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Janowicz, Nielsen Among 12 Graduates Of ATP University

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ATP University© ATPParis finalist Jerzy Janocwiz (far right) was among the ATP University students.

Wimbledon doubles champion Frederik Nielsen and BNP Paribas Masters finalist Jerzy Janowicz were among the 12 players to graduate from ATP University this past week in London. 

The programme, which has seen more than 800 students graduate since its launch in 1990, aims to provide players with a thorough knowledge of ATP operations and the skills necessary for a productive and lasting career. Among the topics covered were rules and officiating, giving back, one-on-one media training, marketing the tour, nutrition and personal finances.

“I had never heard about the history of the ATP, so that was one of the most interesting topics for me, as well as how the ATP operates,” said Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp.

Serbian Dusan Lajovic shared a similar sentiment, saying, “I enjoyed learning more about the rules and the relationship between players and the ATP, that the ATP is here for us and by giving our opinions we can make improvements. It’s a valuable program. We have been playing tournaments for so long but I didn’t know what the organisation could offer to me and what I can offer to it.”

Meanwhile, Great Britain’s Dominic Inglot appreciated seeing things through a tournament’s perspective. “Personally I was interested to learn about tournament financing, such as how much tournaments made from sponsors, from ticket sales and the percentage of revenue that goes to players,” he said. “It helps me appreciate and understand better how tournaments are run and what we can do as players to better promote the tournament and the sport overall. We also learned about how to do charity work in the future.”

The ATP University students also had a chance to attend the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2, where Novak Djokovic dethroned six-time champion Roger Federer in the final. 

Graduates
Roman Borvanov (MDA)
Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP) 
Alessandro Giannessi (ITA)
Peter Gojowczyk (GER)
Dominic Inglot (GBR)
Raven Klaasen (RSA)
Jerzy Janowicz (POL
Dusan Lajovic (SRB)
Denys Molchanov (UKR)
Frederik Nielsen (DEN)
Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE)
Jurgen Zopp (EST)

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