Born on January 21, 1992, James Duckworth is an Australian professional tennis player with the current standing of ATP singles ranking of World No. 52. He achieved this status for singles on October 18, 2021. For his doubles standing, he is currently at world no. 185, which he attained on February 10, 2020.
Duckworth’s interest in tennis started in school. At the age of 7, he was on the Sydney Church of England Grammar School tennis team. He was able to win several AAGPS premierships and was offered a scholarship program to the Australian Institute of Sport.
When James Duckworth was 13 years old, he joined his first ITF under-18 tournament. This was the start of his junior career as a tennis player. Although he lost the round to Sebastian Bell, his big result was when he made it to his first final tournament in December 2007. His finest achievement as a junior was making it to the semi-finals of the 2010 Roland Garros Junior Championships.
It was in 2007 when Duckworth started his professional career in tennis. His first professional tournament was held in Happy Valley, South Australia. Despite his defeat, he manages to reach the first qualifying round.
Over the years, James Duckworth manages to increase his ATP rankings. From 2010 onwards, he has joined numerous tournaments. It was in 2015 when he reached the top 100 in rankings. However, due to his elbow injury and foot surgery, his rankings started dropping.
Duckworth was able to make a breakthrough in his tennis career in 2021. He defeated Ugo Humbert at the 2021 Murray River Open. His first ATP Final was at the Astana Open. He manages to defeat Mikhail Kukushkin, Filip Krajinovic, John Millman, and Ilya Ivashka.