Juniors



The legendary Czech duo of Ivan Lendl and Hana Mandlikova received the opening ITF World Champion junior honours in 1978, paving the way for some of the game's all-time greatest players to use it as a spring board for success.

The boys' winners down the years include Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, while among the girls' champions are Gabriela Sabatini, Martina Hingis, Amelie Mauresmo and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

After only presenting a singles award for the first few years, a doubles category was added in 1982. The format was changed again in 2004 when the two disciplines were combined, a system which is still used today.


Boys

Alexander Zverev is only the third German, after Boris Becker and Steffi Graf, to be named ITF World Champion after becoming the youngest year-end boys’ No. 1 since 2005.

The 16-year-old was the most consistent performer on the ITF Junior Circuit, winning two singles titles and reaching three other finals including Roland Garros. He is the brother of tennis professional Mischa. 

Zverev said: “Seeing the list of past winners of this award, it is an honour to be named the ITF Boys World Champion for 2013 in this 100th year of the ITF. Hopefully the experience at these international junior events will lead to more experience at the professional level.”

Zverev will receive his 2013 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 3 June 2014.

Honour roll

- 2013: Alexander Zverev (GER)
- 2012: Filip Peliwo (CAN)

- 2011: Jiri Vesely (CZE)
- 2010: Juan Sebastian Gomez (COL)
- 2009: Daniel Berta (SWE)
- 2008: Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE)
- 2007: Ricardis Berankis (LTU)
- 2006: Thiemo de Bakker (NED)
- 2005: Donald Young (USA)
- 2004: Gael Monfils (FRA)

BOYS' SINGLES

- 2003: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
- 2002: Richard Gasquet (FRA)
- 2001: Gilles Muller (LUX)
- 2000: Andy Roddick (USA)
- 1999: Kristian Pless (DEN)
- 1998: Roger Federer (SUI)
- 1997: Arnand di Pasquale (FRA)
- 1996: Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
- 1995: Mariano Zabaleta (ARG)
- 1994: Federico Browne (ARG)
- 1993: Marcelo Rios (CHI)
- 1992: Brian Dunn (USA)
- 1991: Thomas Enqvist (SWE)
- 1990: Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA)
- 1989: Nicklas Kulti (SWE)
- 1988: Nicolas Pereira (VEN)
- 1987: Jason Stoltenberg (AUS)
- 1986: Javier Sanchez (ESP)
- 1985: Claudio Pistolesi (ITA)
- 1984: Mark Kratzmann (AUS)
- 1983: Stefan Edberg (SWE)
- 1982: Guy Forget (FRA)
- 1981: Pat Cash (AUS)
- 1980: Thierry Tulasne (FRA)
- 1979: Raul Viver (ECU)
- 1978: Ivan Lendl (TCH)

BOYS' DOUBLES

- 2003: Scott Oudsema (USA)
- 2002: Florin Mergea (ROU) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
- 2001: Bruno Echagaray (MEX) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
- 2000: Lee Childs (GBR) / James Nelson (GBR)
- 1999: Julien Benneteau (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
- 1998: Jose de Armas (VEN)
- 1997: Nicolas Massu (CHI)
- 1996: Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
- 1995: Kepler Orellana (VEN)
- 1994: Ben Ellwood (AUS)
- 1993: Steven Downs (NZL)
- 1992: Enrique Abaroa (MEX)
- 1991: Karim Alami (MAR)
- 1990: Martin Renstroem (SWE)
- 1989: Wayne Ferreira (RSA)
- 1988: David Rikl (TCH) / Tomas Zdrazila (TCH)
- 1987: Jason Stoltenberg (AUS)
- 1986: Tomas Carbonell (ESP)
- 1985: Petr Korda (TCH) / Cyril Suk (TCH)
- 1984: Augustin Moreno (MEX)
- 1983: Mark Kratzmann (AUS)
- 1982: Fernando Perez (MEX)


Girls

Belinda Bencic is only the third Swiss player, after Roger Federer and Martina Hingis, to be named ITF World Champion in any category after securing the year-end No. 1 girls ranking.

The 16-year-old was unbeaten until late July, winning 39 straight matches and two Grand Slam titles, at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. She was also a quarterfinalist at the US Open and ended the year with six titles and an overall 42-2 singles win loss record.

Bencic said: “To be World Champion is very special and a great feeling. Without my team and without my sponsors I would have never reached this goal. Thanks a lot to all those who supported me during the last few years.”

Bencic will received her 2013 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 3 June 2014.

Honour roll

- 2013: Belinda Bencic (SUI)
- 2012: Taylor Townsend (USA)

- 2011: Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
- 2010: Daria Gavrilova (RUS)
- 2009: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
- 2008: Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA)
- 2007: Ursula Radwanska (POL)
- 2006: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
- 2005: Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
- 2004: Michaella Krajicek (NED)

GIRLS' SINGLES

- 2003: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
- 2002: Barbora Strycova (CZE)
- 2001: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
- 2000: Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG)
- 1999: Lina Krasnoroutskaia (RUS)
- 1998: Jelena Dokic (AUS)
- 1997: Cara Black (ZIM)
- 1996: Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
- 1995: Anna Kournikova (RUS)
- 1994: Martina Hingis (SUI)
- 1993: Nino Louarssabichvili (GEO)
- 1992: Rossana De Los Rios (PAR)
- 1991: Zdenka Malkova (TCH)
- 1990: Karina Habsudova (TCH)
- 1989: Florencia Labat (ARG)
- 1988: Cristina Tessi (ARG)
- 1987: Natalia Zvereva (URS)
- 1986: Patricia Tarabini (ARG)
- 1985: Laura Garrone (ITA)
- 1984: Gabriela Sabatini (ARG)
- 1983: Pascale Paradis (FRA)
- 1982: Gretchen Rush (USA)
- 1981: Zina Garrison (USA)
- 1980: Susan Mascarin (USA)
- 1979: Mary-Lou Piatek (USA)
- 1978: Hana Mandlikova (TCH)

GIRLS' DOUBLES

- 2003: Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
- 2002: Elke Clijsters (BEL)
- 2001: Petra Cetkovska (CZE)
- 2000: Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG)
- 1999: Daniela Bedanova (CZE)
- 1998: Eva Dyrberg (DEN)
- 1997: Cara Black (ZIM) / Irina Selyntina (KAZ)
- 1996: Michaela Pastikova (CZE) / Jitka Schonfeldova (CZE)
- 1995: Ludmila Varmuzova (CZE)
- 1994: Martina Nedelkova (SVK)
- 1993: Cristina Moros (USA)
- 1992: Nancy Feber (BEL) / Laurence Courtois (BEL)
- 1991: Eva Martincova (TCH)
- 1990: Karina Habsudova (TCH)
- 1989: Andrea Strnadova (TCH)
- 1988: Jo-Anne Faull (AUS)
- 1987: Natalia Medvedeva (URS)
- 1986: Leila Meskhi (URS)
- 1985: Mariana Perez-Roldan (ARG) / Patricia Tarabini (ARG)
- 1984: Mercedes Paz (ARG)
- 1983: Larissa Savchenko (URS)
- 1982: Beth Herr (USA)



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