The strongest ever player-line up has been revealed for next month’s Tennis Europe Junior Masters.
Due to be held at its new home of the Monte-Carlo Country Club in Monaco, the Masters brings together Europe’s top 14 and 16 & Under players for an elite season-ending competition.
For the first time, both the boys and girls 16 & Under fields feature all of the Top 8 ranked players in the Race to Monte-Carlo. The 14 & Under fields are just as strong, with ninth-ranked Nikola Djosic of Switzerland also in the boys' line-up by virtue of his European Junior Championships win in Most in July.
The 32 players to qualify have combined to win an incredible 91 singles titles and 983 matches on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour in 2021. 17 nations will be represented: Russia leads the list with 8 qualifiers, followed by Czech Republic (5), Poland (3), Germany and Slovakia (2 each). Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine are all represented by one player. Full details of the qualified players can be found below.
The Masters will take place from 13-15 October and will be hosted by the Monegasque Tennis Federation. Matches will be streamed live for viewers of the Tennis Channel in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and UK.
Former world #1s Kim Clijsters and Rafael Nadal capped their best seasons on the 14 & Under circuit by winning the event in 1997 and 2000 respectively, while players such as Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev, Simona Halep and Belinda Bencic are all former medallists.
Boys 14 & Under
Maxim Mrva (CZE, Race Rank: #1) | Profile
Timofei Derepasko (RUS, #3) | Profile
Egor Pleshivtsev (RUS, #4) | Profile
Egor Gorin (RUS, #5=) | Profile
Justin Engel (GER, #5=) | Profile
Ludvig Hede (SWE, #7) | Profile
Ognjen Milic (SRB, #8) | Withdrawn
Nikola Djosic (SUI, #9) | Profile
Max Schoenhaus (GER, #9) | Profile
Girls 14 & Under
Laura Samsonova (CZE, Race Rank: #1) | Profile
Alena Kovackova (CZE, #2) | Profile
Ksenia Smirnova (RUS, #3) | Profile
Dora Miskovic (CRO, #6) | Profile
Eliska Forejtkova (CZE, #7) | Profile
Eva Maria Ionescu (ROU, #9) | Profile
Maria Golovina (RUS, #11) | Profile
Melinda Biro (HUN, #12) | Profile
Boys 16 & Under
Tomasz Berkieta (POL, Race Rank: #1) | Profile
Victor Kuznetsov (RUS, #2) | Profile
Petr Brunclik (CZE, #3) | Profile
Jakub Jedrzejczak (POL, #4) | Profile
Michal Krajci (SVK, #5=) | Profile
Marko Maksimovic (BIH, #5=) | Profile
Ziga Svec (SLO, #7=) | Profile
Nikola Jovic (SRB, #7=) | Profile
Girls 16 & Under
Anastasiia Firman (UKR, Race Rank: #1) | Profile
Rose Marie Nijkamp (NED, #2=) | Profile
Mariia Masiianskaia (RUS, #2=) | Profile
Karolina Krajmer (SVK, #4) | Profile
Monika Stankiewicz (POL, #5) | Profile
Laima Vladson (LTU, #6) | Profile
Artemis Aslanisvili (GRE, #7) | Profile
Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS, #8) | Profile