Bleacher Reports has done a slide show on the 7 best players on the tour who are under 23 years of age. As usual, there are no real surprises. The slideshow starts off with Cedrik-Marcel Stebe – German. Stebe is currently ranked 81st in the world, from there the numbers get lower. Next up, Ryan Harrison – from Louisiana. A hard serving, quick tempered American. Next is Grigor Dimitrov – a 20 year old Bulgarian who reached a high of 54th this year. Donald Young was the next big thing when he ended the year ranked #1 in the world in the juniors at age 16 – quite a feat. After a few years of not nearly living up to his hype, Donald Young had a breakout year, particularly at the U.S.Open and he is currently ranked 39th. Bernard Tomic of Australia finished the year with a 7-4 record in Grand Slams. He was only 18 at Wimbledon when he took out Robin Soderling. He is ranked 41st. What can we say about Milos Raonic that we haven’t already said. The fifth fastest serve ever and at 20 he is already a force in tennis. Rounding out the list – Kei Nishikori of Japan. Ranked 25 in the world, he has wins David Ferrer and even beat Novak Djokovic this year. Nishikori has also been written about previously on this blog.
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