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Alex Donski – The Transition from Junior to Professional Tennis Player


there comes a time for every tennis player with professional ambitions to make the transition from junior to pro this is the most difficult stage of development and only successful pros Korea not only does it require talent determination hard work in patients but also the support and help of others for those who dare to try to make the leap considerable hardships lie ahead months on the road remote locations and tight budgets are just some of the obstacles that an aspiring player must overcome when climbing the lower ladders of the proto-tool for the chance to make it big nevertheless hundreds of players give their best shot to only one player who believes he has what it takes the breakthrough is Bulgaria’s 18 year old alexander docks hi my name is Alex and tennis is my passion has a really strong sir after spending so much time alone court with no coach finds public court serene he’s developed it really well now that’s huge offer huge news for half a big game he’s quick one two three the first long way this summer he managed to crack the top hundred of the ITF junior rankings and reached one of his young careers goals participating in a junior grand slam which came at this year’s US Open in New York I was very happy when I was able to break into the top 100 in the ITF juniors this year and knowing the fact that I did it by myself without a coach for these past three years with only my family support that brought me great joy we had the same goals we we kind of achieved the goals at the end of this year so we’re very happy that we played we play this laps to go it was great being able to participate in my first junior grand slam was probably the best experience so far it was like a dream come true the emotions I felt when I played there right next to the tennis legends we’re just overwhelming and it made me see that all the sacrifices that I have made and that I will continue to make they are all worth it at the end the jump from junior to pro is no walk in the park donkey believes that the recipe for success is hard work and routine that’s why vigorous preparation both on and off the court are absolutely vital for Donsky to progress and he’s not afraid to give it his all the intensity and the focus of effort in the gym is is huge and alex is bringing that every time he trains he’s got a desire to brew himself to work harder and to pay the price when you’re willing to pay the price in the gym you’re going to progress and if you progress and and stay with it your level goes up you get strong enough to compete at the level that he’s his goal is to compete at physically he’s improved a lot in the past year as well like with the Fitness we’ve been training here with Rick Steve was fantastic I find he pushes all all athletes really well he has a good knowledge of tennis so I find Alex definitely got a lot stronger like Alex tells me oh he wants to be around 180 he’s like 165 knobs so he keeps putting on a little bit more muscle I think you could really profile his game like a couple more levels up now the futures level just as up the ATP level of pro games it’s easy to lose heart and get frustrated and things don’t go your way Papa don’t ski it’s founded wait its demons that way when I go on court my main objective is to win and that’s what what keeps me going in the tough moments pressure is the natural part of the games and if you want to compete successfully at a high level you’re going to have to learn how to manage it so for me what I do is I focus on the basics I keep it simple and hopefully the pressure goes away between fighting I’m packing up those bags most kids chosen to persevere I want to make a name for myself in this boy I want to be the best that I can be I know there’s always things that I can improve on and I always look forward to addressing the challenges that I face both on court and off door in the sport there are no shortcuts what you put in is what you get up on the futures tour you never know who you might come up against it could be the next up-and-coming talent or a seasoned veteran who knows the drill all too well from playing in small towns of a few thousand two cities of millions you can always be sure of one thing it’s gonna be a hell of a rod I know it’s not going to be easy there are thousands of players out there that are as good as me or better if I have the same goes as me and that are working their asses off day-in day-out to achieve them so for me it was going to be a learning experience that I’ll enjoy building upon in order to get to the next level I believe that the right time to act is always now the most dangerous move you can make is to play it safe but my experiences the right path has always been the one that I’ve made for myself not the path that others have carved out for me if you believe in those same principles then I would like to invite you to join me and share this journey towards my life’s ambition that I’m about to begin

David Frank

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45 COMMENTS

  1. Londontennistube Posted on November 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    good luck

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  2. Gavla Tennis Posted on February 15, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Great series of videos. Really enjoyed watching them. Good luck for the rest of the year.

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  3. Foxtrot Oscar Posted on February 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Kudos to the guy who realized that it's 2017 and uploaded a video at 60fps!!

    Reply
  4. Positive Man Posted on March 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    good luck Donky!!!

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  5. Daniel Meyers Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    KID SUCKS. way to small

    Reply
  6. Roger Chou Posted on March 16, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Name of the song that starts at 0:50?

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  7. Jeff Mascarinas Posted on March 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    If Alex cannot get a point, my recommendation is to try to get a scholarship at a US Div 1 university!

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  8. Jeff Mascarinas Posted on March 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    He is definitely good enough to get a scholarship to a US university. It's free coaching, a lot of matches and the chance to get a degree too!

