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|Date of birth||November 7, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Kiev, Ukraine|
Alex Dolgopolov is a player that is challenging the status quo in the men’s tennis with a “next generation” label stamped on his back. Quick, courageous and never intimidated, he plays unpredictable high risk game, turning each match into pure entertainment. Alex is an inspiration for young talents, with values such as hard work, ambition, motivation and creativity.
Upon the completion of a successful, three year coaching relationship with Australian coach Jack Reader, Alex started working with his father Oleksandr, longtime friend Stanislav Khmarsky and fitness trainer Alessio Ceccareli.
Alex speaks fluent English and Russian, enjoys chatting online, singing rap/hip-hop and if he wasn't a tennis player, he would have been be a race car driver due to his passion for fast cars and rally driving.
|Date of birth||April 12, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Barcelona, Spain|
Marcel began playing tennis at the age of 5. He considers clay as his favorite surface, although his greatest achievements came on hard court. Marcel is coached by a former top 30 professional tennis player Fernando Vicente and a long time fitness trainer Sergi Valdaura who is a secret behind Marcel’s incredible endurance and speed.
He enjoys watching and playing soccer and is a big supporter of R.C.D. Espanyol. Marcel’s younger brother Gerard is also an accomplished tennis player who reached a career-high ranking of 217 in the world in 2013. Marcel is the son of Javier, a commercial director and Montse, a teacher, and he speaks Catalan, Spanish and English.
|Date of birth||February 10, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Belgrade, Serbia|
Viktor began playing tennis in Belgrade, Serbia at the age of 5 with his first coach, countryman Nenad Trifunovic. The son of a lawyer and an economist, Viktor moved from Belgrade to Boca Raton, Florida, at age 13, which explains his fluency of the English language and preference to play on hard courts.
Viktor’s childhood idol was Andre Agassi, who inspired him to pursue professional tennis. Viktor enjoys playing and watching soccer, and at young age he was not sure which sport to choose, tennis or soccer.
|Date of birth||February 20, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Rome, Italy|
Nastassja is considered to be one of the most talented Italian tennis players. Intelligent on the court, with a strong will to succeed, Asja is definitely one of the players to watch in 2014. Elegant, well-mannered, attractive and sophisticated, Asja is slowly but surely winning the hearts of tennis fans around the world.
Nastassja is coached by Miguel Gonzalez and Marc Casabo, under the supervision of the former ATP player Alejo Mancisidor.
|Date of birth||April 25, 1990|
|Place of Birth||Warstein, Germany|
|Date of birth||July 14, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Benevento, Italy|
Potito began playing tennis at the age of 8 and started his professional career in 2001. Potito’s coaching team is comprised of his tennis coach Umberto Rianna and fitness trainer Stefano Baraldo. He enjoys playing on hardcourt or clay courts and prefers to play outdoors. Potito’s idols growing up were Andre Agassi and soccer great Roberto Baggio.
|Date of birth||September 10, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Basel, Switzerland|
Marco’s favorite surface is hard court and he considers his serve and groundstrokes his biggest strengths. Most memorable moments of his career include: playing first Davis Cup match in 2005; Winning first ATP World Tour doubles title in Gstaad in 2009 (w/Lammer), reaching third round at US Open in 2006 and '09 and first ATP World Tour semi-final in Basel in '09. Marco’s future goals are reaching Top 50 and winning a singles ATP Tour title.
When at home Marco enjoys playing jassen (Swiss card game), spending time with friends and going to concerts. He enjoys listening to variety of rock bands including: Dream Theater, Metallica, Coldplay, Züri West, Patent Ochsner, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Transatlantic and Audioslave. He likes watching and playing soccer and is a big supporter of FC Basel. Marco is the only child of parents Lorenzo and Reni, who are both Information Technology specialists and he speaks fluent German, English and French. Player he admired the most growing up was Ivan Lendl.
Interesting fact: Marco represented Switzerland in 3-2 loss to Czech Republic in 2013 Davis Cup. Partnering with Wawrinka, the duo lost to Berdych/Rosol 24-22 in the fifth set, in a match that lasted 7 hours and 1 minute, going down in history as the longest Davis Cup match on record (in terms of duration).
|Date of birth||October 8, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Budrio, Italy|
The son of a dentist, Daniele, and an accountant, Stefania, Simone began playing tennis at the age of 7 in Bologna, Italy. Simone is right-handed, he prefers to play on hard courts and his favorite shot is forehand. He can generate enormous power on both ground strokes without showing much effort. Simone’s tennis idols growing up were Stefan Edberg and Patrick Rafter, and his ultimate goal in tennis is to reach Top 10 in the ATP Rankings.
Simone’s best friends on the circuit are Juan Martin Del Potro, Daniel Gimeno-Traver and Horacio Zeballos, and he considers his most memorable tennis moment the final he played in Munich. Simone’s coaches are Umberto Rianna and Giancarlo Petrazzuolo and his favorite tournaments are Umag, Rome and Monte Carlo. In his downtime, Simone enjoys watching movies (favorite movie-Gladiator), listening to music (favorite performers-Queen, Michael Jackson) and chatting with friends online.
|Date of birth||September 10, 1991|
Lorenzo is one of the most promising young Italian tennis players; he has a big serve, fast groundstrokes and an excellent natural footwork. Prior to moving to Spain and starting a coaching relationship with Sergi and Luis Bruguera in 2012, Lorenzo practiced with Tomas Tenconi and Giorgio Zandona, following the STEP Project that enabled him to improve his mental strength, focus and determination. Lorenzo had a successful end of the 2013 season and he is determined to break into the top 100 in the world in 2014.
Testimonials from Lotto Sport and Wilson Lotto Sport and Wilson: Lorenzo will be the Italian player to watch during next two to three years.Achievements
|Date of birth||May 30, 1990|
|Place of Birth||La Spezia, Italy|
Alessandro is considered to be the most interesting upcoming Italian tennis player. Alessandro started playing tennis at the age of 8, his favorite surface is clay and his biggest weapon is his forehand. Alessandro’s hobbies include listening to music, watching soccer and supporting his favorite team AC Milan. Alessandro speaks fluent Italian, Spanish and English.
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