We have a great lineup of players this year who are all preparing for Wimbledon including Enzo Couacaud (FRA) and Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL). In addition, British Wimbledon hero Marcus Willis (GBR), who took on Roger Federer on centre court, returns to delight the Liverpool crowd.
Enzo Couacaud is a French professional tennis player known for his energetic playing style and versatility on the court. Born on February 1, 1995, in Toulouse, France, Couacaud has made a name for himself with his powerful groundstrokes and impressive court coverage.
Enzo is no stranger to grass court tennis, he was in the final doubles pair of Junior Wimbledon 2013. His fighting spirit is evident in his multiple Grand Slam qualifying final wins, including Aus Open 2023 where he took a set off Djokovic in round 2. He holds 19 ATP/ITF career titles, 14 of those in Singles.
Marcus Willis is a British professional tennis player whose captivating journey at Wimbledon in 2016 earned him international recognition. Born on October 9, 1990, Willis is known for his powerful serves, skilled shot-making, and infectious personality.
Despite his initial low ranking, he qualified for the main draw and faced Roger Federer on Centre Court, leaving a lasting impression with his exceptional talent and resilience.
Dimitar Kuzmanov is a Bulgarian professional tennis player known for his tenacious playing style and unwavering determination on the court. Born on March 19, 1992, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Kuzmanov has been making steady progress in his career, steadily climbing the rankings.
Dimitar won The Qube Liverpool International last year beating Marcus Willis in a thrilling final. He competes mostly on the ATP Challenger Tour where he has won several tournaments.
19 years old Elijah Poritzky is a young and is entrying his junior year at the Furman University in South Carolina, where he has a full time scholarship for the division one team.
Last year Elijah made his first ATP point in Pittsburgh, USA. He was one of fans favourite at last year Liverpool International tennis tournament. The fans at Liverpool will be excited to know he will be back this year.
Patrick Brady The 16-year-old was one of only two British boys to make it through Wimbledon qualifying and put in two strong performances in the main draw.
Patrick has a strong affinity with the area as his father and coach has been a Liverpool season ticket holder for over 25 years and they have many friends in the area. Patrick is being mentored by Ken Skupski and his coach Anthony Hardman.
Marie Benoit is a Belgian professional tennis player known for her versatile and elegant style of play. Born on March 8, 1995, in Liege, Benoit has established herself as a formidable competitor on both the singles and doubles circuits. Marie has 11 single titles and 10 doubles titles on the ITF Tour.
Nigina Abduraimova is Uzbekistan’s #1 female tennis player. Born on July 5, 1994, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Abduraimova possesses a powerful game style and a fierce competitive spirit. Known for her strong serves and aggressive groundstrokes, she poses a formidable challenge to her opponents on grass. Nigina has won 12 ITF singles titles and 16 ITF doubles titles.
Mixed Doubles - Liverpool International
Coached by Callum Baddely
Ranked 8o in GB
Studying at Sterling University
Where he helped win British University Championships in 2023
Massive Liverpool FC fan
A Cheshire boy born and bred from Irby, Wirral although now living in Bolton due to training.
Alfie started playing at 5 years old and started his coaching at Heswall LTC followed by Widnes Tennis Academy and after a short spell at Bolton now trains in Preston with M2 Performance Academy (Rob and George Morgan)
At 15 Alfie will be the or likely one of the youngest at the Liverpool International Inter County competition.
Alfie has been sponsored by Babolat since 2018.
Naturally Alfie has played many tournaments in the last 10 years and has many successes. He is currently focussed on Open British Tour events and ITF18U Tournaments both here and abroad – his last ITF win was at ITF Wrexham at the end of May this year where he made the semi finals of the singles before taking the doubles title.
Cheshire 16U – 1
National 16U – 4
National 18U – 25
Open Mens – 121
Nickname: Pocket Rocket
Age: 16 years old
Started playing: 4 years old
Coach: Imran Azwat
Favourite player: Maria Sakkari
Representing Great Britain as a Junior on numerous occasions
Representing Lancashire Women in Winter & Summer Cup
Winning the prestigious Bressuire junior doubles
Right handed, double handed backhand
Division 1 College tennis at Towsonuni, USA.
Started tennis aged 5 whilst living in Thailand
Birkenhead Tennis Club
Plays for Cheshire