PLAYER PROFILE

Li Tu

  • Age24
  • 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

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Finals

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Li Tu in the news

Sam Stosur enjoys triumphant Grand Slam return
STRONG RETURN: Sam Stosur during her first-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 February, 2021

Sam Stosur has made a winning start to her 19th Australian Open campaign, defeating Destanee Aiava in an all-Australian first-round showdown.
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De Minaur delivers in Australian Open first round
SOLID START: Alex de Minaur has won his first-round match at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 February, 2021

Alex de Minaur has enjoyed a winning start to his Australian Open 2021 campaign, beating American Tennys Sandgren in straight sets.
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O’Connell records career-best win at Australian Open
BIG WIN: Australia's Christopher O'Connell recorded a career-best today at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 February, 2021

Christopher O’Connell has scored his first top-50 win to advance to the second round at Australian Open 2021.
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Ash Barty leads Aussie charge on day two of Australian Open 2021
LEADING THE WAY: Ash Barty at last week's Melbourne Summer Series. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 February, 2021

Aussie fans are in for a treat on day two of Australian Open 2021, with 14 Australian players contesting first-round singles matches today.
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