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TFP 053: Citi Open Recap with Ben Rothenberg

TFP 053: Citi Open Recap with Ben Rothenberg

On today’s episode, Ben Rothenberg, New York Times Writer and host of the No Challenges Remaining Podcast, recapped the 2017 Citi Open with me on championship Sunday. Ben travels the globe to cover tennis tournaments, and he is one of the most knowledgeable journalists in the world about the ATP and WTA tours.  One thing I didn’t know about Ben is how excellent of a spelling bee contest host he is when it rains at tennis tournaments 🙂

Ben and I discussed the most impressive players of the tournament, the championship matches featuring Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson, Ekaterina Makerova and Julia Goerges, controversies at the Citi Open (Jack Sock “worst court on the tour” cough cough), and other interesting factoids about the men’s and women’s tours.  I definitely had a blast hearing the opinions and insights from Ben, and I know you will enjoy the interview, especially if you like hearing the latest about the ATP and WTA.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Ben, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Time-Stamped Show Notes

  • [2:48] General thoughts about the 2017 Citi Open
  • [3:55] Biggest surprise of the tournament
  • [5:03] Most impressive players on the women’s side
  • [6:37] Effect of the long schedule on the seeded players’ poor performances
  • [7:22] Dimitrov’s early upset and Medvedev’s confrontation with Johnson
  • [10:05] Jack Sock calls Citi Open’s stadium court the worst court on tour
  • [12:21] Assessing Sock’s mental toughness and future potential
  • [13:59] An impressive run to the finals for Kevin Anderson
  • [15:37] Hardest working pros on tour
  • [16:48] When do players get paid appearances fees to play in tournaments?
  • [21:00] The Kontinen/Peers vs Melo/Kubot championship match and Melo coaching Zverev
  • [22:30] The future of the Bryan Brothers
  • [24:03] Thoughts on Julia Goerges and her solid run to the finals
  • [24:34] Ben’s crazy travel schedule to cover pro tournaments
  • [26:30] No Challenges Remaining podcast
  • [27:46] Where we can find Ben on social media

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TFP 052: Dennis Novikov on Climbing the ATP Tour Ladder

TFP 052: Dennis Novikov on Climbing the ATP Tour Ladder

On today’s show, I spoke with ATP Pro Dennis Novikov.  As an 18-year old, Dennis gained direct entry to the 2012 US Open singles and doubles main draws by winning both titles at the Boys 18s National Championship at Kalamazoo.  Dennis impressively won his first round singles and doubles matches at the US Open, and has been steadily climbing up the ATP Tour ladder ever since, reaching a career high of #119 in the world last year.  He also played two years of college tennis at UCLA, a top-ranked school that another podcast guest, Clay Thompson, attended.

You’ll hear about Dennis’s daily routines, how he handles adversity, the type of training he does in the gym, and tips for improving your tennis game on Episode 52 of The Tennis Files Podcast.  I first met Dennis after a World Team Tennis match between the Washington Kastles and the Orange County Breakers in D.C.  My dad and I chatted briefly with Dennis in the garage elevator, and it is really cool to have him on as a guest on the podcast.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Dennis, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Time-Stamped Show Notes

