The Sri Lanka F1 Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament will square off on the 11th June and will run a 3-week course of scintillating tennis. The annual ranking tournament is conducted by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is proudly hosted by the Sri Lanka Tennis Association for the third year since 2015.
Rackets up, juniors take the court
The All Island Tennis Championship 2018 kicks off with the junior girls taking the court …
The Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament will attract many ITF top 500 ranked players from all over the globe, bringing Sri Lanka an opportunity to witness some world class tennis from well-seasoned professional players. The tournament will be played in three legs over the course of three weeks, each leg rewarding the winner with $15,000.
Sri Lanka’s golden boy, Harshana Godamanna was the only contestant to move up to the semifinal stage in the singles main draw in 2017. With Godamanna’s absence this year, young stars Sharmal Dissanayake and Yasitha De Silva will participate as the only 2 local players in week 1.
Photos: U13 & U15 Schools Tennis Tournament 2018 | Finals
Photos of U13 & U15 Schools Tennis Tournament 2018 | Finals
However, they will work their way up from the qualifying round. Both players have not been able to move past the first-round last year and will look for better luck this time around.
Week 1 will see the likes of David Perez Sanz of Spain who has an ITF ranking of 438 and will draw as the top ranker. 7 players from India have entered the main draw with their ITF rankings and 9 more will look to earn their place in the top 32 draw in the qualifying rounds scheduled to be played from the 8th-10th June.
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