(December 6, 2012) -- With the Junior Orange Bowl taking place this week in Plantation, Fla., we thought our readers might enjoy taking a look back to yesteryear, once upon a time when Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic met in the 14s final.
The match took place in 2002 and was won by Del Potro, 6-2, 7-6(5). A few chapters and a few high-stakes Grand Slam battles later, we come to find that Orange Bowl finals between 14-year-olds can indeed help us determine future stars of the game. All the more reason to watch monitor the results of this week's event more closely.
We realize that many of you have already seen this (as the nearly 90,000 views attest), but for those who haven't, you are in for a doozy.
P.S. Read all about this year's Orange Bowl at Colette Lewis's ZooTennis blog.
(Fist bump to Alexander Kozyerev for posting this on YouTube)