Alfie out to defend title in France

Alfie Hewett has been named by the International Tennis Federation as having qualified for the 2013 Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters, the premier international event for junior wheelchair tennis players, which will take place from 24 – 27 January 2013 in Tarbes, France.

Hewett, who turns 15 next month and lives in Cantley, will go into the prestigious event as defending champion in the boys’ singles and doubles. He became just the second Brit to win the boys’ singles last year.

Since then, Alfie has gone on to win four senior men’s singles titles this season at ITF Futures Series level and, aged just 14, has improved his men’s world ranking to No. 57, as well as cementing his world No. 3 junior ranking.

With the two players currently ranked above him ceasing to qualify as juniors as of the 1st January, Hewett is likely to become the world No. 1 ranked junior player in January.