Former global no. 6 Jose Higueras claimed 16 ATP titles between 1976-84, 15 on cherished clay the place he dug against 386 victories, the sixth-best consequence within the Open technology! Two-time Roland Garros semi-finalist in 1982 and 1983 completed his profession in opposition to Boris Becker in L. a. Quinta 1986, settling in California and beginning a training profession that incorporated one of the largest tennis names within the closing 3 many years.
Higueras had the chance to paintings with Michael Chang, Jim Courier, Sergi Bruguera, Todd Martin, Pete Sampras, Carlos Moya and Roger Federer sooner than turning into part of the USTA training body of workers. The Spaniard changed into Roger Federer’s trainer forward of Estoril 2008, main the Swiss against the name sooner than the name fits he misplaced in Hamburg and Roland Garros to Rafael Nadal.
Higueras and Federer within the following months as smartly sooner than Higueras took care of Robby Ginepri, staying with him till 2010. The well-known trainer will consult with Scotland in February, spending per week with the outstanding kids on the Nationwide Tennis Academy in Stirling sooner than collaborating in the once a year Tennis Scotland Coaches’ Convention at Gleneagles.
Leo Azevedo, Colin Fleming, Bruno Argudo and Esteban Carril had been caring for the youngsters on the Academy and Higueras is overjoyed to enroll in them and meet along with his nice pal Azevedo once more, operating in combination below the USTA umbrella up to now.
“I am overjoyed to be coming to Scotland for the primary time, “Higueras stated. “Leo Azevedo is my nice pal and I’ve a large number of recognize for him as a trainer; due to this fact, when he requested me to consult with the GB Nationwide Tennis Academy, I did not give it a 2nd idea.
In addition to a perfect friendship, I percentage with Leo the similar private and tennis values, operating with him on the USTA up to now. The British tennis is fortunate to have a certified of Leo’s caliber main the GB Nationwide Tennis Academy in Scotland.
I am a large believer that sharing wisdom and revel in between cultures can carry handiest certain issues for tennis. Doing this with the governing frame of Tennis Scotland and along side my just right pal Leo makes it much more relaxing.”
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