Philip Luke Sekulic is a tennis player who was awarded a Tier 3 Scholarship within the 2023 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Born in Subiaco Western Australia in 2003, Philip first started playing tennis at three years old (2006) as a right-hander. He has been playing high level ever since.
In 2015, Philip won the U12 National Championships and represented Australia for the World Junior competitions in under 14 and 16.
2021 was a breakout year for Philip as he reached back-to-back ITF Future finals (in India) in his first professional tournaments, made Grand Slam debuts at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open junior events and recorded a 33-12 win-loss record in ITF World Junior Tour matches in 2021, winning titles in Germany, Hungary, Poland and Spain. The year was topped off with a training session with Novak Djokovic.
He finished his ITF junior career ranked 22 in the world and is now competing in professional tournaments. In year
Philip has great ambitions of competing at a professional level and taking many more titles.
“It’s a great honour to be a SAHOF Scholarship recipient. I hope the scholarship can help me achieve my short and long term goals in tennis.” – Philip Sekulic on being selected as a 2023 Tier 3 Scholarship Holder.
Honours & Achievements
- 2019: Junior Davis Asian Cup – Champion
- 2015: National Junior Champion
- 2020: Australian Junior Open
- 2021: J1 Hannover – Champion
- 2021: New Delhi Pro Tournament – Runner-up
- 2021: Indore Pro tournament – Runner-up
- 2022: Australian Open Qualifiers – Won first round
- 2023: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder
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