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SUCCESS STORIES

Tennys Sandgren (USA) proved his name was no accident when he captured the 2016 Edwardsville Futures title. He has reached the main draw of each of the four Grand Slams, and was a quarterfinalist at the 2018 Australian Open, where he defeated Stan Wawrinka and Dominic Thiem. He also reached the 4th round of 2019 Wimbledon. His highest career singles ranking is No. 47 in the world. 

Hyeon Chung was already the youngest player ever signed by Nike when he finished as a doubles finalist at the 2012 Edwardsville Futures at the age of 16. He reached the semifinals of the 2018 Australian Open. En route, he defeated Novak Djokovic as well as 2016 Edwardsville Futures champion Tennys Sandgren. He has been ranked as high as No. 19 in the world and is a member of the South Korean Davis Cup team. 

No player in the history of the Edwardsville Futures has been as successful at the professional level than our 2011 doubles champion, John Peers. Peers was the 2017 Australian Open doubles champion, the doubles finalist at both the 2015 Wimbledon and U.S. Open, and has twice won the ATP World Tour Finals in doubles. Additionally, he represents Australia in Davis Cup, has won two Masters 1000 titles, and 18 ATP Tour doubles titles overall. He has been ranked as high as no. 2 in the world in doubles.

Since his time at the Edwardsville Futures in 2015, Ben McLachlan has emerged as one of the ATP Tour’s leading doubles specialists. He reached the doubles semifinals of the 2018 Australian Open, and the quarterfinals of 2018 Wimbledon. With a career high ranking of no. 25 in doubles, he has 1 ATP Tour doubles title, 3 ATP Challenger titles, and is a member of the Japan Davis Cup team.

Nicolas Jarry has been a rising star on the ATP Tour since leaving the Edwardsville Futures in 2012. He has competed in all four Grand Slams in singles, reached the doubles quarterfinals at the 2018 French Open, and is a member of the Chilean Davis Cup team in addition to winning an ATP singles title and 2 ATP doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking is no. 38 in the world, and his career-high doubles ranking is no. 40 in the world.

John-Patrick Smith (AUS) played in the inaugural 2011 Futures. He has competed in all four Grand Slams in singles and doubles, reached the U.S. Open doubles quarterfinals in 2017, and the 2019 Australian Open mixed doubles final. His career-high ranking is no. 55 in the world in doubles. He played college tennis at the University of Tennessee, where he was the 2011 SEC Athlete of the Year across all sports, and is one of only two players in NCAA history to be an eight-time All-American. 

Yuki Bhambri was the 2014 Edwardsville Futures finalist after an illustrious junior career that saw him rise to the no. 1 ranking in the world and win the 2008 Orange Bowl and 2009 Junior Australian Open in singles. He has played in all four Grand Slams in singles, won 13 ATP Challenger titles in singles and doubles, and is a member of the India Davis Cup team. His career-high ranking is no. 83 in the world.

Marcelo Arevalo competed in the 2014 Edwardsville Futures, He has reached the 3rd round of the 2018 French Open in doubles, and won 16 Challenger titles in singles and doubles. His highest career singles ranking is no. 142 in the world and his highest doubles ranking is no. 70. In both instances, he is the most successful tennis player in the history of El Salvador, where he is a member of the Davis Cup team.

Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) competed in the 2012 Edwardsville Futures. He has since competed in all four Grand Slams in singles, won two ATP Challenger titles, and reached a career-high singles ranking of no. 99 in the world. In 2011 he won the Junior French Open singles, defeating Dominic Thiem in the final; in doing so, he became the first American boy since John McEnroe to win the Junior French Open.

Since appearing in the 2011 Edwardsville Futures, Austin Krajicek (USA) has competed in all four Grand Slams in singles and doubles. He has won 14 ATP Challenger titles, and has a career-high ranking of no. 61 in the world in doubles and no. 94 in the world in singles. He won the 2011 NCAA Doubles Championship partnering with Jeff Dadamo, another former Edwardsville Futures participant. 

The 2016 Edwardsville Futures doubles champion, Jackson Withrow (USA) has competed in 3 Grand Slams in doubles, won one ATP Tour doubles title, and 5 ATP Challenger titles. His career-high doubles ranking is no. 70 in the world. 

Luke Bambridge (GBR) played in the 2016 Edwardsville Futures. His career-high doubles ranking is no. 78 in the world.  He has won one ATP Tour doubles title and four ATP Challenger titles. 

A favorite face at the Edwardsville Futures, Evan King (USA) was the 2011 singles finalist and the 2015 singles champion. He played in the U.S. Open in 2017, and has won 3 ATP Challengers in doubles. While playing at the University of Michigan, he was a 3-time All-American, an NCAA singles semifinalist in 2013, and a two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Year. He holds the record for most career combined singles and doubles wins at Michigan.

A former Missouri high school state champion from the St. Louis area, Blake Strode won the inaugural Edwardsville Futures in 2011. An All-American and NCAA singles semifinalist in 2009 while at the University of Arkansas, Strode received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe Award for leadership and sportsmanship. Following his professional tennis career, Strode attended Harvard Law Schoo. He is the executive director of the nonprofit law firm Arch City Defenders in St. Louis

Chris Haggard (RSA) was an Australian Open doubles semifinalist and Wimbledon doubles quarterfinalist. He won six ATP Tour doubles titles and reached a career-high ranking of no. 19 in the world. He played the 2012 Edwardsville Futures while serving as a coach. 

Ronald Agenor, “the Haitian Sensation,” is the only player from Haiti to ever be ranked in the world top 25. During his illustrious career, he reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in singles, won 3 ATP Tour singles titles, was a member of the Haiti Davis Cup team, and had a career-high ranking of 22 in the world. While serving as a coach, he competed in the 2012 Edwardsville Futures.