Australian Open 2013 Hitting Partners and my experiences

Hi,

My experience at the Australian Open 2013 was unforgettable and very memorable. I was asked to be a hitting partner by Maria Sharapova, Janko Tipsarevic and Richard Berankis.

I hit twice with Maria Sharapova and found the crowd whilst very overwhelming, certainly a great experience and was a very exciting time for me.

My match in the Juniors event of the AO did not go as I would have liked, the nerves affected be bad, the doubles went a bit bitter with a win in the first round. With the crowd more afforded to a Main Draw match we thank all the Aussies that turned out and cheered us on with Flags and chants of Oi Oi Oi. I am now of the belief that I need more tennis at that level, and that atmosphere. I have only been use to maybe a single person watching overseas on the Futures circuit ( if one). I’m now back overseas and will return on the 10th February hoping to qualify for the Futures events in Melbourne.

Cheers Blake

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Blake Mott

I'm 19, I live in Melbourne and train at the Melbourne High Performance Tennis Academy of Tennis Australia. My coach is Peter Luczak.