  • [3:57] Dennis’s first memory of hitting a tennis ball
  • [4:46] Dennis’s brother’s influence on Dennis’s tennis game?
  • [5:10] Other sports/activities Dennis played as a youngster
  • [5:58] How not specializing early helped Dennis’s tennis game
  • [6:38] Dennis’s favorite hockey player
  • [7:00] When Dennis believed that he could be a professional tennis player
  • [7:42] Dennis’s role models growing up
  • [8:12] Having your dad as your tennis coach
  • [8:45] Pressures as a top-ranked junior
  • [9:29] When Dennis reached the top rankings in juniors
  • [10:36] Winning without training at tennis academies
  • [11:21] Why being a successful junior player doesn’t really translate to the pros
  • [13:41] Dennis’s experience winning both the 18s singles and doubles titles in Kalamazoo
  • [15:09] Going pro versus playing college tennis
  • [16:09] Biggest improvements in his game while at UCLA
  • [16:59] Where Dennis would have gone has he not chosen UCLA
  • [17:36] Why Dennis left UCLA after two years
  • [18:12] The most memorable moment as a Bruin
  • [19:15] Winning both first round matches at the 2012 US Open as an 18 year old 
  • [20:52] The toughest moment in Dennis’s career and how he overcame it
  • [22:10] Differences between the juniors, college, and the pro game
  • [23:10] What Dennis has changed in his training over the past few years on the ATP tour
  • [23:42] Dennis’s speed and agility workouts
  • [24:19] Changes in the pro game: shortening matches and using a time clock between points
  • [25:28] A typical day in the life of Dennis Novikov on non-tournament days
  • [26:22] Dennis’s go-to breakfast
  • [27:00] Dennis’s frequency training strength, speed, agility, power, and endurance
  • [27:41] Dennis’s go-to exercises in the weight room
  • [28:15] The importance of different set and rep schemes in your workouts (i.e. endurance vs. power)
  • [28:59] What Dennis eats and drinks during a match
  • [29:45] Does Dennis practice meditation or yoga?
  • [30:28] Caloric intake and the 14k diet
  • [30:55] How many meals Dennis eats a day
  • [31:06] Dennis’s favorite TV shows
  • [31:55] Sustaining a pro tennis career from a financial standpoint
  • [33:02] Why Dennis couldn’t take a dime of money for reaching the second round of singles and doubles at the US Open as an 18 year old
  • [33:21] Dennis’s racquet, strings, and tension setup
  • [33:58] 3 books Dennis recommends tennis players read to improve
  • [34:46] Dennis’s thoughts on the McGregor – Mayweather fight
  • [36:00] Tips to help improve our serves
  • [36:39] Dennis’s schedule over the next few months
  • [37:31] Where we can follow Dennis online and on social media
  • [37:53] One key piece of advice to help improve your tennis game

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Tennis Technique Summit

My Fight / Your Fight – Rhonda Rhousey

I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory – Ray Lewis

Win or Learn: MMA, Conor McGregor, and Me: A Trainer’s Journey – John Kavanagh

International Tennis Performance Association 

Complete Conditioning for Tennis

TFP 033: Dr. Mark Kovacs – Strength and Conditioning for Tennis Players

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2 TFP 039: Todd Ellenbecker On Injury Prevention and Recovery

TFP 039: Todd Ellenbecker—Injury Prevention and Recovery

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Todd Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS (whew!). Todd is the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP Tour and a Director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Arizona. He was kind enough to join me to talk about injury prevention and recovery for tennis players.

I received a ton of questions from all of you because injuries are a huge part of the game. We must take measures to prevent injuries, and properly recover when we have the misfortune of getting them. Otherwise, we will not be able to play the sport we love for very long.

Todd’s advice goes beyond helping your tennis game, and will help you lead a much healthier, more functional life. If you don’t make time to work on your physical strength and flexibility, you’ll never reach your tennis potential.

Todd, along with recent The Tennis Files Podcast guest Dr. Mark Kovacs and Paul E. Roetert, is a co-author of Complete Conditioning for Tennis. This book has been a life-changer for me and my game. I have used it to formulate my own periodized workout routine and am seeing fantastic results on and off the court because I am committed to the program.

Thanks so much to Todd for coming onto The Tennis Files Podcast and providing us all with such amazing value. His expertise in the area of physiotherapy is truly second to none!

Time-Stamped Show Notes

  • [1:49] How Todd became the VP of Medical Services for the ATP Tour and Director of a Physiotherapy Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ
  • [3:36] Todd’s degrees and certifications
  • [5:29] Three things most of the world doesn’t know about Todd
  • [6:20] Why do tennis players get injured?
  • [7:37] Can you get injured with good technique?
  • [9:09] Three of the most common injuries on the ATP Tour today
  • [10:52] Difference in injuries now versus previous generations of players
  • [12:20] What we can do to protect the shoulder
  • [13:53] Why traditional heavy lifting can be detrimental to tennis players
  • [16:20] The optimal time to train and perform exercises
  • [18:30] A case study on how Ram, a member of our audience, can recover from a rotator cuff injury
  • [21:09] The cause of hip pain and how to remedy it
  • [23:14] Todd’s duties as the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP Tour, and how Todd and other ATP physiotherapists go out on the court to treat professional tennis players during medical timeouts
  • [25:00] The most common injuries treated during medical timeouts
  • [26:17] How often are medical timeouts used for gamesmanship, and how are trainers supposed to respond if they sense this
  • [27:41] Todd’s favorite tools that we can use to prevent injuries
  • [30:28] Three things that amateur players can do to prevent injuries
  • [33:45] How can Doug help his team deal with shin splints
  • [36:44] Where can our audience follow Todd online?

