This week brings Nick Monroe on the present following his seventeenth 12 months on tour. The 38-year-old is transferring full pace forward into 2021 by placing 100% effort into getting fitter and higher each single day.
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Monroe performed school tennis for the College of North Carolina earlier than pursuing a professional profession. He’d rise up to No. 253 in singles earlier than focusing solely on doubles after turning 30. Now ranked No. 73 in doubles, he has gained 4 profession ATP titles and simply reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros alongside Tommy Paul. All alongside the way in which, his father has been his coach, and he explains how their relationship has developed.
Monroe in motion this summer time at World TeamTennis. (Ryan Loco)
Speaking from his house base in Austin, Texas, Monroe displays on a rollercoaster season filled with bubbles and COVID-19 exams. Whereas many have struggled this 12 months to search out motivation, Monroe is a testomony to how far arduous work can get you. He has a ardour for coaching that is merely unparalleled and has no plans to decelerate.
“I get pleasure from being within the fitness center attempting to turn out to be one of the best athlete I might be. I get pleasure from being on the court docket as many hours as I should be,” he says. “For my recreation, I am not essentially the most expertise man, so I really like placing within the reps and I do know I must put within the reps.”
This 12 months, he began showing on Tennis Channel as an analyst and commentator. New to the TV world, he shares what it is prefer to log late-night hours alongside broadcast professionals like Mary Carillo and the way he introduced viewers contained in the bubble in Paris.
Monroe on Tennis Channel’s set in Los Angeles. (@NicholosMonroe10s Instagram)
As for 2021, Monroe plans to kick issues off with compatriot Frances Tiafoe. He has competed alongside a mess of various companions since he turned professional in 2004, however currently he is performed mentor to younger Individuals like Paul and Tiafoe. He explains why choosing singles gamers might be much more useful than teaming with doubles veterans.
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