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  9. XTennis17X Posted on March 22, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    this is great! what are you up to now?

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  10. albanski 100 Posted on March 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Guys whats the insrumental music at 2:27

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  11. Colin Cheek Posted on April 28, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Plays better than when he was 11! Haha

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  12. Rifat Nawaz Posted on April 29, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Alex Udrea, Alex Machka. Udachi!!!

    Reply
  13. Rong Lun Cai Posted on June 8, 2017 at 2:45 am

    i see another kyrgios.

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  14. taylor bryant Posted on June 21, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    about to begin?…no man. you began along time ago. see ya on tour

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  15. BeaglesRFun Posted on July 23, 2017 at 1:43 am

    A young man with a good head on his shoulders. Good luck to you!

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  16. pr4nk5tr Posted on July 26, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Dope dude with nice strokes too

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  17. Sumitra Basnyat Posted on August 31, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Best of luck and hope you make it! ๐Ÿ‘

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  18. ghatzel Posted on September 13, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    great tennis and great videos, realistic and mature men, very interesting channel. only objection if you allow me to say, i think the music volume should be a bit lower when you speak so we can hear you clearly. otherwise perfect!

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  19. bozza novva Posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I'll be following u….good luck…believe and never give up if u want it bad enough…it's all mental now that u have skills..

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  20. Name entered Posted on October 8, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    good luck man

    Reply
  21. agradina Posted on November 2, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    interesting he most be very talented if he did that without a coach

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  22. Rakesh Ranjan Posted on August 27, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Wow very nice inspiration ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Magmortar123 Posted on August 31, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I dont know What i dont like about him, he just seems smug and a little bit too teenage boy ish. Dont get me wrong i Think heโ€™s dedicated just needs to mature a bit, but so do I

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  24. Aswathy Posted on September 28, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    uhh he looks like nick jonas

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  25. Emily Sonnett Posted on October 6, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    He is happy in the gym ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  26. JAMES HAR_EN Posted on October 22, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Playing college in the US has now emerged as an insanely legitimate option now.

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  27. EL L Posted on October 29, 2018 at 12:26 am

    There's a lot to like about Alex. Two things I like, going from the profound to the ridiculous, are (1) he wears a Cross, and (2) he has hot feet. His socked feet look great in this video. Hope to see more of his hot feet, bare and socked, in the videos.

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  28. Damin Patel Posted on March 6, 2019 at 3:08 am

    How much time do you play everyday?

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  29. Mr Dub Crazy Posted on March 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Davai sinko!

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  30. Victoria Films Posted on March 31, 2019 at 11:41 am

    He looks quite depressed this kid. He does need to work on his forehand and serve. Get him a coach please.

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  31. German CHD Posted on April 22, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Alex! Im super interested to know what type of training you did those 3 years without a coach. Im on the same path as you now so i would really appreciate if you explained a bit more the things you did. Did you look for training partners? What type of drills did you do? Did you serve a lot? etc.
    Keep at it! I know you will reach the top 100!

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  32. Lisa M Posted on May 4, 2019 at 4:44 am

    #inspiring believing in yourself and pursuing. You can do it Alex!

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  33. Marko Causevic Posted on May 12, 2019 at 7:39 am

    LOSER RETARDED SON OF A WHORE!!!!

    Reply
  34. Marko Causevic Posted on May 12, 2019 at 7:40 am

    BULGARIAN RETARDED BASTARD!!!!

    Reply
  35. Marko Causevic Posted on May 12, 2019 at 7:44 am

    LOSER SON OF A WHORE!I HOPE I MEET YOU SO I CAM BREAK YOUR ARMS!!!!

    Reply
  36. Marko Causevic Posted on May 12, 2019 at 8:04 am

    QUIT TENNIS LOSER RETARDED BULGARIAN SON OF A WHORE!!!!

    Reply
  37. Marko Causevic Posted on May 12, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I WILL BREAK YOUR SPINE YOU RETARDED SON OF A WHORE!!!!

    Reply
  38. Lucas McCullar Posted on June 26, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Feel like he prob has a horrible attitude and buckled under big pressure. Gotta have a coach at some point to get to the ATP

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  39. Milan Causevic Posted on June 27, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    YOU FUCKING SON OF A WHORE!!!!

    Reply
  40. Sebitas Serrano Posted on June 29, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    3 years later, he cant event win a future

    Reply
  41. CDC Fishing Crew Posted on August 30, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Can u guys upload pls

    Reply
  42. Saad Ghoumary Posted on September 25, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Can we start tennis at 14 years old and became a best and famous player

    Reply
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