He doesn’t just want to dominate the tennis world. He’s already busy plotting his corporate takeover
Two years ago, no one had heard of you. Today, you’re ranked 15th in the world. What clicked?
I realized that when I control the return of my serve, I can dictate the point. Now I’m working on everything else: my return game, moving laterally, getting quicker, fitter, more agile.
Have you been as surprised by your ascent as
Totally. But my goal was always to get to centre court.
In other words, you don’t mind the spotlight.
Well, I like to showcase myself because it can lead to opportunities. When my tennis days are over, I want a reputation that will help me succeed in business.
You’re well on your way. Lacoste, Wilson, SAP, Rogers, Biotherm Homme and Commerce Court are sponsors, and you’ve won $1.75 million on tour. What was your first big purchase?
A condo for my parents at Yonge and St. Clair, but so far nothing for myself. When I’m training in Barcelona, I stay at a university dorm. It’s far from luxurious.
Do students invite you to keg parties?
I get invited out, but I always have to decline. Tennis is
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