The current boys junior tennis world rankings on the ITF Junior Tour (18 years and under), as at 14 May 2012 are:
- 1,566.25 – Luke SAVILLE from Australia, ATP rank = No.742
- 801.725 – Liam Broady from Great Britain, ATP rank = No.810
- 738.75 – Kaichi Uchida from Japan, NO ATP ranking
- 736.25 – Gianluigi Quinzi from Italy, ATP rank = No.1,299
- 730.00 – Kimmer Coppejans from Belgium, ATP rank = No.1,917
- 711.25 – Nikola Milojevic from Serbia, NO ATP ranking
- 710.00 – FilipPeliwo from Canada, ATP rank = No.579
- 650.00 – Mateo Nicolas Martinez from Argentina, ATP rank = No.1,226
- 647.50 – Thiago Monteiro from Brazil, ATP rank = No.636
- 625.00 – Mitchell Krueger from the USA, ATP rank No.1,917
The number prior to the player’s name is their ranking points total.
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18-year-old Luke Saville first achieved the No.1 ranking on the ITF Junior Tour on 2 January 2012 in his sixth year of ITF Junior Tour tennis. The right-handed Saville won the 2011 Junior Wimbledon singles event and the 2012 Junior Australian Open singles event, in doing so earned 1,000 ITF Junior Ranking points. Saville is pictured above at the 2012 Australian Open.
The South Australian has a current ATP men’s singles No.742 was the runner-up at the 2011 Junior Australian Open to former Junior World No.1 Jiri Vesely with a score line of 0-6, 3-6. Saville began playing the ITF Junior Tour in 2007 from the very first year that he was eligible to compete on the ITF Junior Tour i.e.2007. As soon as you turn 13 years old you are eligible to compete on the ITF Junior Tour tournaments in the week after your birthday.
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