Alex Hunt becomes the first player with a disability to earn an ATP point!


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Alex Hunt becomes the first player with a disability to earn an ATP point!

Alex Hunt is a tennis player from New Zealand, Wakefield, and he can proudly say that he is a unique figure in the whole ATP Tour! Namely, Alex was born with only half of his left arm, and he is forced to wear prosthetic arm every time he plays tennis.

This amazing young man with a will of steel has always believed he can earn his place under the sun of professional tennis circuit, never giving up and constantly improving, despite the fact he can use his left arm only to throw a ball while serving.

Back in May, Hunt graduated from St Marys College, competing for their tennis team for 4 years, and he was ready to embrace some professional action. This week in Guam F1 Futures, Alex wrote tennis history as the first disabled player who scored an ATP point, beating an 18-year-old Christopher Cajigan 6-0 6-0 in 48 minutes! This was only the second main draw appearance for Hunt in the pro events, playing in Thailand F1 Futures two weeks ago, and he claimed an impressive triumph over an inexperienced rival, dropping just 10 points on serve and never facing a break point.

His return was also a top-notch, winning 26 out of 38 points to break Cajigan on all 6 occasions, in the best possible way to make a debut on the ATP rankings list before Wimbledon. His next rival will be the top seed Hiroyasu Ehara, and it will be a nice test for Alex to see where he stands at the moment.

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