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U.S. Open Biofile: Rhyne Williams

Published by on August 27, 2012 filed under BioFiles   ·   Comments (0)
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U.S. Open Biofile: Rhyne Williams  | read this item

Status: ATP #283. Qualified for U.S. Open. His first round opponent will be former champion Andy Roddick.

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 177

DOB: March 21, 1991 In: Knoxville, TN

First Tennis Memory: “My grandfather (Mike DePalmer Sr.) and my mother (Michelle DePalmer Williams)
feeding me balls down in Bollettieri in Bradenton, Florida. Both were coaches, they taught me tennis, they
taught me everything I know.”

Tennis Inspirations: “My whole family. They’re all huge tennis people. Everyone grew up playing tennis, my sisters, my cousins. They’re my inspirations.”

Last Book Read: “Harry Potter, the last one.”

Current Car: “Dodge Durango.”

Nickname: “Rhyno.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “I would say getting to do the Davis Cup in Monte Carlo (2012), for hitting partner.”

Most Painful Moment: “Never had any injuries.”

Favorite Tournament: “U.S. Open.”

Closest Tennis Friend(s): “My cousin – he’s my coach and cousin – Christopher Williams.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “Marinko Matosevic – pretty goofy guy. I think Andy Murray is a great guy
and funny guy as well. Dry humor [smiles].”

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: “French Open junior, first round, I was up 6-3 5-2 with about seven or eight match points on my serve. And I ended up losing. (To who?) Couldn’t tell you.”

Funny Tennis Memory: “College tennis, winning the SEC tournament and just having a great party in the locker room.”

First Famous Tennis Player You Ever Met Or Encountered: “Roger Federer. (Where?) In Cincinnati. That was five years ago. He actually needed a practice partner. So I was out there hitting with him. And he’s just a great guy. It was a blast.”

Favorite Sport Outside Tennis: “Baseball.”

Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: “Roger. I love Roger. Chipper Jones. And Michael Phelps.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “I’m more of a laid-back guy. I like hanging out with people that are relaxed and low-strung.”

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