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ANDRE SA talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS036

ANDRE SA talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS036

ANDRÉ SÁ is one of the most likable guys on the tour. And that’s probably why Tennis Australia recently named the Brazilian head of player liasons. Before that, he had the same job with the ITF. And before that, he had an impressive professional career, beating Mark Phillipousis, Andy Roddick and Feliciano Lopez and is part of the illustrious final 8 club at Wimbledon.

He spent 5 years at the Bollettieri Academy, coming up with the likes of Tommy Haas and Max Mirnyi. And as a doubles player, he won 11 titles and a gold medal at the Pan American Games.

On this episode, Brazilian stalwart, ANDRÉ SÁ explains what next year’s “Summer Down Under” will look like. He tells us what got the cab drivers in Brazil to realize that a tennis racquet was not just a small guitar. And he tells the story of what it was like to challenge Great Britain’s greatest hope on center court of Wimbledon.

Recorded March, 2019. Released July 1, 2019.

For more on Tennis Australia, check out https://www.tennis.com.au/

For other episodes with former Bolletteiri Academy students, check out:

URCS006-TOMMY HAAS

URCS016-PAUL ANNACONE

URCS024-JIM COURIER

URCS035-ANNE WHITE

For our episode with TIM HENMAN check out: URCS011_HENMAN

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective. For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

ROMAN PROKES talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS031

ROMAN PROKES talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS031

ROMAN PROKES is a master racquet technician who has fashioned racquets for countless professionals as well as amateurs. Andre Agassi devoted a page in his biography to him. 

From Agassi to McEnroe to Djokovic, Prokes has not only altered their racquets but helped to transform their games. He molds grips, weights frames and rearranges stringing patterns. All in an effort to maximize the potential of the player.

He has shops in New York and Florida and travels with the US Davis Cup team. He also works closely with the USTA in Lake Nona.

On this episode, ROMAN PROKES tells us what current trends he’s seeing in tennis technology, what America required of him when he came over from Czechoslovakia and what specifically he did to Novak Djokovic’s racquet that put him back at #1.

Roman can be found at  http://www.rpnytennis.com

To read about Roman in The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB118791933825807508

To read about Roman in Andre Agassi’s Autobiography OPEN: https://www.amazon.com/Open-Autobiography-Andre-Agassi/dp/0307388409

To hear episodes of UNDER REVIEW with players who have used Roman’s services, click below:

UNDER REVIEW ep 5: Tommy Haas

UNDER REVIEW ep 23: Jim Courier  

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

NICK BOLLETTIERI talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS029

NICK BOLLETTIERI talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS029

Visionary Tennis Coach NICK BOLLETIERI is an institution in the sport. His academy was the most successful tennis boarding school in the history of tennis. And the players he’s coached have won a combined 185 major titles. Which makes Nick one of the most successful coaches of all time.

Amongst the players he’s coached are Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Tommy Haas, Boris Becker, Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, Kei Nishikori & The Williams sisters.

Beyond his accomplishments on the court, Nick’s written numerous books. He travels the world giving motivational speeches. And he’s the subject of the Showtime Documentary LOVE MEANS ZERO.

On this podcast, Nick discusses how how he built his coaching empire; he discloses which of his former students he thinks had the most raw talent; and he tells us why he thinks Novak Djokovic is the tennis player for the times.

For more about Visionary Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri and The IMG ACADEMY: https://www.imgacademy.com/about-img-academy

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com