February 5, 2023

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Nick Bollettieri, the great master of tennis, has passed away

Nick Bollettieri Die. A very popular teacher who has unleashed through his academy some of the greatest heroes of the past 30 years world tennis He was 91 years old. He trained Andrei among others Agassi, Boris Becker, Serena Williams, Monica Seles And the Maria Sharapova. His death was also confirmed on social media by Tommy Haas. His condition was already critical for some time.

Who is Nick Bollettieri: Career, Academic, and Coach Tennis Players

The son of Italian immigrants to the United States, Bollettieri was born in 1931 in Pelham, New York. He pioneered the great tennis coaches, without ever being a top player. Before opening his legendary academy – Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy In Bradenton, Florida, he is still active as an Img Academy – he has worked in several structures, and began his career as Director of Tennis Activities at Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach Hotel in the early 1970s, a building owned by the Rockefellers. In 1978, Bolettieri boomed, with the foundation of his academy, a structure that extends over 600 hectares and today includes more than 50 tennis courts, fast and clay. Some of the strongest players of all time have passed through Florida, with the 12th number one in the world: Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Marcelo Rios, Williams Sisters, Maria Sharapova, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic. There were also many Italians who trained with him: from Raffaella Reggie to me Sarah Irani.