Nishikori, Berankis, Elias practicing at the NBTA

Some of the best young players in the world were practicing together this morning at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.

Kei Nishikori, 18, is ranked #112 in the world and has already won an ATP title.

Ricardas Berankis, 18, finished 2007 as the #1 ranked junior in the world and has now worked his way into the top 500 in the ATP rankings.

Gastao Elias, 17, just achieved a career high ranking of #471 in the world by reaching the semifinals of a Challenger last week in Moncton. Elias also won the 2007 Eddie Herr Championship.

Here are some pictures of their practice, you can find more pictures by checking out our Flickr page.

~ by Nick's Picks on July 22, 2008.

2 Responses to “Nishikori, Berankis, Elias practicing at the NBTA”

  1. Cool. I saw Kei got a wildcard for the olympics. I’m sure he is practicing hard for that.

    I watched Richard Berankis at the open. He is a pretty cool guy, a good player too.

  2. Thank you for giving us latest information on Kei. This kind of information is hardly available in Japan. I am reliefed to hear that he is doing fine right now. We all Japanese fans can’t wait to see him again on the ATP tour (or The Olympic Games)!

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