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Andrew Hamar

Andrew Hamar (Wales)

All American Wake Forest University

Raphael Maurer is somebody who I have worked with for several years, traveling around the USA playing ITF's and Futures for a couple of months in 2003. He helped me obtain my first ATP point whilst traveling together, in only my 4th future, and similarly helped me make into Orange Bowl in my final year as a junior. Even though I am 5000 miles away, we still talk regularly and he still helps me with my game. In terms of coaching, I have never met somebody as positive and uplifting, and I can honestly say he boosted my performance significantly, working not only my technical and tactical game, but also my mental approach to tennis. It's an impressive feat when somebody is able to manage this in my opinion. As I soon graduate from Wake Forest University having made the last 16 in all Americans and been ranked as high as 35, I hope to continue working with Raphael in whatever aspect he is able to help. Ever since he worked with me since he coached me at Van Der Meer tennis academy he has always been a coach whom I have high regard for both on and off the tennis court, as he works his players hard in both areas. It has always been the utmost pleasure to work with Raphael Maurer.

US College Placement Program