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Jeson Patrombon of Philippines plays a backhand against Andrew Whittington of Australia in the third round on Court 6. Jeson was seeded sixth in 2011 Australian Open Junior-Men's Division and reach the quarter finals falling to George Morgan of Great Britain. Patrombron is currently ranked 10 in the latest ITF Junior Men's Division.
"In an interview with GMANews.TV, Manny Tecson, Patrombon's coach, revealed that he discovered the young tennis sensation working as a ballboy at the NPC Tennis Club in Iligan City. The former Philippine Davis Cup captain saw the young Patrombon hitting tennis balls with a bottle. "I thought that if he could hit tennis balls with a bottle, why not give him a racket?" said Tecson.
Tecson, through the Tennis Academy of the Philippines Foundation (TAPF), started to train the young Patrombon in 2007. Jeson is one of seven children. His father worked as a janitor at the National Power Corporation while his mother stayed at home."
Current ITF Junior Rankings as of April 4, 2011
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