British, US Open, Next Gen: Everything you always wanted to know about Jack Draper (but never had time to find out) – updated with Ferreira quotes

Jack Draper is a rising star on the ATP Tour. Here’s everything you need to know about the young left-handed British player

Jack Draper at the 2022 Paris Masters Jack Draper at the 2022 Paris Masters Image Credit: Chryslene Caillaud / Panoramic

Who is Jack Draper?

Jack Draper is a rising British tennis player who is competing on the ATP Tour.

what is jack draper’s best win?

Jack Draper recorded his best ever win at London#s Queen’s Club in June 2024, when he beat the defending champion – and the defending Wimbledon champion – Carlos Alcaraz 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the second round of the cinch Championships.

What did Draper accomplish at the 2023 US Open?

After missing Wimbledon in 2023 due to injuries, Draper returned to the tour with a strong showing at the 2023 US Open. The Brit defeated Radu Albot, 17th seed Hubert Hurkacz and American Michael Mmoh to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows – his best performance at a Grand Slam event so far. He takes on eighth seed Andrey Rublev with a quarter-final berth on the line.

Did Jack Draper play the ATP Next Gen Finals in 2022?

Yes. Jack Draper qualified for the ATP Next Gen Finals in 2022. This was the first time that Draper has made the cut for the season-ending event for players aged 21 and under.

Draper qualified for the semi-finals after winning two of this three round-robin matches, beating Lorenzo Musetti and Chun-hsin Teseng and losing to Dominic Stricker. He lost to American Brandon Nakashima in four sets in the semis.

HAS JACK DRAPER PLAYED UTS?

Jack Draper was awarded a wild card to compete in the 2023 UTS Grand Final, in London, from December 15-17. Adopting the nickname “The Power”, Draper went unbeaten, with round-robin wins against Holger “The Viking” Rune, Gael “La Monf” Monfils, and Alexander Bublik, The Bublik Enemy, before beating Casper Ruud, The Ice Man, in the semi-final.

He then defeated Rune again to lift the lightning bolt trophy – having made his debut in the format only two days previously.

What is Draper’s highest ranking?

The Brit’s highest ranking is No 31, which he reached on June 17, 2024. You can find his current ranking and ranking history on his ATP Tour profile page.

Has Jack Draper won an ATP title?

Yes. Draper won his maiden title at the Boss Open in Stuttgart on June 16, 2024. The 22-year-old Brit defeated Matteo Berrettini in a three-set final.

Draper became the first British champion in Boss Open history, and subsequently rose to become the British No.1 on Monday June 17 for the first time in his career. He is the youngest to achieve the feat since Andy Murray in 2009.

He also reached the quarter-finals of the 2022 Canadian Masters in Montreal as a qualifier where he scored the biggest win of his career over world No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

What did Jack Draper do at Wimbledon 2021?

At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Draper received a wild card and was drawn against Novak Djokovic in the first round. The Brit won the first set 6-4 before losing the next three sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

Who is Jack Draper’s coach?

Draper is coached by James Trotman, born in 1979. Trotman was a former player himself, winning the 1995 Wimbledon Championships boys doubles with Martin Lee and the 1997 Australian Open boys doubles with David Sherwood. However, he was unable to make much headway on the pro circuit.

Draper decided to add South African Wayne Ferreira for the clay court season in 2024 and the former top 10 player is part of his team as he negotiates the grass-court season. Draper said Ferreira is helping him to become more aggressive.

“His personality is amazing,” Draper said at Wimbledon. “He’s not got much of an ego. He was obviously a great player himself, so he has that experience. As a coach, coaching (Frances) Tiafoe, done an amazing job there. When he came in, it was really exciting. He came in, was very blunt, that certain things in my game, if I want to be one of the best in the world, it really needs to change. In general, just trying to make me a more aggressive baseliner instead of someone who sort of makes a lot of balls and waits for the other players to miss.”

Who are Jack Draper’s family?

Jack Draper’s family includes father Roger, a former Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) executive; mother, Nicky, a former top junior tennis player in Britain; and brother, Ben, who played college tennis at University of California-Berkeley and now pursues a Master’s degree at Wake Forest.

Is Jack Draper a model?

Draper is also a model and is represented by IMG, with his own page on the IMG Models website.

Who was Jack Draper’s idol while growing up?

Draper grew up idolising fellow Brit Andy Murray, the former world No 1 and three-time Grand Slam singles champion.

Was Jack Draper a good junior?

Draper peaked at No 7 in the ITF junior world rankings, aided by his runner-up finish at the 2018 Wimbledon boys singles event where he went down to Tseng Chun-hsin in three sets.

How much prize money has Draper won in his career?

As of June 20, 2024, Draper has earned $2.5 million in career prize money. You can find his latest and updated prize money stats on his ATP Tour profile page.

Is Draper on social media?

Draper is on Twitter where he has more than 9,100 followers as well as on Instagram where he has more than 100,000 followers.

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