Lu­cas Pouille (France)

The New Age (KwaZulu-Natal) - - Sport -

Pouille made his mark when he ousted Nadal from last year’s US Open in a pul­sat­ing four-hour, fourth-round up­set. That led the now 15-times grand slam cham­pion to re­mark that Pouille “could fight for the big things the next cou­ple of years”. The French­man’s grass­court pedi­gree looks good af­ter he reached the quar­ter­fi­nals at the All Eng­land Club last year, and he un­der­lined his progress by claim­ing his sec­ond tour ti­tle of the sea­son at the Wim­ble­don warmup event in Stuttgart.

Age 23, ranked 15

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