Spotlight on the Champ’seed Foundation Alumni
Career High-Ranking 3rd (ATP)
At the end of 2017, thanks to his excellent results, Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) was able to finance his own way and thus left the Champ’seed Foundation at the age of 19. Since then, Stefanos has continued to progress at the highest level. He won the Next Gen Masters in 2018, and the following year won the ATP World Tour Finals, which features the world top eight players. In the Grand Slams, he reached the semi-finals three times at the Australian Open, in 2019, 2021 and 2022; at Roland Garros, he reached the semi-finals in 2020 and the final in 2021, finishing the year ranked World No. 3.
Career-High Ranking 8th (WTA)
Early bloomer Cori “Coco” Gauff (USA) left the foundation in 2018 at the age of 14 after securing a major sponsorship deal. Then, she went on to achieve remarkable success and won her first title on the professional circuit in Linz (Austria) in 2019. She reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon in 2019 and at the Australian Open in 2020. Today, she has two singles titles and five women’s doubles titles on the WTA Tour. In 2021, she reached a Grand Slam final for the first time in doubles at the US Open, then in singles at Roland-Garros in 2022.
Career-High Ranking 26th (ATP)
Holger Rune (Denmark) is rising fast and his results in 2021 were at their highest world level today. He moved up 370 spots to reach to No. 103 in the ATP ranking by the end of 2021. Winner of 5 professional tournaments that year, Holger can also be proud to have reached for the first time in his career the main draw of a Grand Slam at the US Open, where he took a set off the world number 1 Novak Djokovic. In 2022, he kept on his fantastic rise by winning the ATP 250 event in Munich and by reaching the quarter-final in Roland-Garros after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Career High-Ranking 30th (ATP)
With ever growing support from the Italian Tennis Federation and comfortably established in the world’s Top 100, Lorenzo Musetti (Italy) left the foundation at the beginning of 2021. Then, he won his first win against a Top10 player, Diego Schwartzman (ranked World No. 9) and repeated the feat in 2022 against Felix Auger-Aliassime (ranked World No. 9). In July 2022, he won his first ATP Tour event in Hamburg, Germany.
Career-High Ranking 59th (ATP)
Alexei Popyrin (Australia) was supported by the Champ’seed Foundation until the end of 2018, as he was fast approaching the Top 100 players in the world.
In 2021 he won his first ATP 250 tournament in Singapore and reached his highest ranking to date at Word No. 59.
There is no doubt that we will continue hearing from this great player’s success!
Chun-Hsin ‘Jason’ Tseng
Career-High Ranking 83rd (ATP)
Chun-Hsin “Jason” is currently the highest ranked Taiwanese player on the ATP tour. He has a career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 83, achieved in August 2022. He was also the ITF junior No. 1, first reaching this ranking in June 2018 after winning the Roland-Garros Junior Champion title, the year he left the Champ’seed Foundation. He is currently coached by the former technical coordinator of the Champ’seed Foundation, Benjamin Ebrahimzadeh.