Q&A #12 with Slam winner Simone Bolelli

Simone Bolelli

Simone Bolelli

Simone Bolelli has been a pro since 2002 and has earned over $4.5 million on the pro tour. He won the 2015 Australian Open Doubles title along side Fabio Fognini and they are the only Italian pair to ever win a Slam together.

Bolelli and fognini - Aussie open champs 2015

He has been ranked as high as 13 in the world in singles and 8 in doubles. He is currently on the comeback from injury after a knee operation in 2016 and will be a candidate for the comeback player of the year. 

Here we go.

What age did you start playing tennis at?
7

Did any of your parents play tennis?
No

What tennis academy did you train at as a junior?
Cividino in Bergamo italy

Did you go to University?
No

What age did you decide to go pro?
15

What was your highest ATP ranking?
36 Singles, 8 in Doubles

 

If you weren't a pro what do you think you would be doing?
Another sport

Are you a Km/h or Mp/h person?
Km/h

Whats your biggest weapon on court?
Forehand

 

Whats your fastest ever serve?
216 Km/h

Do you like flying?
No

Your flying class?
Eco/Business

What clothing company are you sponsored by?
Hydrogen

What rackets do you use?
Babolat aero storm

Is the racket personalised for you? Do you know the weight?
320 grams

What strings do you use?
Babolat Rpm team

What tension are your strings?
28/27

How many rackets do you carry in your bag for a match?
6

Whats grips do you use? 
Tourna

Are you a sweatband person?
Yes

Did you ever use a tournament towel as a gift!?
Yes

Do you have a pre-match song you like to play to get you in the zone?
No

Whats the one match that you played that you remember the best? 
Wimbledon 2015 

What city has the best on court fans for atmosphere? 
Rome

Who was your childhood tennis hero?
Sampras

Do you prefer Running/Biking/Love Both or Hate Both?
Hate Both!

What do you do to relax while at tournaments?
Watching movies

Do you read books?
No

Whats your all-time favourite movie?
Gladiator

 Thanks to Simone for taking the time to fill out our Q&A. Tap here for Simone's Instagram a/c if you want to give him a follow.

  

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