Interviews

In the 1980's had former Czechoslovakia 11 players ranked in the ATP top 100. Marian Vajda belonged to this strong generation of tennis players. Marian won 2 ATP titles and his best ATP ranking in singles was 34. He is known for his positive attitude and organized approach. His first student Dominik Hrbaty from Slovakia moved around 400 spots in the ATP ranking to reach his career high (12 ATP) while working with Vajda. In 2006 Vajda started to work with a young Serbian player Novak Djokovic (ranked 63 ATP). It has been 10 years of a very successful relationship. Since 2006, Novak became...

Dirk Hordorff (GER) is a very active person. Dirk is not only a passionate professional tennis coach and manager, but also a lecturer in sever universities in Europe. He has worked with top players such as Janko Tipsarevic, Rainer Schuettler, Yen-Hsun Lu, Ricardas Berankis, Guido Pella and others. Dirk is currently a Vice President of German Tennis Federation, Vice President of Hessen Tennis Federation, but also a businessman and CEO in sports management and real estate companies which he created. There is no doubt tennis is a passion for him and we know he is someone that cares about the...

Teymuraz Gabashvili is currently the highest ranked Russian tennis player on professional tour. He began playing tennis at the age of six in Tbilisi, Georgia, then moved to Moscow and this year as 30 years old reached his best ATP ranking (50). He is very modest and loves spending time with his daughter Nicole.

Teimuraz, at age 30 you are no.1 Russian player on tour and this year has been probably your best one. What is behind the results and your highest career ranking?

TG: Well, I am not the same player I was 5 years ago. The strokes are the same. I did not...

Berny Carberol from Argentina is one of the top conditioning/fitness trainers on professional tour. He’s been involved in professional tennis as conditioning coach for last 16 years and worked with top players such as Rainer Schuettler, Janko Tipsarevic, Nicolas Massu, Benjamin Becker, Bernard Tomic, Andrea Petkovic, Yen-Hsun Lu, Sergiy Stakhovsky , Michael Berrer, Dusan Lajovic , Ricardas Berankis, Pablo Cuevas, Aljaz Bedene, Sergio Roitman and others.

Why fitness coach? Was it a passion for sport or particularly for tennis? What would you recommend to other trainers trying...

Karol Kucera is a well-known name in the tennis world. He‘s been ranked as high as 6 on ATP tour, reached Davis Cup final representing Slovakia and won Hopman Cup partnering Karina Habsudova. After retiring from tennis in 2005, Karol started to live his dream as a music star. Since 2008 he is back on the tennis courts sharing his experience with talented players in Slovakia.

Karol, we know that you've been working with Martin Klizan for almost 3 years,with Slovak Davis Cup team and also with some younger Slovak players trying to break through on the ATP tour. Which one (or...

His name is not new to many tennis fans. Fucsovics showed his talent for the first time on the international scene by winning junior US Open Doubles title in 2009. In 2010 he reached the semi-final of the junior Australian Open Singles, and few months after that he won the Wimbledon Singles. Marton did not lose a set throughout the entire tournament and nobody hesitated about him having a bright future ahead of him. He has been rewarded by sponsorship deals with Tecnifibre and Reebok. Fucsovics with his Hungarian U18 team won the prestigious Galea/Valerio Cup in Venice to claim Hungary's...

Dick Gould a former Head tennis coach at University of Stanford could be very easily compared to Sir Alex Ferguson (27 years FC Manchester United manager, won 38 trophies) of American College tennis. Dick coached Stanford for 38 years from 1967–2004 and won 17 NCAA team championships. His Stanford teams won national championships in 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2000. They were also four times NCAA runners-up. He is the winningest coach in Stanford men's tennis history. During his coaching career at...