He is the German tennis hope, he made it, his greatest success so far: At the age of 16 he won the junior category of the Australian Open 2014, beating in the final Stefan Kozlov of the US 6:3 and 6:0. Alexander Zverev is the number one in the junior world ranking. This photo was taken when he was 14 winning the Bavarian Junior Open.
All the young German players who took part in the Junior competition of the US Open made it into the semifinals. A fine success. Alexander Zverev (photo below) now competes in the Australian Open 2014. As one of the youngest in the Junior category he has been positioned as number one. I’m looking forward to see how he will be performing.
Four German boys are part of the junior competition of the US Open 2013.
I had the great joy to see them all four – Alexander Zverev,Maximilian Marterer, Johannes Haerteis and Hannes Wagner – play at the Tennis Europe tournament “Bavarian Junior Open” , which recently was renamed “Audi GW :plus Zentrum Muenchen Junior Open”. That was a couple of years ago, at a time when they still played U16.
On flickr I posted a series “kids of the world”, photographs of boys and girls of 70 different countries, partly ofwhich I made travelling and the rest at junior sports events, where I am regularly active.
40 countries worlwide, 40 teams, 40 national tournaments, more than 2,5 million kids, that’s the Danone Nations Cup, the biggest soccer event imaginable on this planet for boys and girls under the age of thirteen. The last world final took place in the beautiful city of Madrid. What an experience for the young athletes having the opportunity to display their talents in the legendary Bernabéau Stadium! And the trophy was presented by Zinedine Zidane to the team of Brazil.
The next world finals will be held in October 2012 in Poland.
Photos on http://www.jugendsport-foto.de
Videos on http://www.youtube.com/user/hejot2
Felix Spiegl ( see earlier portrait on this site) and his friend and teammate Leon Kaufmann-Ludwig qualified for the Shorttrack Junior World Championships in Australia. As third skater from the same club SLIC Munich Markus Graf will take part, he as a substitute.
Felix Spiegl (left) Leon Kaufmann-Ludwig (center)