2017 ITF World Junior Tennis Asia Oceania Final Qualifying
BANGKOK, THAILAND: Bangkok will host the first Final Qualifying event of 2017 for ITF World Junior Tennis on 20-25 March.
Seventeen nations will take to the courts in the Thai capital for the boys’ Asia/Oceania Final Qualifying event in the 14 and under competition.
Australia, China P.R., Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic, Lebanon, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei and Thailand will all field teams at the event this week.
Each are looking to win one of four qualifying spots in to the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic on 7-12 August.
The Asia/Oceania region has enjoyed plenty of success in ITF World Junior Tennis in recent years, with five teams from the region going on to contest the title decider in Prostejov in the last six years.
Korea, Republic and Japan contested the 2011 final, while that year’s winner Korea, Republic also went on to win the title in 2015 after a runner-up finish in 2012. Most recently, China, P.R. were finalists last year, falling to Argentina at the TK Prostejov Club.
All three nations will have high hopes of qualifying this week for the right to launch another title challenge in August.
A number of the world’s best players have taken part in ITF World Junior Tennis over the years - including the Asia/Oceania region’s most supreme talent, Kei Nishikori, who played in the 2003 Final in a 2-1 defeat to Donald Young-led USA team.
Draws and daily results can be found here