PLAYER PROFILE

Li Tu

  • Age28
  • 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.

Year-end singles rankings

2023 225
2022 210
2021 517
2020

Li Tu in the news

Two Australians advance to final qualifying round at Roland Garros 2024
Astra Sharma and Olivia Gadecki are the last Australians standing in the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying event.
23 May, 2024

Astra Sharma and Olivia Gadecki are the last Australians standing in the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying event.
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Australian women match 45-year best in qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Kimberly Birrell and Priscilla Hon scored opening-round wins on day two of the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying competition.
22 May, 2024

Kimberly Birrell and Priscilla Hon are among five Australians to progress to the second round in the Roland Garros 2024 women's qualifying singles event.
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Australian women off to a promising start in qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.
21 May, 2024

Australians Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma all scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.
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Fourteen Australians to contest qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Astra Sharma, James Duckworth and Arina Rodionova are the top-ranked Aussie contenders in Roland Garros 2024 qualifying.
19 May, 2024

Astra Sharma, James Duckworth and Arina Rodionova are among 14 Australian contenders in the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying competition.
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