Playing style: offensive
Favorite surface: all of them =)
Mats Merkel is 29 and has been working for the past 8 years for the adidas player development program of the adidas Sports Marketing division in a team with Darren Cahill and Gil Reyes. He spends 25 to 30 weeks per year on tour travelling with professional tennis players.
He worked with well-known tennis players such as Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Sorana Cirstea, Maria Kirilenko, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Laura Robson, Jack Sock, Thiemo De Bakker, Fernando Verdasco, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov, Ernest Gulbis and Dominic Thiem. Besides coaching and collaborating with players and their teams, he also looks for new and rising talents.
He is passionate about tennis and enjoys every single day of his job. He first played tennis at the age of 4 and has always liked to mix up the game by either going forward or drawing the opponent in. For him tennis is such a great and easy sport to play since it only requires two people. He compares it to boxing with a little extra in-between the 2 opponents: the net! We hope you will enjoy reading his blog articles and we look forward to reading your feedbacks.