Neal Skupski (born 1 December 1989) is born and raised just a few hundred yards from The Liverpool Cricket Club. He is best known as an extremely talented doubles player. Having played college tennis at the Louisiana State University, where he studied for a degree in sports administration, he turned professional in 2013. Neal is the younger brother of Ken Skupski, and together they sensationally made it to the Mens Doubles Quarterfinals at Wimbledon last year.
Ken Skupski was a very talented singles player as a junior and made it to the quarterfinals of Men Singles in Junior Wimbledon in 2001. He played in the very first Liverpool International in 2002 against his hero and former Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek. Ken has since embarked in a very successful double career with his brother Neal and has also showed great results in mix double. Together with brother Neal they won their first ATP250 title in Montpellier in February.
Robert Kendrick is a retired American professional player who was famous for his classic serve-and-volley game. His career-high singles ranking was No. 69, achieved in July 2009.
Tennis fans the world over will know Mansour Bahrami as the magical maverick who can serve while holding six tennis balls in his hand, a man who can catch tennis balls in his shorts pocket while playing an improbable winning shot – and as someone who can smash volleys which then spin crazily back across the net. Mansour will play 21st and 22nd of June only.
Adam Jones is only 19 years of age and an upcoming local star who won the Liverpool International qualification tournament in 2017 and has since managed to get his first ATP points in 2018. Adam very much stands for everything the Williams BMW Liverpool International is trying to portray to give local stars the chance to compete on center court with established ATP stars.
Alessandro Giannessi is a professional Italian tennis player. On 19 June 2017 he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of 99 while his best doubles ranking was 171 on 14 October 2013. Giannessi was a singles semifinalist at the 2017 Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag.
Seventeeen-year-old Taiwanese sensation Tseng-Chun Hsin – known as Jason – is the number one ranked junior tennis player in the world. He is the reigning Wimbledon and French Open junior champion, and came close to adding the Australian Open too, losing in the 2018 final. He only turned professional in January and is currently listed 427 in the senior rankings. He is sure to soar much, much higher.
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Paolo Lorenzi is an Italian professional tennis player. Lorenzi is coached by Claudio Galoppini. 2019 is his second appearance at the Liverpool International and he won the Men’s Singles with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Robert Kendrick (USA).
Lorenzi reached his first ATP World Tour final at the age of 32, in São Paulo. At age 34, on 24 July 2016, Lorenzi earned his first ATP Tour title after beating NikolozBasilashvili at the Generali Open Kitzbühel. In 2016 he overtook Fabio Fognini to become the new Italian #1 in the ATP Ranking.
Lorenzi recorded the best grand slam singles performance of his career, reaching the round of 16 at the 2017 US Open. He lost to eventual runner-up Kevin Anderson in four sets.
Corinna Dentoni was born in Pietrasta in Italy she has won 8 singles and 5 doubles ITF titles and has had a very successful career on the well know club circuit in Germany and Spain. A great all rounder who light up every match she plays.
Naomi Broady is a British tennis player. Broady has won one WTA doubles title, as well as nine singles and 17 doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. On 7 March 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 76. On 22 May 2017, she peaked at No. 56 in the doubles rankings.
Kaia Kanepi is an Estonian professional tennis player. She achieved her career-high ranking of world No. 15 on August 20, 2012 and has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour. She can’t wait to play grass court tennis in Liverpool to get as many matches prior to main draw Wimbledon.