Alex Eala receives an invitation to the Miami Open preview with only 15 years

The young Filipino tennis player, who trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy By Movistar, has received an invitation to play the preliminary phase of the tournament and thus demonstrate her progression.


The 15-year-old young Filipino tennis player Alexandra Eala has received an invitation to play the preliminary phase of the Miami Open, a WTA 1000 category tournament that will be held from March 22 to April 4 at the imposing Hard Rock Stadium. The player who trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar will continue to show her progression in the professional tennis elite after having demonstrated her talent early, achieving numerous successes on the Junior circuit.

Toni Nadal, Director of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, has valued this announcement very positively: “This invitation for Alex is great news. This shows that their level of play is very high and that their progression in recent years has been spectacular. It will be an incredible experience for a 15-year-old girl, but I think she can do a good job, I have a lot of confidence in her. ”

At just 12 years old, Alex Eala began to show his great talent by winning the U14 category of the prestigious Le Petit As tournament. Later, and after joining the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in 2018, he made history for the Philippines, country who managed to qualify for the U14 World Cup for the first time since 1993. After this collective success, Eala conscientiously prepared his participation in the US Open Junior, where he was able to develop a high level of tennis by overcoming the previous phase and entering the table leader of a Grand Slam of this category for the first time.

The great successes of 2019, which included the doubles title in the Orange Bowl, earned her to join the club of the 10 best Junior players in the world and start 2020 competing for the first time in the final table of a Junior Grand Slam. At the 2020 Australian Open, Alex Eala achieved another milestone by lifting the doubles title after an immaculate tournament that he conquered by partnering with Priska Nugroho. After the break derived from the pandemic, Alex reached the semifinals of Roland Garros Junior, also climbing to second place in the Junior ranking, a circuit that he has been combining in 2020 with his jump to the professional circuit, in which he was burning stages achieving victories of great merit against players located at the top of the WTA ranking.

The year 2021 could not have started better for Eala, who at just 15 years old has won her first professional title in the ITF by LG tournament held in Manacor after defeating 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in the final. veteran Yvone Cavallé. This victory even earned him the congratulations of Rafa Nadal himself, who wanted to dedicate a few words to him through his social networks.At this start of the year Alex Eala has already accumulated 12 victories (for only 5 defeats), curdling performances that have attracted the attention of tournaments such as the Miami Open, which have offered him this exciting invitation.Before traveling to Miami, Alex will continue training in Manacor under the watchful eye of Toni Nadal and Gabriel Urpy, former coach of Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario and Conchita Martínez, and currently in charge of teaching women's tennis at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.

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