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Ivo Karlovic Serve - 2016 Citi Open

For Ivo Karlovic, It’s Never Too Late to Be a Champion

Ivo Karlovic is 37 years old. That’s a year older than Agassi when he retired because of sciatica. Six years after Sampras called it quits. And the 6’11” Croatian is not only still kicking, but he will have a shot at winning his first ATP 500 event against the dynamic Frenchman Gael Monfils on Sunday after defeating American Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the 2016 Citi Open.

How does Ivo keep claiming the scalps of the elite on the ATP tour? First and foremost, there is no denying the fact that Karlovic’s longevity and success relies heavily on his monster serve. The Croat set the record for most aces in 2015, and has racked up a shade under 11,000 unreturnable serves (10,695, to be exact).

How luxurious it is to smack a serve and win points without any additional effort. If you can win most of your points with one swing of the racquet, like Karlovic, you will do big things in this game. Efficient, effective, and devastating.

Karlovic has mastered the most prized shot in tennis, consistently both the catalyst and finisher of rallies to but a few of the game’s elite, to be his lethal weapon.

Ivo Karlovic Serve Finish - 2016 Citi Open

Photo by Victor Ng

When faced with the Karlovic missile launch, most of his opponents, including Johnson, can do little but muster a half-lunge by the time the ball has bounced off the back covering of the court.

But Karlovic’s long and successful career doesn’t solely depend on his serve: the Croat’s ability to stay injury-free and implement the right game plan to optimize his chances of victory may be his most important skill of all.

I conducted a one-on-one interview with Karlovic (thanks to Josh from atpworldtour) on Saturday afternoon after his press conference with the media about his semifinal win over Johnson.

Karlovic gave me his insights on just how crucial taking care of his body is for maximizing his performance and years on the tour.

“As you get older, you also have a lot more injuries, so i learned that I have to do a lot more work in the gym and in the track not to get injured.  I’m doing a lot more work now than i ever did. And that pays off in the matches.”

While most people taper off their routines as they get older, the amazing and admirable thing about Karlovic is that he has the drive, willpower, and discipline to keep improving his game so that he can continue to compete against the best tennis players in the world.

Some players become flustered when trying to figure out what exactly it is that they need to work on to ensure they keep themselves in the best shape possible. Fortunately, Karlovic knows exactly what it takes to keep him on the court, confidently and consistently performing at his very best.

“I do a lot of gym, a lot of weights, and exercises for my back, knees, and elbow. Everything that I have had issues with in the past. It’s a lot of work.”

Ivo Karlovic Backhand Slice - 2016 Citi Open

Photo by Victor Ng

Karlovic, much like his own stature, has a tall task ahead of him against Monfils, who is one of the best returners in the game.

Not as many of Karlovic’s devastating service bombs may get past Monfils, but the world #35 (unofficially #27 as of today) knows his game, his limitations, and what he needs to do to claim his first ATP 500 title.

“I will try not to get in long rallies, because that is not my game. So i will get as close to the net as I can, and hopefully I will volley well and that will be it.”

Karlovic has split four matches against Monfils, a 6-4, 6-0 winner over a dehydrated Alexander Zverev in the semifinals, during their careers. But Karlovic has seven inches and 8 years on the Frenchman.

And if he can serve and volley with the same intensity, dedication, and focus that he has used to thrive against the game’s elite for the past 17 years, he just might win his first ATP 500 title, too.

TFP 024: Stephen Warboys - Playing Jimmy Connors and Becoming the Top Junior in the World

TFP 024: Stephen Warboys – Playing Jimmy Connors and Becoming the Top Junior in the World

My guest on today’s show is Stephen Warboys. Stephen became the #1 Junior player in the world and peaked at #73 on the ATP Tour. Throughout his career, Stephen has gone head-to-head against some of the biggest legends to ever play the game, including Jimmy Connors, Guillermo Vilas, Bjorn Borg, and Ilie Nastase.

Stephen is currently a Head Tennis Professional at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club. He took the job after his professional career and has been there since 1986. Stephen retired at the age of 22 after turning pro when he was 16. Despite what many consider to be a short career, Stephen consistently competed at the highest level of the game against hall of fame players. He also reached the Junior Wimbledon final and the top of the junior ranks in 1971.  Stephen was born in Essex (UK) and currently resides in Toronto.

I first heard about Stephen when listening to him commentate on TSN’s International Sports Report radio show. Stephen’s expertise is a great asset to the show, and once I heard him speak I knew he’d be a great guest. I had a fantastic time interviewing Stephen, and enjoyed hearing his insights on the game when he was on tour, what he thinks of the game now, and his amazing experience against the greatest players of all time.

