by Will Boucek

November 25, 2020   

In this episode, I chat with ATP doubles player Nick Monroe.

Nick turned pro in 2004 and has since won four doubles titles. He reached a career-high ranking of #30 in the world, and in 2020 he made it to the quarterfinals of the French Open.

Nick Monroe - pro tennis player
Photo credit: ATP

We talk about World Team Tennis, his new role at the Tennis Channel, how he adjusts his strategy when playing with different doubles partners, and what the 24 hours leading up to a big match looks like. We discuss serve strategy, different formations, and what club-level tennis players can focus on to improve their aggression at the net.

I also ask Nick what it will take to make professional doubles more popular. At the end of this interview, Nick tells an incredible (scary) story of when he was shot at, on the way to a tournament.

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Will Boucek is the Founder & CEO of The Tennis Tribe. He has played and coached tennis for over two decades. Will is a strategy analyst for ATP & WTA tour players and coaches. He also tests the latest tennis racquets, shoes, & other gear from Wilson, Babolat, Head, Prince, and other tennis brands. He currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas where he plays USTA leagues & tournaments.

  • Thanks, enjoyed the Nick Monroe podcast. Very interesting to hear the perspective of a dude who’s toiled along on tour so long without ever being a big name player. Got my fingers crossed for him to go deep in AO, certainly off to a good start.

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