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Q&A #5 with ATP Doubles Pro Fabrice Martin

Fabric Martin

I first met Fabrice through a pro friend of mine James Cluskey and ever since I have been following Fabrice's rise to world number 33 in the ATP doubles. He is a massive 6 foot 6 (1.98m) and has a big serve to match. He's won 3 ATP 250 tournaments the past 12 months (Doha, Delray Beach and Chennai) and finishing as runner up in another 5. He mixes up his partners and has played with Jeremy Chardy, Daniel Nestor, Oliver Marach and Purav Raja. He has the doubles game to win a slam and we believe its going to happen soon for him.

I got to see him play in Roland Garros in 2016, heres a small clip

 

What age did you start playing tennis at?
5 years old

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Did any of your parents play tennis?
No

What was your highest ITF world ranking (under 18)?
110

What tennis academy did you train at as a junior?
Nick Bollettieri tennis academy

Did you go to University?
No

What age did you decide to go pro?
18

What was your highest ATP/WTA ranking?
Singles 228 &  doubles 33 (We believe he'll win a Slam very soon)

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

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

Whats your biggest weapon on court?
My Serve

Above is Fabrice at the opposite end of a big serve!!

Whats your faster ever serve?
240 Km/h

Do you like flying?
Yes

Your flying class?
Trying to fly more business on long flights

What clothing company are you sponsored by?
Lacoste

Fabrice martin lacoste babolat

What rackets do you use?
Babolat aero

Is the racket personalised for you? Do you know the weight?
Yes 354 grams (wow thats heavy)

What strings do you use?
VS touch 130 rpm blast 130 Babolat

What tension are your strings?
24/24

How many rackets do you carry in your bag for a match?
4

Whats grips do you use?
Babolat tacky thin

Are you a sweatband person?
Yes

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

Do you have a prematch song you like to play to get you in the zone?
Don't worry be happy


Whats the one match that you played that you remember the best? 
Recanati challenger - final against Kenny deSchepper 6/1 6/7 7/6 (hit a big first serve into a lines judge's face and sent her to the hospital unconscious!!!)

Which city has the best on court fans for atmosphere? 
Indian Wells

Who was your childhood tennis hero?
James Cluskey (lol, James is an ex ATP pro friend of Fabrice and mine!)
Fabrice and James Cluskey


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

Super thanks to Fabrice for taking the time to answer our Q&A. Cant wait to see him play in Roland Garros this year.

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