PLAYER PROFILE

Li Tu

  • Age25
  • Born27 May 1996
  • LivesAdelaide, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged six at the behest of his badminton coach.
  • Captured the Optus 12s Australian Championships and the Optus 12s Spring Nationals in 2008.
  • Member of Australia’s World Junior Tennis Competition team in 2010.
  • Made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2012.
  • Represented Australia in Junior Davis Cup in 2012.
  • Broke into the world’s top 700 in 2012.
  • Goal is to represent Australia in Davis Cup.
  • Favourite player is Roger Federer “because he is so calm and able to pump himself up when needed”.
  • Won 34 of 36 matches he contested at the UTR Pro Tennis Series in Australia in 2020 and early 2021.
  • Made his ATP debut in February 2021, losing in the opening round at the Melbourne Summer Series.
  • Awarded a main draw wildcard at Australian Open 2021, marking his first major appearance.

Off court

  • Hobbies include playing soccer, listening to music and “just hanging out with my friends and chatting”.
  • Favourite meal is honey chicken.
  • Favourite music is R’n’B.
  • Studied marketing and commerce at the University of Adelaide.
  • Just before his 16th birthday, decided to focus on education rather than pursue a professional tennis career. His 2020 results at the UTR Pro Tennis Series inspired him to pursue a professional tennis career again at age 24.
  • Runs a coaching business (L2 Academy) in Adelaide.

Titles/Finals

Titles

None

Finals

None

Li Tu in the news

Social round-up: Playing in paradise
Australia's Priscilla Hon at Indian Wells. Picture: Instagram
7 October, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Ranking movers: Duckworth rises to Australian No.2
James Duckworth in action. Picture: Astana Open
4 October, 2021

James Duckworth is now the No.2-ranked Australian man, improving to a career-high world No.54 in the latest ATP Tour singles rankings.
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Ranking movers: Aussies charging up the ranks
Priscilla Hon and Li Tu are among the biggest ranking movers this week.
27 September, 2021

Priscilla Hon and Li Tu are among the Australian players making significant ranking rises this week.
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Social round-up: Aussies shining across the world
Australians Li Tu and Tristan Schoolkate with ITF titles. Pictures: Instagram
23 September, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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