/saint-malo-35400/stuart-un-avenir-prometteur-sur-les-courts-4541311

Didn't do juniors, just a lot of French domestic junior stuff. And only played team tennis and money tournaments for several years. And then went pro for real and stepped up to ITFs seriously in 2019

Last year, though, (2020) he made the move down to the SOuth of France (Aix) to work with Endqvist, (he spent the first covid wave in Jersey, for three months, and then managed to 'get out' and travel, although he says it's all been quite a nightmare)

www.itv.com/news/channel/2019-10-02/jersey-tennis-player-to-work-with-former-grand-slam-finalist

(In fact, I think Stuart must have a mate at ITV coz there's several reports about him there)

He's sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Capital and another sponsor which is helping cover some of his costs. Is aiming for top-300 at the moment. And is really pleased with how it's going.

jerseyeveningpost.com/sport/2020/12/16/a-fantastic-year-for-me/

(note that Scott has found it even more difficult)

Honestly, I've never seen him play live - I watched him for quite a long time, as a Brit, on the domestic circuit in France. And knew he was clearly underranked in ITF terms because of that. And rooted for him, naturally But I don't really know what his strengths and weaknesses are. However, he seems to have a good structure behind him, a very solid tennis base, and has made extremely good progress. Top 300 seems a very reasonable aim in the next year or so.

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Vandenburg wrote:

Jay Clarke, had WC before, never done well, and is peaking at challenger level for some time now

 

 

He did at least win a round, more than many others have done.



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I notice that Stuart is entered again in Tunisia next week 8/3, but not entered 15/3 but entered again on 22/3. Wonder if he either forgot to enter, scheduled a week off or already has a WC guaranteed for that week.

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Congrats to Stuart, who cracks the top 500 for the first time today

31/1/22 - ATP 499

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Stuart hasn't quite achieved his previously mentioned goal of top 300.

BUT he's now in the final of the Challenger in Thailand and is guaranteed to be top-400 next week for the first time

Whatever the result in the final, it's a big change, a big move up, and could well be the start of a new phase

Allez, Stu

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And to update that Stu took the title at the Nonthaburi 3 Challenger:

Final: (Q) Stuart Parker WR 464 def. Arthur Cazaux (FRA) WR 432 (CH = 281 in April) 6-4 4-1 ret.

A brilliant week for him - well done, that man

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Coup Droit wrote:

And to update that Stu took the title at the Nonthaburi 3 Challenger:

Final: (Q) Stuart Parker WR 464 def. Arthur Cazaux (FRA) WR 432 (CH = 281 in April) 6-4 4-1 ret.

A brilliant week for him - well done, that man


Well that's put a smile on your face this morning.

And Yes.  Well done that man.



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Well I never saw this one coming, well done Stuart, fantastic result for you



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