Indisputably, they are the favorites of the 2017 Master’U BNP Paribas. Since 2011, they have been invincible and have won the 6 years in a row. The great experience of the coach, Greg Patton, and the American skill on the doubles are their major forces. They will definitely be the team to beat. The comments of Greg Patton, one of the USA coach.
The team :
« I discovered Ena very recently. One word to describe her ? Graceful ».
« Alle is thunderbolt… She is Wonder Woman. She is a very powerful player ! »
« Ashley is mischievous and sly…»
«Brandon has tennis genes. His mother is Tracy Austin, who won 1979 and 1981 US Opens. I think he was born with a tennis racket in his hands. »
« Martin is an incredible hawk. He is very powerful. »
« Alfredo is a rumba and salsa dancer. He has got that magic, that beat, that move ! »
The player to watch out for: Ena Shibahara
Last year, Ena Shibahara was one of the major architects of the victory of her country.
The American is right-handed and has a two-handed backhand. Her idol is Roger Federer.
Shibahara is only 19. But she already has some experience. She participated in the 2016 US Open in doubles. With the Women, she was eliminated from the first round. But with the Girls, she won the tournament with Jada Hart.
It is one of the most promising American tenniswomen who come in Marcq-en-Baroeul for the next few days.