PLAYER PROFILE

Benard Nkomba

  • Age20
  • Born 8 September 1999
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I think I played pretty solid throughout the tournament. I feel like I’ve been competing pretty well and I haven’t given away too many free points, which is good.”

— Benard Nkomba, 8 Dec 2017

» Nkomba, Crnokrak to clash in 18/u final

On court

  • First started playing tennis aged four and dreams of becoming No.1 in the world
  • Won 12/u national claycourt championships title in Ipswich in 2012
  • Contested his first junior Grand Slam at Australian Open 2017
  • Runner-up at the 18/u Australian Championship after a narrow loss to Alexander Crnokrak in the final
  • Spent much of 2018 playing in ITF Futures events across the world

On court

  • Loves watching Gael Monfils
  • Finds listening to music before matches helps keep him focused

Benard Nkomba in the news

Bolt survives in five at AO Play-off
Alex Bolt in action at the Australian Open 2018 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
11 December, 2017

Top seed Alex Bolt was stretched to five sets by 18/u finalist Benard Nkomba in his opening match at the Australian Open Play-off on Monday at Melbourne Park.
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Fourlis wins Australian Open 2018 wildcard
Jaimee Fourlis poses with the trophy after her victory over Destanee Aiava in the final of the 18/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
9 December, 2017

Jaimee Fourlis has won the 18s Girls Australian Championships, defeating Destanee Aiava for an AO 2018 wildcard.
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Crnokrak victorious in 18/u boys’ final
Alexander Crnokrak celebrates his victory over Benard Nkomba in the final of the 18/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
9 December, 2017

Queenslander Alexander Crnokrak has defeated Benard Nkomba in three sets to be crowned the boys' 18/u Australian champion at Melbourne Park on Saturday.
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Nkomba, Crnokrak to clash in 18/u final
Benard Nkomba in action during the 18/u Australian Championships semifinals as part of the December Showdown at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
8 December, 2017

Benard Nkomba and Alexander Crnokrak will do battle in Saturday's final of the 18/u Australian Championships after coming through their respective semifinal matches in…
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