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The X-Man Xavier Malisse

Season 2, Ep. 7

Xavier Malisse has lived an unreal life in tennis, and we discussed how he came from humble beginnings in Ghent, Belgium to the pivotal moment when he was signed by IMG and brought to the Bolletierri Academy. He discussed how he was urged by Nick to not play The Orange Bowl and practice with all the biggest pros in the world. He talked about his great moments on tour, including beating Richard Krajicek in the quarterfinals of 2002 Wimbledon , 9-7 in the 5th.


We discussed both the men's and women's sides of The Australian Open and he shared his thoughts on Padel Tennis.


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Recorded 2/23 Released 3/2

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