June 22, 2024


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TENNIS.com Podcast: Dave Marshall displays on travels with the Bryans | TENNIS.com

As a previous co-coach of Bob and Mike Bryan, Dave Marshall provides a large amount of practical experience to the display this week. He worked with the report-placing doubles duo for the very last couple of yrs of their occupation, which include the 2018 period Mike Bryan was paired with Jack Sock.

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Marshall’s coaching profession started early, when he was just a teen, and he now runs the Dave Marshall Tennis and Fitness center in Lewes, Delaware. Right before and immediately after touring with the Bryans and mentor Dave Macpherson, Marshall has labored with the very best junior and college players in the nation, which include previous Best 40 professional Madison Brengle.

“If you would go back again to me at 16 when I advised my father I needed to mentor and him offering me a bucket of balls and settling me up with the community parks and rec, and you would say someday, you will be coaching at the finals at Wimbledon…” Marshall suggests. “It’s a extensive street. And whether or not you get to that portion of it which is great, but just take pleasure in the journey and do the finest for every customer along the way.”

Marshall with the Bryans at the 2018 Miami Open up. 

He shares his ideal tales from the tour and the locker area, together with ones about Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, dives into his reminiscences from doing work with the Bryans and clarifies what manufactured the twins so good. 

“Each point has a specific worth and you have to do selected issues early in the match in buy to get the points afterwards in the match due to the fact you have to get the most vital points,” Marshall claims. “So we discuss about possessing a intention, setting up, and the Bryans are so wonderful at figuring things out.”

Though the Bryans retired previous summer time, Marshall believes they still experienced a great deal of good tennis remaining in them (They just received the Delray Seashore ATP Champions event very last week). 

“They’re competitive in every little thing they do, irrespective of whether it is participating in playing cards, regardless of whether it is really enjoying chess, tiddlywinks, whatsoever,” Marshall suggests. “So that level of competition, that generate, forces them and points them to maintain going ahead.”

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