Having the opportunity to compete in the inaugural US Open junior wheelchair event is a dream come true for Saalim Naser.
“I’m incredibly grateful,” said the 18-year-old from Melbourne. “Especially since it’s my last year as a junior. I’m also really happy for the younger juniors who will now have the opportunity to experience a Grand Slam.”
Naser was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t develop properly. He first experienced tennis as a 10-year-old while at the Royal Children’s Hospital, where he met coach Greg Crump.
Now the world No.6-ranked junior, Naser trains three…