On this episode, you will learn

  • What it was like to play Connors, Vilas, Borg, and Nastase
  • Tips on how to serve and volley on clay
  • What prize money was like on the tour in the 1970s
  • Why Steven retired early and is happy with his decision
  • The toughest player that Stephen has ever played against
  • The benefits of being the number 1 junior in the world
  • Stephen’s biggest regret in his career
  • How Stephen got into commentating

and more.

I really appreciate you tuning in to this episode, and I know that your tennis knowledge will benefit from my interview with Stephen!

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TFP 022: Taking Your Game to the Next Level with ATP Pro Junior Ore

TFP 022: Taking Your Game to the Next Level with ATP Pro Junior Ore

I spoke with ATP Pro Junior Ore on Episode 22 of The Tennis Files Podcast.  I first met Junior at the Aspen Hill Club when he was 7 years old. Everyone at the club knew that he was a very unique talent who loved tennis and could make it to the highest levels of the sport. Fortunately, he has proved us right (thanks, Junior!). Junior has always had an extremely strong passion for the game. Since Junior was 5, his dream was to become a professional tennis player. He set high goals, committed to achieving them, and is now playing and beating pros all around the world.

I had the great pleasure of seeing Junior at the US Open Sectional Qualifying tournament at the Junior Tennis Champions Center a couple weeks ago. I had not seen Junior for over a decade, although I kept track of how he was doing in college and recently on the pro tour. I ended up playing against him, and his serve was the biggest that I’ve ever played against. Even more impressive than his game, though, was how much of a class act he was both on and off the court.

I was thankfully able to win a few games off of Junior, but I was in awe of his game, much like we were at the beginning of his career, when he was a short, thin little boy at our tennis club beating players who were many years older than him. Junior turned pro last September after a very successful career at Texas A&M, and has already picked up several ATP points and a ranking just outside the top 1000 in singles and in the 700s in doubles. He and his grandfather’s dedication to tennis from a young age set the foundation for his rise to the pro tour.

While I’ve had some fantastic interviews so far on The Tennis Files Podcast, my interview with Junior easily ranks up there as one of the best. His story is inspirational, motivating, and enlightening. You will pick up a ton of amazing tips and advice on how you can maximize your game and distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How Junior developed his game for the pro tour
  • How he beat the #1 Junior in the world at the French Open
  • One exercise that will add 20+ mph to your tennis serve
  • The turning point in Junior’s career that transformed his game
  • A typical day of training on the pro tour
  • Junior’s favorite drill at Texas A&M
  • Why setting high goals is the key to becoming successful
  • Junior’s pursuit of “the constant repetition of perfection”
  • How to relax and block out negativity
  • Why learning tennis technique is like playing the piano
  • How players survive financially on the pro tour

and more!

I really appreciate you tuning in to this episode, and I know that your tennis game will benefit from my interview with Junior!

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TFP 017: Coaching the #3 Doubles Team in the World with Othmane Garma

TFP 017: Coaching the #3 Doubles Team in the World with Othmane Garma

My guest today is my friend and ATP coach Othmane Garma.  Othmane coaches Treat Huey, who with Max Mirnyi, is the #3 doubles team in the world.  Treat is ranked #26 on the ATP doubles tour, and he spoke with me on Episode 7 of The Tennis Files Podcast.

I first met Othmane as a junior player in the Mid-Atlantic area. Othmane was a tough and powerful junior and college player whose love for the game pushed him towards the coaching profession.

On the show, Othmane and I discussed how he got into coaching, the role of coaches, and his experiences on the ATP Tour. Othmane also gave us a ton of fantastic information about how to play optimal doubles for club players up to the professional level. We analyzed Treat’s progression and how he was able to push his way to the top levels of the ATP doubles tour.

Othmane is also an entreprenuer: OG (Othmane’s nickname) and another friend of mine, Farshad Garakani, created an awesome platform, Courtplay, to help players find coaches and schedule lessons online.  Othmane and Farshad also lessons at their tennis program, Courtplay Athletics, in Vienna, Virginia.

It has been such a pleasure to watch two guys who I knew from junior tennis progress so far up the tennis ranks, and I know you will learn a ton and gain fantastic insights into the world of being an ATP Tour tennis coach from my interview with Othmane!

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How Othmane got his start coaching
  • The difference between coaching club players and professionals
  • What life is like for a tennis coach on the tour
  • How Othmane guided Treat Huey to the top ranks of the doubles tour
  • The most important skill to have as a doubles player
  • What makes a great doubles team
  • Why keeping positive and brushing off losses is vital to your success
  • How Othmane and Farshad Garakani created Courtplay
  • A typical day of training on the doubles tour
  • What coaches think about when they are watching their players’ matches

and more.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Othmane! Let me know what you think!

