“In tennis I am a dreamer,” says Nicolas Pereira about the different facets that he has had throughout his career. He went from being the best tennis player in the world at the junior level, to becoming the highest reference in Venezuelan tennis, then a coach and now he is a renowned analyst on television networks.
“The Tennis Talk – Coaches Voices” season 1 episode 16 is now available, and this week we had the privilege of speaking with Nicolas Pereira.
The former Venezuelan tennis player explained how his parents inherited his love for tennis after leaving a small town in Uruguay and taking refuge in Venezuela, where he is today its best player in history.
“I never became the player I would have liked. I always felt very close to tennis, and I had to leave it very young at 26,” he said.
Once he finished his degree, he focused on helping the new generations, part of his vocation: “I love helping, I am a guy who, if someone calls me, approaches me with an idea or a need. I am happy to share and give knowledge. It makes me happier to give than to receive.”
Nico speaks five languages, which has helped him open different doors: “Speaking different languages has allowed me to see the way tennis culture works in different markets. I always try to prepare as well as possible.”
“I learned that in tennis you cannot use the same form or the same method for everyone. We should explore what we’re good at and try to improve on that,” he comments in part of the episode.
Find out everything Nicolas Pereira told us in this new episode that is available for free on the Tennis ONE App, where you can also enjoy our past installments with other tennis personalities.