Li Tu

  • Age27
  • 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

Li Tu in the news

Ranking movers: Arina Rodionova becomes Australia’s new No.1 woman
Arina Rodionova. Picture: Tennis Australia
4 December, 2023

Arina Rodionova achieves a career-high in the latest WTA Tour singles rankings and becomes the new top-ranked Australian woman.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Two weddings and five title winners
Arina Rodionova celebrates winning her 16th career ITF singles title.
3 December, 2023

Australian Arina Rodionova won her 16th career ITF singles title this week. It is her seventh of a career-best season.
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Ranking movers: Aussies rewarded for impressive late-season form
Ajla Tomljanovic. Picture: Getty Images
27 November, 2023

Ajla Tomljanovic skyrockets back into the world's top 300 this week after winning a WTA 125 tournament in Brazil.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Tomljanovic captures biggest singles title of her career
Ajla Tomljanovic celebrates her title victory in Brazil.
26 November, 2023

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic had a week to remember, winning her first singles title in more than 10 years at a WTA 125 tournament in Brazil.
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