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I’ve Got Your Back – Brad Gilbert

Doubles Tactics – Louis Cayer

The Inner Game of Tennis – W. Timothy Gallwey

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2 TFP 016: Jesse Witten

TFP 016: How Jesse Witten Took a Set off Djokovic and Remembering Bruno Agostinelli

My guest today is ATP Pro Jesse Witten. Jesse has been ranked as high as #163 in the world and reached the 3rd round of the 2009 US Open, where he took a set off tennis superpower Novak Djokovic. Jesse has also played in the main draws of the French Open and Wimbledon. He reached the final of the NCAA Division I Championships as a freshman at the University of Kentucky and was its first 5-time ITA All-American (4 singles, 1 doubles).

I first noticed Jesse back in the juniors when he played and won a Super National Clay Court tournament in Maryland in 1999.  It was my first time watching the best juniors in the country play against each other, and I witnessed him dominate the entire field. I was fortunate enough to play in this event two years later, but Jesse’s performance always stuck in my mind as the best I had ever seen by a junior tennis player.

I was fortunate enough to speak to Jesse about his career, from reaching the top ranks of the juniors, to how he developed into an elite tennis professional. He also discussed his time playing tennis at The University of Kentucky, and the impact that it had on his tennis game.

We also paid tribute to Bruno Agostinelli, a former University of Kentucky tennis player who tragically passed away recently. Bruno was a great teammate and tennis player, but an even better person. He reached #2 in the NCAA rankings, and famously clinched a 5-set victory in the deciding Davis Cup match for Canada in 2009. A Gofundme page has been set up for Bruno’s family, and they would definitely appreciate it if you could donate to the fund.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • The mindset that propelled Jesse to the elite levels of tennis
  • Why a strong support system is critical to a successful tennis career
  • How Jesse was able to dominate the juniors
  • How playing college tennis helped develop Jesse’s tennis game
  • What made Bruno Agostinelli an amazing human being
  • A typical day of training on the ATP Tour
  • How Jesse was able to take a set off Novak Djokovic
  • The most difficult aspect of being a professional tennis player
  • Jesse’s thoughts on being a tennis coach

and more.

Thanks to Jesse for being a fantastic guest on The Tennis Files Podcast. And shout out to Elliott Datlow, a fellow Kentucky Wildcat Tennis alumni, for putting me in touch with Jesse.

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TFP 009: Jason Jung on the Challenger Tour and Reaching the Next Level

ATP Pro Jason Jung is ranked #245 in the world. He is a regular on the Challenger Tour and is working hard to make the main draws of ATP and Grand Slam events.

Jason spoke with me about his junior career, college tennis, and his plans to reach the next level in his tennis career. He also answered several questions from TFP listeners.

Jason discussed his love for competition, how he dominated in the juniors, and how his decision to play tennis for the University of Michigan helped better prepare him to become a professional tennis player.

Jason has a fantastic blog at https://jasonjungtennis.wordpress.com/ where he talks about his tennis experiences and travels around the world.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Jason was always a top-ranked junior despite a height disadvantage
  • Why Jason decided to play college tennis at Michigan instead of going pro
  • How college tennis prepares you for the pro tour
  • The difference between players in the Challenger Tour and the Futures Tour
  • Specific drills that Jason does to improve his game
  • Why Jason is trying to hit more balls crosscourt
  • The racquet and string that Jason likes to use the most
  • Jason’s diet, and why moderation works for him
  • Money saving tips on the pro tour

and more!

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Jason’s Tenniswarehouse Forum Thread – Ask Me Anything

TFP003: How to Become an ATP Pro with Paul Harsanyi

TFP 003: How to Become an ATP Pro with Paul Harsanyi, Former Professional Tennis Player

Our guest today is former ATP professional Paul Harsanyi.  Paul talks us through his training, how he was able to rise to the professional level, and the key differences between the top-ranked players.

Paul reached a career high ranking of 751 in the world. Paul has also been extremely successful in his career after tennis, thanks to the principles that he learned while training to become an elite tennis player.

In this episode, we will cover:

  • How to handle pressure
  • The importance of playing against better players
  • Drills to improve your game
  • Playing to your strengths
  • Key differences between skill levels
  • Being realistic about your tennis career
  • Mental strategies on big points

and other awesome content.

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Links Mentioned on the Show

15 Mistakes Tennis Players Need to Correct

Paul’s Website

My free eBook: The Building Blocks of Tennis Success