As far as tennis sparring partners go, they don't get much better than Nick Kyrgios.
Canberra ace Charlie Camus has been training with the superstar, who left for Wimbledon earlier this week, and it's already starting to pay off.
In April, Camus took out the under 14 Claycourt championships which were held here in Canberra. He is now in Brisbane getting ready to play in a Platinum AMT (Australian Money Tournament) event, as well as representing the ACT in the under 15s national state teams event.
"I'm training at the National Tennis Academy for a couple of days, then I'm playing an ATM platinum event, then I'm playing the State national teams event for the ACT in the under 15, then a couple of ITF's," Camus said.
As for what was on for the rest of the year, the 14-year-old Camus said he was keen to stay active and get his ranking up.
"I mean just try and compete a lot, play lots of tournaments, ITF's, hopefully some pro UTR's (Universal Tennis Rankings) too and hopefully get my ITF ranking up so I can start playing in some junior grand slams next year," Camus said.
Camus has already had the chance to test himself against the pros, taking part in some UTR pro events back in April. He was happy with the way he performed, relishing the chance to play against the pros.
"Before the tournament I was just hoping to not lose six-love, six-love, so to know that I can play that level, I was happy, very happy to know that I could play at the standard of professionals".
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Earlier in the year Camus had an experience he will never forget and a chance very few young players get, and he cherished every moment of it. He got the chance to train with tennis star Nick Krygios.
"It's the best experience that you can get in tennis, to train with the top 50 player in the world you can play to death against the standard of the top 10, but you can't beat that it's one of the best experiences that I will ever get."
And Kyrgios hasn't been short of passing on advice.
"Everything he says helps my game, he gives me lots of tips and it really does help".
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