17-Year-Old Super Talent Fonseca Receives Halle Open Wild Card

17-Year-Old Super Talent Fonseca Receives Halle Open Wild Card

by Zachary Wimer

17-year-old Joao Fonseca is seemingly the next super talent worth following on the ATP Tour, and thanks to a wild card, fans will get a chance to see him at the 2024 Halle Open.

The Brazilian teenager turned heads earlier this year on clay in South America when he produced a sensational performance, making the quarter-final of the ATP 500 tournament in Rio.

He has a lot of talent, and he's gaining a lot of experience thanks to the many chances he got this year. His level has cooled off since then, but he's still playing on a borderline Top 100 level, which is impressive considering his age.

Even a switch to grass didn't really hamper him too much, as he's still playing really solid tennis. Fonseca will have a chance to play more ATP Tour-level tennis at the upcoming Halle Open, where he will be among big names such as Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, and world number one Jannik Sinner.

That will be a huge experience for him, especially if he gets to play any of them. Fonseca will also appreciate the chance to earn some more ATP points.

He's currently 6th in the NextGen Race to Jeddah, where fans are very likely to see him at the end of the year. He's also up to 224 on the ATP Rankings, which is his career high, with a chance to improve that even further and gain easier entry into events in the second half of the year.

Players ranked around him don't have a chance to play tournaments, where just for winning one match, they could earn 50 points. That means that a first-round win could see Fonseca jump up even 40 places, breaking into the world's Top 200.

He already learned his draw for the 2024 Halle Open, taking on one of the qualifiers in the opening round, which will present him with a massive chance to make the second round.


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