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Boys and girls events in both singles and doubles events are held at all tournaments, with some offering additional consolation tournaments for early losers.
Player parties, cultural exchanges and tourist trips during events encourage all players to focus on more than just their results.
But Nadal has admitted he’s hoping to avoid having to play Federer at The Championships this year, having already lost the Australian Open final to him at the beginning of the season.
A Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal final is what everybody watching this year’s Wimbledon is hoping for. The two men have played in three Wimbledon finals so far, with Federer emerging victorious in 20, before Nadal ended his run of victories at SW19 in 2008.“I don't like to face best players in the final and I think I played against Roger already enough times this year.” Nadal beat Australia’s John Millman 6-1 6-3 6-2 in the opening round, and will next play against the American Donald Young on Wednesday evening.“It was a very positive match for me, a good start,” said Nadal of his first round win.In many ways a dress rehearsal for life on the professional circuit, the Tennis Europe Junior Tour also boasts a cumulative weekly ranking, 'Player of the Year' awards (former recipients include Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Kim Clijsters), and a season-ending Masters tournament for the top eight performers in each category.As with professional tennis, an anti-doping program has been introduced in cooperation with the ITF in order to educate players about the dangers of doping, and like their professional counterparts, Tour players use an IPIN (International Player Identification Number) to manage their entries and withdrawals online.
The quality of play on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour is such that a myriad of former world No.1s, including Graf, Seles, Sanchez-Vicario, Mauresmo, Becker, Edberg, Lendl, Safin, Moya and Wilander all displayed their talents to an international audience for the first time on the European circuit, proving that the tour really does provide an opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow today.