Searching for Roger Federer….at Roehampton?

Renaud and I were on the search to find the next great big talent. Sometime about  12 years ago there were racket companies,  clothing companies and agents that thought Roger Federer was the next “Roger Federer”.

Renaud and Adam spend countless hours at junior tournaments, following junior results, speaking to parents and coaches, trying to find out who has the potential to reach the Top 10.  It is not an easy task.

So Renaud and I were at Roehampton, which is about 15 minutes away from the All England Club and we saw two events at the same time, the semifinals round of the warm up event and Wimby qualifying for juniors.

You would be surprised how many agents and companies are at these events.  I like to compare it to a bar atmostphere….everyone is checking out the talent, everyone does a lap to make sure they are not missing anything, and then you go into speak to the one you find the most attractive. 

So what did we find? Well, let me say that Renaud definitely is the king of scouting!! Sorry Adam!!🙂

There were some good prospects that we will keep our eye on.

Also, we were able to catch up with some of our players like Evan King, Kristina Mladenovic, Yannick Reuter, Eugenie Bouchard and Augustin Velotti.

Wimbledon Junior main draw starts tomorrow

 

Kristina Mladenovic serving it up

Kristina Mladenovic serving it up

 

Eugenie Bouchard in Wimby Juniors qualy action

Eugenie Bouchard in Wimby Juniors qualy action

 

Renaud searching for the next RF

Renaud searching for the next RF

 

2009 French Open Doubles Champ Dino Marcan stopped by the Wimby house. Nice Eco Pro Tour bag!

2009 French Open Doubles Champ Dino Marcan stopped by the Wimby house. Nice Eco Pro Tour bag!

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