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Divers with big goals at the French Open Junior Championships premiere

Divers with big goals at the French Open Junior Championships premiere

The young wheelchair tennis talent from ÖTV will play at Roland Garros for the first time on Thursday.

Maximilian Thatcher of Hohenems, currently ranked number two in the ITF Junior World Rankings, is about to appear at the French Open in Paris. The 16-year-old, who was crowned world champion in singles and doubles in 2023, enters the tournament as the top seed. For the first time, the junior wheelchair tennis competition will also be held in the French capital, in which the top four players in the world junior rankings will qualify. To date, Tuscher has competed twice at the US Open in New York.

The ÖTV youngster traveled to Paris with his coach Maximilian Fourer on Tuesday and was able to get his first impressions of the prestigious event. “Of course, the atmosphere is really great here. On the first day I trained alongside Stefanos Tsitsipas. The atmosphere at the Grand Slams is something very special, and it's really great that after the US Open, there is now a junior competition at the French Open,” he said. “I will do my best and I hope I can win the title,” she said excitedly.

Due to his outstanding achievements, Tusher was recently accepted into the ITF Support Programme. In the first round in Paris on Thursday, he will face Briton Robin Harris, with whom he will also compete in doubles.

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