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Player of the Month: April 2024 winners announced

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As voted by our Advantage members... here are your winners of the LTA Player of the Month for April.

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Women’s singles: Emma Raducanu

What a month it was for 21-year-old Raducanu who jumped 80 places in the world rankings as she made huge strides to return to the top of the game.

The highlight for the former US Open champion was her incredible performances for the Lexus GB Billie Jean King Cup team against France, where she won both her singles rubbers to clinch GB’s place in the Finals.

In her first rubber for the team since 2022, Raducanu defeated former WTA Finals champion Caroline Garcia 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 before coming back a day later to beat Diane Parry 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(1).

Her impressive outing on the clay in France was then backed up in Germany where Raducanu reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 500 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Men’s singles: Jack Draper

Draper’s stand-out performance of the month was at the ATP 250 in Munich where the 22-year-old made the quarter-finals.

The young Brit defeated Vit Kopriva and Rudolf Molleker in three-sets before narrowly losing to world No.15 Taylor Fritz 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(1).

Draper also lost a tight battle with world No.8 Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2) – once again showing that he has what it takes to push the top players in the world on clay.

It was in April that he reached a new career-high ranking at world No.37.

Doubles: Emily Appleton

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Appleton lost just one match in three doubles tournaments during the month of April – finishing with two new titles to her name.

After making the semi-finals at the W75 Bellinzona with Lena Papadaki the week before – the British, German team went on to win the W75 Chiasso title with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 win over Despina Papamichail and Simona Waltert.

Appleton then moved on to the States, where she tasted glory once again, this time with Quinn Gleason at the W75 Charlottesville.

The 24-year-old has now won three titles at this level in 2024 – the best of her career so far.

Wheelchair: Alfie Hewett

A continued favourite in the LTA Player of the Month vote, Hewett once again showed why he is one of the dominant forces in the game during April.

At the ITF Super Series in Japan, Hewett made the finals of both the singles and doubles events – in both instances losing out to home favourite Tokito Oda and his partner Takuya Miki.

He once again finished the month as world No.1 in singles and doubles.

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