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.
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 tennis for over two decades, including in college. Will has worked with ATP & WTA tour players and coaches. He currently lives in Austin TX where he plays USTA leagues & tournaments, writes about tennis, and teaches doubles workshops.