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Presented by Fabio Molle, The Functional Tennis Podcast is a downloadable audio show featuring weekly interviews from people in the tennis world. We talk to pro tennis players, coaches, parents, trainers, physios, agents, business owners and more. Huge thanks to our Podcast sponsors, Slinger.

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Presented by Fabio Molle, The Functional Tennis Podcast is a downloadable audio show featuring weekly interviews from people in the tennis world. We talk to pro tennis players, coaches, parents, trainers, physios, agents, business owners and more. Huge thanks to our Podcast sponsors, Slinger.

    Anshuman Vohra - Founder of HALO Hydration

    Anshuman Vohra - Founder of HALO Hydration

    The found of HALO Hydration, Anshuman Vohra joins the podcast this week to speak about his early tennis day & his journey to get to where he is today!

    Anshuman played college tennis & went on to become an investment banker at JP Morgan. He then went on to found Bulldog Gin & now runs HALO 😃

    We talk:
    His tennis & business backgroundWhat differentiates HALO from other brandsLaunching HALO right before COVIDBusiness experience helping laterAndy Murray, Patrick Mouratoglou & HALOWe had a fun chat with Anshuman & it was cool to hear about how they are involved with the tennis industry. We have been aware of HALO for some time now, so to connect with Anshuman was pretty cool 😉
    Let us know what you think!

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    Episode Chapters

    2:21 - His background
    6:40 - Launching before COVID
    12:54 - Banking experience helping later
    14:20 - Working with Andy Murray
    26:18 - Partnering with college athletes


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    • 30 min
    Katie Spellman - PR Consultant to Halep & Kvitova

    Katie Spellman - PR Consultant to Halep & Kvitova

    This week we are joined by Katie Spellman, who is an independent PR consultant to two of the most successful players in women's tennis - Simona Halep & Petra Kvitova!

    Katie also does some work with tournaments & has previous experience working as part of the WTA as well as woking in journalism.

    We talk:
    What her role involvesHow she got into tennisWorking through the pandemicAustralian OpenBest of 5We also talk about the Peng Shuai situation in China, which is particularly relevant at the moment. There is obviously a huge media element to that story so it was great to be able to get Katie's perspective on it!
    Let us know what you think!

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    Episode Chapters

    1:32 - What a PR consultant does
    7:56 - Schedule around grand slams
    14:00 - How Covid has changed how she works
    19:21 - Working as part of the Australian Open
    26:17 - Best of 5


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    • 33 min
    Sultan Gangji - Umpiring Wimbledon Finals

    Sultan Gangji - Umpiring Wimbledon Finals

    It's a special week as we are extremely happy to speak to our very first umpire on the podcast!

    Sultan Gangji is a former umpire that has worked at some of the biggest tennis events in the world. He has umpired Wimbledon finals & has had the best seat in the stadium for many epic matches. 

    Sampras, Agassi, Edberg, Graf, Seles, Becker, Courier & Borg are just a few of the players that he has worked alongside 🤩

    We talk:
    Working at this years UK Pro LeagueHow umpiring has changed over the yearsSocial gatherings after matchesWimbledon FinalsMost memorable moment of his careerWe have wanted to get an umpire on the podcast for quite some time now but have had trouble securing guests as current umpires are not able to do media/interviews - so to speak with Sultan (semi-retired) was a real treat 😃
    Let us know what you think!

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    Episode Chapters

    1:55 - Working at the UK Pro League
    5:20 - Umpiring now vs back in the day
    9:15 - Umpiring while McEnroe was playing
    12:28 - Social gatherings after matches
    14:32 - Wimbledon Finals
    19:14 - Standout Match


    Find us on Social Media:

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    • 24 min
    Robin Montgomery - 2021 US Open Girls Champion

    Robin Montgomery - 2021 US Open Girls Champion

    We are delighted to be joined by Robin Montgomery, who recently won the US Open Girls Singles & Doubles titles!

    Robin is 17 years old & is already proving to be a strong force on tour 😉 She has experience playing both senior & junior tournaments.

    We talk:
    Winning the US Open JuniorsPlaying a mix of junior & senior eventsWhat a typical training day looks likeHer dietPlans for 2022It was cool to speak to Robin, especially considering it has just been two weeks since we spoke to the 2021 US Open boys champion, Dani Rincon. 
    Let us know what you think!

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    Episode Chapters


    1:49 - Winning the US Open Junior Championships
    5:15 - Playing both senior & junior US open
    9:59 - Typical training day
    11:26 - Her team
    15:54 - Plant-based diet
    17:59 - Plan for 2022


    Find us on Social Media:

    Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast

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    • 22 min
    Rob Morgan - ATP Doubles Coach

    Rob Morgan - ATP Doubles Coach

    ATP Doubles Coach, Rob Morgan from the UK talks to us this week about what it's like working with one of the best doubles teams in the world 🤩

    Rob currently works with Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram 👍

    We talk:
    Committing to tennis at a young ageTransitioning from singles coaching to doublesWhy he bought a Functional Tennis PointerTeam dynamic of having multiple coachesFirst Grand Slam Final with Joe & RajeevPlans to finish the yearWe have had plenty of coaches on the podcast, but it's been a while since we had a doubles coach on for a slightly different perspective 😃
    Let us know what you think!

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    Episode Chapters


    1:50 - Where tennis started for him
    16:30 - Working with Joe & Rajeev
    25:36 - Team dynamic of having multiple coaches
    28:29 - First Grand Slam Final
    32:01 - Plans for the rest of the year


    Find us on Social Media:

    Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast

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    Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com

    Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial

    • 42 min
    Dani Rincon - 2021 US Open Boys Champion

    Dani Rincon - 2021 US Open Boys Champion

    Recent winner of the US Open Boys Singles title, Dani Rincon joins the podcast this week to chat about his transition onto the senior tour!

    Dani is 18 years old, trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy & has a career high junior ranking of #2 🔥

    We talk:
    Winning the US Open Junior Boys TitleTraining at the Rafa Nadal AcademyHitting with Rafa in practicePracticing with Casper RuudExpectations going forwardDani also breaks down what a typical training day at the Rafa Nadal Academy looks like. Sounds super intense...make sure you listen to hear more 🙌
    Let us know what you think!

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    Episode Chapters


    1:43 - Winning the US Open Junior Championships
    6:34 - Training at the Rafa Nadal Academy
    9:04 - Practicing with Rafael Nadal 
    11:23 - Hitting with Casper Ruud
    13:02 - Expectations & transition to pro tour 


    Find us on Social Media:

    Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast

    YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast

    Twitter: twitter.com/functennis

    Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com

    Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial

    • 17 min

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