Merchant of Tennis caught up with Liam Draxl to discuss how he is enjoying playing junior tournaments!  

Here is what he had to say.


Q: When did you start playing tennis?

I started to play tennis at the age of four at the Newmarket Tennis Club. 


Q: This year you won the U14 Provincial singles and doubles title, can you talk about how it felt to win?

It felt good to win both and it gave a lot of confidence.


Q: You have had the chance to represent Canada at a young age, how does it feel and what do you enjoy the most?

I am proud to be a Canadian and I enjoy competing at international tournaments and meeting people from all over  the world. 


Q: Your dad is a tennis pro, have you been able to beat him yet?

We haven’t played a full match yet, but I have taken a set off him.


Q: You've had many wins in such a young career - do any of them stick out to you? Is there one you are particularly proud of ?

I won U12 Indoor Nationals which was a very big win for me at the time.  I also made it to the semi-finals of a tournament in Austria playing in the U14 which I was proud of because it was on red clay and I don’t normally play on clay at all.


Q: What do you hope to achieve this upcoming season?

I just want to keep improving, getting better and become a better tennis player.    


Speed Round 

Tennis Idol?
Gael Monfils
Forehand or Backhand?
Fitness or Practice?
Hard Court or Clay Court?
Hard Court
Favourite tournament?
Les Petite As (France)
Leafs or Raptors or TFC?
Blue Jays
Ice Cream or Cake?
Ice Cream
Favourite cuisine?
How many languages do you speak?
Hot or Cold Vacation?



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Jane Sleeth on August 02 2016 at 09:55PM

Great interview Liam. Keep on playing and see you at Saddlebrook sometime! Jane Layne’s Aunt

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