Tennis-University News – 5th week of November

Tue, 03.12.2019

TU on the road

With the first advent and the beginning of the Christmas season, the 2019 season is already over for most players at the TU. Not so for Karlis Ozolins. In the last two tournament weeks of the year, the Latvian showed his top form once again. After his title run in Haifa, Israel, last week, the 17-year-old served in front of his home crowd in the last week of November. At the J3 in Liepaja, Karlis went into the tournament as top seed and lived up to his role as favourite. On Sunday he celebrated his fifth ITF title of the year after a long week. On his way there, the TU player proved his comeback qualities. Twice he managed to win the match after losing the first set, so did he in the final against second seed Swiss Jerome Kym. Karlis was thus able to increase his already impressive rate of won three-set matches to 70% in 2019.

After two tournament titles and a series of ten wins in a row, it is hard to finish the season, but Karlis now deserves some days off without any doubt.

home sweet home

At the base in Offenbach most of our players already trained with regard to the new season. Last week, however, we had to relinquish India’s top player Praj Gunneswaran. He took advantage of the few free weeks of the year to marry his girlfriend Sudarshana in his home country. Within short time the wedding bells rang for the second time at the TU. Of course, TU legend Sriram Balaji did not miss the celebrations in India as well. We wish Praj and his wife all the best for their future together!

Just in time for the first of December the first ever TU Advent calendar was launched on Sunday! During the advent season, great gifts will be raffled off on our Instagram page, so a look at it is more worthwhile than ever!

other success stories

Jonas Forejtek – US Open Juniors Champion 2019

    With Jonas Forejtek winning the US Open, the Alexander Waske Tennis-University is overjoyed, to have a Junior Singles Grand Slam Champion in the ranks. The title is a great approval for 6 years of hard work together with the TU team.After a confident two sets win...

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    Prajnesh Gunneswaran won the at the 150.000$ ATP-Challenger Bengaluru Tennis Open 2018. During the whole tournament Praj dropped only one set. But Praj will not only become India's #1 he reaches a new career high,as well. Congrats Praj. The whole TU Team is very...

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Together back to the Top 10 – Angelique Kerber

Angie came to the TU after Wimbledon 2011, where she lost to Laura Robson in the first round. She was dropping out of Top 100, not in shape, and not confident at all. She agreed on a trial at our academy and liked it from the start. She stayed for about 5 weeks to...

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6 WTA Titles together with us – Andrea Petkovic

    Andrea was one of the first players joining the TU in 2010, living just 20min away from our base and having convenient access to Frankfurt Airport. She was ranked WTA #55 at the time and was looking for a professional base to do her training when at home. Andrea...

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Rolemodel for everyone – Philipp Petzschner

„Petzsche“ has a unique position at the TU, as he is still a player, having won 2 Grand Slams in doubles and an ATP title in singles, he is also coaching at times, helping us on all levels. He understands the game incredibly well, and it is very special for our...

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Made it back into the Top 40 – Petra Martic

    Petra came to the TU in November 2016. She was still injured with her back and had been out for 6 months already. We did the rehab part together with the physics and started building her up in the beginning of the year to prepare her for her comeback. In the...

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