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ATP University Class of 2011

Pirata.
03-23-2011, 05:43 AM
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There were 17 graduates from the ATP University programme, which was completed on Saturday, 19 March at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Miami.

The ATP University is an informative and interactive workshop consisting of classroom presentations by ATP executives and industry specialists. The curriculum provides a thorough knowledge of ATP operations and the skills necessary for a productive and lasting career.

The ATP University was implemented in 1990 to ensure that over time, professional tennis benefits from a more well-rounded responsible tennis professional. More than 790 athletes have completed the program since its inception.

Canadian Milos Raonic won the ATP IQ competition, a game testing the playersí knowledge of the ATP and the topics covered during the workshop, while Australian Greg Jones came runner-up.

Fast-rising Raonic, currently No. 34 in the South African Airways 2011 ATP Rankings having started the year at No. 156, said, "Itís really useful, especially for us new to the tour. Thereís a lot we picked up from this week and itís also a bonding experience with other players that we havenít met before.

"We come from all parts of the world so itís nice to get acquainted with them. If things go well youíre going to be here for a while so itís nice to get this stuff quite early."

Lithuanian Richard Berankis admitted, "A really great opportunity for us to be here and to learn so many things about the ATP. Iím really happy I came, happy with what I learned and hopefully I can use it in the future."

Michal Przysiezny said, "Itís very nice. I learned a lot of things that I think will help me in the future."

Tim Smyczek added, "I found it very useful, very informative. I feel I now have some tools to further my career and handle everything thatís going to come at me."

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/3/Other/ATP-University-Graduates-Miami.aspx

ATP University 2011 Graduates
Carsten Ball (Australia)
Tomasz Bednarek (Poland)
Richard Berankis (Lithuania)
Lester Cook (United States)
Marco Crugnola (Italy)
Sebastian Decoud (Argentina)
Greg Jones (Australia)
Blaz Kavcic (Slovenia)
Mateusz Kowalczyk (Poland)
Filip Krajinovic (Serbia)
Adrian Mannarino (France)
Michal Przysiezny (Poland)
Milos Raonic (Canada)
Igor Sijsling (Netherlands)
Tim Smyczek (United States)
Izak van der Merwe (South Africa)
Horacio Zeballos (Argentina)

:yeah:

n8
03-23-2011, 05:45 AM
I wish my university was as much fun as that looks.

Action Jackson
03-23-2011, 06:36 AM
The uni with 100% pass grade.

YouKnowWho
03-23-2011, 06:38 AM
They should make it co-ed, THAT'S when it would be fun ;)

adam10
03-23-2011, 07:24 AM
Filip is so cute.

Li Ching Yuen
03-23-2011, 07:27 AM
What up, Carsten?

So you're hoping to be on the tour at some point now? :spit:

Satasonic
03-23-2011, 07:44 AM
What up, Carsten?

So you're hoping to be on the tour at some point now? :spit:

Future top 10 material, what is wrong with you? :rolleyes:

Wonder what this "university" could have taught them. Milos really does seem to know tennis well.

jmf07
03-23-2011, 08:06 AM
The ATP Uni has worked wonders for their games it seems. Only 1 of 6 players won a match in the Qualies of Miami.

Li Ching Yuen
03-23-2011, 08:09 AM
The ATP Uni has worked wonders for their games it seems. Only 1 of 6 players won a match in the Qualies of Miami.

Rumors have it that the graduation party didn't involve only dolphins.

born_on_clay
03-23-2011, 08:36 AM
3 Poles :eek: :yeah:

Hewitt =Legend
03-23-2011, 12:28 PM
Obviously Carsten was there to provide his comic relief.

KaiserT
03-23-2011, 12:50 PM
Decoud :lol:

Filo V.
03-23-2011, 02:46 PM
If Adrian would cut his hair to a decent length/shape he could be really hot.

emotion
03-23-2011, 02:51 PM
Decoud is 29. 29.

tennisfan856
03-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Wonder what this "university" could have taught them. Milos really does seem to know tennis well.

stop/don't dope, stop/don't fix (im looking at you michael p), how the tour's high tier events function and what the players are able to do on site.

Tulipe
03-23-2011, 04:53 PM
The uni with 100% pass grade.

Mine is too, if you're cheeky enough to go to all the exams even though you never studied for them. Only the cowards who leave themselves don't pass. :lol:

GlennMirnyi
03-23-2011, 05:10 PM
Ball was there as a professor and not as a student, it seems. He gave classes of how to entertain the crowd even when losing.