Jack Draper breaks into the ATP top 100
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20-year-old British star, Jack Draper, has broken into the top 100 for the first time in his career, after a breakout 12 months on the ATP Tour.
As he heads to the cinch Championships this week, Draper reflected on his latest milestone as he reaches world No.99.
"It means a massive amount to me – it’s a milestone that I’ve wanted to achieve since I was a kid," said Draper.
"Coaches talk about it and tell you getting to the top 100 is a massive achievement, so I’m proud of myself and it’s nice going into the grass court season knowing I’ve reached that."
The Junior Wimbledon finalist caught the eye in his second ATP event at the 2021 cinch Championships, where he defeated Jannik Sinner and Alexander Bublik to reach the quarter-finals.
On his main draw Wimbledon debut, he almost pulled off an incredible shock result against six-time champion Novak Djokovic, winning the first set on Centre Court before losing out to the Serbian.
This year, Draper – who is supported by the LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme – has been the bell of the ATP Challenger Tour. He became the first player in history to win four titles in the first quarter of the year as he took home three trophies in Forli and then a fourth in Saint-Beiruc.
The British No.4 has also picked up his first ATP 1000 victories this year as well. In Miami, the rising star defeated Gilles Simon 7-5, 6-1 before losing to countryman Norrie. Then in Madrid he picked up a win in his first tour match on clay against Lorenzo Sonego and took seventh seed Andrey Rublev to three-sets in round two.