An elite junior player, James reached the 2010 Roland Garros junior semifinals and Australian Open junior quarterfinals before winning his first ATP World Tour match at the 2012 Brisbane International. The same year he made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open and won his first Grand Slam match. James continued his rise by cracking the world top 100 for the first time in 2015.
Following an injury layoff in 2017 James has returned to the top of world tennis, facing off against Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev and Andy Murray in Gland Slams in 2018. James remains one of the most promising players in Australian tennis and despite being unlucky with injury and tough draws on the comeback trail, James has displayed the ability that took him to that level.
He left no doubt that he belongs when he took the first set off Andy Murray at the 2018 US Open.
In 2019 James rode the pressure and came out on top at the Baotou Challenger in China. After he faced down a match point in the second round, Ducks didn’t drop another set on his way to the title. He has risen closer to the world top 100 and is only set to continue impressing fans and drawing crowd to tournaments around the world.